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Grandma's Heavenly Onions Recipe
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Grandma's Heavenly Onions

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"Delicious and unusual. Grandma really knows how to cook!"

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Original recipe makes 8 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    12 hrs 50 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions until translucent. Transfer onions to a 9x12 inch casserole dish and sprinkle cheese over onions. Spread butter on both sides of the bread, then lay the bread over the cheese.
  2. In a medium bowl combine milk, soup, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2002

I've had this recipe for a few years and I love it. It is a great compliment to any roast meal and especially nice for the holidays. If you aren't into butter, sautee the onions in olive oil and omit buttering the bread. It still comes out great. Evaperated milk (low fat or regular) compliments the sweetness of the onions. I have also used different creamed soups...cream of onion is really nice...and substituted worchestershire for the soy sauce. Sprinkle a little more swiss cheese for the last few minutes of baking.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2012

Just ok. Made as a side dish for Thanksgiving. My dad really liked them.

Apr 01, 2008

Wow. Good flavor. I used a mix of cheeses since I didn't have all the Swiss called for, and I didn't bother to butter the bread slices (which I cut up into 'fingers' for easier serving). Also, instead of canned cream soup I used the Cream Soup Base from this site. Very very tasty.

Dec 08, 2006

This was a great side dish. It does taste like french onion soup. Next time I will cut the recipe in half or try freezing half of it. It makes a ton. I used fat free cream of mushroom soup, low sodium soy sauce and skim milk.

Mar 19, 2007

Heavenly is right Meli! My only change was using buttered bread crumbs as a topping instead of the Italian bread. Added some garlic powder and black pepper to the onions as they sauteed. Delicious and thanks!

Jan 13, 2010

I used 3/4 of a loaf of french bread. I sliced it in 1" thick slices. (I think this made for a better presentation) I also used cream of chicken soup. Guests raved how delicious it was!

Jan 25, 2010

I made this for 15 people for Christmas Dinner. It was a big hit. I cooked the onions in olive oil, added a bit of fat free butter spray, used a combination of skim milk and fat free half and half, fat free cream of mushroom soup and fat free swiss cheese slices. Everyone loved it.

Mar 01, 2011

I always try the recipe 'as written' before presuming to review it. This was really good.. well received by myelf, my husband and grown son. It was a very satisfying side dish with our pork roast. The next time I made it I tweaked it..with... sourdough bread instead of italian, 3 sweet onions and 1 large red onion, 1/2 provolone and 1/2 swiss for the 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme and a splash of balsamic vinegar in the soup mixture. It was extremely good too. Different 'notes' to experience between the two versions. Loved them both. Still have not found my perfect tear free way of dealing with the onions tho. Anyway, great recipe! Thanks so much :)


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 494 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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