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Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Whether you call it egg in a hole, egg in a basket, or gashouse eggs, there’s no doubt it’s a delicious breakfast staple in most US homes but have you ever thought about turning it into a grilled cheese sandwich? That’s exactly how we love to eat it. May is National Egg Month and this month we’ve teamed up with Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs to share our egg in a hole grilled cheese sandwich recipe. You can thank us later. 😉 

Egg in a hole breakfast sandwich

One of the things we are looking forward to the most about (hopefully, soon) buying our farm is raising our own chickens for farm-fresh eggs. Until then, we shop for eggs. Recently, we learned that 90% of all eggs sold in the US come from giant egg factories and we’re just not ok with that. We eat a lot of eggs and it’s important to us that we have eggs that come from happy, healthy, free-range chickens. 

The hens that produce eggs for Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are free to roam outside, peck at the ground, dustbathe and act like real hens. You can taste the difference in eggs (not kidding!) and once you’ve had eggs from happy hens, you’ll never go back.

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Organic eggs from Pete and Gerry's

One of our favorite egg-cellent recipes is an egg in the hole grilled cheese sandwich. It only takes a few minutes to cook and it’s perfect for a filling breakfast when you’re in a hurry. On the mornings when you have a little egg-stra (I couldn’t resist, #sorrynotsorry) time I recommend experimenting by adding bacon, tomato, spinach, or other additions to your sandwich. One of my favorite variations includes bacon and freshly chopped hot & spicy oregano. It’s SO good.

I usually use rye bread for our sandwiches because it holds the egg nicely and cooks up nice and crisp. If you’re looking for something heartier you can also use sourdough. I’ve tried making it with french bread but it’s usually a bit too thick and sops up too much of the egg while cooking, just FYI.

Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese breakfast sandwich on rye

Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese
Yields 1
A delicious and hearty grilled cheese sandwich made with egg in a hole slices of toast.
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 2 slices of rye or sourdough bread
  2. 1.5 tbsp unsalted butter
  3. 2 large organic eggs
  4. 2 slices of pepper jack cheese (or your preferred cheese)
  1. Using a biscuit cutter, remove a circle from each slice of bread being careful to leave the crust in place.
  2. Melt the unsalted butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add both slices of bread to the skillet and crack an egg open into each open circle. Be careful to get the egg in the hole and not on the bread. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Slide an egg spatula under the toasted bread and flip, being careful not to break the egg yolk. Add a slice of cheese to the top of each piece of toast and let melt while the egg cooks to your desired preference. It is approximately 1-minute for an over-easy egg.
  4. Put the slices of bread together for a sandwich and serve. Slice the sandwich in half to open the egg and soak in the yolk.
  1. Other possible additions to this sandwich include bacon, avocado, tomato, and herbs.
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This post was sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.

How do you prefer your egg in a hole? Have you ever considered using it in a grilled cheese sandwich?


  1. This is the perfect way to add that extra protein into the kids lunches. I don’t think they would even know what to do if I served them something like this. But I love the idea.

  2. I eat a lot of eggs daily and it is really important to know the source of these eggs coming from. I usually boiled few eggs in the morning and will be my snacks whenver I wanted to. Glad to learn about your recipe “egg in a hole grilled cheese”. I shall give it a go.

  3. Mmmmm. It is such a perfect breakfast meal for the whole family, I will definitely try this.

  4. I love this recipe – your grilled cheese with a looks scrumptious! My daughter loves grilled cheese is in this is a great way to sneak in some protein Thanks!

  5. Having your own farm would certainly makes things easier in a lot of aspects and you get to enjoy your food more in that way. That said, I think this recipe’s just perfect for anyone who would want a delicious breakfast at any time of the day.

  6. Oh my, this looks incredible. It would be a lovely lunchtime idea or even breakfast in bed. Yum yum!

  7. This looks so tasty! i love brown eggs they just seem better to me even though I am not sure if there is much difference. I should try out this recipe!

  8. Wow! This one’s a winner.This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this recipe. My boys would both probably DIG this!

  9. OMG! OMG! This is literally like heaven in my mouth! I LOVE grill cheese sandwich and to add an egg and get more protein like my mind is blown! Totally trying this out! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. I’ve seen this recipe around especially in pinterest but I’ve never tried making it before! It definitely looks SO good! Plus it’s grilled cheese, how can one resist? Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Mmmm This looks delicious!! Perfect for brunch and it seems pretty easy to make. Thank you for sharing this with up I will definitely be trying this recipe out 🙂


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