Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese

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Egg-in-a-hole Grilled Cheese sandwich

It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge again.

This month it’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

I’ve got 3 kids, I was a kid, hubby was a kid, and every kid eats grilled cheese sandwiches.

I was looking forward to the challenge of something different than just cheese between two slices of bread but when I started searching, I kept finding things likeĀ avocado, spinach, tomatoes. No way my kids are going to eat any of that in a grilled cheese.

Then I found it. over at A Cozy Kitchen. Adrianna had the perfect sandwich for my family. She adapted the famous Egg-in-a-Hole from The Pioneer Woman and made it the perfect anytime sandwich-breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner.


Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or margarine


  1. Using a biscuit cutter or other round cutter, cut a hole in each slice of bread. I used my homemade Wheat Bread. Save the holes.
  2. Butter both sides of the bread. (I found it easiest to butter the top side after it was on the griddle. ) Don't forget those little holes you cut out. Butter those too.
  3. Place bread slices on preheated griddle, break one egg into each hole. Salt and pepper to taste. And your holes, grill them at the same time.
  4. Cook until bottom side of egg white is cooked then flip over.
  5. Add shredded cheese to one slice.
  6. Continue cooking until egg is desired doneness, I recommend medium hard, otherwise it's going to be really messy to eat. Create your sandwich by flipping the naked slice (the one without the cheese) onto the other slice.

A Cozy Kitchen


And your holes, don’t forget the holes.

Egg-in-a-hole Grilled Cheese sandwich

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Update: Thanks to everyone that stopped by and voted, this sandwich was named “the Ultimate” Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
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  1. We love egg in the hole! This looks so yummy!

  2. So fun! My Mom used to make me toad in a hole for breakfast. I love the idea of making it into a grilled cheese. Thanks for posting
    Come on over and check out #6, my Guinness Grilled Cheese.

  3. My kids would love this!! One of their favorite breakfasts as a grilled cheese! Yum!

  4. I often make breakfast sandwiches out of toast and eggs cooked up with some cheese on top. I’m going to have to give this a try! Thanks for stopping by my FB page!

    -Krystal @

  5. Oh my goodness, two of my husband’s favorites in one! This looks amazing! I’m having so much fun checking out all of the ooey goodness this month!

  6. Oh my goodness! If my husband saw this, he would be drooling! In fact, he just saw it and asked if we could have it for supper tonight! Great choice, Joan!

  7. Oh goodness! This sounds perfect for brunch this weekend!

  8. We love egg sandwiches around here so this would be a hit! I’ll have to try this next time I make an egg sandwich.

  9. That sounds so good!

  10. Ha! This is awesome – I’d have never even thought about it.
    We love eggs in the hole and we love grilled cheese, so we are definitely going to give your sandwich a try and combine them.

  11. Mmmmm, we love cheesy eggs at our house! I can’t wait to make this for the hubby’s breakfast before I send him off to work! Thanks for stoppin’ by my sam’ich shop today! CCC#22

  12. Hi Joan,
    Your Egg In The Hole Grilled Cheese would be a big hit with my crew, it looks great!

  13. I used to have one-eyed-jacks when I was a kid. They are the same as your egg in the hole. What a great idea to make it into a grilled cheese sandwich! Delicious!

  14. My hubby would SO adore this sandwich … and so would I!

  15. I have made egg in the hole slices before but never thought to make this into a sandwich, how perfect.
    visiting from CCC #63. Have a great day.

  16. This is so creative. I would love this and it has to go on my TO DO list.

  17. This brings back so many childhood memories! And adding cheese makes these even more wonderful!

  18. Oh goodness, this looks delicious! I love egg in the hole and adding cheese…mmmm! CCC #71

  19. Wow this is so cute, I must tell this to my daughter she would love this.., what a neat idea.. so interesting.. CCC#80

  20. Mmmmmmmmmm – your grilled cheese looks sooooo good! I hope you’ll stop by to see my Muzzi in Caruzzi grilled cheese.


  21. Well, how cool is that? Great choice for the Challenge!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground CCC #48

  22. Now this is one I could make for my kids (though oldest won’t eat eggs -argh). I love it! Never made egg in a hole either so new one for our family! Great twist on the challenge.

  23. love,love love this idea!

  24. I love your grilled cheese. I use to eat egg in the hole when I was a kid, but never had cheese with them – great idea.

  25. I LOVE this idea – we eat our eggs like this all the time, but I never would have thought to make it a grilled cheese; very clever.


  26. Sounds great, must give it a try. Of course with all the yummy recipes posted this month, we might be eating a LOT of grilled cheese sandwiches! Thanks for stopping by my blog, #76.

  27. YAY! So glad you loved it! (Friendly side note: I didn’t adapt it from PW. I just added cheese and prosciutto to a normal egg-in-a-hole.)

  28. This is the perfect sandwitch for my husband!#67

  29. Wow! You have brave kiddies! Neat idea!

  30. I love this idea!! What a great meal this would be!

    Jen # 40

  31. Yummie!!! i love the combination with eggs, i’m going to make this one!


  32. Oh, my. This looks fantastic! So much more appealing than an ordinary grilled cheese.

  33. love2dine says:

    I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of these for lunch!

  34. This sounds like a great Saturday morning breakfast!

    Here’s my TMTT:


  35. Such a FUN breakfast sandwich! Thanks for participating in CCC !!!

  36. I have never perfected the egg in a hole , even though it seems so easy. This sounds like a great breakfast to try though. Please stop by my Breakfast Grilled Chees (#43).

  37. AMAZING! I want one NOW!

  38. These sandwiches looks so good, I love how you found a breakfast version of the grilled cheese sandwich. Stopping by from CCC #9.

  39. YUM! I have never thought of making my grilled cheese this way! YUM! Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.

  40. Fahad Khan says:

    For someone who usually eats or loves eggs for breakfast,specially fried,this ‘Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese’ is a refreshingly nice option.I am going to note down/bookmark this!:-) Thank you for sharing!

  41. Congrats – Your recipe was the ULTIMATE winner for the Crazy Cooking Challenge!

  42. Congrats on the win, what a creative take on the classic! šŸ™‚

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  43. Congratulations on winning! Your grilled cheese IS the ultimate!

  44. congratulations on being #1!!!

  45. Almost made eggs in a hole today but now that I see THIS awesome way to make it, you best believe THIS one is happening, not the boring ol’ eggs in a hole. This is so much better! Thank you!

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