1/4th of recipe (about 1 cup): 128 calories, 5.5g fat, 799mg sodium, 12.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
French onion soup is DELICIOUS but, sadly, it's frequently fattening. This recipe delivers on the deliciousness but spares you the fattiness!
2 slices light bread
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
2 cups thinly sliced sweet onion
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. chopped garlic
4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese (like the kind by Sargento)
Lightly toast bread. Cut each slice into 4 squares.
Bring a large pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add butter, and let it coat the bottom of the pot. Add onion, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low. Stirring frequently to ensure onion doesn't burn, cook for 10 minutes.
Add garlic and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until onion has browned and caramelized, 5 - 10 minutes.
Carefully add broth to the pot, and raise heat to medium high. Add thyme, and cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes.
Once ready to serve, evenly distribute onion-broth mixture into four microwave-safe bowls, about 1 cup each.
Top each with two squares of toasted bread, followed by a cheese slice. Microwave until cheese is hot and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
HG Alternative: Instead of microwaving your soup, preheat oven to broil. Assemble soup in four mid-sized oven-safe bowls. Broil until cheese is hot and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes.