Simple French Onion Soup for Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Air Fryer Lid


  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 3 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large white onions
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 3/4 cups beef stock
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of French bread
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
  • Create an herb sachet by placing the bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, parsley and peppercorns in a small cloth bag and tying it with string.
  • Using the Instant Pot select Sauté and set to High for 20 minutes.
  • When your pot is ready (display says Hot), add the butter and olive oil to the pot.
  • 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).
  • Add tomato paste and red wine, let it cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, and herb sachet. Stir together and add salt and pepper. Press Cancel.
  • Close the pot with the pressure cooking lid, seal, and select Pressure Cook/Manual, set to High pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure.Carefully remove the lid and take the sachet out, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the French bread cubes on top of the soup, and generously cover the top with the shredded cheese.
  • Place the air fryer lid onto the pot, select Broil for 400°F for 7 minutes.
  • Ladle into soup bowls and enjoy!
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