Chilli Cheese Toast

Chilli Cheese Toast

Chilli Cheese Toast is an easy, homespun snack to quickly satisfy your pizza cravings without the trappings of an elaborate pizza preparation. Very popular in South Asia, Chilli Cheese Toast is prepared with a mixture of cheese, seasoning and veggies topped on sandwich bread and baked to crispness in the oven. This delicious dish is ready from start to finish before you can say "Chilli Cheese" - umm, maybe not that fast.....but you get the idea. Add to it the aroma that floats into the room as you open the oven door and the delightfully delicious flavor that fills your mouth as you bite into the toast, and you can be forgiven for imagining that you are on a trip to pizza heaven. 

Chilli Cheese Toast is popular as a breakfast or evening snack, in kids' lunch boxes (kids love it!), a soup accompaniment, or even as a party starter - just cut the toast into bite-size pieces, lay them out on a platter, and wait for the sure-fire accolades that will follow :)

Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe

Serves : 2-4

6 Bread Slices (Sandwich Bread)
1/2 cup finely chopped Tomato
1/2 cup finely chopped Green Bell Pepper; deseeded
1/2 cup finely chopped Onion
2 Serrano Green Chillies or to taste (optional); destemmed & finely chopped
1 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded (preferably low-moisture)
1/4 tsp Paprika; optional
1 tbsp Oregano
Salt to taste

How to make Chilli Cheese Toast

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In the meantime, in a bowl, combine cheese, tomatoes, green chillies, bell pepper, onion, salt, paprika/red chilli powder & oregano.
  3. Divide the mixture into six equal portions. Spread each portion evenly onto each slice.
  4. Place the bread slices on a baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese melts & turns golden brown.
  5. Remove the baking tray from the oven. Cut each bread slice diagonally or into bite-size squares. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.


  1. Maureen, MilwaukeeMarch 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    The recipe looks great, and I wanted to try it. Sadly, you don't allow copying and pasting from your site. Hard to use a recipe I can't save.

    1. Glad you liked the recipe! I have disabled copy-pasting because unfortunately lots of people steal recipes/pictures & post them as their own in their blog :( However, you can save the recipe by using the "File > Save" option on your browser's menu bar or take a screenshot. Hope this helps!

      Happy Cooking!