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Silky Onion Soup

94 Reviews
97% would make this recipe again

A much faster recipe than the traditional French onion soup, but almost just as comforting.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 30 min
150 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

3 onions, thinly sliced 600 g
3 tbsp margarine non-hydrogenated 40 g
2 tbsp white flour (all purpose) 16 g
3 cups chicken broth 750 mL
1 bay leaf 0.1 g
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated 20 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

A mandolin will make slicing the onions easier.

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.

Method

  1. Heat the margarine in a pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions, then cook 6-7 min with occasional stirring. Sprinkle the onions with the flour and cook the mixture, with stirring, for 3 min.
  2. Add the broth and the bay leaf, bring the soup to a boil, then simmer it, covered, for 20 min, until the onions are tender. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Let the soup cool down a few minutes, then purée it in a blender until smooth. Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with grated cheese then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

150

Fat

8 g

12 %

Saturated 1.9 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

530 mg

22 %

Carbohydrate

18 g

6 %

Fibre

2 g

8 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

9 %

Vitamin C

14 %

Calcium

7 %

Iron

4 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Folacin, Vitamin D

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Vegetables 2 ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

94 Reviews (87 with rating only ) 97% would make this recipe again
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misskitty101
january 22, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

Like the title says, this is indeed a silken soup. I had butter on hand and substituted it for the margerine and used only one onion (carmelized for extra flavour!). A mandolin slicer makes prepping the onion simple and quick. I would definitely make this recipe again on its own or as a base for french onion soup.

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AlysGeiger
february 23, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Comforting, easy and YUMMY!! This is a hit with everyone in the house!

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SheenaDavis
january 08, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Easy, fast and really yummy! This is my husbands new favourite soup - he's requested that I make it at least every other day! I used my immersion blender to blend the soup right in the cooking pot to save dirtying the blender - and it worked brilliantly! I thought it was great even without the cheddar and will experiment with other cheeses (fontina, Gruyere, etc)

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mel812
june 05, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

really good!

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furiana
february 13, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent! Warm, comforting, and surprisingly flavorful. I didn't even need to add salt; the salt from the chicken broth was enough. I'll make sure to remove the thin inner skin next time, though; pieces of it made it through the blender.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Soups | High Vitamin D | Low Saturated Fat | Halal | Diabetes-friendly | Low Cholesterol

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marinellakanellos
january 10, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent! Lighter version and easier to make. I toasted some bread and added it on top before adding the cheese and then broiled it for a few minutes. Looks and tastes amazing! Even the "gourmet" guests loved it.

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misskitty101
january 22, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

Like the title says, this is indeed a silken soup. I had butter on hand and substituted it for the margerine and used only one onion (carmelized for extra flavour!). A mandolin slicer makes prepping the onion simple and quick. I would definitely make this recipe again on its own or as a base for french onion soup.

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AlysGeiger
february 23, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Comforting, easy and YUMMY!! This is a hit with everyone in the house!

Useful 0