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Tasty French Onion Soup

 Tasty French Onion Soup
When my husband asked me to make this soup for a dinner at church, I prepared a huge pot and counted on having some left for us. But he came home with an empty pan and many requests for the recipe!—Lise Thomson, Magrath, Alberta
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 6 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 8 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Swiss cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, saute the onions, sugar and pepper in oil until
  • onions are softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring
  • occasionally, for 30 minutes or until onions are a deep golden
  • brown. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 30 minutes.
  • Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls. Top each with a slice of French
  • bread; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until cheese is
  • melted. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.