French Onion Soup in The Instant Pot

            French onion soup always seemed like a delicacy when I was growing up. I had only seen it at those nice restaurants we would go to on Sundays, once in a blue moon. Those were treat days in our family.

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My mother would always order a bowl of French onion Soup. Honestly, it never looked like anything special, but I knew it had to be. Mom never made that at home and she was an excellent cook.

            Now that I am an adult with kids of my own, and doing what I do with this blog, I have learned that making French Onion soup is not as difficult as I once thought it was.

Although before there was an Instant Pot in my kitchen, I did spend a long time in the kitchen making it so that it came out perfect. That is not needed now.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            French Onion Soup is normally served in mini crock bowls or bread bowls, why?

Serving in the bread bowls makes cleaning up a whole lot easier huh? I am sure that the bread bowls are so that bits of bread can be dipped into the soup and eaten with the soup. The mini crockery bowls are absolutely adorable and hold up to high heat, such as a broiler or salamander(basically the same as a broiler) so that restaurants can melt and lightly brown the cheese on top of the soup.

            How long can I store this?

As long as it has been cooled completely, then placed into an airtight container, it is good to sit in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

            If I serve with bread, what is the best?

I always use a loaf of baguette bread. It is crispy outside and soft inside. In my opinion, it is perfect for french onion soup.

What do you need to make French Onion Soup in The Instant Pot

            3 pounds of yellow onion, peeled and sliced thin

            4 cups beef broth, low sodium

            2 tbsp butter, unsalted

            2 sprigs Thyme, fresh

            ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar

            Baguette Bread sliced

            2 cups shredded gruyere cheese

How to make French Onion Soup in The Instant Pot

FIRST STEP:

Set the dial to saute on the Instant Pot

Add butter and let it melt

SECOND STEP:

When butter is fully melted, add in the sliced onions

a)

b)

c)

Cook for 5 minutes, until the onions have softened

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Mix in the beef broth, Balsamic Vinegar and the thyme

Place the lid on, set the release to sealed

FOURTH STEP:

Set the Instant pot to cook on manual for 20 minutes

Allow for a slow release for 10 minutes,before moving to the venting position which allow more of the pressure to release

FIFTH STEP:

At this time, reset the Instant Pot on the saute function again and cook for 10 minutes until the soup begins to thicken

Preheat the broiler oven to low

SIXTH STEP:

Slice the baguette bread and top with some of the shredded cheese

a)

b)

SEVENTH STEP:

Place these on a baking tray and under the broiler until the cheese begins to brown.

Place a slice on top of each bowl of French onion soup before serving

Sprinkle some of the remaining cheese over each bowl

Enjoy!

YUM!

French Onion Soup in The Instant Pot

French Onion Soup in The Instant Pot

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of yellow onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 cups beef broth, low sodium
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 sprigs Thyme, fresh
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Baguette Bread sliced
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Set the dial to saute on the Instant Pot

Add butter and let it melt

SECOND STEP:

When butter is fully melted, add in the sliced onions

Cook for 5 minutes, until the onions have softened

THIRD STEP:

Mix in the beef broth, Balsamic Vinegar and the thyme

Place the lid on, set the release to sealed

FOURTH STEP:

Set the Instant pot to cook on manual for 20 minutes

Allow for a slow release for 10 minutes,before moving to the venting position which allow more of the pressure to release

FIFTH STEP:

At this time, reset the Instant Pot on the saute function again and cook for 10 minutes until the soup begins to thicken

Preheat the broiler oven to low

SIXTH STEP:

Slice the baguette bread and top with some of the shredded cheese

Place these on a baking tray and under the broiler until the cheese begins to brown.

SEVENTH STEP:

Place a slice on top of each bowl of French onion soup before serving

Sprinkle some of the remaining cheese over each bowl

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g