Toast Toppers – Baked Beans and Cheddar Cheese

Toast Toppers Baked Beans Cheddar Cheese

I love beans on toast, but it can quickly become a belly filling tasty meal by tweaking it just a little.  I know some people dislike eating crusts – and I used to be the same – but you can’t waste them!

You can use up bread crusts by toasting one crust and piling it high with a simple toast topper topping of baked beans and cheddar cheese.  I’ts fast, cheap, cheerful, filling and good for you!  Baked beans count as one of your five a day.

This is very filling and I’ll often eat cheese and beans on toast as a main meal, or a brunch to tide me over.

Use a microwave to heat up the beans in a mug and you’ve minimal washing up too.


  • 1 crust of bread
  • ⅓ tin of baked beans
  • 25 grams cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Toast the crust in the toaster so it’s the colour you like!
  2. Put the baked beans into a microwave safe small dish or a mug and microwave for 1 minute, stir, then microwave for ½ a minute and stir again.  For larger quantities, stir and microwave until the beans are hot enough!
  3. Put the toasted crust onto the plate, spoon your piping hot baked beans over the top, then add your cheese on top of that

No Need to Use Butter

There’s no need to butter the toast, it’ll be covered in the toast toppings – so give it a miss and save calories!

Menu Cost – 20p: 

Using supermarket own brands, this will cost about 20p.