Bring Grilled Cheese to the Next Level With This Recipe

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? It’s such a comfort food for me. When I treat myself to the occasional grilled cheese, it brings me straight back to my childhood when my dad would whip together his “world-famous” grilled cheese sandwiches. So if you’re cooking up some grilled cheeses as a comfort food, why not go a step further and add bacon and caramelized onions with this recipe from $5 Dinners? It’s like a childhood favorite with a delicious, adult twist.

Here’s What You Need to Make 4:

-1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-1 tsp balsamic vinegar
-1 Tbsp white sugar
-1 large white onion, sliced
-4 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
-2 Tbsp butter, softened
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
-4 slices Swiss cheese
-8 slices whole wheat bread

Here’s What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sugar to a skillet. Then add sliced onions and heat them on low for 30 minutes. Stir often until onions are caramelized.
  3. Bake the bacon in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  4. While onions and bacon cook, stir together softened butter and Parmesan cheese. Spread this mixture on the insides of the bread. Then butter the outsides of the bread (for grilling).
  5. Once onions are done caramelizing, place them on a plate and pat to dry.
  6. Place a slice of Swiss cheese, some of the onions and a slice of bacon (broken in half) onto each buttered bread duo.
  7. Grill sandwiches on a skillet or electric griddle until outsides of bread are golden brown. When flipping, be careful so the onions don’t slide out.