Saltspring Kitchen Company French Onion and Thyme Grilled Cheese Sandwich on a plate with jar of onion thyme spread

Savoury French Onion and Thyme Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Looking for a delicious and easy sandwich recipe? Try this savoury and cheesy sandwich with a twist! This recipe features a combination of Gruyere and Mozzarella cheeses mixed with Saltspring Kitchen's Onion & Thyme Savoury Spread, which adds a unique and flavourful touch to this classic comfort food.


  • 4 tbsp butter, room temperature or softened
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • Saltspring Kitchen Onion & Thyme Savoury Spread
  • 2 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 2 oz. Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 4 slices bread, cut no wider than ½ inch thick


  1. Mix softened butter with minced garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add 4 tbsp of Onion & Thyme spread to the shredded cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Put down two slices of bread, and scoop half of the cheese-onion mixture onto each one. Top with the remaining slices of bread and press down gently.
  4. Spread 1 tbsp of the butter mixture onto one side of the sandwich.
  5. Heat the skillet over medium heat and add the sandwiches.
  6. Cook until the bottoms turn golden brown, 3-4 minutes, reducing the heat to prevent toast from darkening too quickly if needed.
  7. Flip the sandwiches, spread the remaining butter and press down and cook until the cheese has fully melted and the bottoms turn golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately with extra Onion & Thyme spread on the side.

This recipe is a perfect lunch or snack option. The addition of garlic and parsley to the butter mixture, combined with the Onion & Thyme takes this French Onion soup inspired sandwich to the next level, making it a crowd-pleaser. Add a green salad or your favourite soup for an easy weeknight meal, elevated.

Get creative with one of the ultimate comfort foods, the mighty grilled cheese sandwich. Make it with your favourite cheese, dip it in any of our spicy or savoury options, or make it vegan with a plant-based cheese like Miyokos Mozzarella (pictured), or your local favourite.

Saltspring Kitchen offers a variety of Artisanal Savoury Spreads for Sandwiches and Wraps, including our popular Onion & Thyme Savoury Spread. Other fan favourites like Spicy Tomato Savoury Spread or Charcuterie Mustard which would both make great dips for this sandwich. Our savoury spreads feature bold flavour profiles and are perfect for adding a gourmet touch to your favourite dishes. Putting a twist on your grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect way to elevate the everyday.


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