ZiZi's Simple Cheese Onion Pie

ZiZi's Simple Cheese Onion Pie

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"My mother made this when I was small. I'm not much of a baker, so I use store bought pie shells - not the frozen type. While not totally as wonderful as mom's crust, it's pretty darned close. Note: if you don't have sweet onions available, I've found that steaming regular yellow onions works very well as a substitute. A great dish reheated as well."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 373 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place one pie crust into a deep-dish pie pan. Layer the bottom with half of the onions and half of the cheese. Season to taste with pepper. Layer with the remaining onions and cheese; season with pepper. Pour milk over the pie filling. Place the remaining pie crust on top of the filling. Make small holes in the crust to allow steam to escape.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove, and let cool 15 minutes before serving.
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  1. 5 Ratings


I took this basic recipe, made some variations and made it just SO YUMMY! Instead of making this as a side-dish, I decided to make it a main dish by adding a pound of ground beef. Before assembling the pie, I browned the beef, adding salt and garlic. I used only two BIG sweet onions, and steamed those before-hand to assure that they'd be cooked. When assembling the pie, I used layers: one layer of onions, then a layer of beef, then a layer of sliced Velveeta cheese, then I repeated one time. After putting the last layer of Velveete cheese, I poured about 1/4 cup of milk over top. Then, I placed the final pie crust, with slits. Even though my meat and onions were fully cooked to start with, I still baked the pie for the assigned time, to assure that I'd have fabulously melted cheese, and a thoroughly cooked crust. The end result was a delicious meat, cheese and onion pie that was SO GOOD! Somewhat of a cheeseburger pie really. It's so good--you've just gotta try it!


I love onions so I was really excited to try this recipe, but the onions did not get done, the cheese was almost non existent. Any ideas on what went wrong?


I have been making cheese & onion pies for many years.Cook & mash a couple of potatoes to the onion & grated cheese mix it really holds everything together and makes the filling go further.