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Home Health Library Recipes French onion soup

French onion soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 101

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 317 mg
Cholesterol 9 mg
Dietary fiber 2 g
Protein 6 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Cooking the onions for a very long time is the key to this classic French onion soup.


(Serves 8)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped onions
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces shredded gruyere cheese


Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes until caramelized. Add the broth, water, thyme, soy sauce, bay leaves and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.

Preheat the oven to broil. Pour soup into 8 individual oven-proof soup bowls and top with cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet. Broil soup for about 1 minute until cheese is melted; serve.

Last Updated: September 1st, 2016