Grilled Onion and Jack Pepper Cheese Sandwich


Serving Size:
1 sandwich

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon whipped cream cheese
  • 2 ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 
  • 4 slices rye bread 


  1. Set butter out to soften. Thinly slice the onion half.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion slices and stir continuously until cooked and soft. Remove the onions from skillet and set aside.

  3. Spread 1 tablespoon of whipped cream cheese on 2 of the bread slices, then add half of the grilled onions and cheese. Top with other bread slices.

  4. Spread the butter on outside of bread slices. Grill the sandwich in a hot skillet until bread is toasted and cheese melts, turning once. Cover skillet with a lid while grilling the sandwich.

Helpful hints

  • Pre-sliced cheese is usually available in 1-ounce or 3/4-ounce slices. Use 1 + 1/4 slices on each sandwich if slices are 3/4-ounce each.
  • Make extra grilled onions and serve with a meat entrée for dinner.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 350

Protein 13 g

Carbohydrates 34 g

Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 46 mg

Sodium 589 mg

Potassium 184 mg

Phosphorus 226 mg

Calcium 275 mg

Fiber 4.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Download Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Get instant access to recipes and kidney diet tips from DaVita dietitians.


753,730 Downloads So Far!

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

More Recipes

More Recipes

Shish Kebabs

Shish Kebabs are a quick and fun way to load up on protein and veggies, and they're not just for summer barbecues. Dawn, a DaVita dietitian from Ohio,...


Honey Spice Rubbed Salmon

Try a tasty Honey Spice-Rubbed Salmon for dinner and you'll want to have it again for lunch the next day. This flavorful and kidney-friendly recipe is...


Grilled Chicken Salad

DaVita renal dietitian Sara knows the right combination of flavors and textures to make Grilled Chicken Salad a favorite that is kidney-friendly and s...


Grilled Salmon Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to reduce inflammation and decrease risk of cancer and heart disease. DaVita dietitian Joseph f...


Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a Caribbean-style grill-roasted chicken marinated a fiery hot combination of jerk spices and seasonings that include ginger, ...


Baked or Grilled Trout

North Carolina is known for their rainbow trout, so DaVita dietitian Barb has provided two healthy and kidney-friendly recipes for Baked and Grilled T...


Citrus Salmon

Everyone knows that salmon is one food that’s really good for you. Now DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer from Wisconsin offers up her take on grilled sa...


Shish Kebabs Lower Protein

Shish Kebabs are a quick and fun way get your protein and veggies, and they're not just for summer barbecues. Dawn, a DaVita dietitian from Ohio, gril...


Grill Thyme Corn on the Cob

Spice up your next cookout with Grill Thyme Corn on the Cob from DaVita renal dietitian Maria from North Carolina. A combination of thyme, black peppe...


Write a Comment

Tell Us What You Think

Note: Your username will be displayed for reviews.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.