Turn your everyday toast into a gourmet treat with this quick and flavourful recipe. Melty cheese meets juicy tomatoes under a crispy, golden crust for a satisfying and unique lunch or snack.

This recipe takes the classic cheese on toast and elevates it with the addition of fresh tomatoes and a touch of balsamic glaze.
The oven grill method ensures even cooking and a delightful crunch on the bread’s exterior.

Plated cheese on toast with salad

How To Make Toast With Cheese

Learn how to make a delicious and easy cheesy tomato toast with this simple recipe.
Perfect for a quick and satisfying snack or meal.
No fancy ingredients, just simple and delicious flavours.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Australian
Servings 2 Serves
Calories 237 kcal


  • Oven grill/broiler
  • Baking sheet
  • Chef's knife
  • Drizzle bottle or spoon optional
  • Pepper grinder optional


  • 2 slices of thick-cut bread sourdough, brioche, or your favourite type
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup grated/shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ medium tomato thinly sliced
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Drizzle of balsamic glaze optional
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven grill/broiler to high.
  • Spread softened butter evenly on both sides of the bread slices.
  • Place bread slices on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly crisp.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and top with half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Arrange the tomato slices evenly over the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with dried oregano and the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • (Optional) Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a sweet and tangy touch.
  • Grind fresh black pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving Suggestions:
Pair your oven-kissed cheesy tomato delight with a side salad, a bowl of soup, or enjoy it on its own for a satisfying quick bite.

Recipe Variations:

  1. For a vegetarian twist, replace the mozzarella with goat cheese and top with caramelised onions.
  2. Add a protein boost by including thin slices of cooked ham or turkey to your sandwich.
  3. Swap the balsamic glaze for a drizzle of pesto or a sprinkle of your favourite herbs.


This recipe offers a delightful and unique twist on the classic cheese on toast.
With its simple ingredients and quick preparation time, it's a perfect solution for a satisfying meal or a delicious afternoon snack.
So ditch the ordinary and give this oven-kissed cheesy tomato delight a try!
Keyword cheese and toast, cheese on toast, cheese toast recipe, grilled cheese toast, how to make toast with cheese, toast and cheese

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

1 Comment

Moana Tuputala · 29/02/2024 at 12:43 am

5 stars
What a good cheap feed. My kids love them.

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