Healthified French Onion Soup

Healthified French Onion Soup

66% less fat • 38% fewer calories • 84% less sat fat than the original recipe. Spoon up a pièce de résistance in the alluring savory taste of French Onion Soup.

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tablespoon olive or canola oil
medium onions (about 1 1/2 lb), sliced (8 cups)
carton (32 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth (4 cups)
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
teaspoon pepper
dried bay leaf
teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette French bread
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  1. In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 35 to 40 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until onions are light golden brown (onions will shrink during cooking).
  2. Stir in broth, thyme, pepper, bay leaf and soy sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Place baguette slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly on slices. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 30 to 60 seconds or until cheese is melted. Watch carefully so cheese does not burn.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Serve with baguette slices.
Makes 4 servings
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What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Did You Know?
We've added reduced-sodium soy sauce to this healthified version of onion soup as a flavor enhancer.
Be sure to use shredded fresh Parmesan cheese rather than the powdery grated variety. You'll get a better melt if you start with a brick and shred it yourself, but you can also use preshredded.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 Cup Soup and 2 Baguette Slices))
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 510mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.