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French Onion-Shallot Soup

  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
2
tablespoons butter
5
medium onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
1 1/2
cups thinly sliced shallots
1/2
cup red wine
5
cups Progresso™ beef-flavored broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
dried bay leaf
4
slices (3/4 to 1 inch thick) French bread, toasted
4
slices Gruyère or Swiss cheese
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat; add oil. Stir in onions and shallots to coat with butter and oil. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 30 to 35 minutes longer, stirring well every 5 minutes, until onions are deep golden brown (onions will shrink during cooking).
  • 2
    Stir in wine, broth, thyme, herbes de Provence, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  • 3
    Set oven control to broil. Place toasted bread in 4 ovenproof bowls or individual ceramic casseroles.* Divide soup evenly among bowls. Place 1 Gruyère cheese slice on each; sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese. Place bowls on cookie sheet or in shallow pan with sides.
  • 4
    Broil about 5 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or just until cheese is melted and golden brown. Watch carefully so cheese does not burn. If desired, serve with additional French bread.

Expert Tips

  • *Do not use glass containers; they cannot withstand the heat from the broiler and may break.
  • Omit French bread and cheeses; do not broil.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1790mg
75%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
11g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The long, slow cooking of the onions and shallots gives this soup its rich flavor and color. Gruyère cheese gives it a rich, nutty and buttery flavor.

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