My F&W
quick save (...)

French Onion Soup with Whole-Grain Cheese Toast


For this lighter version of the classic French onion soup, freshly grated Gruyère cheese is melted over whole-grain toast and served on top of the soup.

Slideshow: Healthy Soups

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  3. Kosher salt
  4. 1/4 cup dry white wine
  5. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  6. 6 cups beef stock or low-sodium broth
  7. Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of whole-grain baguette
  8. 1/4 cup freshly grated Gruyère cheese
  1. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onions and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are wilted and just starting to brown, about 7 minutes. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add the wine and soy sauce to the casserole and cook over moderate heat, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom, until evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the broth is well flavored and slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Season the soup with salt.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Arrange the bread on a baking sheet and top each piece with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Broil 6 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted and just starting to brown, about 2 minutes. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with the toast.
Make Ahead The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat gently. Notes One Serving: 145 cal, 6 gm fat, 1.6 gm sat fat, 14 gm carb, 2 gm fiber, 8 gm protein.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.