Instant Pot French Onion Soup


French Onion Soup is something most people order in Restaurants where Fine Dining is at hand, however; the Instant Pot can turn what was a long process into a quick hearty soup on a weeknight, and clean up is a breeze!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal


  • 3 pounds of sweet yellow onions - peeled and sliced thin Vidalia onions are preferred
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 8 cups of Beef Broth we recommend Organic broth
  • 1/2 cup of sweet red wine
  • 3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse ground garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper
  • French bread - cut into bite-size cubes
  • Sliced Swiss cheese


  • Put the stainless steel Pot in the Instant Pot, and set the setting to 'Saute'.
  • Put the butter in the pot, and let it melt, and sprinkle with garlic salt and seasoned pepper.
  • Put the sliced onions in the pot, and Saute them until they're caramelized and golden in color, about 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the Saute setting, and pour in the Broth, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and minced garlic.
  • Stir ingredients all together, scraping the bottom of the pot, to de-glaze the pot, getting that browned caramelized flavor into the soup.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the Valve is set to 'Sealing', and press the 'SOUP' setting.
  • Let the Instant Pot automatically build and release the pressure.
  • When the Soup is finished, the Pot will beep and go to KEEP WARM setting. Make sure the pressure Valve is down, and turn valve to venting, and open the lid to the Pot.
  • Stir soup to make sure all ingredients are well blended. Dish up soup into oven safe bowls, and put several cubes of the French bread on the top of the soup.
  • Place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of the soup and place bowls on a cookie sheet and put in oven under broiler for approximately 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, and golden brown.
  • Serve at once, and Enjoy!


NOTE: You can serve this in large bowls for a hearty meal, or small dishes for a starter along side a meal. Can be served with Salad, or Sandwich.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 2570mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2.6mg