Chilli Cheese Toast is a quick and easy appetizer, snack or breakfast recipe which is as simple as topping bread with a mixture of cheese, chillies, veggies and baking until bread is crisp and cheese has melted. I like to add green chillies but you could use red chilli flakes too. Adding some onions and bell peppers gives it a nice crunch and color. But you could totally add some other veggies like finely chopped carrots or cabbage too. Its the perfect after school or office snack when you want something spicy and cheesy to go with your glass of milk or cuppa. For serving, I like to cut the bread sides off and slice each slice into 3 giving them a finger shape and making the perfect portion to binge on.
Now to the recipe...
3 slices of bread
¼ cup of shredded mixed cheese (I am using Mexican blend of 4 cheese : Monterey Jack, Medium Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero Cheese)
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper
1-2 green chillies finely chopped (or to taste)
¼ tsp chaat masala (or to taste)
couple of tbsp of cream cheese or butter
Preheat oven to 375F. In a bowl, mix onion, red and green bell pepper, green chillies, coriander and mixed cheese. Mix well. Now add the flavors like chaat masala, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and give it a good mix. Divide this mixture into 3 equal parts and keep aside. On one side of each bread slice apply cream cheese as much or little as you like. Then spread cheese mixture on each slice evenly. Sprinkle the mozzarella on each slice. Bake for 7-10 mins or until cheese melts. For a crispier bread bake longer but make sure to keep a close watch. You can even broil the bread for about a minute or two for browning the cheese but make sure to keep a close watch as it could burn easily.
- I have used white sandwich bread for this recipe but you can use whole wheat or any of your choice.
- The amount of chillies/spice level can be adjusted as per your taste
- I've used mixed cheese blend and mozzarella but you can use completely one type of cheese too.
- In addition to onions and bell peppers you can add other veggies like carrots and cabbage etc too to this recipe.