French Onion Soup In Soup Maker. How to make a delicious homemade French onion soup using your soup maker.
You will love how easy it is to make French onion soup in the soup maker, how simple the ingredients are, and how there are no ingredients that are hard to source or that you have not heard of before.
Originally shared in 2016, this French onion soup soup maker recipe has been updated with new pictures and even more ideas.
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Soup Maker Onion Soup
I have had many visits to France. Trips in the motorhome with my parents growing up, travelling through France with the hubby and I love the simplicity of the French food.
The fact that like you see in the Movie Julie vs Julia, that a lot of it, is about simple ingredients but giving them the wow factor.
How you can go out and have chicken in a tomato sauce and think it’s the best food in the world.
Or how they make an amazing pizza or pasta dish.
But many of my trips to France as a kid was in the winter months. And with France having cold winters like England, you always appreciated the warm French onion soup to warm you up on those cold winter days.
I would get excited if I went to a French café if French onion soup was the soup of the day. Especially for the melted cheese over the French bread that was perfectly positioned over the bowl of soup.
Today I wanted to share with you how to make French onion soup using the soup maker.
We will be dumping the French onion soup ingredients into the soup maker, then using the air fryer to melt the Swiss cheese onto the bread.
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Can You Make French Onion Soup In A Soup Maker?
Yes, you can make French onion soup in the soup maker. Its brilliant because you can use the soup maker to sauté the onion in the butter, then cook the onions with the other ingredients in a stock.
Its amazing because of how hands free you are and that the soup maker is doing all the hard work for you.
Though what you can’t achieve is the cheese bread topping within the soup maker and that is what I use the air fryer for.
Ninja Soup Maker French Onion Soup
Our easy French onion soup is made with the Ninja soup maker. I like the Ninja Soup Maker the most, because it has a very good sauté on it and as well as this you have a clear glass container and can easily see the onion soup as it cooks.
You can also make onion soup using the Morphy Richards, though you will need to be more careful with this brand because its sauté is not as good and you don’t want to burn it.
Why Is French Soup So Bad For You?
Because it is French!
All jokes aside, French onion soup is known for its butter, its bread, and its melted Swiss cheese.
Whilst it is one of the best ever comfort soups you will ever eat and perfect for warming you up in winter, these ingredients are not what you would recommend in a whole foods diet.
Which Onions Are Best For French Onion Soup?
I would recommend French onion soup made with white onions. They give the best taste and flavour to an onion soup.
You can also make a French onion soup with red onions, but as they are not as strong, you wont get the same wow factor.
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Soup Maker Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients
Onions – I recommend making a white onion soup in the soup maker. Just grab a few large white onions from your pantry and this will make the best soup.
Butter – What makes French onion soup so good (and most French food) is the way they add butter to their recipes. This onion soup in the soup maker can be made with any butter, any olive oil spread or any margarine.
Garlic – Another French classic ingredient is garlic. You can make your life a million times easier by buying frozen chopped garlic and then add it from frozen into the soup maker.
Wine – I also recommend some white wine for your onion soup. Butter, garlic and white wine go so well together and you will love how yummy it makes your soup.
Stock – There is often a debate with French onion soup to which stock you should use. I am keeping this French onion soup vegetarian by using my instant pot veggie stock, though you could use any stock.
Seasonings – For seasonings, we are keeping it simple with salt, pepper, and thyme. The veggie stock and the garlic and wine are the main flavours and you don’t want to take the taste away from this.
Topping – Then for the cheesy bread topping a French bread stick cut into slices, or any other similar bread will work well. Then any grated cheese on top that melts well. Though traditionally for French onion soup this is either French cheese or Swiss cheese. Though if you can get it, the traditional cheese to use is gruyere.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this onion soup in soup maker it has just been our Ninja Soup Maker. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of soup maker recipes.
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Leek & Onion Soup In Soup Maker
If you prefer a leek and onion soup in the soup maker, then its easy to adapt this recipe. Simply reduce the amount of onions and replace them with shredded leek.
You could swap ¼ of the onion for leek or if you like a lot of leek you could do a 50/50 split.
Slimming World French Onion Soup
If you are on Slimming World then you are probably thinking that there is no way you can eat soup maker French onion soup.
Well let’s have a look at where the syns are:
Firstly, you could swap the cheese and bread for modifications and use your healthy extras for them.
Then secondly you only have the white wine and butter. Which as this feeds 4 people that means for each serving its 10g of butter and 60ml of white wine per person.
How To Make French Onion Soup In Soup Maker?
Sauté. Chop up your onion into long slices and place into your soup maker along with butter and thyme. Sauté for 5 minutes until your butter is nicely melted and your onion has started to soften.
Load. Then load up your soup maker with everything else and then place the lid on your soup maker. Cook for 30 minutes on the chunky soup setting.
Prep. When the soup maker has about 5 minutes left, slice bread and place it into the air fryer with Swiss grated cheese over it. Air fry for 2 minutes at 180c/360f.
Serve. Then when it beeps serve in bowls with your cheesy French bread on top.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to make a soup maker white onion soup.
Onion Soup Tips & Tricks
Because of the way the soup maker works and regularly mixes your soup during the cooking process, it means that you don’t need to stir the soup as you add in the ingredients.
Use frozen chopped garlic. It’s a total life saver when it comes to prep work for soups and stews. Then you can just get a little out of the freezer as and when you need it.
The cheesy bread is totally optional and is what is the main difference between onion soup and French onion soup. You can use any Swiss or French cheese.
Interesting Soup Maker Trick – You have a lack of room with soup makers, add quick cooking ingredients last and then you will be able to fit more in your soup maker. If you want to see this in action, check out our speed soup video.
Can you make ahead your soup maker onion soup recipe? Yes, you can. I often do this to save on time. You can also put the soup maker back on for 5 minutes and it will warm it up for you. Or what we did (to save time) is cut the onions the day before and then leave them in a bag overnight in the fridge.
Can you freeze onion soup? Yes, you sure can. Simply load into freezer containers and allow to cool before sealing the lid.
What about the onions making me cry? I outsourced the chopping of the onions to my lovely chef hubby Dominic. He has had a lot more experience then me with chopping onions, so he is used to the crying!
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French Onion Soup In Soup Maker
Peel and slice your onion into strips and season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
Load into the soup maker with the butter, place on sauté and sauté for 5 minutes.
Cancel sauté, add everything but the bread and cheese into the soup maker. Set to the chunky soup setting and cook for 30 minutes.
5 minutes before the end of cooking, slice the bread and place into the air fryer with grated cheese over. Air fry for 2 minutes at 180c/360f.
When the soup maker beeps serve the onion soup with the bread over.