Grilled Onion and Jack Pepper Cheese Sandwich

Portions:
2

Serving Size:
1 sandwich

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

Ingredients

  • 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 

Preparation

  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

2

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