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Cheesy Caramelized Onion Skillet Bread

This appetizer is perfect for a football game or informal party, but it came about because I have two sons who are always hungry. I needed time to get dinner on the table after coming home from work. They love the skillet bread for the flavor, and I love it because it keeps them in the kitchen to chat while I prepare the rest of dinner! If you'd like, you can use homemade biscuits instead of prepared. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tube (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, toast caraway seeds until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove and set aside.
    In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened, 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden brown, 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt; remove from the heat and cool slightly.
    Sprinkle cheese over onions in skillet. Place melted butter and caraway seeds in a shallow bowl. Cut each biscuit into fourths. Dip biscuit pieces in butter mixture; place in a single layer over onion mixture in skillet.
    Bake until puffed and golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool in skillet 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. If desired, sprinkle with thyme. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 352 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 874mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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