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Cheese and Onion Sandwich

Ever wondered what you would need to make a great cheese savoury sandwich? Here is a simple recipe for the classic British cheese and onion sandwich you can easily make at home.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Lunch
Cuisine British
Servings 24 sandwiches
Calories 95 kcal


  • 12 sliced breads this could white bread brown, 50/50, malted or grained
  • ¾ cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Red Leicester cheese shredded
  • cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chives finely chopped substitute with green onions
  • Butter it should be at room temperature so its easily spreadable.
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • black pepper to taste


  • Prep the ingredients: shred the cheeses, finely chop the onions and chives then set aside
  • Make the cheese savoury: to a mixing bowl combine cheddar cheese, red Leicester cheese, onion, chives, mayonnaise, black pepper and mix to combine.
  • Spread butter on one side of the sliced bread (you will need even numbers of sliced bread)
    Add the sandwich filling about 1 to 2 Tablespoons to one side of the buttered bread and spread it evenly on the bread. Cover the bread with another buttered bread and cut it into rectangles or diagonally. Serve and enjoy.


How to store:
Transfer the sandwiches to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Note: the nutritional value does not account for the amount of butter used.


Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese and onion sandwich, cheese savoury
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