Grilled Cheese With Onions

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Recipe: #17700

March 05, 2015

Categories: Sandwiches

"Recipe source: local newspaper"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (316.8 g)
  • Calories 403.3
  • Total Fat - 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.1 mg
  • Sodium - 635.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 13.1 g
  • Protein - 7.8 g
  • Calcium - 203.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add onions, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until browned and tender (20-30 minutes).

Step 2

Spread about 1/4 cup of the onion of each of 2 slices of bread; cover with cheese and top with remaining bread slices. Spread butter on top of bread.

Step 3

Heat a skillet over low heat (I would use the same skillet as I cooked the onions in) and place sandwiches, buttered side down in the skillet. Grill sandwiches for 5-10 minutes per side; cover pan during last few minutes of cooking to melt the cheese.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


Yummy sandwich. I had an abundance of red onions so used those. The nutmeg was a great touch on these. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Ellie.


review by:
(22 Apr 2024)


We loved this fact I can see eating this without the cheese...the onions are amazingly must be the touch of nutmeg...the hubby wanted processed cheese on really does melt the best...I had half of a sandwich and used Swiss cheese...which doesn't melt all that well...I subbed the rye with sourdough...made for "Billboard" tag game...


review by:
(27 Mar 2024)


Better than a regular grilled cheese it by adding onions and this recipe fit the bill. The addition of nutmeg peeked my interest and it wasn’t overpowering, but just right. Used a combination of cheese odds and ends that I had in the fridge which included Swiss. Came out excellent. Thank you, ellie, for sharing.


review by:
(21 Mar 2024)


I made this using chopped red onions and Swiss cheese and I loved the sweetness of the onions. The nutmeg does peek through nicely in this grilled cheese. It is a make again.


review by:
(27 Feb 2024)


Exceptionally good grilled cheese! I used Monterey Jack and American cheese and whole wheat bread. The onions made this unexpectedly sweet and delicious!


review by:
(3 Jul 2023)


This was delicious, I loved the addition of onion and nutmeg. A keeper.


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(8 Mar 2015)

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