Instant Pot French Onion Soup
by Linda Terrell

(Pressure Cookery, Timber Cove, soup, onions, cheese)

Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min


2 lbs. yellow onions, peeled and sliced
4 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
2 32-oz. cartons beef broth
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
6 baguette slices, toasted
2 cups grated Gruyere, Swiss, Parmesan or mozzarella cheese

  1. Place onions, butter and sugar in the Instant Pot. Sauté for 15-20 minutes, or until onions are golden brown and caramelized. Do not burn mixture.
  2. Add the flour and garlic; stir for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the flour is evenly distributed. Stir in the broth and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot; set the steam valve to seal and the manual timer to 5 minutes. When it is done, do a quick release.
  4. Preheat the oven broiler, and move the rack to the top position. Spoon soup into 4 to 6 ovenproof serving bowls. Top with a slice of toast and a generous sprinkle of cheese. Set the bowls on a rimmed baking sheet; broil until the cheese is melted and browned in spots.
  5. Serve immediately.