12 Ways To Make Fancy Cheese Toast, Because You're a Grown-Up But This Is Still The Best Food Ever

I have so many reasons to recommend cheese toast as a staple in your life, but chief among them is that because I eat it every day and am one of the happiest humans I know (in fact, I'm eating it as I type this, and I'm pretty sure if my mouth weren't full of cheese I would be bursting into song). I know that people tend to think of "cheese toast" as a kid's food, but there is no reason to turn your nose up at it in adulthood. In fact, adulthood is the perfect time for cheese toast, because it is criminally easy to make. In its most basic, least evolved form, cheese toast is literally slapping butter and cheese on a piece of bread and sticking it on aluminum foil in the oven. It doesn't get any more blissfully lazy than that, friends.

In fact, I'm surprised cheese toast hasn't become more of a "thing," given our universal obsession with cheese. It's basically grilled cheese except infinite, because you aren't held back by the structural integrity of trying to keep the pieces of bread on top of each other. In case you need a little inspiration to get the cheese juices flowing, here are nine "grown-up" cheese recipes to jazz up the staple we all know and love.

Sautéed Kale & Goat Cheese Crostini

Putting kale on cheese toast makes you a responsible adult, right?

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Scamorza & Anchovy Crostini

Scamorza tastes like mozzarella cheese and is unfairly delicious when melted.

Image: Apron and Sneakers

Robiola and Pistachio Crostini

This recipe is about as Italian as it gets, using robiola, a soft-ripened cheese most commonly used in Italy.

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Whipped Goat Cheese with Honey and Pomegranates

Mix it up a little with a cheese toast you can dip and use to impress people at parties.

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Blueberry and Peach Thyme Salsa

I can get behind any cheese toast you can eat for breakfast.

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Welsh Rarebit

Fair warning: the one blissful time I ate one of these, my heart almost stopped. This is some hardcore cheese consumption and there is no tolerance here for the weak.

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French Onion Cheese Toast

Now you can enjoy that toast that comes floating in the soup without pretending to have interest in the soup it’s swimming in!

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Frog in the Hole

This shows you how to get the perfect blend of egg and cheese on your cheese toast.

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Ricotta and Slow-Roasted Tomato Cheese Toast

This cheese toast is basically summer in your mouth.

Image: The Little Epicurean

Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini

A fruity twist on the previous ricotta recipe.

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Kielbasa and Cucumber Crostini

If you like anything with cream cheese on it, you’ll love this.

Image: Natasha’s Kitchen

Gouda Cheese Tea Toast

There are literally only four ingredients, so it’s not only classy, but super simple.

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