French Onion Bone Broth Soup

French Onion Bone Broth Soup

Recently, I was a guest on Good Morning America where I talked about easy food swaps that can help you satisfy your cravings while still helping you lose weight. One of my featured recipes was this French Onion Soup!

I know French Onion Soup sounds decadent, but when you make it with bone broth, you transform it into a powerful slimming food. That’s because bone broth is loaded with the amino acid glycine, which helps you burn fat faster while it protects lean muscle. That means you get slender without getting stringy. 

The gelatin in bone broth also helps to heal and strengthen your gut wall—and when your gut is rock-solid, you optimize your metabolism and lose pounds easily. And here’s a bonus: Onions are a prebiotic food that supplies fertilizer for your gut microbes, and when your gut bugs are well-nourished, they burn fat faster. 

To revamp this guilty pleasure so it’s sin-free and still tastes fabulous, you can replace cow’s milk cheese—which is bloating—with Manchego cheese, which is made from sheep’s milk that’s easier to digest. And for extra credit, you can replace the classic croutons in French Onion Soup with pork rinds, to cut the carbs and give it a fun crunch.

Try out this delicious recipe!

Prep time: 5 min • Cook time: 5-10 min • Yield: 4 servings



Heat the broth in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, herbs, and peppercorn. Reduce the heat to medium-low or low so the broth barely simmers for 5 to 10 minutes. 

Remove and discard the garlic and peppercorns. Season with salt.

Optional: Top with pork rinds and Manchego cheese. 

Dr. Kellyann's French Onion Bone Broth