Spring Onion Soup with Garlic Croutons

A chicken broth base makes this a little lighter than French onion soup. Buttery homemade croutons are the crowning touch.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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.

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1560mg
1560%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.