20 Mins
Active Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

One of our favorite comfort foods—French onion soup—meets crowd-pleasing grilled cheese in a sandwich that’s got the flavors of both dishes, minus a lot of the traditional sodium and sat fat. Silky caramelized onions are the star here: their pungent, concentrated flavor means that just a touch of Gruyere is more than enough to make this sandwich sing. The other key? Shaving the cheese with a Microplane, which allows the cheese to distribute its melty goodness evenly, and makes just a bit of cheese feel like a lot.

How to Make It

Step 1

Spray a skillet with nonstick spray. Place four slices of bread in pan over medium-low heat.

Step 2

Top each bread slice with 1/4 cup caramelized onions and 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1/4 tsp fresh thyme.

Step 3

Heat on medium-low until the bread is toasted, onions are heated through, and cheese begins to melt. Top with additional bread slice.

Step 4

Flip each sandwich over and heat until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Serve immediately.

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