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Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Veggies get in on the grilled cheese action with this gooey Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium kale leaves, stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 medium red onions, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices multigrain bread
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ounce finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3.5 ounces shredded raclette cheese (about 7/8 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 318
  • fat 15 g
  • satfat 5.9 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 16.6 g
  • carbohydrate 31.3 g
  • fiber 6.2 g
  • cholesterol 27 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 652 mg
  • calcium 323 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil; add kale. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until kale is bright green. Drain; rinse kale under cold water until cool. Pat leaves dry.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, pepper, and salt. Cook 10 minutes or until onion is tender and browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar, tossing to coat. Coarsely chop onion.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray. Working with 2 slices at a time, arrange bread in pan, sprayed side down. Cook 1 1/2 minutes or until bread begins to brown. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan on 1 bread slice in pan. Top with 1 kale leaf, one-fourth of onion mixture, and about 1/4 cup raclette. Top with other toasted bread slice. Transfer sandwich to a baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining 6 bread slices, Parmesan, 3 kale leaves, onion mixture, and raclette. Bake sandwiches at 300° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Cook's Notes

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