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Bite-Sized Cheese Toasties

Out of the UK comes another tasty food tradition: toasties. People have been putting cheese on bread for ages, but toasties take it one step further. Making these the way my Irish grandmother did, these bite-sized Cheese Toasties are simple, humble, and so gosh darn good!

Cheese toasties on a blue plate.

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What Are Toasties?

Toasties come in all shapes and forms, but on this side of the planet, they’re more commonly referred to as grilled cheese or toasted cheese. But Cheese Toasties are so much more than just cheese on bread. When you mix shredded cheese with a few other ingredients and pile it on buttered bread and then bake them in the oven, magic happens.

These bite-sized Cheese Toasties are rich, savory, cheesy, buttery, crunchy, and delicious. They’re an easy snack, a quick appetizer, the perfect accompaniment to salads or soups, or add them to your selection of St. Patrick’s Day appetizers.

I make these toasties the way my Irish grandmother did – with a bit of egg in the filling. It lends creaminess, savoriness, and when it bakes with the cheese, it’s downright delicious.

Cheese toasties on a black plate with strawberries in the background.

What you’ll love about Bite-Sized Cheese Toasties


  • These are the perfect appetizers – easy, simple, and delish!
  • Prepare the topping ahead of time and bake before serving.
  • Everybody loves these crave-worthy treats!

Ingredients

  • Baguette – Cut into 1/2-inch thick (or thinner) slices.
  • Butter – Softened.
  • Eggs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Irish cheddar – Shredded.
A top-down image of cheese toasties on a blue plate.

How To Make Easy Cheese Toasties

  1. Preheat your oven to 425-F.
  2. Slice the baguette and butter on one side. Lay the buttered side down on a baking sheet.
  3. Mix the eggs, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Irish cheddar in a bowl.
  4. Add a heaping tablespoon (or more, depending on the size of your bread slices) to the top of each slice of bread and spread it out a bit to reach each side. You don’t want the topping to be too thin.
  5. Bake the toasties for 6-8 minutes or until they’re puffy and very lightly golden brown on top.
  6. Serve warm!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Make this easy Cheese Toastie recipe from the best ingredients for them to really shine! Freshly baked baguettes, good quality butter, and freshly grated Irish cheddar will transform these toasties into works of edible art.
  • No Irish cheddar? You can use any sharp cheddar – white or yellow.

Recommendations

Serving Suggestions

Wondering how to serve Cheese Toasties? They go so well with so many different dishes! I love them alongside soup, with a hearty stew, or with a selection of other tasty appetizers.

I also love piling them onto a snack board. It’s an easy and inexpensive filler, which is perfect if you’re serving hungry guests. And they won’t get over how simple and delish they are! Load your snack board with all your favorite appetizers. This colossal snack board from Reluctant Entertainer is my go-to when feeding a crowd. You can get your own board and dazzle your guests, too!

St. patrick's Day snack board.
Colossal Snack Board

Storage

Cheese Toasties are best eaten fresh after cooling a bit from baking. You can store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

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4.67 from 80 votes

Bite-Sized Cheese Toasties

Golden brown and buttery on the bottom and soft, cheesy, and delish on top, Cheese Toasties are a humble dish that's so crazy good! These bite-sized Cheese Toasties are the perfect snack, appetizer, or side to soups, salads, and more!
Course Appetizers, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine European, Irish
Keyword bacon and cheese turnovers, bread, cheese toasties, party, toasties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 281kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425-F.
  • Slice the baguette and butter on one side. Lay the buttered side down on a baking sheet.
  • Mix the eggs, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Irish cheddar in a bowl.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (or more, depending on the size of your bread slices) to the top of each slice of bread and spread it out a bit to reach each side. You don't want the topping to be too thin.
  • Bake the toasties for 6-8 minutes or until they're puffy and very lightly golden brown on top.
  • Serve warm!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Make this easy Cheese Toastie recipe from the best ingredients for them to really shine! Freshly baked baguettes, good quality butter, and freshly grated Irish cheddar will transform these toasties into works of edible art.
  • No Irish cheddar? You can use any sharp cheddar – white or yellow.

Nutrition

Serving: 4toasties | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 2mg

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5 thoughts on “Bite-Sized Cheese Toasties”

  1. 5 stars
    Ooh, that little bit of tanginess from the Dijon and Worcestershire was amazingly good. These are dangerous! And I’ll be making them all the time lol

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  2. 5 stars
    These toasties (cute name) are such an easy snack! I didn’t have the irish cheddar but used a white cheddar instead. The dijon was unexpected and made them unique.

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