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French Onion Soup

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 55 min
  • serves: 4 people

This French onion soup recipe is a classic restaurant dish that’s so easy to prepare at home.  The secret is in caramelizing the onions to bring out their natural sweetness.  Start out with Vidalia onions for the sweetest flavor and don’t rush the cooking process to be sure you get every bit of savory, sweet flavor.  Beef broth adds an underlying richness while white wine brings a bright acidity to the soup.  Serve in oven-safe crocks and pop under the broiler just until the cheese is perfectly melted.  Perfection!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 large onion, cut in half and thinly sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 4 slices French bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Time-Saving Tip: Use a food processor with slicing attachment to slice the onions for ease in preparation.
    • Ingredient Note: For even more flavor, try rubbing the French bread with a garlic clove and topping it with the cheese before toasting.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the onions. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Uncover the saucepot.

  • Step 2

    Increase the heat to medium. Add the sugar and cook for 15 minutes or until the onions are golden. Stir the flour in the saucepot and cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the broth and wine and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Top each with a bread slice and cheese.

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Made With

Calories 240
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 933 mg
Total Carb 30 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugar 6 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 11 %DV
Iron 8 %DV
Potassium 4 %DV
Calories 240
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 565 mg
Total Carb 30 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugar 6 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 12 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 4 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.