Monday 15 October 2018

Recipe: cheese, bacon and onion toasties

Cheese, bacon and onion toasties

Ingredients for one:
spray oil (I used the butter variety)
small, thinly sliced onion
one bacon medallion (back bacon with all the fat cut off)
two Laughing Cow light triangles or the Dairylea equivalent (3 syns)
30 g very finely grated cheddar or 40g of the lighter version (healthy extra A)
two slices from a smaller wholemeal loaf (healthy extra B)

salad to serve (optional)

Spray fry the onion slices gently until they are softened and turning colour.  At the same time and in the same pan, cook the bacon (it doesn't take long).
Spread one cheese triangle on each slice, being careful to go up the the edge but not over!
On one slice, cheese side up, being careful not to go to the edge, sprinkle the grated cheddar.  Lay over the bacon and then spread the sliced onion.
Then top with the other slice of bread, cheese side in and press lightly round the edges to 'seal' it.  This sort of worked - I didn't get any drips.

Preheat the grill.  (I placed the sandwich on a piece of that black, not-stick, silicon stuff.)  Spray over the top with a bit more oil (it took about six sprays), pop the sandwich in the grill pan and grill until the bread is brown and toasty.  Carefully turn it over, spray and brown the other side too.   By the time the outsides are browned, the inside should be hot and melty.

Under the grill

Remove from the pan, cut it corner to corner and serve.  I had planned a salad but I had split tomatoes in the garden so I dry fried them instead.  They'd have been nice inside the toastie, had there been room!

It was scrumptious.  Poor photo (apologies but I almost forgot in my eagerness to taste!) but a deliciously satisfying lunch.  Definitely another keeper, especially as the weather gets more chilly, and I will investigate other fillings as time goes by.  Any suggestions warmly welcomed.


  1. You just can't go wrong with a bacon and cheese toastie, can you? Totally yummy.

    1. You really can't. I'm thinking of a cheese and tuna one next. Mmmmmmm.