The Ultimate Cheese Toastie


  • 4 thick slices sourdough bread
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 50g mango chutney
  • 30g cream cheese
  • 60g thinly sliced ham
  • 60g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 40g gruyere cheese, grated
  • ¼ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Calories columnFat columnSaturates columnSugars columnSalt column
874 per serving
43% %GDA
54g per serving
77% %GDA
30g per serving
150% %GDA
18g per serving
20% %GDA
4.00g per serving
67% %GDA


  1. Lay the bread onto a chopping board and spread both sides of all pieces with all but 2 teaspoons of the softened butter.

  2. Spread the mango chutney over two pieces, and the cream cheese over the other two pieces.

  3. Tip the grated cheeses and red onion into a bowl and mix together, then pile onto the cream cheese covered bread.

  4. Lay the ham in ruffled layers on top of the cheese mixture then lay the other piece of bread, mango chutney side down, on top and squidge down gently.

  5. Heat a frying pan until medium hot, add the remaining butter and the olive oil and when the butter has melted, add the sandwiches. Fry gently over a medium low heat for 3-4 minutes, pressing down gently with a fish slice, until just golden brown and the cheese has started to ooze.

  6. Flip over and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes, pressing down again, until golden brown and the cheese is really oozing out of the sides.

  7. Cut in half and serve straightaway.


Tip– if the toastie is getting too brown in the frying pan, but the cheese is not oozy yet, simply pop on to a plate in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds on high. This will finish heating the inside but still leave you with a crispy toastie.