Instant Pot Caramelized Onions — I love cooking with onions. I like to make caramelized onions on the stovetop, but it takes a while for them to get that perfect sweet and savory flavor. With my Instant Pot, I can make caramelized onions in less than 10 minutes! If you’re looking for an easy side dish or topping for your favorite sandwich recipe, you should try this out.
The search for the perfect, sweet, and savory caramelized onions has been a long time coming. While some cooks swear by the traditional way of cooking them in a pan on low heat, we’re here to tell you that there’s an easier way–and it’s completely instant. With just three simple steps and less than 10 minutes of prep time, these easy-to-follow instructions will have you enjoying your new favorite side dish in no time at all!
Caramelized onions are a great ingredient to add to recipes but can be time-consuming. This recipe is for those who want to save some time and still get the great taste of caramelized onions.
The sweet and savory flavor of caramelized onions is a perfect addition to any dish. They are easy to make, but if you’re short on time, this recipe lets you skip the long process in favor of quick-cooking them on the stovetop!
Get your hands dirty with this delicious side dish today.
Suppose you are looking for even more Instant Pot Vegetable Recipes. In that case, some of my favorite recipes are HOW TO COOK A WHOLE BUTTERNUT SQUASH IN THE PRESSURE COOKER, INSTANT POT COLLARD GREENS, NINJA FOODI OR INSTANT POT SPAGHETTI SQUASH, and INSTANT POT GREEN BEANS.
What Are Carmelized Onions?
Caramelized onions are a delicious and popular cooking ingredient that adds sweetness to dishes. But what exactly is a caramelized onion? To put it, they’re an onion that has been cooked so long it becomes brown and sweet. When you cook the onions, their sugar content is released, and they become caramelized.
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Caramelized Onions
- Butter or Olive Oil
How To Make Instant Pot Caramelized Onions
Add the onions, butter, or oil to the Instant Pot, add your lid. Set the manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the time is up, do a quick release.
Strain the liquid from the onions, return the onions to the Instant Pot, saute for another 4 to 6 minutes until the onions are fully caramelized.
WHY MAKE CARAMELIZED ONIONS IN THE SLOW COOKER OR INSTANT POT
Making caramelized onions can be a tedious and time-consuming process. The slow cooker or instant pot makes it easy to make them without any of the hassles. All you need is some onion, butter, salt, sugar, and water!
The slow cooker cooks for 8 hours, so you can put it on before bedtime and have those delicious onions ready in the morning. Alternatively, the instant pot takes only 30 minutes with 1/4 cup fewer liquids (and no preheating!). Either way, you’re going to end up with sweet and savory caramelized onions that will go great on anything from tacos to omelets!
WHAT TYPE OF ONIONS TO USE
My favorite onion is a sweet or Vidalia onion. But the truth is that you can use any onion that you have on hand. I always have a supply of regular old white onions and frequently use those. The white onions make a great hamburger topping!
MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES:
- INSTANT POT COLLARD GREENS
- INSTANT POT GREEN BEANS
- NINJA FOODI OR INSTANT POT SPAGHETTI SQUASH
- INSTANT POT BROCCOLI
- INSTANT POT ASPARAGUS
- HOW TO COOK A WHOLE BUTTERNUT SQUASH IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
- 1 pound of onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter (unsalted)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- Add the onions, butter, or oil to the Instant Pot, add your lid. Set the manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the time is up, do a quick release.
- Strain the liquid from the onions, return the onions to the Instant Pot, saute for another 4 to 6 minutes until the onions are fully caramelized.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
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