Need something light, filling, and yet satisfying? How about French onion soup? This mouthwatering, Americanized version is super quick to make and full of nourishing ingredients!
Ah, the Frenchman. He loves his rich foods. Rich and creamy sauces, deeply flavored broths and very well seasoned meats. It keeps me on my culinary toes.
While I love to create food and work in the kitchen, there are days when simple needs to happen. When I say “simple”, I mean a meal that takes one pot, less than 20 minutes of prep and cooking time, and easy clean up. It HAS to meet these standards, as well as be nourishing for the body, mind, and even soul.
Homemade bone broth is the base of this delicious soup. Bone broth has so many nourishing benefits to it. They include:
- Treat leaky gut syndrome
- Overcome food intolerances and allergies
- Improve joint health
- Reduce cellulite
- Boost immune system
Although onions are typically higher in carbs, they are also high in vitamin C, chromium, and antioxidants. This makes them a must have in your diet, even if only occasionally. The nutrients are very powerful in just a few carbs.
This low carb French onion soup is just what the chef ordered.
It has rich homemade beef broth made from beef bones, caramelized onions, with a blend of seasonings that go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or eggs and bacon. Or strawberries and whipped cream. You get the idea.
Top it off with crispy, stretchy cheese and you have a complete, satisfying keto soup!
Now, traditionally, French onion soup is made with a lot more onions, red wine, and is served over crusty French baguette slices in the bowl. It is also most commonly topped with provolone cheese or guyere cheese.
To keep this more low carb and keto diet friendly, we are leaving out the red wine, the French bread and cutting the amount of onions down. Instead of crusty French bread, we are serving this over cloud bread.
To keep it more budget friendly, we are swapping out the more expensive cheeses and topping this with mozzarella cheese. This isn’t French at all, but it’s the Americanized version, so to speak. Browned bits of stretchy mozzarella cheese taste amazing, by the way!
This soup only takes about 30 minutes, start to finish, making it perfect for a weeknight supper. It also freezes fairly well, if you want to make a larger batch ahead of time and freeze it for another quick and easy meal.
Are you ready for French onion soup? What’s your favorite soup on a busy weeknight?
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 small onions, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pot.
Add the garlic and onions, and sautee for 5-7 minutes until onions are carmelized.
Pour the Worcestershire sauce over the onions and deglaze the pan.
Add in beef broth, and seasonings and stir well.
Simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
If serving over cloud bread, place a cloud bread piece in each bowl.
Top with soup.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over each bowl.
Place under broiler for 7 minutes to allow cheese to melt and become browned and bubbly.