Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast

Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast recipe | Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast is a delightful variation of two breakfast classics: eggs and toast. This easy-to-prepare breakfast will become a family favorite.

I’m always on the lookout for easy, yummy breakfast recipes. When I saw this one on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a try. I was quite pleased with how it turned out!

Ingredients for each egg in toast

(Adapted from this recipe.)

  • 1 slice wheat bread
  • 1 pat of butter
  • One egg
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Snipped chives


Preheat your oven to 350°F. Butter one side of the bread. Place the bread buttered side down on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Use a teaspoon or butter knife to depress the center portion of the bread, being careful to avoid the crust edges so you create a sunken rectangle.

Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast - depress the center of the bread

Crack one egg into the sunken area of the bread. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and snipped chives. Scatter shredded cheese around the egg. Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the egg is set and the cheese is lightly toasted.

Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast | Cheesy Baked Egg in Toast is a delightful variation of two breakfast classics: eggs and toast. This easy-to-prepare breakfast will become a family favorite.


This is a simple breakfast, but it is hearty and a nice variation of two breakfast classics: eggs and toast. It’s easy enough to prepare on busy mornings, but nice enough to prepare for guests. One of the best things about it is that it’s portable. If you’re in a hurry you can grab the toast and eat it as you go.

Obviously this recipe is for one egg in toast, so you’ll need to adjust it according to how many egg in toasts you need. You may need several—it’s hard to restrain yourself when faced with melted cheese over the timeless flavors of egg and toast!

What’s your favorite way to prepare egg in toast?

Shared on the following link-ups:

Weekend Wind Down, Weekend Potluck, Inspiration Spotlight, Think Tank Thursday, Home and Garden Thursday and Frugal Crafty Home.






  1. Been a long time since I had egg this way. Think it might be a good breakfast for a school morning. Visiting from Home and Garden Thursday with Kathy. Linda

    • Hi Linda,
      I think it’d be great for a school morning. It doesn’t take too long to prepare and the egg provides some good protein to get the day off to a solid start.
      Thanks for visiting!

  2. What a great idea. We have eggs and toast every morning – but separately. This will be fun to try! Pinned #weekendwinddown

  3. the calorie count for this recipe (at least as it shows on the Yummly site) is way off. It says 80, but the egg alone is 80; add bread and cheese and it’s more like 300…

    • Hi Louise,
      I’m not very familiar with Yummly, and I certainly don’t know how they come up with calorie counts for recipes. However, I am sorry the information is off.
      This isn’t a low-calorie dish, but it is tasty nonetheless. 🙂

  4. I love this recipe, my family has had it three times already and I just discovered it a couple weeks ago on Pinterest. Thank you for posting this inexpensive , fast,and super yummy recipe

  5. Jessica Vandervies says:

    How long would you cook it if making it in a toater oven?

    • Hi Jessica,
      It depends on your toaster oven. Ours tends to take just slightly loner than the regular oven, so I’d add a minute or two to the baking time. However, your toaster oven may be able to cook it in the same 10-12 minutes noted in the recipe. You might have to try once or twice to figure it out. Just keep a close eye on the toast (so it doesn’t get too crisp) and check to see if the egg is set when deciding if it is done.

  6. Sandy Sharp says:

    I tried it and i love it! It is so easy to do and i can put it in the over jump in the shower! When i am done its done and it is a excellent Juvenile Type 1 Diabetic breakfast! Thanks so much!

  7. Does this freeze and heat up in the microwave well?

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