easy creamy grilled egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches

Creamy Grilled Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Love grilled cheese? Love breakfast sandwiches? Welcome to your new favorite sandwich, these creamy grilled egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches!


  • 4 slices bread
  • Mayonnaise or soft butter
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (see note)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Spread one side of each piece of bread with mayonnaise or soft butter. Lay the pieces mayo-side-down on a cutting board or other washable surface.
  2. Smoosh an indentation into each piece of bread that goes to about a half inch from the crust. We are making a little well for the cheese and the egg!
  3. Carefully crack an egg into the little well.  Divide the cheese among the two sandwiches on top of the egg.
  4. Top with the other two pieces of bread. Press lightly along the edges to seal it.
  5. Put 2 tablespoons of butter in a griddle or a large skillet over medium high heat. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the sandwiches to the griddle and cook until golden on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Carefully turn them over and cook for another five minutes.
  6. Transfer to plates and give your lucky sandwich eaters a knife and fork for this creamy, dreamy egg sandwich!


Note: We love making our grilled cheese sandwiches of all kinds with mayo on the outside instead of butter – we find that the oil and egg in mayo gives it a nice golden crust. But if mayo on your grilled cheese sandwiches flips you out, it is totally fine to use butter!

Also, if you want a firmer egg inside, just lower the heat to medium and increase the cooking time on both sides by a few minutes.