awesome diabetic friendly gooey french onion soup

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By Laurie Gordon
from Stillwater, NJ

My husband and I have always loved French Onion Soup, but since he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a few years ago, I had yet to nail a recipe he could enjoy that didn't scream "the bread is missing!" Finally, after many, many attempts, I nailed it. Please enjoy ~ also good for those on a low carb diet.

serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For awesome diabetic friendly gooey french onion soup

  • 1/2 c
    smart balance light omega-3 buttery spread (found by the butter)
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 c
    thinly sliced vidalia onions (these are sweet onions)
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry sherry (optional) can also use sherry cooking wine flavoring which is found near sauces in the grocery store
  • 1
    32 fl oz container pacific organic beef broth ~ low sodium
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 4 slice
    deli swiss cheese (sliced medium)
  • 4 slice
    deli provolone cheese (sliced medium)
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese (use either fresh or the kind that comes in a plastic jar)

How To Make awesome diabetic friendly gooey french onion soup

  • 1
    Melt Smart Balance and olive oil in heavy pan. Add onion slices and cook on medium for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch to make sure onions do not brown. You want them very wilted and tender.
  • 2
    Add in garlic powder, thyme, sherry, broth and water. Cook uncovered on medium for 15 minutes, then cover and cook on medium for 15 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  • 3
    To serve, divide into four bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and then top with a slice of each cheese. Heat in microwave until cheese is just completely melted (don't overdo it). Serve and enjoy! YUM!
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