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Spring Onion Soup with Garlic Croutons

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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A chicken broth base makes this a little lighter than French onion soup. Buttery homemade croutons are the crowning touch.

Ingredients

Croutons

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
cup 3/4-inch cubes day-old French bread (crusts removed)
1
teaspoon garlic powder

Soup

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium white onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cups water
2
tablespoons chicken soup base (from 8-oz jar)
16
medium green onions, sliced (1 cup)
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 15x10x1-inch pan or cookie sheet with sides, melt 3 tablespoons butter in oven. Add bread cubes and garlic powder to butter; toss well to combine. Bake about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bread cubes are crisp and brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add white onion; cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent. Stir in water, soup base, green onions and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Stir before serving.
  • 3 Top each serving with 1/4 cup croutons and 1 tablespoon cheese.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 15x10x1-inch pan or cookie sheet with sides, melt 3 tablespoons butter in oven. Add bread cubes and garlic powder to butter; toss well to combine. Bake about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bread cubes are crisp and brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add white onion; cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent. Stir in water, soup base, green onions and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Stir before serving.
  • 3 Top each serving with 1/4 cup croutons and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Expert Tips

The soup can be prepared in advance through step 2 and refrigerated for advance party preparation.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1560mg
65%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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