Lancashire Cheese and Onion Toastie

Lancashire Cheese and Onion Toastie

Here is every northerners dream toastie.

Cheese and onion pie is a true northern classic, specifically, a Lancashire classic. I get cravings for a Cheese and onion pie at least once a week, but like everyone else, I don't always have time to bake one. Here's a great alternative; make it into a toastie! 

Below i've detailed how to make the sandwich in a pan on the hob, but if you have a toastie maker - it's even easier! 

The bread I used for this recipe is the mega thick one from Roberts bakery, which comes in an orange packet like this:

It's MEGA thick and absolutely perfect for toast and toasties. 

How to make a Lancashire cheese and onion Toastie

Lancashire Cheese and onion toastie
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
13 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: British
Servings: 1
Author: hintofhelen
  • 2 slices Thick white bread
  • 1 sliced Onion red or white
  • 2 handful Grated Lancashire cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter

How to make a Lancashire cheese and onion Toastie

  1. Make sure you've got thick white bread, an onion (either white or red), some Lancashire cheese, and butter in the house. 
  2. Grate the cheese, and finely chop the onion 
  3. Generously butter two pieces of bread
  4. Place one of the buttered pieces of bread on a plate, butter side down
  5. Add the chopped onion to the slide (as much onion as you'd like in the sandwich)
  6. Then add the grated cheese on top of the onion
  7. Place the bother slide of buttered bread ontop, to form a sandwich. Again, this piece should also be butter side out. 
  8. Heat a frying pan, then add the sandwich to the pan
  9. Place a lid onto of the pan, and cook for 2 minutes 
  10. Remove the lid, and flip the sandwich. The underside will now be browned:
  11. Turn the heat down, and squish the sandwich together using a spatula
  12. Return the lid to the pan, and continue to cook until the cheese in the center has melted. The lid will help to keep the heat in and melt the cheese quickly
  13. Once the cheese inside has melted, and both sides are nicely browned, remove from the heat:
  14. Cut in half, and serve with brown or red sauce - yum! 


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