Silky Onion Soup

5 Reviews
100% 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
170 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal


3 onions, thinly sliced 600 g
3 tbsp butter, unsalted 40 g
2 tbsp white flour (all purpose) 16 g
3 cups chicken broth, low-sodium 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.


  1. Melt the butter 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)


% Daily Value




9 g

13 %

Saturated 5.1 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

27 %


20 mg


80 mg

3 %


18 g

6 %


2 g

8 %


6 g


6 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

14 %


7 %


6 %

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


This recipe is :
Low  :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Niacin
Free  :
Added Sugar


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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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Soups | Low Sodium | Halal

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