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Cheesy Egg Toast

Are you looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas? This open faced breakfast sandwich is healthy, delicious and fun to make! My kids love it. It has everything you need all toasted up onto a single slice of bread.

Course Breakfast
Keyword cheese, eggs, toast
Servings 1


  • 1 slice of bread *see notes
  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • seasoning to taste


  1. Use the bottom of a spoon to flatten the center of your bread slice, just enough to create a shallow pocket so that your egg doesn't slide off.

  2. Butter the rim, paying close attention to the edges; the butter helps prevent them from burning.

  3. Crack your egg directly into the center where your pocket was formed.

  4. Season to your liking with salt, pepper, garlic powder and anything else you'd like.

  5. Rim the buttered edges with your shredded cheese.


  1. Place on a greased or lined pan and cook on the "bake setting" at 350 degrees until the egg white is cooked through (this should take about 5-10 minutes). You can optionally switch to your "toaster" setting once the egg is cooked to further brown and crisp the cheese if needed.


  1. Bake on a lined or greased sheet pan at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes (10 minutes will give you a runny yolk and 15 will give you a firmer yolk). The oven method is great if you are cooking several at once.

Recipe Notes

*Any sandwich bread works for this recipe, but I prefer a heartier bread like whole grain. Soft white bread tears a lot easier, so be careful when you create your pocket not to break the bread with your spoon.


Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't like your egg yolk runny, you can use a fork to smash and swirl it a bit once it's on the toast. You basically want the egg yolk to spread out a bit so that it cooks faster.
  • The smaller pieces of shredded cheese tend to cook a lot faster, so keep that in mind if you don't like your cheese too toasty.
  • Try serving this toast with avocado and hot sauce. The ultimate breakfast!