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10 mins
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Homemade Onion Soup

This soup can be eaten as is or turned into French Onion soup if you are allowed the bread and cheese.



  1. Slice the onions and place in a large pot with 2 cups of water. Let cook about 8 to 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add beef stock, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Bake 1/2 of a hamburger roll at 325 °F (160 °C) for about 20 minutes or until throughly toasted, this makes your "Crouton".
  4. Place 1 cup of soup into an oven proof bowl and place crouton on top and top with low or reduced fat provolone cheese.
  5. Broil at 270 °F (130 °C) until cheese is bubbly and brown.
  6. Note: the nutritional information for this recipe does not include the bread or cheese so if used make sure to add them.
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Seriously the best onion soup I have had!! So good and really WW-friendly!!
03 Nov 09 by member: vlaunier
This is a great soup and instead of the bread I used some lowfat pepper jack in the last few minutes of baking and it was awesome! It became a creamy slightly spicy meal.
22 Jan 10 by member: dlsowa
This is an awesome recipe. It is very tasty with super low calories!
14 Feb 10 by member: fcrawford2
This is soooo good and easy. I toasted a piece of light bread. Cut it up and placed it in the bottom of the bowl, added my soup then topped it off with 1/8 cup of low moisture made with skim milk mozzarella shredded cheese.
20 Feb 10 by member: lhoes
This is the best onion soup I've ever made! It was the only time I've ever made it! And Will be making it again!
21 Feb 10 by member: gina0984
This soup was really good. I know it will become one of my favorite soups.
23 Mar 10 by member: Cindy105
17 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
Absolutely delicious! I made the French Onion Soup version (baked with cheese) and my husband loved it too.
06 Aug 10 by member: SashaFierce
delicious and super easy
13 Aug 12 by member: zeemon567
I didn't like the taste. Added worceshire sauce and mushrooms, it tasted much better after.
05 Oct 12 by member: d4da
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Nutrition summary:

There are 39 calories in 1 serving of Homemade Onion Soup.
Calorie break-down: 5% fat, 82% carbs, 13% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2
Calories 39
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.22g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0.098g 0%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.049g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1161mg 48%
Potassium 128mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8.56g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
  Sugars 3.83g  
Protein 1.41g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 20% Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(39 calories)
2% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (82%)
Fat (5%)
Protein (13%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories