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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Features:
  • One Pot/Pan
  • Slow Cooker/Instant Pot
Cuisine:

Can't get any easier than this!

  • 30
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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This Instant Pot French Onion Soup can be on the table in 30 minutes. Ready set, instant pot! 

Easy Instant Pot French Onion Soup

I was craving french onion soup as of late. And came up with this delicious recipe!

Image coming home to a warm bowl of french onion soup? But with it taking only half the time to prepare than the average french onion soup recipe.

Yup, you can have it all with this one.

INSTANT POT FRENCH ONION SOUP 

Recipe, and let me tell you it is WINNER!

Since it all comes together in less than 30 minutes and tastes like you have been labouring all day in the kitchen to make.

WHAT DOES FRENCH ONION SOUP TASTE LIKE

If you have ever had caramelised onions, you will know it has a sweetness to them.

Then once they are simmered in a beef or vegetable broth with spices it becomes absolutely delicious. 

So follow along!

Ive shared another French Onion soup recipe with you all a few years back now.

That recipe had scallops in it, yes scallops.

That recipe is a tad fancier and was done on the stovetop and then broiled in the oven. Takes a bit longer, but is also a goodie and a bit fancier. 

If you want to take a look at that recipe. See here: French Onion Soup Broiled Scallops

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

WHAT KIND OF CHEESE IS ON FRENCH ONION SOUP

Gruyere Cheese, you can also substitute for provolone cheese or mix the two.

I just use gruyere here and sometimes will even use some mozza if that is all I have on hand. 

WHAT ARE THE BEST ONIONS FOR FRENCH ONION SOUP

You can use yellow, white or even red onions for French onion soup. 

BEST WINE FOR FRENCH ONION SOUP

A dry white or red wine works best. 

FRENCH ONION SOUP RED OR WHITE WINE

Traditionally, in France. This soup is made with white wine and that is because it helps bring out the beef flavor. 

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION SOUP INSTANT POT

There are several ways to make french onion soup.

Some people do it on the stovetop then bring it to the oven to broil it.

While others make it in their instant pot (like in this recipe) and put it either in the microwave to melt the cheese or in the oven at the last minute.

It all comes down to personal preferences.

But one thing is for certain, you want to use lots of onion and a good quality beef stock for this soup! 

  • Step one: You will want to slice your onions and then add your butter and olive oil to the instant pot.
  • And turn it on simmer, once the butter has melted you will add in the onions, salt and pepper and 1 package of Knorrs onion soup mix (my secret ingredient) 

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION SOUP INSTANT POT

  • Step 2: Saute the onions till browned, turning often.

Now those onions are perfectly browned, baby!

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION SOUP INSTANT POT

Step 3: Add in the beef broth, white or wine, bay leaf and all remaining seasonings. 

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION SOUP INSTANT POT

Step 4: Simmer in the instant pot on medium heat all together for 15 more minutes. 

Step 5: Discard the bay leaf, then ladle the soup into bowls and top with Gruyere cheese or Swiss cheese.

Step 6:  Place each individual bowl in the microwave long enough to melt the cheese.

Step 7: You can also place in the oven near the top shelf and broil these bowls (as long as the bowls are oven safe) for 2 minutes. 

Step 8: Top with fresh parsley or chives and enjoy!

instant pot french onion soup

If you want bread in this soup, feel free to add some croutons before the cheese. 

Easy Instant Pot French Onion Soup

This soup can also be made Vegetarian, simply by using Vegetable stock instead of beef.

Easy enough eh!

ARE FRENCH ONION SOUP BOWLS OVEN SAFE

Some are some are, so if your going to use the oven vs the microwave be certain it is oven safe or it will smash.

HOW TO SERVE FRENCH ONION SOUP

Serve with croutons if desired.

This recipe will make a large pot of soup, so if you have any any leftovers “which is highly unlikely”.

Then you can enjoy it over the next few days or freeze it as a meal prep option for another time if desired.

Easy Instant Pot French Onion Soup

CAN FRENCH ONION SOUP BE FROZEN

Yes and it even tastes better the next day. So go ahead and make a BIG old pot and save some for another day! Just make sure that you do not freeze it with croutons or the cheese.

Place those on it the day of serving it!

Notes: Keep in mind, as with all my recipes.

If you want to make more or less of this soup, simple adjust the serving size in the ingredients section above and the servings will automatically adjust for you.

And save yourself time and hassle, and let your food processor chop up your beets and cabbage up.

Also it gives a great consistency to the soup.

You are going to want to jot this recipe down, it is a keeper! 

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instant pot french onion soup

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Can't get any better than this

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsps of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 3 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 package of Knorr Onion Mix
  • 2 x 900 ml Campbells Beef Stock
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Fresh garlic or powder
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tbsp of Dry White or Red Wine
  • 1 cup of Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley or fresh chives to serve

Instructions

  1. You will want to slice your onions and then add your butter and olive oil to the instant pot. And turn it on simmer, once the butter has melted you will add in the onions, salt and pepper and 1 package of Knorrs onion soup mix (my secret ingredient) 
  2. Saute the onions till browned, turning often.
  3. Add in the beef broth, white or red wine, bay leaf and all the seasonings. 
  4. Simmer in the instant pot on medium heat all together for 15 more minutes. 
  5. Discard the bay leaf, then ladle the soup into bowls and top with Gruyere cheese or Swiss cheese.
  6. Place each individual bowl in the microwave long enough to melt the cheese. You can also place in the oven near the top shelf and broil these bowls (as long as the bowls are oven safe) for 2 minutes.
  7. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1072mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 26g

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