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Vegan Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Red Pepper

Vegan Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Red Pepper

This rich comforting Vegan Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onion and Red Pepper is loaded with sweet and savory flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan, gluten free
Keyword vegan grilled cheese, vegan grilled cheese with caramelized onions, vegan grilled cheese with red pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 484kcal


  • 4 slices gluten free bread
  • ½ a medium onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar optional
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • 4 slices vegan cheddar or ½ cup grated
  • 4 teaspoons vegan mayo or Earth Balance


  • Heat olive oil in pan at medium heat and add sliced onion. Add salt.
  • Stir the onions every five minutes or so. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Add a small amount of balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan.
  • Add red pepper and cook until softened.
  • Layer vegan cheddar, caramelized onion, and red pepper on a slice of bread. Top with other slice of bread.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon vegan mayo on the outside of one of the slices of bread. Place face down in a hot pan. While the grilled cheese is cooking over medium heat, spread the other teaspoon of vegan mayo on the other piece of bread (the side facing you). Cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the other sandwich.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1695IU | Vitamin C: 50.6mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.6mg