Creamy Onion Soup

By Debe Pendice

Creamy Onion Soup
  • 1 pound yellow onions (about 3 medium), sliced

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • Dash each pepper and dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

  • 2 cups skim milk, divided

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  1. In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, saute onions in butter.

  2. Add broth, pepper, thyme, and salt if desired; bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add 1-2/3 cups milk. Stir flour into remaining milk until smooth; add to soup.

  4. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving
1 cup
162 mg
5 mg
17 gm
6 gm
5 gm

lunch soup onion

12 replies

hagar2935 2015-02-10 19:27:59 -0600 Report

I have a GREAT French Onion Soup recipe, but it is not that low on carbs, unfortunately. This sounds good and simple. I like Gabby's idea of cream. And I used Vidalia Sweet Onions because their flavor is so GREAT. I'm not so sure Red onions would work as well with this recipe, however. I LOVE TO COOK, BTW, and soups are always enjoyable.

cmurphy71 2013-10-06 19:37:03 -0500 Report

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GabbyPA 2012-11-19 08:27:23 -0600 Report

To Judihtoo:
Our recipes are posted by our members and quite often potassium is not included in recipes they use. I would not know how to begin to calculate it in any of my home recipes.

Judithtoo 2012-11-16 14:20:07 -0600 Report

I find it truly hard to believe that Diabetic Connect will publish recipes for diabetics, and not include potassium content. Can someone tell me why? I thought a diabetic website would know to include that vital information for diabetics with CKD.

GabbyPA 2012-11-08 08:17:34 -0600 Report

I did a similar one, just left out the flour. I use cream instead and that is thick enough. A little more on the calories, but less on the carbs. Works for me.

Ronp 2012-11-07 14:10:45 -0600 Report

Sounds great for cold days. We love onions. I wonder if using different types of onions would make for a variety of flavors. Thank you!

P2putt 2009-07-19 14:35:42 -0500 Report

Deb,you are something else. Keep this up and I'll never stop eating. Onion soup is one of my weakenesses. Looking forward to trying it.Thanks again, I think,.Pete

apanda 2009-07-14 09:40:33 -0500 Report

This sounds kind of like the creamy onion soup that they served at Outback. Gonna give it a try.

Avera 2009-07-13 22:36:44 -0500 Report

I love all kinds of soup and Onion Soup is one of my favorites. I like to use almond flour instead of the real stuff to keep my carbs low, but the real stuff
used in this recipe is great because the carb count is low anyway. Eating a cup of this is a nice amount and will be filling because it is the creamy variety.