Cheesy Caramelized Onion Skillet Bread

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
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
Cheesy Caramelized Onion Skillet Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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 onion in skillet. Place melted butter and toasted caraway seeds in a shallow bowl. Cut each biscuit into fourths. Dip biscuit pieces into 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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