Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I couldn't believe that nobody had posted the recipe for mousetraps when I was looking for cheese on toast variations. Here is the downunder favourite.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices bread, suitable for toasting
  • yeast extract, eg marmite, vegemite
  • cheese, eg cheddar


  1. Oven grill setting at 400°F.
  2. Toast the bread on both sides under the grill/broiler or alternatively pop them in the toaster to save time.
  3. The former does taste better.
  4. Spread the toast on one side only with a thin layer of the yeast extract.
  5. Arrange on baking tray.
  6. Grate or slice enough cheese to cover the bread well.
  7. Pop under the grill until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from oven and cut bread slices into triangles.


Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! I love Marmite on toast, and the addition of cheese made a very tasty alternative. Extremely quick and easy to make for a snack or light lunch.

Emmylou Morey Clark November 05, 2003

At last! Now I know what to do with this jar of Vegemite I picked up as a novelty! This is really, really good. Thanks for posting it! I think I'm going to make another one of these right now.....

GoKittenGo September 19, 2003

Ah, Missy Wombat you bring back GREAT childhood memorys, i allways make these but just forgot how to cut them into "mousetraps". thanks for posting. Miss Pixie x x x :)

Perfect Pixie March 10, 2007

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