28 Delicious Things to Put on Toast, Champion of Breakfast & Beyond

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we cooked in the name of love.


Ahh, toast. Nature’s edible plate. The perfect base for so many foods, both mushy and crunchy, from sweet to sour. There’s simply nothing that wouldn’t be improved by slapping it on top of a warm, crispy piece of bread. It’s all too easy, though, to give in to the simplicity of buttered toast, among the quickest and most comforting snacks. This week, I want to inspire you to move beyond the simple buttered slice. Expand your boundaries, explore the opportunities your pantry affords you to turn an unassuming loaf of bread (or bread-like substance) into an elegant, scrumptious little toasty treat.

1. Polenta Toasts with Herbed Ricotta and Bacon

2. Cheesy Roasted Broccoli Open-Faced Sandwich

3. 10-Dollar Toast

via The Kitchn

It’s got edible gold flakes on it, y’all. Via The Kitchn

4. Fresh Mozzarella Toasts with Spicy Herb Olive Oil

5. Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Sage Crostini

6. Mushrooms on Toast

7. Baked Ricotta Toast

8. Bacon Jam

9. Your New Avocado Toast

10. Cinnamon Toast the Right Way

11. Pan con Tomate with Fried Eggs

via Food52

via Food52

12. Muesli Toast with Labneh, Hazelnuts and Honey

13. Grilled Eggplant Parmesan on Crusty Garlic Toast

14. Vegan Breakfast Garlic Toast

15. Baked Plums on Toast with Mascarpone and Lemon

16. Peanut Butter-Sriracha Toast

17. Creamed Eggs on Toast Points

18. Toast Points with Black Olive Tapenade and Red Pepper Curls

19. Scrambled Eggs and Roasted Asparagus Toasts

20. Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

21. Beetroot and Melted Brie on Toast

22. Steak Crostini with Onion Confit and Horseradish Cream

23. Cheese Garlic Toast

24 & 25.Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini with Pancetta & Kale and Rosemary Roasted Pears (That’s right, two for the price of one!)

26. Butter Toast with Condensed Milk

27. Sweet and Salty Fig Toast

28. Deviled Cheese Toasts

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Kaitlyn lives in New York, which is the simplest answer you're going to get if you ask her where she's from. She went to journalism school and is arguably making the most of her degree as a writer and copy editor. She utilizes her monthly cable bill by watching more competitive cooking shows than should be allowed.

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  1. this is really delightful!

    last night I was kind of sad in a forgetting-to-eat way, but I made a lazy person’s version of eggplant parm (like, eggplants in tomato sauce with cheese on top, spaced out and baked so they become individual saucers of delicious) and had some on toast, it was really nice.

  2. All these food pictures are making my panties wet. Thank you for the future foodgasms I’m going to have making and eating those.

  3. Toast is my ultimate comfort food, how did you know?

    Some notable Toasts of my life (besides the-toast.net duh):

    -Toast with butter and jam

    -Toasted PB&J with bacon (no really)

    -Sourdough butter toast with chamomile tea

    -Toast with soppy egg yolk and cholula sauce

  4. it is a known fact that toast is 1) the greatest food and 2) the greatest food vehicle and 3) perfectly highlighted and honored in this perfect post

    • I struggled really hard with whether or not to put French toast on this list. I settled on no, both because technically you put things in toast, not on it, and because French toast really should get its own separate list, don’t you think?

  5. If anyone is ever in the Southern Oregon are and loves toast there is this amazing little shop that has all local/homemade things but also serves all manner of fancy toasts that are SOOO good. It’s called Uber Herbal and I can’t tell if the owner is queer or just that Oregon hippie country thing but either way she is sweet and adorable.


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