Our PlansGift CardsHelloFresh for Teams
Bacon, Apple & Caramelized Onion Melts
topBannerName Desktop
topBannerName Tablet
topBannerName Mobile
Bacon, Apple & Caramelized Onion Melts

Bacon, Apple & Caramelized Onion Melts

with Cheddar, Monterey Jack & Roasted Potato Wedges

We all know bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to sandwiches, but this chef-approved combination of complementary flavors and textures is a game-changer. Layer sourdough bread with smoky bacon, savory-sweet caramelized onion, sharp cheddar cheese, mellow Monterey Jack, and crunchy, tart apple slices. You know the rest of the drill, you master of melts: pan-fry in butter to golden brown perfection and serve alongside a pile of crispy seasoned potato wedges for one satisfying sando.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time40 minutes
Prep Time10 minutes


serving amount

12 ounce


1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 unit


1 tablespoon

Fry Seasoning

4 ounce


1 cup

Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

4 slice

Sourdough Bread

(Contains Soy, Wheat)

¼ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Cooking Oil

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories1160 kcal
Fat69 g
Saturated Fat32 g
Carbohydrate106 g
Sugar18 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein33 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium1660 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Aluminum Foil
Baking Sheet
Large Pan



• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Slice potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Halve, core, and thinly slice apple.

Cook Potatoes & Bacon

• Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss potatoes on one side of sheet with a drizzle of oil, half the Fry Seasoning (all for 4 servings), salt, and pepper. Add bacon* to empty side of sheet. (For 4, divide between two foil-lined sheets; roast potatoes on top rack and bacon on middle rack.) • Roast on top rack until bacon is crispy and cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and transfer bacon to a cutting board. (For 4, leave potatoes roasting.) Return sheet to top rack; roast until potatoes are browned and tender, 5-10 minutes more.

Caramelize Onion

• Meanwhile, heat a large drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and softened, 8-10 minutes. • Add 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4 servings) and a splash of water. Cook, adding more splashes of water as necessary, until onion is caramelized and jammy, 2-3 minutes more. • Reduce heat to low and stir in half the cheddar (you’ll use the rest later) until melted. Remove pan from heat; season with salt and pepper.

Assemble Sandwiches

• Layer half the sourdough slices with cheesy caramelized onion, bacon, and a few apple slices; top with Monterey Jack and remaining cheddar. • Top with remaining sourdough slices to create sandwiches. • Wash out pan used for onion (you’ll use it again in the next step).

Make Melts

• Melt 1 TBSP butter in pan used for onion over medium heat. Add sandwiches and push around in pan until butter has absorbed. Cook until golden brown and cheese is slightly melted, 4-6 minutes. TIP: It’s OK if some cheese falls out of the sandwiches as they cook; those crispy bits are a tasty snack! • Add another 1 TBSP butter to pan, then flip sandwiches and push around again until butter has absorbed. Cook until golden brown and cheese melts, 4-6 minutes. (For 4 servings, work in batches or use a second large pan, using 1 TBSP butter per side for each batch.) TIP: If you have a heavy-bottomed pan, place on top of the sandwiches as they cook to help the cheese melt and the bread crisp up.

Finish & Serve

• Halve melts on a diagonal and divide between plates. Serve with potato wedges and any remaining apple slices on the side.

Bacon is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 145°.

Meal right image

Explore Similar Recipes

Meal left image