French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today I put soup in a sandwich and blogged about it over at the Parade magazine website. OK, so I didn’t literally take a bowl of soup and spoon it into a sandwich. But I did take my all-time favorite soup and combine it with my all-time favorite sandwich: French onion soup and the mighty grilled cheese sandwich.

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When I was a kid, I would have eaten a bowl of french onion soup and a caesar salad every single night for dinner if I had the choice. Every restaurant we went to, I eschewed the kids’ menu and asked to order two appetizers. My sodium-intake was probably out the roof, but I was happy.

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I probably would have been even happier if that soup came in sandwich form. Because who on Earth chooses to eat a bowl of soup over a grilled cheese?

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I also have to say that it slightly bothers me when people who don’t like onions won’t eat caramelized onions. I TOTALLY get why you might not be a fan of raw onions; even a dislike for slightly cooked onions makes sense to me. But caramelized onions? I implore you to just try them once. Maybe twice if it was like 10 years ago since your last time. Caramelized onions taste completely different from raw onions and they are flavorful and sweet and glorious and just YES.

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My husband is one of those people who said he didn’t really want one of these sandwiches because it involved so many onions. Then he tried a bite and then had another. And another. And then a whole sandwich was gone. Because nobody can resist caramelized onions!!

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If you’re still uncertain, combine them with slightly salty cheese and crispy bread and then come back and talk to me.

For my recipe for French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese, check out the Parade magazine website. Now, how do you think a chicken noodle soup sandwich would be?

What kind of soup would you love to eat in sandwich form?


22 Responses to "French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese"

  1. I agree – I’m not a fan of raw onions but caramelized onions are freaking amazing. And this sandwich looks like the perfect comfort food to have on repeat:-)

  2. Yum! Great idea! I did something similar a long time but got impatient on the onions so I doused them in balsamic vinegar, which ended up being strong, but tasty. These would be fun open faced, as crustini too!

  3. I’d like this sandwich for breakfast please.

  4. Rachel says:

    Um…WOW! I love French Onion soup AND grilled cheese. I wish I had this for lunch today…

  5. What a fantastic idea for a sandwich! I’m a big french onion soup lover and would devour this! I’m with ya on the caramelized onions…everyone should love those!

  6. Monique says:

    soup… hmmm. maybe a stew. Lets do a beef stew sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese.
    This looks awesome. and while we are on the subject, lets figure out this grilled cheese soup thing… I think it would work. But only a shot glass because thinking about drinking a buttery melty gooey bowl of cheese soup will probably kill me.

  7. this is totally genius! love it.

  8. Odetta says:

    Best idea on earth! I want to dig right in!

  9. I am salivating at the thought of trying this! I love caramelized onions! If I could recreate a tomato soup in a sandwich form I would do so 🙂

  10. Justine says:

    Yum!!! Always in the mood for something like this!

  11. OOOH this sandwich looks perfect! I LOOOVE french onion soup and I love grilled cheese (obviously), so this is blowing my mind. Seriously – what a great idea, Sues! Checking out the recipe on Parade now!

  12. Megan says:

    I would definitely love French onion soup as a sandwich. It has all the components already… so perfect! It might be fun to do a broccoli cheese soup sandwich.

  13. Pam says:

    Oh my. These beauties have me literally drooling.

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  15. Monet says:

    Yep. I loved French Onion Soup and still do. You may have just made my favorite even better!

  16. Joanne says:

    Agreed that caramelized onions are nothing like raw onions! And I love this cheesy sandwich take on French onion soup. Swooning, in fact.

  17. This looks amazing. I miss grilled cheese, I need to make some soon.

  18. bellini says:

    Now here’s a new idea I can gravitate towards. Who can resist that cheese an this onions.

  19. Laura Adams says:

    Just saw a variation of this on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Appetizers”. It was at a swanky restaurant, and they served the French Onion ‘Soup’ in little dumplings on a bed of melted Gruyere . I think you’re on to something!

  20. Victoria says:

    Love this concept! French onion soup is my favorite soup, and making it into a sandwich is brilliant 🙂 yum!!

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