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

  • Yields: 1 serving
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. 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. 

  2. 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.  

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