Ham and Musto Toastie

By Published On: 4 Feb '20Last Updated: 14 Apr '24

AS WINTER IS APPROACHING and you feel like a pick me up either for breakfast or lunch, my toastie is a perfect treat.

This magnificent easy to cook toastie recipe is a wonderful combination of taste and flavour. It all starts when you transfer the prepared sandwich from your benchtop to the hot pan where foaming butter is awaiting the arrival of breads. As the bread is toasting, it absorbs the musto (English mustard and tomato sauce) spread and the flavour that is released when the ham is being heated through the toasting process is truly one of life’s great pleasures.

Ham and Musto (English mustard and tomato sauce) Toastie

Catherine Lavina Mendonsa
This is a simple and wonderfully enjoyed ham and cheese toastie with a mouth-watering easy home made spread. You can make it in your non-stick frying pan or if you want it pretty, use your grill pan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine modern
Servings 2 toasties


Toastie Spread

  • tsp. hot English mustard
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. butter


  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 25 g butter
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 4 slices Coon light or Gruyère cheese


  • Spread butter on both sides of breads.
  • Spread the prepared spread on top of the buttered slices and top with a slice of cheese.
  • Top with two slices of ham and one slice cheese. You may put three slices of ham if you like more ham.
  • Cover with the remaining two slices of bread.
  • Heat half the butter on medium heat in a non-stick pan till foaming.
  • Add one prepared sandwich and reduce heat to low.
  • Place a plate on the sandwich to weigh it down (optional). Fry for two minutes on one side, flip carefully and fry for two minutes on the other side or until the cheese has melted and the sandwich is golden. Fry the other sandwich with the remaining butter.
  • Transfer to a warm plate and serve immediately for breakfast or lunch with coffee or tea.


You may add a slice or two of thinly sliced tomatoes in step 3 if you fancy a toastie with tomatoes.
If you find it hard to spread butter on breads, freeze the breads for a few minutes before you start to prepare toasties.
Keyword cheese, Ham, mustard, musto, toastie
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