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French Onion Soup - Low Fat


Enjoy the decadence of this rich classic lightened up. This simple and easy French onion soup lets you enjoy without the guilt. Use any leftover bread you might have, it's extra filling using some toasty whole-wheat grain filled bread and it gives a nutritional boost.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons olive oil
or vegetable oil
3 pounds onions
about 6 large, halved and thinly sliced
4 tablespoon garlic
minced, or to taste
½ teaspoon salt
or to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups stock
vegetable, reduced salt
½ cup sherry wine
1 ½ teaspoons dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
or sherry vinegar
6 slices whole wheat bread
toasted, 1/2-inch
cup gruyere cheese
or swiss cheese, shredded


Heat butter and oil in heavy, large saucepan over medium heat.

Add onions, garlic and salt, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

Reduce heat to very low, and cook, stirring occasionally, about 60 minutes, or until onions are very tender and brown.

Then stir in flour, and cook 4 minutes, keep stirring.

Stir in broth, sherry and mustard.

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.

Put in sherry vinegar.

Preheat broiler.

Place soup into six heatproof bowls.

Top each with one slice of toast and grated cheese.

Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Watch it carefully, do not burn.

Serve hot.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 527g (18.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31936% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 1170mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 22% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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