Caramelized-Onion Focaccia Wedges

These cheesy sandwich wedges offer a new dimension to plain ol’ grilled cheese sandwiches!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
medium onions, sliced
8
slices (1 ounce each) provolone or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1
round focaccia bread (10 to 12 inches in diameter), cut horizontally in half

  • 1 Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Cook onions in butter 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are brown and caramelized; remove from heat.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350ºF. Place half of the cheese on bottom half of focaccia. Top with onions and remaining cheese. Replace top of focaccia. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

Because caramelizing brings out the natural sweetness of the onions, there’s no need to pay extra for specialty sweet onions. Standard yellow onions will do the trick!

Perk up these party-friendly appetizers by adding canned (drained) chopped green chilies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
355
(
Calories from Fat
170 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19 g
19 %
(Saturated Fat
9 g,
9 %
),
Cholesterol
35 mg
35 %;
Sodium
890 mg
890 %;
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
36 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
12 g
12 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.