Sweet caramelized onions, bolstered by roasted shallots and garlic, combine in a luscious, but not overpowering soup.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Set oven rack at the lowest level; preheat to 450 degrees F.

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  • Combine onions, shallots, garlic and oil in a large shallow roasting pan. Roast, stirring every 5 minutes, until the onions are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour in 1 cup of the broth; stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen and dissolve any caramelized bits. (The liquid will become quite dark.)

  • Transfer the onion mixture to a soup pot and add brandy, thyme and the remaining 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 20.3g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 6.3g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 437.7IU 9% DV; vitamin c 15.4mg 26% DV; folate 39.6mcg 10% DV; calcium 98.7mg 10% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 25mg 9% DV; potassium 518.4mg 15% DV; sodium 654.4mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
The soup and everything on your site is wonderful. I do water workouts and told my instructor about this and she sends info to all the people every day. Thank you. I was a yoga instructor "back in the day" and I love this kind of stuff. Rita Rita Isenogle Anthem AZ Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This is an outstanding soup! Easy to fix and will get rave responses! Anonymous Minneapolis MN Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This soup is amazing! I omitted the brandy and added garlic toast and mozzarella cheese on top (broiled for melty goodness) and it was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This soup was way more work than the end result warranted. NO rave reviews here even though I added extra thyme etc. We will not make it again... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I completely disagree with the 2/11/10 posting. Extra thyme? Thats ironic that was obviously their problem. This is a classic and delicious dish. Read More