Friday, February 7, 2014

Slow Cooker Lighter French Onion Soup from Mountain Mama Cooks

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup, made in the slow cooker!  (Photo from Mountain Mama Cooks.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Lighter French Onion Soup from my friend Kelley at Mountain Mama Cooks sounds perfect for this time of year.)

During college I worked at a now-closed Salt Lake City restaurant called Le Parisien, and I still have happy memories of the French onion soup there, something I ate pretty much every time I worked.  This recipe for Slow Cooker Lighter French Onion Soup from Mountain Mama Cooks starts out by caramelizing the onions right in the slow cooker.  The soup cooks all day on low and when you're ready to eat, you dish the soup into individual bowls and melt the cheese under the broiler.  Kelly lightens up the soup by using a moderate amount of butter and cheese, but this soup sounds like there's still plenty of flavor.

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe! Use this link to get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Lighter French Onion Soup from Mountain Mama Cooks.

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More Ideas for Soup in the Slow Cooker:
Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea Meyers
Vegan Autumn Lentil Soup from Healthy Slow Cooking 
Sweet Tomato and Basil Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking 
Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sassy Sweet Potato Chowder from Everyday Southwest   

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7 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I can't wait to try this. I love French onion soup!

mountain mama cooks said...

Thank you so much for the share, Kalyn. It's one of my favorite slow cooker recipes and I haven't made it in ages. I'm thinking it needs to happen this week! Thanks for the reminder:)

Kalyn Denny said...

Kelley, my pleasure. I love the sound of this.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

That looks terrific! I really miss French Onion soup. It's a rarity to be able to get it gluten free when eating out. It's easy to serve this gluten free, just by using gf bread. And I happen to have some gf baguettes on hand. ;-)

Thanks, Kalyn and Kelley!
Shirley

Kalyn Denny said...

Shirley doesn't it look good! I recently had lunch with two of my sisters in a very nice restaurant in SLC. They both had French Onion Soup and of course I was trying to diet and had a salad. When the soup came I regretted so much not ordering it, so maybe I need to make my own!

barbara said...

I’m not sure what may have gone wrong with this recipe. For the first two hours I tried to caramelize the onions to a golden brown with the lid on the slow cooker and all I got was soft onions and onion juice. Then I thought maybe I should have had the lid off, so for another two and a half hours I had the lid off. No difference. I gave up and just added the broth and other ingredients. Not sure how you can caramelize and make onions golden in a slow cooker.

Kalyn Denny said...

Barbara, I know that some slow cookers get much hotter than others. But sorry this did not work out for you. Maybe click through to Mountain Mama Cooks and ask the blogger who created the recipe. She might be able to clarify more about how she made it work.

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