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french onion soup grilled cheese

12 Apr

It’s week two and sandwich two of National Grilled Cheese month.  In fact, this is National Grilled Cheese day, April 12th.  Lactose intolerant?  Not today.  Not today my friend.  It’s melted cheese time!

Since the best part of a bowl of french onion soup is obviously the gruyere crust I thought I would make a grilled cheese that’s more crust and less soup.

Makes 2 servings (4 small sandwiches)

$4.85 per 2 servings

french onion soup grilled cheese


  • 1/2 a large spanish onion, halved & thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 baguette
  • 100g gruyere cheese


To caramelize the onions, heat butter in a pan over medium heat.  Add thinly sliced onions and sautee until soft and translucent – 2 minutes.  Add sugar and continue to cook until the onions are a deep caramel colour – about 10 to 15 minutes.

Cut 8 thin diagonal slices from the baguette.  Lay sliced gruyere on one side of each piece of bread.  Toast until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Add caramelized onion and press the cheese sides together.

Serve with sauteed mushroom salad.