Sick of spending $12 on avocado toast? Livid when your Instagram feed is just hundreds of photos of the infamous green mush after Sunday brunch? We totally feel you. Instead of avocado, smash soft-boiled eggs onto a crispy, cheesy piece of toast for a darn delicious treat. Boil eggs until they’re set on the outside but still runny in the center. While the eggs are boiling, plop a mountain of your favorite cheese onto a slice of toast and broil until it’s oozy and golden. Peel the eggs and smash them over the toast. Easy, cheap, and no avocados involved.Soft-Boiled Eggs with Cheesy Toast

Recipe by Extra Crispy


Credit: Photos by Jiselle Basile

Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
20 mins
1 serving


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Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce to a rapid simmer and carefully drop in the eggs. Cover and cook for 7 minutes. 

  • While the eggs are cooking, set your oven to broil. Pile on a handful of cheese on your toast, place on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes. When the cheese is melted and starts to brown, remove the toast from the oven.  

  • When your timer buzzes, run the eggs under cold water then peel them. Smash over the toast and sprinkle with salt and pepper.