Cheesy Chilli Toastie

  • 5MINS
  • 4MINS
  • 285KCAL

We’ve given the humble cheese toastie a Pinch of Nom makeover! Our slimming friendly creation has zingy flavours and a good kick of heat.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories285
  • Carbs22g
  • Protein16g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates8.4g
  • Sugars2g

Cheesy Chilli Toastie - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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Lunchtime just got a little bit more exciting! If you fancy something with a bit of a kick for lunch today, this Cheesy Chilli Toastie is for you. 

It’s hard to beat a classic toastie – crunchy toasted bread and gooey melted cheese is already a winner in our books.

But we’ve added another layer of flavour to this version, packing in some heat by using both fresh chillies and some chilli powder. 

Don’t panic if spicy foods aren’t for you! You can add in as much chilli as you like, so only use a tiny bit if you prefer a subtle heat. 

We’ve made this toastie under the grill but you could also cook it in a sandwich toaster or in a health grill if you have one. 

What diets is this Cheesy Chilli Toastie suitable for?

This Cheesy Chilli Toastie is vegetarian and can be made vegan if you replace the Gouda with a vegan cheese alternative. 

To make this recipe gluten free simply swap the wholemeal bread for a gluten free version. 

This recipe can also be made dairy free by switching the Gouda for a dairy free cheese. 

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Chilli Toastie recipe?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chilli Toastie recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chilli Toastie recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chilli Toastie recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cheesy Chilli Toastie?

This recipe is so simple, which makes it a perfect quick and easy lunch. 

How many calories are in this Cheesy Chilli Toastie?

There are 285 calories per portion in this Cheesy Chilli Toastie, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

This Cheesy Chilli Toastie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Place the Gouda cheese, chilli, spring onion, coriander, chilli powder, salt and black pepper in a small mixing bowl. Mix well. Preheat your grill to the medium setting.

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Step 2

Place one slice of bread on your grill pan rack and spread the cheese mixture over evenly.

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Step 3

Place under the grill for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melting. Watch carefully to avoid burning the edges of the bread. Place the second slice of bread on top of the cheese and grill again for about 1 minute or until golden.

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Step 4

Flip the toastie over and grill the other side for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until golden. Cut in half or into quarters if you prefer and serve with a crisp mixed salad. To make this toastie extra special, you could dip it in a little sweet chilli sauce, tomato ketchup or light mayonnaise if you like, and adjust the calories accordingly.

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Cheesy Chilli Toastie - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Cheesy Chilli Toastie?

This dish is perfect for lunch. You could serve it alongside a simple mixed salad or add a dip such as sweet chilli sauce, tomato ketchup or light mayo. 

Whatever you decide to serve it with, just remember to account for any extra calories. 

This Cheesy Chilli Toastie could be paired with any of the following;

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How do you know when Cheesy Chilli Toastie is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Cheesy Chilli Toastie for around 4 minutes or until the bread is toasted and golden and the cheese has melted.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Cheesy Chilli Toastie in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this right away. It tastes best when it’s freshly made and is not suitable for keeping in the fridge. 

Can I freeze Cheesy Chilli Toastie?

No, this recipe isn’t suitable for freezing. It’s super quick to make and tastes best when freshly cooked. 

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Cheesy Chilli Toastie

We’ve given the humble cheese toastie a Pinch of Nom makeover! Our slimming friendly creation has zingy flavours and a good kick of heat.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 MINS
  • KCals 285
  • Carbs 22G
  • WW Points:
  • 10 Green
  • 10 Blue
  • 10 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 thin slices wholemeal bread
  • 40 g Gouda cheese finely grated
  • ½ small red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion trimmed and finely chopped
  • 2 g fresh coriander leaves stalks removed and roughly chopped
  • small pinch of mild chilli powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

grill pan and rack

small bowl

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Instructions

  1. Place the Gouda cheese, chilli, spring onion, coriander, chilli powder, salt and black pepper in a small mixing bowl. Mix well. Preheat your grill to the medium setting.
  2. Place one slice of bread on your grill pan rack and spread the cheese mixture over evenly.
  3. Place under the grill for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melting. Watch carefully to avoid burning the edges of the bread. Place the second slice of bread on top of the cheese and grill again for about 1 minute or until golden.
  4. Flip the toastie over and grill the other side for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until golden. Cut in half or into quarters if you prefer and serve with a crisp mixed salad. To make this toastie extra special, you could dip it in a little sweet chilli sauce, tomato ketchup or light mayonnaise if you like, and adjust the calories accordingly.

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Recipe notes

Tip! We used half a small red chilli, which weighed 4g in our toastie. We would say this gave our toastie a mild chilli heat. Chillies vary in size and spiciness quite a lot, so you will need to assess how much to put in to suit your own taste. You can use our quantity as a guide and reduce or increase according to your own taste.
Tip! We used a small pinch of mild chilli powder in our toastie, but again, you may wish to reduce or increase this according to your own taste. If you prefer, you could use mature Cheddar cheese, or half Gouda and half Cheddar cheese and adjust the calories accordingly.
 

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