Weight Watchers French Onion Soup recipe – 3 points


weight watchers french onion soup recipe

I personally hate onions, but I know there are people out there who like this vegetable. This traditional French soup recipe is for them.

Weight Watchers French Onion Soup recipe
Makes 16 servings

5 lbs onions, unpeeled
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground
2 tablespoons paprika
1 bay leaf
7 (16 ounce) cans beef broth, divided (recommended Swanson’s)
1 cup dry white wine (optional)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour or instant flour (such as Wondra)
caramel coloring (optional) or Kitchen Bouquet (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
croutons (optional)
swiss cheese (optional) or gruyere cheese (optional)

1. Peel onions and slice 1/8 inch thick, preferably in a food processor.
2. Melt butter in a 6-quart (or larger) stockpot. Add onions; cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. (The long cooking time makes the onions mellow and sweet.) Stir in pepper, paprika and bay leaf; saute over low heat 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.
4. Pour in 6 cans broth and wine. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
5. Dissolve flour in remaining 1 can broth.
6. Stir into boiling soup.
7. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 2 hours.
8. Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring, season with salt. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, heat soup in microwave or on stove top.
9. If desired, pour into ovenproof crocks or bowls.
10. Top with croutons and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Heat under the broiler until cheese melts and bubbles, about 5 minutes.
11. Leftover soup can be frozen.

WW POINTS per serving: 3
Nutritional information per serving: 170 calories, 8.0g fat, 2.5g fiber

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7 Responses to “Weight Watchers French Onion Soup recipe – 3 points”

  1. Thanks, and for anyone that is having trouble chopping onions without the crying, here’s an incredibly easy tip – put them in the fridge for a few hours, then chop them straight away after taking them out! No more tears! I found some more onion soup recipes here if anyone wants to try some more recipes.

  2. Love this soup! But either I can’t find it or there’s no indication of the serving size.

  3. Kim: This recipes is for 16 servings.

  4. I’ve been looking for a French Onion Soup recipe and love that this one is a Weight Watchers recipe!! Now I just need to find some time to make it since it does take some time/patience! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’m confused as well, I see it makes 16 servings but is it 1 cup per serving?

  6. Is the optional items (cheese, croutons, etc) included in your calculation of 3 points/170 cals?

  7. I think it’s without the optional items. I just plugged it into the WW Recipe Builder.

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