Fast French Onion Soup

In just 30 minutes you can sit down to a bowl of this classic savory soup.


2 tablespoons margarine or butter

2 cups thinly sliced onions

4 cups beef broth

2 tablespoons dry sherry or dry white wine (optional)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Dash pepper

6 slices French bread, toasted

cup shredded Swiss, Gruyere, or Jarlsberg cheese (3 ounces)


1. In a large saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in onions. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or till tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in beef broth, dry sherry or wine (if you like), Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, sprinkle toasted bread with shredded cheese. Place bread under broiler till cheese melts and turns light brown. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and float bread atop. Makes about 6 side-dish servings.



Nutrition facts per serving: 195 cal., 9 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 13 mg chol., 765 mg sodium, 20 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 9 g pro.