Recipe: Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

updated Jan 21, 2020
Grilled Cheese & Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich
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Let’s face it, the grilled cheese is already a super indulgent sandwich. There’s no need to pile on a bunch of sweet potato fries in between all of that melted cheddar and jack cheese. But I did it anyway. Oh, and I also added a fried egg. Just because I could.

If you were to say this breakfast sandwich is over the top, I wouldn’t disagree. This is the kind of meal I make when I’m eating alone, where no one can judge me. Usually because there is yolk dripping off my beard, but I don’t care; I’m just going to keep eating.

(Image credit: Jerry James Stone)

Grilled Cheese & Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich

Serves 1

Nutritional Info


  • 2

    sliced bread

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons

    butter, divided

  • 1

    large egg

  • 2 ounces

    shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, or your favorite)

  • Handful cooked sweet potato fries (like these Baked Sweet Potato Fries)


  1. Cut a hole in one of the bread slices using a drinking glass or a biscuit cutter, making a well for where the egg will be fried. Then butter one side of that slice, and one side of the other slice, using a tablespoon of the butter.

  2. Warm a frying pan over a medium heat, then add the slice with the hole cut in it, buttered-side down. When browned, flip the bread slice, melt the remaining butter in the well of the bread, and add the egg.

  3. Place the remaining slice of bread on the skillet, buttered-side down, and top with layers of cheese and the sweet potato fries.

  4. Once the egg is fully cooked, the cheese should be melted. Place the bread with the egg on top of the cheese and sweet potatoes to make the sandwich. Cover the pan for a few seconds, letting the egg, cheese, and bread all melt together. Enjoy immediately!