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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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