How to Make HEALTHY French Onion Soup

How to Make Healthy French Onion Soup

In this article you will learn how to make French onion soup healthy and low calorie! This recipe for French onion soup is just 216 calories for 2 cups!

This homemade French onion soup recipe is easy and delicious. And we’ve supplied you with everything you’ll need to make the best French onions soup recipe at home.

How to Make Healthy French Onion Soup

To make this French onion soup recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label and more.

Below, you’ll learn how to make French onion soup from scratch. It’s easier than you think. Plus we’ve included two different cooking methods. This way if you don’t have oven save bowls, you can still make this recipe for French soup.

This French onion soup recipe is just 216 calories for 2 cups!

How to Make Healthy French Onion Soup

In this article you will learn how to make French onion soup healthy and low in calories. We’ve supplied you with the low calorie, easy onion soup recipe. A shopping list, how to guide, and so much more.

We’ve even supplied you with directions to safely make this recipe for French onion soup with gruyere and parmesan without oven safe bowls!

Along with learning how to make onion soup, you’ll find lots of helpful information on cooking French onion soup quick…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • French Onion Soup Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make French Onion Soup
  • Healthy French Onion Soup Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in French Onion Soup Recipes

Take a screenshot on your phone of the shopping list so you have it handy at the grocery store. And email yourself (or print!) the recipe card so you have it at your fingertips the next time you have a craving for French onion soup with caramelized onions.

Traditional French onion soup is packed with calories and fat… But we were able to cut 100’s of calories without changing the flavor AND we doubled the serving too!

Up next, you’ll find a shopping list for simple French onion soup…

French Onion Soup Ingredients

To make a recipe French onion soup, you need just a handful of ingredients. And many of these French onion soup ingredients are pantry staples!

In this section you’ll learn what’s in French onion soup, the best onions for French onion soup, and what kind of cheese for French onion soup you’ll want to purchase.

How to Make Healthy French Onion Soup

You can make French onion soup with red onions, yellow onions, or sweet maui onions. I’m not a big fan of using white onions in recipes for French onion soup, but they will work as well.

Shopping List for French Onion Soup:

Special Tip: You can find measurements in the recipe card below. there you can choose how many servings of French onion soup you want to make, and it will do all the math for you.

French onion recipes lean on lots of pantry staples… Once you buy the Worcestershire sauce, Beef broth, Dry sherry, and Olive oil spray you can use it over and over again!

Up next, you’ll learn how to make French onion soup with beef broth…

How to Make French Onion Soup

This French onion recipe can be made two ways… with oven safe bowls, and without.

These easy recipes for French onion soup will ensure everyone can make the recipe, without shattering their soup bowls. (Which will happen if you use the wrong bowls in the oven!)

Below you will find two different methods on how to make French onion soup… I can not stress this enough. If you do not have oven safe bowls, DO NOT place your regular bowls in the oven! Just use the tips below and stay safe.

How to Make French Onion Soup:

  1. Slice onions in half then cut the halves vertically into thin slices.
  2. Spray saute pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  3. Add onions, salt, pepper and thyme, and cook, stirring gently until the onions start to soften.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook onions, stirring every few minutes.
  5. Once the onions are a light golden brown (about 25 minutes), add in the Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Add beef broth, sherry and thyme, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven broiler.
  8. Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each.
  9. Divide the gruyere and Parmesan cheese over the tops of all 4 bowls. Place bowls a rimmed baking sheet and broil until cheese bubbles and browns, about 2-3 minutes.

If you don’t have oven safe bowls:

  1. Add the slices of bread to a baking sheet. Top with cheese and broil until the cheese bubbles and browns.
  2. Ladle soup into 4 bowls and top each with a cheese topped slice of bread.

Special Tip: You can find the directions, measurements, ingredients, nutrition and more for French onion soup recipes in the recipe card below. We gathered up all the helpful information above and added it to a handy sharable recipe card!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for healthy French onion soup…

Healthy French Onion Soup Recipe

Learn how to make healthy French Onion Soup Recipes with this sharable recipe card! Our easy homemade French onion soup recipe is just 216 calories and can be made with and without oven safe bowls!

The easy onion soup recipe is filling and delicious, and you can freeze leftover soup (before adding cheese and bread) for up to 2 months!

How to Make Healthy French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

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This French onion soup is just 216 calories and comes with everything you want in a French onion soup recipe.
You get a BIG serving, a big crouton on top, and two types of cheese melted over the tops… and this French onion recipe is low enough in calories it won't hurt your diet.
Learn how to make French onion soup healthy and delicious with this easy to follow recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Slice onions in half then cut the halves vertically into thin slices.
  • Spray saute pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add onions, salt, pepper and thyme, and cook, stirring gently until the onions start to soften.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook onions, stirring every few minutes.
  • Once the onions are a light golden brown (about 25 minutes), add in the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add beef broth, sherry and thyme, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven broiler.
  • Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each.
  • Divide the gruyere and Parmesan cheese over the tops of all 4 bowls. Place bowls a rimmed baking sheet and broil until cheese bubbles and browns, about 2-3 minutes.

If you don’t have oven safe bowls:

  • Add the slices of bread to a baking sheet. Top with cheese and broil until the cheese bubbles and browns.
  • Ladle soup into 4 bowls and top each with a cheese topped slice of bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 14.2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1571mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 5.9gCalcium: 236mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, soup
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Nutrition and Calories in French Onion Soup Recipes

Most French onion soup recipes are packed full of fat and calories. But our’s is low in calories and DOUBLE the serving!

We skipped all of the butter and used olive oil spray instead. This helps cut 100’s of calories without changing the flavor or consistency!

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