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Klancy Miller's Grilled Blue Cheese with Curried Red Onions

Klancy Miller's Blue Cheese with Curried Red Onions
Tara Donne / Klancy Miller
Cook Time:
5 mins
Prep Time:
10 mins

Chef notes

A grilled cheese sandwich is the bear hug of comfort foods and this is a fast twist on it. Instead of toasting the sandwich in a skillet, the bread gets toasted in a toaster. The curried onions are prepared ahead of time.

Technique tip: Use a toaster to quickly toast the bread.

Swap option: Use gluten-free bread for a gluten-free sandwich.


  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • ounces (about 1/4 cup) blue cheese, crumbled



Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat, tilting the pan to coat the bottom. Add the onion, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook for another 3 minutes.


Place the two slices of bread in a toaster and toast until they are lightly brown. Spoon the onions onto one slice of toast, spreading them to cover the surface, and arrange the cheese on top in a single layer.


Add the second slice of toasted bread on top of the cheese and onions. Cut the sandwich in half, if desired, and eat immediately.

Excerpted from Cooking Solo © 2016 by Klancy Miller. Photography © 2016 by Tara Donne. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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