Onion Soup

Onion soup is a great way to warm up on a cold day! Onion soup is a classic, and although it takes a bit of time to cook down the onions, there are only a few ingredients and the techniques are pretty simple.


~ Lower Calorie Onion Soup ~


  • 2 pounds yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup Cognac or brandy
  • 1/4 cups white wine
  • 9 cups beef stock
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 medium slices toasted Italian bread
  • 6 slices reduced fat Swiss cheese


  1. In a large pot, sauté the onions with the butter over medium heat, until the onions are soft and golden, about 20 minutes.
  2. Add flour, mixing well another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add thyme, bay leaf, sherry, wine and brandy, and simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes.
  4. Add the beef stock, salt & pepper to taste, reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf and ladle 1-1/2 cups soup into 6 oven-proof bowls.
  7. Place bowls on a baking sheet.
  8. Place sliced toasted bread rounds into each bowl and top bread with cheese.
  9. Grill 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese melts.

Serves 6 – Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 312, Fat: 11g, Protein: 18g, Carbohydrate: 32g, Fibre: 3g