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Best ever recipes for ‘things on toast’

It's mid-week, you've run out of food shopping, so you give in to cheese on toast. This ritual doesn't have to be boring, we have lots of exciting recipes for 'things on toast' that are quick and easy to make

Looking for a quick way to make your toast more exciting? Try our 5 quick and easy toast toppers here.

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Figs on toast with goat’s yogurt labneh

These easy figs on toast with labneh are super simple and quick to make. This recipe is creamy yet low in calories, and veggie friendly. Ready in just 15 minutes these make for a mouth-watering breakfast, brunch or snack.

Figs on toast with goat’s yogurt labneh and honey

Tomatoes and lardo on toast with basil oil

Try our quick and easy recipe for tomatoes and lardo on toast with a super light basil oil. Crunchy toasted soughdough topped with soft and velvety lardo, and good-quality juicy ripe tomatoes, this recipe is a great snack, lunch or even part of an antipasti.

Tomatoes and lardo on toast with basil oil


Tex-Mex cheese on toast

Packed with plenty of flavour, our super simple Tex-Mex style cheese on toast makes for a great quick and easy lunch.

Tex-Mex Cheese on Toast

Welsh rarebit

Worcestershire sauce was allegedly created when a recipe made by chemists Lea and Perrins in the early 1800s went wrong and was left for a few years in a cellar. When they tried it again, they found it had become a delicious sauce, which is now the secret ingredient in recipes like Bloody Mary and Welsh rarebit.

welsh rarebit

Smashed broad beans on toast

Not a fan of the classic beans on toast? Try our greener healthier version, broad beans on toast. This recipe is quick and easy to rustle up, ideal for when you’re short of time.

Broad Bean Toast

Skagen toast

Invented by Swede Tore Wretman in 1958, skagen is now firmly established as a traditional dish. It’s super quick to make, why not try it as a simple starter. It’s really easy and makes a nice, sophisticated change to a prawn cocktail.

Skagen toast

Sesame-chocolate toast with sea salt

What could be better than warm and freshly toasted bread with a dollop of melting chocolate on top? We’ve added a sprinkle of sea salt and sesame seeds to boost this sweet combination.

Sesame Chocolate Toasts

Herbed cheese tartines with cucumber salad

This French-style open sandwich makes the best light lunch or quick snack. Make a healthier version of grilled cheese using quark, the low-fat soft cheese. Serve on sourdough toast with cucumber salad over the top.

Herbed cheese tartines with cucumber salad

Field mushrooms, spinach and goat’s cheese on toast

Large flat mushrooms are topped with spinach and goat’s cheese. Select deep mushrooms if you can so you can cram in more delicious filling, serve on top of toasted ciabatta.

Field mushrooms, spinach and goat's cheese on toast


Fig and gorgonzola tartines

Fig and gorgonzola tartines make an indulgent afternoon snack or stylish starter using a handful of fresh ingredients. These sourdough toasts are super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes, just assemble the toasts and pop under the grill for a couple of minutes.

Fig and gorgonzola tartines

Dishoom’s chilli cheese toast

Dishoom shares its recipe for an incredibly popular dish, chilli cheese on toast. Perfect for brunch or lunch! This recipe was created by Dishoom’s executive chef, Naved Nasir.

Dishoom's chilli cheese toast

Mustardy cauliflower rarebit toasts

Cauliflower florets give these rarebit toasts great texture and the mascarpone adds a delicious creamy note. Add mustard for a punch and put the toasts under the grill until browned and bubbling for a quick and easy treat.

mustardy cauliflower rarebits

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination.

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Stilton on toast with pickled pears

We love the combination of stilton, port and pears and this recipe takes it to the next level. This posh version of cheese on toast makes a great quick vegetarian lunch or simple starter.

stilton on toast with pickled pears

French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Whether you call it French toast or eggy bread, everyone is bound to love this easy family pud. The toffee walnuts are so easy to make too that this is sure to become a family favourite.

French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Brioche French toast with warm blueberry compote

Superfood blueberries make a delicious warm compote to cut through the ice cream or clotted cream in this recipe. The golden fried bread is such a warming comfort food and makes this dish a really indulgent dessert or breakfast idea.

Brioche French toast with warm blueberry compote

Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

This recipe for smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories. What more could you want for a midweek meal?

Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

Avocado and smoked salmon toasts

Avocado and smoked salmon toasts – a recipe that’s bound to get you out of bed in the morning. Creamy avocado and delicious smoked salmon feel like an indulgence, but this dish comes in at under 300 calories meaning you can have a little bit of luxury any day of the week.

Avocado and smoked salmon toasts

Ham hock rillettes with pistachio salt

This recipe for ham hock rillettes with pistachio salt comes from Salt and Honey in London and makes a great dinner party starter

Ham hock rillettes with pistachio salt

10-minute sardines and peppers on toast

This 10-minute sardines and pepper on toast recipe is a really quick and easy idea for a midweek meal

10-minute sardines and peppers on toast

Potted shrimp on toast with pickled cucumber

This recipe for potted shrimp on toast with pickled cucumber makes a really quick and easy meal for one midweek

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Potted shrimp on toast with pickled cucumber

Ricotta toast with kale and cherry tomatoes

This recipe for ricotta toast with kale and cherry tomatoes makes a great 10-minute meal for 1. It’s veggie and low cal, so ticks a lot of the midweek boxes

Ricotta toast with kale and cherry tomatoes