Grilled Cheese with Sautéed Onions and Bacon

I’ve heard from several people that Americans really love our cheese.  If you think about it we put cheese on almost everything from tacos, pasta, pizza, broccoli…I could go on but you get it, right? My mom even puts cheese on her pound cake but that’s a whole other story!  So I could resist posting one of my favorite but simple recipes, perfect when you’re hungry but don’t want to make a lot of fuss.


I love grilled cheese and think it can be made into almost any type of sandwich.  I’ve even talked myself into thinking it’s healthy.  Hey if I use whole wheat bread, low fat cheese and margarine then I feel justified.  Don’t judge me, lol.  I even ordered it when I went on a date recently…a girl’s gotta eat!

What’s your version of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich?  Please share in the comments below 🙂


4 slices thick cut bacon

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

6 slices Colby Cheese

4 slices bread

2 tbsp butter, room temperature


Heat a saucepan over medium high heat and cook bacon until crisp but not burnt.  Place bacon on paper towels to drain and set aside.  Pour out the bacon fat from the saucepan but leave a bout a tablespoon.  Add onions to bacon fat and cook over low heat until onions are translucent with a brown color, set aside.

Butter each slice of bread on one side.  Build the sandwich by using one slice of bread, cheese, onions, bacon, cheese and bread on top.  Cook sandwiches until each side is crisp with a golden brown color.

*An NCJ Original*

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  1. What a yummy grilled cheese! YUM!

    • That looks decadent! I’ve tried a few vegan mac n chseee recipes, but even the Daiya + plain almond milk recipe that several people swore was identical to the real thing really wasn’t. I don’t make mac n chseee often, but my favorite recipe uses caramelized onions, swiss, parm, and a little gorgonzola. Just a bit of the gorgonzola adds a nice depth to the flavor (and I don’t usually like blue chseee, either).

  2. Stands back from the keyboard in aamzement! Thanks!

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