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An Easy Onion Soup Recipe That You Will Love!

Updated on October 10, 2014

My Easy Onion Soup Recipe Is Satisfying And Healthy Too!

Sometimes there is nothing more comforting and warming than a bowl of my steaming hot easy onion soup on a bitterly cold day.

Onion soup is fantastic when you are feeling peckish and it is easy to take carry in a thermos flask, so, I regularly make up this easy onion soup recipe to take to work for lunch or to have as a snack at home when I am feeling the cold, and, at less than 60 calories a serving my onion soup is great if you are trying to watch your weight.


This onion soup recipe is one in my series of 'Healthy Vegetarian Recipes'.
Click the links to view the other recipes.Easy, Creamy Eggplant (Aubergine)CurryLentil Curry
Potato And Cauliflower CurrySpicy Leek And Potato SoupCelery Soup
Parsnip SoupEasy Onion SoupCurried Lentil Soup

The ingredients you will need to make my easy onion soup recipe

Just a few ingredients make for an easy and tasty onion soup

  • low fat cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 600g onions (about 1lb 5oz) halved and sliced finely
  • 1 diced potato (about 175g or 5oz in weight)
  • 2 pints of hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme plus extra sprigs to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Its hard to believe that so few ingredients can make this onion soup so tasty.
I generally use vegetable stock concentrate, cubes or granules to make the stock for the onion soup, just add boiling water and it's done so its a real time saver.

Now we have got the ingredients together lets get ready to make the onion soup!

To Keep The Onion Soup Healthy...

My easy onion soup recipe uses

Low Fat Cooking Spray

to cut down on the calories!

What you need to do to make this easy onion soup

Just follow the directions to make this easy onion soup

  1. Spray a non stick saucepan with the low fat cooking spray and cook the onions, together with the sugar, over a low heat for about 12 to 15 minutes until the unions are golden in colour.
  2. Now add the potato, the stock and the thyme. Season with salt and pepper and cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the potato is tender
  3. Liquidise the soup until the texture is smooth. I prefer to use a stick blender for this and liquidise the soup righ in the pan
  4. Check the seasoning and adjust to suit your taste
  5. Serve the soup garnished with the extra sprigs of thyme and enjoy!

Please do take your time to cook the onions carefully and slowly then the natural sugars in the onions will slowly caramelise!

My Onion Soup Recipe Uses Fresh Thyme...

but if you cant get hold of

fresh thyme try substituting with 1 teaspoon of dried thyme.

This Easy Onion Soup Is Great To Take To Work For Lunch

And with a little addition the onion soup makes a yummy main meal too!

If I am having this onion soup as a main meal I like to top each serving with a 1 inch slice of French bread topped with grated cheese and grilled until golden and bubbling.

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    • VSP profile image

      VSP 5 years ago

      I love french onion soup, but not the calories. I'll have to give this one a try.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi nice lens I am all for easy and healthy.I have never had onion soup before but ,I put onion in all my other soups so I am sure I will like this will be good to.Thanks for the recipe.

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      TheKnittingDr 6 years ago

      Interesting easy healthy recipe for onion soup. Although I don't use nonstick pans or cooking spray, it still sounds like a good recipe to try. I'll likely use an iron skillet as my "non stick" pan.

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      The Gutter Monkey 6 years ago

      I've actually never had onion soup before... sounds pretty good though.

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      soulswallo 6 years ago

      I love onion soup. Thanks for the recipe.