Adding an egg to your grilled cheese sandwich is a great way to get a little extra protein. And egg and cheese go so well together, don’t you think? It’s kind of like having an omelet and toast all in one bite. The great thing about the egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich is that it’s the perfect meal for any time of day. I made this one for Andy since he really likes eggs. Check out this egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich recipe.
Cooking the egg
Since this egg is going on a sandwich, you want it to be in a solid state. Scrambled eggs probably won’t work as well, so I didn’t add any milk to the egg. Simply crack your egg into the pan and mix it with a fork so the whites and the yolk become one.
One egg is perfect for one sandwich. This also means you should use a small pan so the egg doesn’t spread out too much. I’d only use a bigger pan if I was making two or three eggs for two or three sandwiches.
The other important thing here is to make sure the egg cooks enough. Some people like their eggs dry, while others like them wet, but I think dry is better for a grilled cheese sandwich with egg. You don’t want the egg falling apart and falling out of your sandwich.
I didn’t add much in the way of seasonings to the egg. Just a little bit of black pepper. Since Andy wanted sun dried tomatoes on the sandwich, I didn’t even salt the egg, but if you’re not adding anything else salty to your sandwich, consider a dash of salt while cooking the egg.
How to make an egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich
While your egg is cooking, layer your cheese onto the bread so it’s ready to go. I used cheddar since it goes so well with eggs, but you can certainly use another type if you prefer. Andy has been known to use feta cheese too.
Once the egg is done cooking, scoop it out of the pan and onto the cheese and bread. If you want to add sun dried tomatoes, now is the time to do it. Put another slice of cheese, or a layer of shredded cheese if you’re using that, on top of the egg, and close it up with the other piece of bread.
Cook your sandwich in the pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Since you’ve just used the pan to cook the egg, it might cook a little faster, so keep an eye on it to avoid burning. If the bread isn’t quite golden brown enough, keep flipping and cook for another minute or two on each side.
I find that 8-10 minutes is usually how long it takes to cook a grilled cheese sandwich. You want the bread to be crispy and golden brown, and the cheese to be nicely melted and gooey so it holds in the other ingredients.
What other extras would you add to your egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich recipe?
- 2 slices of bread
- 2 slices of cheddar cheese
- 1 egg
- dash of pepper
- Optional: 3 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- Heat the pan on medium.
- Add a slab of butter to the pan and let it melt completely.
- Crack the egg into the pan and lightly whisk with a fork so the white and yolk combine. Season with a dash of pepper.
- Cook the egg for about 3 minutes, or until it's cooked through. You're basically making an omelet style egg with no fillings, and you want it more dry than wet.
- Assemble the two slices of cheese on the two slices of bread. Place the cooked egg onto the cheese on one slice of bread. If you're adding the optional sun dried tomatoes, do it here.
- Add a little more butter to the pan and let it melt completely. Put the sandwich into the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, checking to make sure it isn't burning.
- Once the first side is golden brown, flip and cook the other side. Add a sliver of butter to the pan if needed.
- When both sides are a crispy golden brown and the cheese is melty, your egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich is done and ready to eat.
Make this gluten free with your favorite gluten free bread.
Try other cheeses too, like feta, mozzarella, or pepperjack.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 272mgSodium: 839mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g
Nutritional information is an estimate provided by a third party app and should not be used in place of the advice of a professional nutritionist.