This french onion soup is made easy in the instant pot. It contains onions, beef broth and herbs for a deep caramelized onion flavor. #keto #whole30 #lowcarb #instantpot #soup

French Onion Soup | Instant Pot Recipe

  • Author: Valerie Skinner | Thyme and JOY
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: soup, side
  • Method: instant pot, slow cooker, crock pot
  • Cuisine: french, american


This french onion soup is made with simple ingredients in the instant pot. It uses onions, beef broth and herbs to make a hearty soup that is whole30, low carb and keto.


  • 2 pounds Yellow Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Ghee or Butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire or Classic Marinade (for whole30)
  • 8 cups Beef Broth or Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Arrowroot Starch (or flour if not whole30)
  • 2 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme


  1. Cut and slice your onions into 1/8 inch salad slices (rainbow shape) and mince your garlic.
  2. In instant pot, use the saute function to melt 3 tbsp butter or ghee.
  3. Once butter is melted, add onions and garlic and saute for 15-20 minutes making sure to constantly keep an eye on it and stir to keep from burning. After about 15-20 minutes the onions should be soft and translucent.
  4. Add 1 tbsp arrowroot starch and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire or classic marinade and stir to combine.
  5. Pour in 8 cups of beef broth.
  6. Add bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
  7. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 15 minutes.
  8. Use a quick release or natural release and serve hot.

OPTIONAL: pour in crocks or ramekins, top with bread and cheese and place under broiler


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cup
  • Calories: 127
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Protein: 6

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