Giovanna's Yummy Cheese Onions

Giovanna's Yummy Cheese Onions


"A layered dish of onions, bread crumbs and a velvety Monterey Jack cheese sauce. Given to me by my friend, Giovanna, this recipe has become a staple in our house. It's great alone for a snack, or as a side dish."


56 m servings 475 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 475 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 904 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add sliced onions, and cook until wilted and soft, but not browned. Set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in the flour, salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Cook stirring for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheese, and cook, stirring until melted. Set aside.
  4. Spread half of the onions into the bottom of a 1 quart casserole dish or 11x7 baking dish. Spoon half of the sauce over the onions, then sprinkle with half of the bread crumbs. Repeat layering, and spray the top layer of bread crumbs with cooking spray.
  5. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn on the broiler, and broil for 1 minute, until the top is golden brown.
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  1. 26 Ratings


Many thanks to Giovanna!! This is fabulous, I just served this at our Easter dinner (with ham) and everyone in my family enjoyed it, most had seconds. We are all pretty much onion lovers anyway ...

This recipe rated 5 stars with me - and I'm a hard marker! It came out of the oven hot and creamy - slightly browned on the top. The family raved about it - even my daughter who dislikes onions...

I brought this to a potluck and the dish was scraped clean. Everyone loved it. I used one cup of Monterey Jack and one cup of Gruyere for a little extra flavor. Next time I may try adding a bi...

I made this for a famly dinner three Chrismas's ago. I've been asked to make it every Chrismas since and I believe everyone in the family has asked me for the recipe. Over the years, I have twea...

I thought this was good, maybe a little bland but husband RAVED. I used some ailing garlic tostini as my seasoned breadcrumbs. Will definitely make again but might try to "doctor" a little.

We love onions, but found that when made according to the recipe this one comes up short. The cheese sauce was a little gooey from the flour, and when finished baking, the onions were not cooke...

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about it. It was fast, easy and absolutely delicious. The only thing I would add the next time would be a touch of paprika or cayenne to ...

So amazing! Everyone loved it this Thanksgiving and is requesting that I make it for Christmas as well. The only thing I changed was the milk to half and half. It made it rich and wonderful!.

I made this without any changes and it was pretty good. I think my wife liked it better than I. Next time instead of using bread crumbs, I will use Ritz Cracker crumbs instead. That will give ...