Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.9
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
  • Sodium: 646.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g

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A great meal on a cold day! A great meal on a cold day!
Number of Servings: 2


    1/4 cup water
    1 medium yellow onion
    4 cups beef broth
    1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    2 slices whole-wheat bread


Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Slice the onion into this strips and add to the water. Continue cooking until the onions clarify.
Once the onions are translucent, add the beef broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Once done, place two cups of soup into bowl, garnish with 1 oz shredded mozzarella and 1 tbsp croutons. Place under the broiler to melt the cheese if desired.

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  • Incredible!
    74 of 76 people found this review helpful
    I like making the soup using vegetable broth instead of beef. Also, I like cooking my onions in a pan sprayed with butter spray to carmalize the onions first then add water and broth. - 10/20/08

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  • Very Good
    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Good! I carmelized the onions first, before adding the broth. Instead of using shredded cheese, I put a slice of mozzarella over the bowl and melted it under the broiler. yum! - 12/22/08

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  • O.K.
    35 of 46 people found this review helpful
    If you like a strong beef broth soup with a little onion flavor you will like this. If you want real french onion soup look elsewhere. Carmelizing onions are an essential step to making a rich tasting onion soup. There also is not enough onions in this recipe even if you did carmelize them. - 3/30/10

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  • Very Good
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Very,very good! I loved it & it's even better the next day! I topped it with a slice of rye bread & the cheese. Delightfully rich & filling. Serving it at my next lunch with friends.Thanks for sharing ! - 3/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe. I make it with a lrge onion. Sauted in the microwave 6 minutes, I always use Swansons NO MSG and Low sodium and always add a little Sherry. Company gets the bread and cheese topper I am allergic to yeast so I simply leave it off. Its a great company appetiser always gets raves - 3/30/10

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