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French Onion Soup
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8
Minutes
12
Ingredients
2
Servings
450
Calories
16
Points®

French onion soup in minutes!  The smartbowl is broiler-safe, so feel free to do this as the ultimate one-pot.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 2 medium)
  • 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig rosemary, (2 inches)
  • ¼ cup white wine or hard cider
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth; low sodium
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • baguette or crunchy bread you love, toasted
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, cubed or grated
Directions

Set your oven to Broil. Make sure a rack is in the center of the oven.

  1. Place the onion, herbs and 1 tablespoon of butter in your large smartbowl™. Place the lid on the smartbowl, seal, and press valve to release air. Microwave for about 4 minutes, until onions are fragrant and translucent. The butter will give the onions a light yellow color.
  2. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine, making sure flour is completely dissolved and the onion mixture thickens. Discard the herbs if you like.
  3. Pour the liquids into the onion mixture and stir. Adjust for seasoning. Place the lid on the smartbowl again, seal, and press valve to release air. Microwave about 4 minutes.
  4. Seal the lid and let the soup sit while you prepare bowls for serving.

To serve: Set out 2 oven-safe cups. Ladle in soup in to each up. Top with toasted bread slices, then cover the top of each bowl with cheese. Place the bowls on a baking sheet, then place in the oven. *

The cheese should bubble and become golden brown quickly! Use gloves or a dry kitchen towel to remove baking sheet from the oven.

* You may also do this in your large smartbowl to serve- or, if you have a couple of sets, serve soup in the small smartbowls.

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