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Here’s the very best cheese toast: you won’t believe the flavor! This easy recipe is a great fast meal or snack: it takes only 5 minutes to make.

Cheese toast

Hangry and need food now? Try cheese toast! It’s simple but…man! You won’t believe the flavor in this recipe. A few simple ingredients make for over-the-top flavor. This fast and easy recipe works as a snack, with tomato soup for lunch, or with a green salad as a throw-together dinner. Did you grow up with cheese toast? Sources tell us it’s a UK and Australian thing…but we’ve love to know your experience with it. Here’s how to make the best version of cheese toast you’ll have!

Ingredients in the best cheese toast

This isn’t any old cheese toast. Don’t go thinking this is a recipe for melting a slice of cheese onto bread. No, this is the best cheese toast! You could serve it in a restaurant and still impress eaters. Here are the keys to the mind-bending flavor:

  • Mayonnaise. Just a thin coating of mayo on the bread adds ultra-savory flavor.
  • Dijon mustard. Goes hand in hand with mayo! The Dijon adds just the right tang.
  • A mix of cheeses. You can use whatever you have on hand: but using a mix of cheese varieties adds complexity! We used a blend of sharp cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • A pinch of salt. Sounds simple, but a simple pinch of salt heightens all the flavors.
  • Dried oregano. Add a little pizzazz with a sprinkle of oregano.
Cheese toast

Key to the fastest cheese toast: broil it!

Turns out, there are lots of techniques for making cheese toast! Some methods use the oven: but who wants to wait 10 to 15 minutes for their oven to preheat? This is an easy throw-together recipe for when you’re starving, so it needs to be fast too. Right?

The secret? Broil it. First, you’ll broil the bread 1 to 2 minutes per side. Then, add the toppings and broil again, just 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese melts. That’s it!

When to eat cheese toast…and how to serve it!

This cheese toast recipe is for when you need a throw-together meal, but you want a little class. Once you make it one time, you won’t need to measure the quantities anymore: just throw them on and broil away. Here are some ways to eat it:

Bread slices

If you’re into bread…

If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe like cheese toast, you likely won’t have the forsight to have homemade bread on hand. But if you’re a bread baking sort, here are the best bread recipes we’d recommend:

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Cheese toast

Ultimate Cheese Toast

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Here’s the very best cheese toast: you won’t believe the flavor! This easy recipe is a great fast meal or snack: it takes only 5 minutes to make.


  • 1 large slice bread (artisan, no knead, whole wheat, etc)
  • ½ tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheese (we used a mix of mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and Parmesan)
  • 1 pinch dried oregano


  1. Preheat a broiler. Place the bread on a baking sheet and broil it 1 to 2 minutes per side, until lightly toasted.
  2. Spread the bread with a thin coating of mayonnaise, then Dijon mustard. Top with 1 pinch salt. Add the shredded cheese and sprinkle with oregano.
  3. Place the toast bake on the baking sheet. Broil again for about 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cheese toast

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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