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Ultimate Ham & Cheese Toastie Recipe

Ultimate Christmas Ham & Cheese Toastie Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

Every year my family and I go camping right after Christmas and we always take the leftover leg of ham to make this scrumptious toastie. If you asked my kids, they would say these toasties are the best part of the holiday! I prepare the onion at home and we toast ours in the Weber barbecue. This is such a winning combination.

Serves: 4



  • 60g butter
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp seeded mustard
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 150g aged cheddar cheese
  • 4 generous slices leftover leg ham
  • Chilli flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt (optional)
  1. Heat a small pot over a low to medium heat and add 40g of the butter to melt. Add the onions, honey and mustard and cook slowly, stirring regularly until the onions are soft and caramelised.
  2. Butter each slice of sourdough on one side.
  3. Heat a sandwich press, pan or barbecue plate.
  4. Once the onion is cooked, assemble the cheese, ham and caramelised onion in the toastie so that the buttered side of the bread is on the outside.
  5. Toast until the cheese is melted and the outside golden brown.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of chilli and sea salt.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.