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Creamy Caramelized Onion Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 8, Serving Size: 3/4 cups

 

2 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads

1 tsp olive oil

2 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp sugar

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

4 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup fat-free half-and-half

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

1 Carbohydrate

Fat

 

Calories 134

Carbohydrate 21g

    Dietary Fiber 2g

    Sugar 6g

Fat 3g

Sodium 272mg

Methods

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut each pita bread into 6 triangles. Arrange in a single layer on a large nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, our until crisp. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack. Set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour the oil into the pan and cook the onions for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the salt and sugar. Cook for another 7-10 minutes, or until the onions are deep golden brown.
  5. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, or until tender. Stir in the broth and pepper. Bring to simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the onions are tender.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the half-and-half and flour. Pour into the soup mixture. Increase the heat to medium high. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  7. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls. Top each serving with 3 pita triangles and about 1 tsp Parmesan cheese.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

This tasty soup recipe is a heart healthy food which is low in fat and cholesterol. Enjoy a bowl of this creamy onion soup with a spinach and lean ham salad!

 

 

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