You can now quickly prepare the classic French onion soup in your instant pot! This soup’s perfectly flavoured flavour and mouthwatering cheese topping will warm you up on any chilly winter day.
I adore soups, particularly in the winter. Try this filling beef bourguignon, this delectable loaded baked potato soup, and this cheeseburger soup. They rank among my personal favourites.
Easy French Onion Soup
Everyone knows how much I adore my instant pot! It can be used to cook practically anything, and you don’t even need to prepare anything beforehand! Delicious spaghetti or even lemon garlic chicken can be made with it. This can be prepared as the main course together with a salad and French bread or as the starter to any dinner.
It just takes 35 minutes to prepare this French onion soup in the instant pot. That covers the entire process! That is the instant pot’s beauty. At dinnertime, you can choose what you’d want to eat and still have a fantastic meal! adding the newly shredded baguette.
Ingredients for Instant Pot French Onion Soup
If you have vegetable oil on hand, you can substitute it for the olive oil.
I used medium-sized Walla Walla sweet onions.
Brown sugar: This truly gives the soup a rich, sweet flavour.
Dry white wine: This adds more flavour to the soup by deglazing the bottom of the pot! If you’d rather use extra beef broth, you can do so.
Beef broth: This is high in protein and gives the soup a deep, hearty flavour.
Even if you don’t know what Worcestershire sauce is, you shouldn’t leave it out of the recipe!
Garlic, minced: Garlic is essential. I may adore it, but it truly does add a lot.
Use salt and pepper to season food to taste.
Purchase one or two baguettes or use this recipe to create your own at home.
For French onion soup, Gruyere cheese is an absolute necessity! There’s a reason why it’s customary for french onion soup. This cannot be substituted.
Let’s Make Some Soup!
To caramelise the onions, add the brown sugar and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Stir after adding the garlic.
Sautéing with wine: Add the white wine and continue cooking until all of the wine has cooked off. Select cancel. Try to prevent letting the food brown and burning the pot’s bottom.
Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper after stirring in the seasonings.
Cover and lock the lid, making sure the pressure valve is in the sealed position.
Cook for 10 minutes on high.
Natural discharge: Before opening, let the steam naturally escape from the Instant Pot.
Bay leaf removal: Take out the bay leaf. then give it a taste and add more
What to Serve It With
Salad: Soup and salad should always be served concurrently! Serve this soup alongside a wedge salad or a tomato basil salad. They are very simple and wonderful!
Bread: Although a great baguette is already placed on top of the soup, you can still serve rolls or breadsticks separately.
Meat: This soup makes a delicious start to any meal! I particularly enjoy it before a steak, chicken, or pork chop meal.
Vegetables: For a side dish to go with this soup, consider preparing some mashed potatoes, asparagus, or carrots. They really go nicely together!
How to Store Leftovers
Once the French onion soup has cooled, put it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It could last for three days.
Reheat: Set your oven to 350 degrees when you’re ready to consume your leftovers. Put the soup in bowls that can be baked.
Once the soup has been added to each bowl, sprinkle each one with cheese before setting them on a baking pan. The soup should be heated all the way through after about 15 minutes in the oven. Enjoy!