Beef and Onion Soup with Cheesy Biscuit Croutons

Looking for a hearty dinner that’s made using Progresso® broth and Original Bisquick® mix? Then check out this beef and onion soup that’s served with cheesy biscuit croutons – a flavorful meal.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Soup

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) onion soup mix (from 2-oz box)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
cups water
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Croutons

1
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup water
3/4
cup finely shredded Swiss cheese (3 oz)
Italian (flat-leaf) parsley sprigs, if desired

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onion soup mix and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in remaining soup ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 425°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup water until soft dough forms. Place dough on work surface sprinkled with additional Bisquick mix; roll in Bisquick mix to coat. Shape into a ball; knead 10 times.
  • 3 On cookie sheet, press or roll dough into 12x6-inch rectangle, 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 squares, but do not separate. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove soup from heat; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Remove croutons from oven; sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Set oven control to broil. Cut and separate croutons slightly. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  • 5 Ladle soup into 4 bowls; float 2 croutons in each bowl. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

A blue-veined cheese, such as blue, Gorgonzola or Stilton, would be delicious on the croutons. Use about 3/4 cup crumbled cheese instead of the Swiss cheese.

A fresh tossed salad with vinaigrette would taste great with this rich soup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
1640mg
1640%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.