This Keto french onion soup recipe is the perfect low carb version of the traditional french onion soup that everyone loves. Sweet caramelized onions simmered in a beef broth and then topped with melted cheese for the perfect keto french soup recipe. If you love classic french onion soup then you are going to love this easy low carb soup recipe.
Keto French Onion Soup
French Onion is one of my favorite soups. It is easy to make and it is perfect to enjoy for dinner or lunch. My classic french onion soup recipe that I have made forever is my favorite but when I add the bread it makes it a no go for being low carb and keto.
I needed to find a way to enjoy it because I was missing it. This keto French Onion soup is the perfect low carb french onion soup that no one in my house has even noticed is low carb!
This easy french onion soup recipe is perfect for anyone on a low carb or ketogenic diet. Enjoy a bowl of this low-carb french onion soup as the main meal for lunch or dinner or as a side dish. This keto version of the classic savory soup staple that everyone loves. It has a rich broth, is full of flavor, and is the best healthy french onion soup recipe ever.
This keto french onion soup checks off every marker for a low carb variation of the classic soup. Thinly sliced onions in a rich beef broth, topped with melty cheese makes this the best french onion soup recipe to enjoy on the keto diet.
Easy Keto Soup Recipes
- Crockpot Cauliflower Bacon and Cheese soup
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
- Bacon Cauliflower Soup
- Buffalo Chicken Soup
- Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup
What is French Onion Soup?
French onion soup is a beef broth based soup, with caramelized onions and spices that is served with a piece of bread placed in it and topped with cheese. To keep it low-carb we have ditched the bread and used pork rinds instead. If you want to use bread you can but make sure it is a keto bread to keep the carbs low.
Is French Onion Soup Keto?
This low carb french onion soup is totally keto! In place of the normal slice of bread we have changed things up and used pork rinds instead. If you are not a fan of pork rinds you can opt to leave them out. This keto version tastes just as good as regular french onion soup but with out the worry of high carbs.
What is the Best Cheese for French Onion Soup?
If you are worried about french onion soup cheese there are a few options. Personally I love the taste of Gruyere cheese on french onion soup. However if you can’t find it, you can use provolone cheese instead of the Gruyere Cheese when making this soup. It will still taste amazing, I promise! If you are struggling to find either one, swiss cheese will work in a pinch.
What are the best onions to use for Low Carb French Onion Soup?
The great thing about this soup recipe is that you do not have to be too picky with the onions that you use. You can use sweet onions, yellow onions or shallot onions. If you want to you can also use a combination of the 3. The most important thing is that you have thinly sliced onions in your soup.
How to Serve Keto French Onion Soup
When eating homemade french onion soup I like to use a fancy soup bowl or Ramekin to put my soup in. You can use a regular soup bowl. But again, we like to be fancy in our house when we have this soup, so we stick to using our ramekins.
Can French Onion soup be made ahead of time?
You can make this soup up to 3 days ahead of time. However do not put the bread and the cheese on top until you are ready to serve it.
Can I freeze this soup recipe?
You can also freeze french onion soup. Just let the soup cool completely and then freeze in an airtight container or a freezer zipper bag with out the bread and the cheese. Soup will keep frozen for up to 6 months.
Tips for Making this recipe
Thinly sliced onions. You want to have thin slices of onions when you are making this soup.
Do not stir the onions right away. When you are cooking the onions you do not want to stir them for the first 4 minutes.
Keep and eye on the soup when broiling. When you are broiling the ramekins with soup and topped with cheese the cheese will get melty and bubbly quickly so keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
Keto French Onion Soup Ingredients
- olive oil
- onions. You can use white or yellow onions, I prefer to use white onions.
- beef broth
- bay leafs
- Italian seasoning
- Gruyere Cheese Grated or provolone cheese
- pork rinds
How to Make Keto French Onion Soup
Thinly slice all of the onions. Heat your soup pot on high on the stove. Once it is hot add the oil.
Once the oil starts to smoke add your onions. Cook the onions until they are wilted down and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Do not stir the onions for the first 4 minutes.
Next add the beef broth, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the pot.
Cook the soup on medium heat for 30 minutes.
Ladle the soup into your bowl or ramekin.
Place a few pork rinds on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Easy Keto Dinner Recipes
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken
- keto chicken enchiladas
- Air fryer lemon pepper chicken
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet
- Keto Chicken Parmesan
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Italian Chicken
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 2 pounds onions
- 2 quarts beef broth
- 2 bay leafs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 5 ounces Gruyere Cheese Grated or provolone cheese
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup pork rinds
- Thinly slice all of the onions. Heat your soup pot on high on the stove. Once it is hot add the oil.
- Once the oil starts to smoke add your onions. Cook the onions until they are wilted down and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Do not stir the onions for the first 4 minutes.
- Next add the beef broth, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the pot.
- Cook the soup on medium heat for 30 minutes.
- Ladle the soup into your bowl or ramekin.
- Place a few pork rinds on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
- Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.