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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Directions

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!
    71 of 73 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
    37 of 37 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.
    31 of 42 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 19 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!
    15 of 19 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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  • O.K.
    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I use two big onions, carmelize them, can of beef broth, can of water, can of red wine. Much better flavor. - 3/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    love onion soup, i also love spices, and a little garlic for more flavor and better health. - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    this was fantastic. I used reduced sodium beef broth, fat free croutons and part skim mozzerella. It took very little time to prepare. will definitely make again - 2/10/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch today and used swiss cheese instead of mozzarella very yummy. I love onions...so this was perfect for me. Thanks for the recipe! - 12/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    OK OK...I'm making it for lunch.
    All of your great comments are making me hungry.
    A Great Low Cal and Yummy option for lunch. Soup and Salad...
    - 3/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    So so so good:) My husband even asked for more!!! Thanks for the delicious recipe:) I will make this again and again! - 1/1/10

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made it for lunch once, it was pretty good. Did not make good leftovers a couple of days later. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Always delicious! Tonight I cut up small pieces of Tuscany bread, added those and some shredded mozzarella cheese. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Try frying the onions to carmelize then add broth. Vidalia onions work best - 10/20/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. I cameralized te onions with garlic and thyme ; and also added portebello mushrooms. After simmering added cornstarch and a dash of non fat evaporated milk to thicken a little with a cup of white wine added to the beef broth. - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe. Very Tasty and easy to make. Loved it. Will eat it over and over. - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was a big bowl of soup and tasted close to the real thing. And it was easy to make. French bread went well with it. - 1/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very, very good! I'm sure it will stay in the FRONT of my "soup" file! - 1/2/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made this soup for lunch. Very good!!! - 1/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    DIVINE. I've made it many many times, exactly as indicated. - 10/22/08

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Simple and easy to make, and not bad. Very bland So much more flavor could be added, with little or no added calories. - 10/18/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So easy to make and tastes great! This might be my new go-to soup when I need something quick! - 10/13/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Good soup. If you put the croutons (which are much cheaper to make than buy) on top of the cheese they won't get so soggy. - 3/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good, easy to make. Great! - 2/2/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty good! - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. Yum. Thank you. - 12/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make - EXCELLENT!! - 12/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good recepie, will definitively do it again, very tasty, even my husband liked it - 10/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOVE IT! Left out the croutons (forgot them at the store). I made 2 batches and can't wait to have leftovers tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! - 10/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is delicious, especially when you add a little crushed red pepper. It is a 5. - 10/21/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like to add some thyme to season it a little, other wise a very good, fast and simple recipe that I almost always have the ingredients for! - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! This has turned into one of my lunch staples!!! I don't even need the croutons. I did add a teaspoon of Better Than Bullion for a little added flavor. Even my mom loved it and her recipes always better (according to her). - 12/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I love making this recipe on a cold night. It quick and easy and makes great leftovers. - 12/3/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    There are 2 pieces of bread in this recipe but no mention of what you use them for. Are they for the croutons you mentioned? - 10/16/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Question...is the bread made into croutons...no mention of same yet bread is called for in recipe...just asking
    carmalizing onions though first...
    - 10/16/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Am I crazy, or does this recipe talk about croutons that aren't in the ingredients list and then not tell you what to do with the bread? - 12/16/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not enough onions in this recipe. I upped it to 4 onions. I like a little more onion flavor, rather than strictly beef broth. By cooking the onions slower and longer and in a little fat, such as olive oil or butter (butter spray) rather than directly in water it will up the onion flavor. - 5/24/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love French onion soup! - 10/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very delicious! I thought I had to give up this delicious soup. Great recipe and will save to cookbook for later use!! - 3/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Carmelized onions! Plan for Friday! - 3/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple, quick and tasty! - 3/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! - 10/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love it - thanks - 8/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The calories are off by a bit. I added everything up using CalorieKing.com and it was 197, not 125.9. But still, this was great. - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Oh so good................ - 6/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    GREAT recipe! You also can take a large onion, score a X on it drop down some soup base a sprinkle of thyme, heavy foil bake until tender or grill add some FF mozzerella right before serving yummy! - 5/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Mmmmm! - 4/1/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think leftovers--refrigerated or frozen--would be fine as long as you garnished each serving with the croutons and cheese as you served them. The base soup could especially freeze well. - 3/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. Going to make it now. I am sure it will be every bit as good as it sounds. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    love onion soup - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This really sounds good and will make it when I get the ingredients. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have tried a receipe similar to this. I have never tought to use croutons. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious! Will definitely give this one a try. We love onion soup. Thanks for sharing. - 3/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My favourite soup!! Will definitely make it - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband wants me to make this today. He says it looks fabulous! - 12/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great soup! Easy to make. - 12/26/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i have always wanted to know this receipe thanks for such an easy and tasty meal - 12/26/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I read over this recipe and boy does it sound good! I going to make this and use it when I am craving something that I shouldn't have. It'll take care of that. Also, it is not expensive to make-cheap and easy. Thanks! - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, also filling - 12/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Incredible - 10/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    How about low fat Jarlsburg instead of mozzarella? - 10/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love french onion soup ez and good - 10/20/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was perfect timing Iwas craving french onion soup today and was thinking it was too fattening, - 10/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great. - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! - 10/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    mmmmmm nummy - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I substituted the beef broth for vegetable and didn't include the cheese or croutons...I guess you can say I essentially had flavored onion water haha but it was tasty nonetheless! Thanks for sharing! - 10/20/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can chicken broth just as tastily be used? I'm steering clear of red meats these days. Or does the broth of red meat not matter? This recipe sounds yummy! - 10/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good soup. I love French Onion Soup anyways! - 12/27/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, fast, healthy recipe - 12/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome - just like I expected - 3/27/07

