Breakfast Grilled Cheese

published May 22, 2021
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Breakfast Grilled Cheese

A breakfast grilled cheese is just as good as it sounds: gooey melty cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs on golden, buttery toasted bread.

Serves1

Prep5 minutes

Cook10 minutes

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A breakfast grilled cheese is just as good as it sounds — gooey, melty cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs on golden, buttery toasted bread. And while it couldn’t be easier to whip up, there is one factor that’s absolutely critical: You need to pick a melty cheese.

My top cheese pick will forever be American; it’s a classic for grilled cheese and egg sandwiches alike. Monterey Jack also melts like a dream, and if you like a little heat or crave an extra pop of flavor, try pepper Jack. Or, use any combination of the three.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

A breakfast grilled cheese is just as good as it sounds: gooey melty cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs on golden, buttery toasted bread.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 10 minutes

Serves 1

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon

    plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, divided

  • 2 slices

    sourdough sandwich bread

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 4

    slices American, Monterey Jack, or Pepper jack cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. Let 1 tablespoon of the unsalted butter sit at room temperature until softened. Spread onto one side of 2 slices sourdough bread.

  2. Whisk 2 large eggs and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt together in a medium bowl until combined.

  3. Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Pour in the egg mixture. Using a rubber spatula, scramble the eggs, stirring occasionally and pushing the cooked parts from the edges of the pan to the center, until they are just set but not dry. Transfer the eggs to a plate.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and wipe the pan clean. Place 1 bread slice butter-side down into the pan. Top with 2 slices of the cheese, the eggs, and then the remaining 2 slices cheese. Close the sandwich with the remaining bread slice butter-side up. Press the sandwich slightly to close.