Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kids Can Cook: Cheese Toast

The other day we were low on supplies around here. Fortunately we had bread and cheese, all that's needed to make one of my kids' favorite lunches...Cheese Toast. This recipe is long and difficult, but after years of mentoring, they can make it themselves. I still stand by in the kitchen while they work, just to make sure that they don't inadvertently burn the house down or something.

My Kids' Recipe for Cheese Toast

1 loaf of your mom's homemade bread* (we used onion)
8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese

*If you don't have homemade bread, you'll just have to use store bought. Try something interesting like marble or pumpernickel.

If the bread is not sliced yet, get your mom to slice it. Then tell her that you can handle things.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and set aside.

Toast bread in toaster. As each slice is done, place it on the baking sheet.

Meanwhile, shred cheese using a box grater. Be careful not to hurt your fingers. Watch out for cheese thieves!

Sprinkle generous amounts of cheese onto prepared toast.

Put the pan in the oven, and watch carefully. If your mom doesn't think you're old enough, she can help with this step. When the cheese starts bubbling, it's time to take it out. Don't do what our dad did the other night with the cheeseburgers! Enjoy!

Servings vary, but we recommend planning for at least 2 or 3 pieces per person.

linking to: It's A Piece O' Cake


  1. Cute, simple idea--looking forward to when I can put them to work more in the kitchen :)

    1. It's fun to let them help with cooking...if a bit messier than doing it alone.

  2. I do this all the time for my son. And if you want to take it up a notch you can spread ketchup on the bread before you sprinkle cheese and add sone sliced sausages on top to make a quick pizza!!!
    Quick and easy is what I say.

  3. This is one of our favorites, too!
    My oldest has ventured out and used sourdough, tomato, & mozzerella with a little basil or Italian seasoning on top, but most of the kids prefer it just the way your kids make it! :-)

    1. That sounds like something my oldest would like too, I'll have to tell him about it!