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French Onion Soup X Recipe

French Onion Soup X

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"If you are all as crazy about French Onion Soup as I am, but aren't crazy about the calories -- look no further! I got this one from my mother -- and totally love it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large non-stick saucepan, heat 1/4 cup vegetable broth. Stir in the onion and cook over medium heat until golden, 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar and flour. Pour in the remaining 5 cups vegetable broth and the wine. Stir in the bay leaf, thyme and black pepper. Bring to a boil and let boil 8 minutes, stirring constantly; then reduce heat, partly cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven broiler.
  4. Remove from heat, remove bay leaf and stir in brandy. Rub garlic clove over toast. Ladle the soup into 4 ovenproof bowls and float a piece of toast on top of each bowl. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.
  5. Place bowls under broiler until cheese melts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2004

Perfect! The broth of this soup is rich and tasty. I omitted the sugar, even though there's hardly any, but I don't like too-sweet French Onion Soups, and I used Vidalia onions, which are sweet on their own. I slathered some minced garlic on the toast, instead of just rubbing a clove, since we love garlic in this house. You may miss the gooey mouth-feel from the lack of gobs of cheese, but the flavor is still really good, and this is much healthier. Be careful not to add too much black pepper without taste-testing, as it is quite noticeable, but not excessive, as long as you like pepper. Great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2006

It was okay.


21 Ratings

Nov 15, 2005

OUTSTANDING Just as it is- thanks!

Mar 03, 2012

VERY tasty! I did use a dab of butter in with the 1/4 cup broth to cook the onions. I've made french onion before and I believe the buttery taste of the onions lend to the flavor of the soup. I know its only a tsp but it added a hint of a buttery flavor. Other then that I used it to the T and it was fantastic. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 29, 2004

Very good, flavorful recipe for french onion soup without beef broth.

Mar 03, 2012

Absolutely perfect. The only thing I changed was that I added mushrooms to enrich the broth.

Nov 16, 2008

Didn't need to change a thing... was so delicious!

Feb 17, 2012

We love it , good 1


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  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 819 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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