I really like onions, so this recipe sounded good to me, but I think it works well even if you aren’t a mega onion lover. It doesn’t have an overly oniony flavor. I also do not like swiss cheese, which this recipe called for, but I still loved this dish.
First, slice your sweet onions.
I cooked them in butter until most of them were just about clear. I would rather have a little crunch to the onions in the end, rather than just mush. And it smelled great!
Layer them in a greased casserole dish. You are going to combine a can of cream of chicken, milk, and soy sauce and pour it over the onions. The recipe calls for cream of chicken, but for my fellow vegetarians I think you could substitute cream of mushroom or cream of celery. Then, layer French bread over the top of the onions. I used texas toast.
That goes in the oven for about 15 minutes. Then you pull it out and push the bread under the sauce.
Grate your swiss cheese.
And sprinkle over the casserole.
Finish baking and viola!
Cheesy Onion Casserole Recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons butter
- 3 large sweet onions
- 2 cups shredded swiss
- 1 can cream of chicken, or cream of celery or cream of mushroom
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- pepper to taste
- 2 or 3 slices of French bread, or more depending on the size of your casserole dish
- Slice onions.
- Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until clear.
- In a greased casserole pan, layer the onions. Add 2/3 of cheese and season with pepper.
- In a sauce pan, over low heat, combine soup, milk and soy sauce – stir. Then, pour over onions, mix gently.
- Top onions with bread and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Push bread under the sauce and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes.