French Onion Grilled Cheese

French Onion Grilled Cheese
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You’ll enjoy the hearty flavors of French onion soup in this grilled cheese sandwich. It is worth the time involved.
20 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Caramelized Onions

4 large (10 cups)
sweet onions, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
2 teaspoons
salt
1 cup
white wine*

Au Jus Dipping Sauce

3 cups
low-sodium beef broth
2 cups
water
1 cup
apple cider vinegar
1
bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon
ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon
dried parsley flakes

Sandwich

8 slices
thick-cut rosemary boule bread
8 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, softened
 
*Substitute 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Melt 1/4 cup butter in large skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. Add onions and salt; cook, without stirring, 15 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1 hour or until onions are dark golden brown.
  2. Increase heat to high. Add wine; cook until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Combine all dipping sauce ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 35 minutes or until half of liquid has evaporated. Reduce heat to low; keep warm.
  4. Heat nonstick griddle to 350°F.
  5. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Layer 4 slices bread, buttered-side down, with 1 slice cheese, 1/4 onion mixture and 1 slice cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.
  6. Place sandwiches into skillet. Cook, turning once, 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Serve with au jus.

Recipe Tips

Can’t find rosemary bread? Substitute plain boule loaf and add 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary to onion mixture when you add the wine.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
760
Cholesterol
95mg
Carbohydrates
73g
Protein
23g
Fat
37g
Sodium
2250mg
Dietary Fiber
5g

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