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Italian-Style Onion Soup Recipe

Italian-Style Onion Soup Recipe

On a chilly winter’s day, warm everyone from head to toe with a steaming pot of this veggie soup. Each bowlful is crowned with a slice of cheesy, tomato-topped toast. —Debbie Miller, Oldsmar, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 slices day-old French bread (1-1/2 inches thick), toasted
  • 5 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter with the oil. Add the onions, rosemary, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add the broth, wine and vinegar; heat through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and remaining salt and pepper. Spoon tomato mixture over bread slices; top with mozzarella. Place on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Ladle soup into bowls; top with toast. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 349 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 1,579 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.