My mom’s cheese toastie is incredibly delicious and easy to make! It only uses a handful of pantry ingredients and takes under 15 minutes to make. It’s an excellent snack, breakfast or party food!
So let’s dive into this harmonious blend of creamy cheese, subtle seasoning and perfectly toasted bread.
- Processed Cheese: My mum used the Britannia pizza cheese, which melts incredibly well and is perfect for a cheese toastie. If you can’t source Britannia pizza cheese, you can use American cheese or a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella.
- White Sandwich Bread: Use your typical soft white sandwich bread. If you’re gluten-free, you can also use a gluten-free alternative. It will still be delicious!
- Egg: Adds richness to the cheese mixture, enhancing the other flavors.
- Scallions: Adds a hint of freshness and an onion flavor that pairs well with the cheese.
- Dried Parsley and Oregano: Both herbs add fragrance and an undertone of flavor.
- Butter: The butter adds richness and helps the cheese toasties not dry out in the oven.
- Chili Flakes: These are optional but worth a try for those who like their toasties with a hint of heat.
Baking Time: All ovens are not created equal, and slight variations in temperature can make a difference. While the recommended baking time is 10-12 minutes, it’s a good idea to start checking at around the 8-minute mark. You’re aiming for a scenario where the cheese is deliciously melted and slightly browned without letting the bread char.
Enjoy While Warm: A cheese toastie’s essence is its gooey, flavorful cheese. If they’ve sat out a bit too long before serving, give them a brief reinvigoration in an oven or air fryer.
Storage and Leftovers
These cheese toasties are best served fresh, but if you have any leftovers, you can store them and reheat them:
- Storing: Wrap the toasties individually in foil or place them side-by-side in an airtight container. They’ll keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Reheating: You can reheat the cheese toasties in both the oven and air fryer:
- Oven: Preheat to 300°F (150°C) and warm the toasties for 5-7 minutes or until they’re heated through.
- Air Fryer: Set to 320°F (160°C) and heat for 3-4 minutes, ensuring they don’t overlap.
Tip: Don’t reheat them in the microwave. The microwave will make them soft and non-crispy.
Yes, you can! Simply swap out the standard white bread with keto-friendly bread. If you’re looking for a reliable recipe, check out my keto bread recipe.
A fresh garden salad or a bowl of tomato soup makes a classic pairing. If you’re in the mood for something crunchier, consider serving with potato chips or coleslaw.
If the cheese isn’t browning to your satisfaction, you can place it under the broiler for the last minute or two.
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My Mom’s Cheese Toastie
- 200 g Processed cheese grated (a mix of cheddar and mozzarella works too)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Spring onion sliced
- 1 tsp Dried parsley
- 1 tsp Dried oregano
- 1 pinch Salt
- Pepper to taste
- Chili flakes optional, for spice lovers
- 5 slices White bread
- Butter for spreading
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a bowl, combine the cheese, egg, spring onion, salt, dried parsley, dried oregano, and pepper. Add chili flakes if desired.
- Butter each bread slice and top with the cheese mixture.
- Arrange the slices on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes. You’re aiming for melted and lightly browned cheese, and toasted bread.
- Once done, slice the toasties into quarters and serve warm.