While so many soups are a totally safe option for a healthy dinner, French Onion Soup is not one of them! Traditional versions of this soup are absolute calorie-monsters, with some coming in close to 600 calories a serving! In our skinny version, some simple swaps make a world of difference! No fear though, a few calories are the only thing missing from this classic. This soup is a beautiful, tasty bowl of warm goodness that can stand up to your coziest comfort food needs on even the coldest winter nights!
Recipe: Skinny French Onion Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hr + 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup soup + 1 slice of baguette + 1 slice cheese
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2½ lbs yellow medium onions, thinly sliced
- 2½ tsp Stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
- 6 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 Bay leaves
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 4 slices (1 oz each) whole grain baguette
- 4 slices (⅔ oz each) reduced-fat Swiss cheese
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sugar, and cook for 48 to 50 minutes, or until very soft and golden. Stir occasionally.
- Stir in the broth, thyme, bay leaves and pepper. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduced to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
- Spoon a cup of soup into four broil-safe dishes. Cut the bread slices into cubes. Top each soup bowl with bread cubes and cover with a cheese slice. Broil for 1½ minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and browned slightly. If you don’t have broil-safe dishes then keep the bread slices whole (not cubed) and place on baking sheet. Broil cheese slice on top that way.