Homemade McToast: how to make them perfect in few minutes!

Total time: 10 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By foppio

If you're a fan of McDonald's breakfast menu, you'll love this homemade version of their famous McToast! This delicious breakfast sandwich is easy to make and perfect for a quick and hearty breakfast. The McToast features a soft hamburger bun, ham, and cheese, which is then toasted to perfection. It's a savory and satisfying breakfast option that will keep you fueled for the day ahead. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of prep time, you can enjoy the taste of a classic McDonald's breakfast in the comfort of your own home. You’ll want to eat it every day!

What is McToast

The McToast is an item on the McDonald's breakfast menu, which is only available in a few European countries. It consists of a freshly toasted bun served with a few slices of melted cheese and two slices of ham.

Homemade McToast Ingredients

  • Hamburger Buns – use soft, fresh hamburger buns as they will toast the best
  • Slices of Cheese – use high-quality cheese that melts well: Gruyere cheese, Swiss cheese, or Monterey Jack
  • Ham – go for a good quality leg ham
  • Baking Paper – you will need baking paper (or parchment paper) to cook the McToast sandwiches


Instead of using a pan for frying the bread, you can also use a sandwich press.

Give the McToast a Monte Cristo twist by spreading the buns with mayonnaise, adding cheese and ham, and dipping in a mixture of egg and milk, and frying in a pan until golden.

The recipe will also work with English Muffins or plain white sandwich bread.

For added flavor and texture, sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese on the surface of the bread before toasting.


How to Store Homemade McToast

Leftover McToast can be stored in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan, in the oven, or in the Airfryer to make it crispy again.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The Homemade McToast is best served immediately while it’s hot and crispy.

What To Serve With ABC

Serve the homemade McToast on its own, with a bit of ketchup, or as a side to tomato soup.

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hamburger buns
Cheese slices
baking paper


Slice a hamburger bun in half and place it upside down on a clean cutting board.

Add a slice of cheese, ham, another slice of cheese, and another slice of ham.

Top with the other hamburger slice.

Place two squares of baking paper in a pan over medium heat.

Place the sandwiches on the paper, then top with another piece of paper.

Pour water into another pot and carefully place it on top of the sandwiches until golden brown.

Flip the sandwich over and place the pot back on top until browned on the other side.


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