Recipe by ELIZASMUM
"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."
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Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
seasoned bread crumbs
butter flavored cooking spray
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 but never have I had onions fixed this way. I followed the recipe to a tee, I did strain the onions because there was quite a bit of liquid in the pan that I thought should not end up in the sauce...glad I did, it was just perfect!!!
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 cooked enough. Perhaps I need more details in the directions about what to expect at various stages. All is not lost though as I may try it again with my own little tweeks like carmelizing the onions first and thinning the cheese sauce.
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. Used Ritz crackers rather than breadcrumbs. I think the secret to making this dish is to cook the sliced onions with a gentle saute first - take your time! When they start becoming translucent - thats when they are ready. This receipe will be a keeper in this house.
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 bit of gorgonzola.
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.
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 tweaked it a bit to my own liking. I double the white sauce and don't add the cheese to it. I layer the cheese in with the rest of the layers ending with cheese on top. If you like onions, you'll love this!
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 add a little zip.
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!.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Giovanna's Yummy Cheese Onions
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 258
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