Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


16 servings (4 quarts)

Updated: Mar. 24, 2023
I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my quick version for when we're short on time. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 pounds onions, thinly sliced (10 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Salad croutons and grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for medium heat; add butter. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and sugar; cook 6 minutes longer. Stir in stocks, wine and salt. Press cancel. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 8 minutes.
  2. Let pressure release naturally for 3 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. If desired, serve with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 87 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 724mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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