Simple French Onion Soup for Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Air Fryer Lid
All-in-one easy French Onion Soup is made entirely in your Instant Pot. Begin with saute, add the pressure cooker lid to cook the soup, and finish it with French bread and shredded cheese under the air fryer lid. It’s the perfect combo recipe to show off the Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Air Fryer Lid, and so very quick and easy to make. Another Official recipe created with love by the Instant Pot Culinary Team.
Servings Prep Time
5bowls 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5bowls 10minutes
Cook Time
Herb Sachet
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 3 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large white onionspeeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 sweet onionpeeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2cup red wineplus 2 tbsp
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 3/4cups beef stock(1.15 litres)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
Broiled Finish
  • 2cups of French breadcut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2cups of shredded mozzarellaand gruyere cheese
Herb Sachet
  1. Create an herb sachet by placing the bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, parsley and peppercorns in a small cloth bag and tying it with string.
Sauté Ingredients
  1. Using the Instant Pot select Sauté and set to High for 20 minutes.
  2. When your pot is ready (display says Hot), add the butter and olive oil to the pot.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and onions. Add a pinch of salt and sauté until the onions are caramelized (about 15-20 minutes).
  4. Add tomato paste and red wine, let it cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, and herb sachet. Stir together and add salt and pepper. Press Cancel.
Pressure Cook Soup
  1. Close the pot with the pressure cooking lid, seal, and select Pressure Cook/Manual, set to High pressure for 10 minutes.
  2. When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure. Carefully remove the lid and take the sachet out, add salt and pepper to taste.
Finish Under Broiler
  1. Place the French bread cubes on top of the soup, and generously cover the top with the shredded cheese.
  2. Place the air fryer lid onto the pot, select Broil for 400°F for 7 minutes.
  3. Ladle into soup bowls and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have an air fryer lid, you can finish it under the broiler in an oven.

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