French onion soup is delicious, but the best part is, of course, the cheesy bread on top! To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month, we created the perfect French onion soup and grilled cheese sandwich pairing that is even better (in our opinion!) than the gooey cup of French onion soup that you’re used to. Instead of topping the soup with bread and cheese, serve the soup plain with a grilled White Cheddar and roast beef sandwich on the side. It’s like a roast beef French dip sandwich and French onion soup teamed up to make one glorious dish!
1 tablespoon Tillamook Unsalted Butter
2 slices of French bread, we used Grand Central Baking Company Como Bread
2 Tillamook Medium White Cheddar Cheese Slices
2 oz sliced deli roast beef
1 cup French onion soup, we used Pacific Foods French Onion Soup
2. Place 1 slice of bread butter side down on a cutting board and then place the cheese on top of the bread. Add all of the roast beef and then top with the second piece of bread. By keeping the cheese as the first layer against the bread, you’ll be able to melt your cheese more evenly and quickly without letting the bread soak up too much moisture from the other ingredients.
3. Heat a panini press or griddle. Once hot, add your sandwich to the griddle and cook over medium heat until the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes. If you’re cooking in a frying pan, try covering your pan with a pot lid to help trap the heat and melt your cheese to oooey gooey perfection.
4. Serve with a hot bowl of French onion soup heated on the stove over medium heat for about 8 minutes, and enjoy!