My mother made this when I was small. I'm not much of a baker, so I use store bought pie shells - not the frozen type. While not totally as wonderful as mom's crust, it's pretty darned close. Note: if you don't have sweet onions available, I've found that steaming regular yellow onions works very well as a substitute. A great dish reheated as well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place one pie crust into a deep-dish pie pan. Layer the bottom with half of the onions and half of the cheese. Season to taste with pepper. Layer with the remaining onions and cheese; season with pepper. Pour milk over the pie filling. Place the remaining pie crust on top of the filling. Make small holes in the crust to allow steam to escape.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove, and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 30.4mg; sodium 415.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2007
I took this basic recipe made some variations and made it just SO YUMMY! Instead of making this as a side-dish I decided to make it a main dish by adding a pound of ground beef. Before assembling the pie I browned the beef adding salt and garlic. I used only two BIG sweet onions and steamed those before-hand to assure that they'd be cooked. When assembling the pie I used layers: one layer of onions then a layer of beef then a layer of sliced Velveeta cheese then I repeated one time. After putting the last layer of Velveete cheese I poured about 1/4 cup of milk over top. Then I placed the final pie crust with slits. Even though my meat and onions were fully cooked to start with I still baked the pie for the assigned time to assure that I'd have fabulously melted cheese and a thoroughly cooked crust. The end result was a delicious meat cheese and onion pie that was SO GOOD! Somewhat of a cheeseburger pie really. It's so good--you've just gotta try it! Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2007
I love onions so I was really excited to try this recipe but the onions did not get done the cheese was almost non existent. Any ideas on what went wrong? Read More
(17)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2007
I took this basic recipe made some variations and made it just SO YUMMY! Instead of making this as a side-dish I decided to make it a main dish by adding a pound of ground beef. Before assembling the pie I browned the beef adding salt and garlic. I used only two BIG sweet onions and steamed those before-hand to assure that they'd be cooked. When assembling the pie I used layers: one layer of onions then a layer of beef then a layer of sliced Velveeta cheese then I repeated one time. After putting the last layer of Velveete cheese I poured about 1/4 cup of milk over top. Then I placed the final pie crust with slits. Even though my meat and onions were fully cooked to start with I still baked the pie for the assigned time to assure that I'd have fabulously melted cheese and a thoroughly cooked crust. The end result was a delicious meat cheese and onion pie that was SO GOOD! Somewhat of a cheeseburger pie really. It's so good--you've just gotta try it! Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2007
I love onions so I was really excited to try this recipe but the onions did not get done the cheese was almost non existent. Any ideas on what went wrong? Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2007
I have been making cheese & onion pies for many years.Cook & mash a couple of potatoes to the onion & grated cheese mix it really holds everything together and makes the filling go further. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
Love this cheese and onion pie Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2019
Very good recipe - I added more cheese. I like the pre-made crusts as I never seem to make an acceptable pie dough:-( I do not understand why people make/rate a recipe after they have TOTALLY changed the recipe so that its no longer the featured recipe! Adding tons of meat and a pageful of changes to this recipe - that is no longer a cheese & onion pie! THAT is a recipe you just put together for dinner. Just sayin'......If you like a recipe you've made send it in under its own name! PLEASE! Read More