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French Onion & Endive Soup Recipe with Pancetta

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 301kcal


  • 2 ounces pancetta chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 heads Belgian endive halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 1/2 cups canned low-fat beef broth
  • 4 large baguette slices preferably whole wheat
  • 1/4 cup packed grated white cheddar cheese


  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the chopped pancetta. Cook until golden brown. Remove the pancetta with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  • Discard all but 1 teaspoon of the pancetta, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and set the saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add onions and endive and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and light golden brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium heat and cook until the onions and endive are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the wine and balsamic vinegar and stir until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Add the beef broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes. Stir in the cooked pancetta.
  • Place the baguette slices on a cookie sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the broiler. Ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls and top each with 1 baguette slices and 1 tablespoon cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbling and slightly brown. Serve.


Serving: 1Bowl | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1.9mg