Ham, Cheese & Onion Toasties

Course: sandwiches, Snack
Cuisine: Irish, Savory
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Nancy Mock
This toastie is a delicious and melty sandwich that is perfect for a midday snack, lunch, or late night noshing! The filling in this toastie is ham, Cheddar and onion.
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  • 4 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, salted
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (or mayonnaise if you'd prefer)
  • 3 ounces sliced Cheddar cheese (about 6 thin slices)
  • 4 ounces sliced ham (about 8 thin slices)
  • 3 tablespoons diced, sautéed onions (thin slices of pickled red onion would also be tasty here)
  • 1/4 cup canned baked beans (optional)


Assemble the sandwiches:

  • Lay out the slices of white bread and butter the top sides of them. Set two of them aside. 
  • Flip them over, and spread two of the slices with the mustard. Top each mustardy slice with one slice of the Cheddar cheese.
  • Divide the ham between the two sandwiches and pile the ham on top of the mustard. Top the ham with the diced sautéed onion divided between the two sandwiches.
  • If you are using beans, spoon the beans over the diced onion on both sandwiches.
  • Finally, divide the remaining slices of Cheddar and place them over the fillings. Top each sandwich off with the two slices of bread you set aside, buttered sides up. (Both sides of the sandwich should have the buttered sides out.)
  • Heat up a medium skillet over medium heat, or if you are using a sandwich press turn it on and heat it up. Place the assembled sandwiches in the hot pan or press.
  • With a press, close the lid to compress and grill the sandwiches for 3-4 minutes until the bread is toasted on the outside and the cheese is melty. 
    With a skillet, place something heavy on top of the sandwiches to compress them, like a small cast-iron skillet or like I did - a small cutting board weighted down by a jar of jam. Grill the sandwich for about 2 minutes until the bread is lightly browned. Flip it over, compress it, and grill for another 1-2 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the bread toasted on both sides. 
  • Serve the sandwiches immediately, with a side of Tayto Cheese & Onion chips if you can get them!


If you don't have diced, sautéed onions on hand, you can quickly make some: finely dice some yellow onion, and heat up a little oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté and stir the onions for about 5 minutes until they are soft and turning translucent. 

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Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32.9g | Saturated Fat: 17.5g | Cholesterol: 105.9mg | Sodium: 1356mg | Potassium: 157.6mg | Fiber: 9.7g | Sugar: 3.8g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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