Keto French Onion Soup

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If you are looking for a hearty and delicious soup, this keto French onion soup is the way to go. It is full of flavor and feels fancy even though it doesn’t take much skill to make! At just 4g net carbs per soup serving, you can enjoy this classic French soup on any special occasion.

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Have a special dinner coming up soon? I highly recommend serving this French onion soup recipe as a starter!

I love to make this soup if I am having company over and want to make something that looks and tastes like it took a lot of work. It’s one of those dishes that is so good, your guests won’t believe that it’s low-carb.

This easy French onion soup is also a family favorite because it is so rich and filling. Plus, you can add all kinds of toppings to it!

Ingredients Needed For Keto French Onion Soup

This easy French onion soup may look complicated at first, but it is really very simple to make. It takes a few ingredients, but they all come together beautifully.

Onions

Because this is a French onion soup, you are going to need plenty of onions! They are the star of this dish and will bring all of their amazing flavors with them.

For this soup recipe, I prefer to use white or sweet onions. Red onions tend to be too bitter in this dish.

Butter

You’ll want plenty of butter to cook your onions in. It provides fat which gives this soup sustenance as well as more depth and richness.

Brown Sugar Substitute

A brown sugar substitute is going to help this soup to really have a traditional French onion soup flavor. It adds that caramelized element and a touch of sweetness.

Tip: Check out this low-carb sugar guide to see which brands are my favorite!

Beef Broth

Beef broth is the perfect broth option for this soup. The slight meaty element really brings the flavors of the dish together. If I don’t have time to make my own beef bone broth from scratch, I like to buy a few servings from Kettle & Fire!

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum helps to thicken up this soup much like flour would, only it keeps the recipe keto-friendly.

White Cooking Wine

White cooking wine helps to add plenty of flavor to this soup and is a great complement to the broth. 

Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire sauce adds a punch of savory flavor, further enhancing the soup, giving it body and depth.

If you can’t find a sugar-free one at the store, try using my recipe for Worcestershire sauce from scratch!

Herbs

Thyme and bay leaves are called for in the soup. The aromatic herbs bring an extra touch of freshness and brightness to this recipe.

Chopped parsley is used for a fresh, green garnish over the finished soup.

90 Second Bread

A single batch of 90-second bread (a.k.a. keto bread in a mug) can be turned into keto-friendly bread cubes to use as a topping.

Butter adds flavor and richness to the bread crumbs, while garlic powder seasons them to make the perfect finishing touch to a big bowl of keto French onion soup.

Gruyere Cheese

Gruyere cheese is also used for topping the soup. It’s a delicious cheese that will add flavor while bringing a cheesy element. Add it when the soup is hot so that it can melt.

You definitely want that cheese pull. It’s the best part!

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.

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How To Make Keto French Onion Soup

This recipe only takes a little forethought to whip up for a delicious and fancy dinner. For the full list of instructions, scroll down to the recipe card. First, here’s a step-by-step look at how to make this easy French onion soup. 

Saute The Onions

Begin by placing your chopped onions in the butter over medium heat, sauteing for around 15 to 20 minutes, until they are caramelized. Then, add in the white cooking wine and simmer until it has reduced by half.

Add Ingredients And Simmer

Add in the rest of the soup ingredients and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Next, add in the xanthan gum, making sure to stir it thoroughly.

It should begin to thicken immediately.

adding initial ingredients for soup

Make The 90 Second Bread

While your soup is still simmering, quickly mix up a batch of 90-second bread. Once it’s cooked, cut it into cubes and toast them in the oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Once toasted, brush the bread cubes with melted butter and garlic powder.

Assemble Keto French Onion Soup 

Finish off your soup by pouring it into bowls and topping it with the bread cubes, chopped parsley, and gruyere cheese. Serve hot and enjoy!

seasoning the onion soup

What To Serve With Keto French Onion Soup

This keto French onion soup with toppings is very filling and could even be a meal all by itself. But, if you want to add sides, you have a bunch of options to choose from.

This savory pumpkin seed bread would be amazing as a low-carb piece of bread on the side. Or, these parmesan garlic breadsticks would be really great too, as the dishes share that garlicky flavor!

If you are wanting something fresh, this cold bacon cheddar broccoli salad will pair well with the warm, creamy soup.

serving of soup in small crock bowl

Frequently Asked Questions About Low-Carb French Onion Soup

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from readers…

Can I add bacon to this French onion soup?

Yes, you definitely can add bacon to this delicious soup! In fact, bacon goes very well with these flavors and will only enhance the recipe.

How long does this soup last?

This soup lasts 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Make sure to store leftovers without any toppings and reheat the soup before adding the cheese on top.

How do I use up keto French onion soup leftovers?

Keto French onion soup is very versatile and can be added to other meals to use up leftovers! You could add this soup to your casseroles or reduce it with some chicken breasts.

The sky’s the limit to how you could use up leftovers of this yummy soup!

More Keto Soup Recipes

If you liked this easy French onion soup recipe, you should try these other low-carb soup recipes. They are all easy to make and taste just right on a blustery day!

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Keto French Onion Soup

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

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If you are looking for a hearty and delicious soup, this keto French onion soup is the way to go. It is full of flavor and feels fancy even though it doesn’t take much skill to make! At just 4g net carbs per soup serving, you can enjoy this classic French soup on any special occasion.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr 5 mins

Course: Soup

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

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Servings 6
Calories 257

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the 4 tablespoons. Butter and the onions to a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté for 15-20 minutes until softened and caramelized.

  • Add in the white cooking wine and saute until the liquid is reduced by half.

  • Add in the brown sugar substitute, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, fresh thyme and bay leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Prepare one batch of 90 second bread and cut it into cubes. Place the cubes on a parchment lined baking sheet and broil them until toasted.

  • Brush the bread cubes with the melted butter and sprinkle with the garlic powder.

  • Sprinkle the xanthan gum into the soup, and simmer until thickened.

  • Serve topped with the toasted bread cubes and shredded gruyere cheese with chopped parsley for garnish.

Notes

This soup lasts 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Make sure to store leftovers without any toppings and reheat the soup before adding the cheese on top.
up leftovers! You could add this soup to your casseroles or reduce it with some chicken breasts.

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Nutrition

Calories: 257 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 4 g | % Carbs: 6.6 % | % Protein: 19.7 % | % Fat: 73.8 % | SmartPoints: 10

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