Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Crock Pot French Onion Soup... low fat version! I'm back, and my computer is fine... and I need to get back to writing this blog... it keeps me on track with my eating... and keeps me in the game... and when I can't post for whatever reason... I find myself NOT putting my best foot forward...whew...

Soooo... It's Crockpot Wednesday... and even though the weather is warming up... I'd like to share a favorite soup... with all it's curative properties, and it's great flavor... it's not TOO hot outside, and we still have cool evenings around here... so this may become a welcome cup of nourishment...

Crock Pot French Onion Soup

4 large sliced onions
4 cloves crushed or chopped garlic
1 cup dry white wine
6-8 cups beef broth
bay leaf
 tiny pinch of dried thyme
Grated Romano or Parmigiano Cheese
Good, whole grain, crusty bread (for those that eat bread... my family... not me)

Saute ALL the onions in a skillet until wilted and soft.. not brown... or just dump them into the crock sliced and raw...
Add the broth, wine, salt to taste and pepper, bay leaf, and garlic...
Place the lid and cook on low for 8 hours or more...

At the very end... stir in a tiny amount of butter... real butter... maybe about 1 - 2 tsp only... to enrich the soup...

Toast the good french bread... with a brush of olive oil and a sprinkle of the grated cheese

Ladle the soup over the bread in a bowl, and top with more grated cheese if desired...
*Notice I stayed away from the soft, high fat, oily cheese traditionally used in the recipe...this is waaaay better for you...



  1. I LOVE French Onion soup! I'm gonna try this...

  2. Saundra,

    This soup looks absolutely yummy! I love French Onion Soup. Do you know if it will freeze ok? There's only me in my household, and it seems to make a lot.

  3. Just sounds so yummy! Thank you so much Saundra!
    Hugs! Kathie in Fl.

  4. Absolutely delightful - best onion soup I have ever made in almost 40 years of marriage. We love onion soup since we first tasted in Portugal and have never been able to get as good a recipe until now. Thx a bunch

  5. Absolutely the best French Onion Soup I have ever made.....Equal (no I mean even better) to that of the best French restaurant. It tasted divine. A huge thank you yet again. Love your blog.....

  6. Help!!!!! Just realised that I've already made a comment! Goes to show how really good this soup is!

  7. absolutely delicious...thanks so much for sharing
    Love Gene Gregory & hubby


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