Monday, July 19, 2010

Simply French Onion Soup

This is one of my favorite dishes. It is super filling, very easy on my calorie count and oh so delicious! I have been waiting for a gloomy day to whip some up and thankfully it was thunder showering all day yesterday! PERFECT!

It is so super simple that I almost don't want to post it but here it is Nicola! 

Simply French Onion Soup

1/4 cup white wine (or red if you have that instead)
1/2 medium onion (I happened to use some large shallots from my garden but use what you have) 
1/4 cup dried minced onion
8 cups beef broth (I use the easy, cheap powder bouillon and add water. You can use stock, canned beef consomme, bouillon or powdered onion soup mix - again, it's whatever you have on hand)
4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted and cut into large cubes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. In a medium sized pot, bring wine to a simmer over medium heat. Add fresh onion and saute until onion is transparent about 5 minutes. 

2. Add stock and minced onion to the sauteed onion. Bring to boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until minced onion is soft. 

3. Divide soup into 4 oven safe dishes. Add some grated mozza to each soup dish. Place bread cubes in soup dishes, allow the bread to sit for about 2 minutes to soak up the stock (push them into the soup with a knife to assist in the soaking up process) and add more mozza on top.

4. Bake @ 350 for about 10 minutes. Broil on high for 1 - 2 minutes (depending on your brown, crispy cheese needs).

5. Devour!
Makes 4

The Skinny:
Calories: 199; Fat: 8.5g; Carbs: 13g; Protein: 17g


Anonymous said...

I ate some today...brought it to work.
It was super delicious and a fun lunch at work!

StaceyOlson said...

I ALWAYS make extra for great lunches for the following days.
Glad you liked it!