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  • Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love the low calories and it has a good bit of fiber. - 3/19/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love french onion soup! I didnt have any mozzarella for a garnish though, but it will still great.

    - 3/18/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very Good, ate it for lunch for a week - 3/14/07

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  • broth very good. - 10/19/17

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  • It looks easy enough - 10/18/17

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  • Like the idea other members offer of caramelizing first and using bone or veggie broth. - 10/17/17

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  • Enjoy this recipe in cooler weather - 10/16/17

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  • I will try this but I too will caramelize the onions in a pan first. I will also need to cut down on the sodium content by using reduced sodium broth. Other than that, sounds yummy. - 10/16/17

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  • Not a fan but someone I know used to like it . Might make it for her sometime, - 10/16/17

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  • Love this. Very easy to make . I use Provolone cheese over the top of mine. I thinned out the broth with water . It came out really good. - 10/16/17

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  • Looks easy to make - 10/16/17

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  • Not a lot of recipes on this site can be made as is; just a little tweak: low-sodium beef broth -- so much healthier. The caramelized onions is a great suggestion. 8-) - 10/16/17

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  • I have to try this. - 10/16/17

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  • NICE - 10/16/17

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  • yummy - 10/16/17

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  • Carmalize the onions first otherwise they will be crunchy. - 10/16/17

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  • I too carmelize the onions first. But good soup & easy. - 10/16/17

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  • Can't go wrong with soup - 10/16/17

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  • This is one of my favorite French onion soup recipes for the cold winter night! Yummy!! - 10/16/17

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  • Easy and good. - 10/16/17

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  • This French onion soup recipe is easy and delicious! Great for winter days! - 10/16/17

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  • to much sodium - 10/16/17

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  • definitely carmelized the onions and use beef stock OR veggie stock. good! - 10/16/17

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  • yum! - 10/16/17

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  • Delicious! - 10/16/17

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  • Easy but not real good - 10/16/17

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  • I caramelize the onions before adding the broth. It adds that layer of flavor that makes this soup great. - 10/16/17

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  • This is a good recipe for winter. It's better the next day. - 10/16/17

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