Cheese Toasts are just the thing to serve along side of your favorite soup. Of course, you could just serve the soup with a good hearty bread and be fine, but once in a while it’s good to up your game a bit. Why would you not? Cheese Toasts are so easy to make and with only three ingredients, this recipe takes just minutes to make.
I like to use a sharp cheddar for these cheese toasts because the strong nutty flavor really stands out when melted. Also to be perfectly honest, I always seem to have some cheddar in my refrigerator so that just makes life even easier. That said, you could use other types of cheese. Parmesan, Monterey Jack, and Gruyère come to mind.
There are a few ways you can go about this. Toast the bread first, then melt the cheese in the oven. Bake the cheese toasts in the oven without toasting first. Or just melt the cheese under the broiler. I tried all three methods and it really just depends on how crispy you want your bread. I found that thin slices of french bread crisp up nice without toasting first. If you end up using thicker slices, you may want to toast the bread for a few minutes in the oven first before “cheesing” them. Up to you.
Cheddar Cheese ToastsPrint Recipe
Cheddar Cheese Toasts
- loaf of French Bread
- 8 oz. - sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup - mayonnaise
Slice the bread thin, about 1/4" thick.* Lay on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Grate the cheddar cheese with the large holes of a box grater.
In a medium size bowl, mix the grated cheese with the mayonnaise.
Take about a spoonful of the cheese mixture and spread it on each slice of bread.
Bake for about 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve while still warm.
You can add a teaspoon of Dijon Mustard for a little more flavor, if desired.