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Soft scrambled eggs, fontina cheese, and basil pesto all sandwiched together between two slices of sourdough bread, then pan cooked and finished off with a drizzle of sweet honey. It’s breakfast perfection on so many levels and comes together in just minutes…great for both weekends and weekdays!

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I figured this was the perfect recipe to kick the week off with. This breakfast grilled cheese triples as an easy breakfast, lunch, or (breakfast for) dinner situation. It’s just an all around really great meal.

Plus, after a long three-day weekend, I felt like a nice and easy (and cheesy) recipe like this would be ideal for easing us back into the work week, much better than say…a boring green salad. You know? You can totally thank me later.

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Speaking of the long weekend, how was yours?

As I mentioned in Sunday’s post, things around here are finally starting to get green and look summery, and it’s amazing! I spent some of the weekend outside, some of it cooking, and just a little of it on the computer working. Balance, right? Right, right…

I also spent the weekend dealing with a mice situation, which was not all that fun. It’s seems that with the warmer weather, the mice have returned to my house and I’m not liking it one bit. To be real, it’s just gross. AND they (yes, they because there are multiple) seem way too comfortable with me, as they are not afraid to show themselves, make squeaky mouse noises, and run about. Eww, like what in the world is that about?

Working to fix the issue, but’s it’s not an overnight fix, and in the meantime, I’m just over here (with my feet up) typing away. Probably not a story I should be talking about on a food blog, but it’s real life, and I’m sure many of you have been here.

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Anyway, aside from that little mousey situation above, I’m feeling excited for the new week ahead and so ready for June to come this Friday! Can you believe it’s already June? With Memorial Day behind us it’s full force summer in my mind. Bring on the heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, stone fruits, and all the berries, because I am ready.

And OK, all the breakfast grilled cheese with basil pesto and a drizzle of honey. YUMMMM.

For real though, this is a breakfast worth waking up for. I mean, who doesn’t want grilled cheese for breakfast? It’s simply perfect, and I do think it should be considered a rather healthy breakfast with all those protein packed eggs and greens!

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The details.

First things, you have to start with the soft scrambled eggs. And soft scrambled is key. You want to be sure not to overcook the eggs because they will continue cooking inside the grilled cheese. It’s a two-minute cooking time tops, so watch the eggs closely. Also, I left the eggs pretty simple and only seasoned them with salt, but if you like things spicy, I’d add in some hot peppers or hot sauce. Have fun and use your favorite flavors.

Double also, for extra rich soft scrambled eggs, stir in a tablespoon or two of mascarpone or cream cheese. It’s so delicious.

OKAY. You have your eggs, now let’s make a grilled cheese!

I like to use sourdough bread, but you can really use whatever bread you love. Just make sure it is something sturdy. Layer the bread with cheese (cheddar and fontina please!), then eggs, and lots of basil pesto. Cook in a skillet with a little butter and then finish the grilled cheese off with a sweet drizzle of honey.

The honey might sound weird, but just trust me, it’s so unexpectedly GOOD. You have to do it.

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If you make this breakfast grilled cheese, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this grilled cheese, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Breakfast Grilled Cheese with soft Scrambled Eggs and Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories Per Serving: 1169 kcal

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Instructions

  • 1. Whisk together the eggs and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl.
    2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook, undisturbed, until a thin layer of cooked egg appears around the edge of the skillet. Using a rubber spatula gently push/move the eggs around the skillet until fluffy and barely set, about 2 minutes. Immediately remove from the skillet and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. 
    3. Spread the outside of each slice of bread with butter. On the inside of half of the slices of bread, evenly layer the cheeses, eggs, and pesto. Add the top piece of bread, buttered side facing up.
    3. Place the sandwiches, one at a time, in the skillet and cook until golden on each side, about 4-5 minutes per side. Serve topped with chives, honey, and sea salt. 
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It’s grilled cheese for breakfast! Yes. Yes. YUM!

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    1. Hey Claire,
      Happy Friday!!🌻 I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for trying it and sharing your review:) xT

  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I agree it’s the best breakfast sandwich we have ever had!! All layers would be great but the honey and chive take it over the top! You’re amazing!

    1. Hey Rena!
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! Hope you’re off to a great weekend:)

  2. I made this as is and it was amazing! The honey and sea salt on top really brought it to the next level, don’t skip it!

    1. Hi Whitney,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe:) I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I would have never thought to put honey over my grilled cheese! So delish! I’m not sure I can make a grilled cheese without a drizzle honey from now on.

  4. 5 stars
    So good but definitely very filling. I make breakfasts for large groups and I’m looking for some different ideas. This will definitely be on the rotation. Don’t skip the honey!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am glad to hear that it was enjoyed. Have the best weekend!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Samantha,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was super easy and a nice change from, what can be, the doldrums of breakfast food in our house. I almost always have a container of the Kirkland (Costco) brand Basil Pesto in the fridge – the BEST if you aren’t making your own – which made this dish ultra easy peasy fast. Thank you, Tieghan, again for coming through when I needed inspiration!

    1. Hi Nancie,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  6. 5 stars
    This is fantastic. I made some substitutions to make it vegan (Just Eggs are awesome!) and have to say the honey ( I used maple syrup) on top really makes it next level. Thank uuu!

    1. Hey Beth,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Used homemade salsa instead of pesto and mozz instead of havarti… it was what I had. Used my cast iron pan. Turned out amazing!!

    1. Hey Alex,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I asked my husband if he wanted one and he said he was still full from last nights dinner. He took a bite and that was the end of it. BRB going to make another. But where do I get the macro breakdown. Just need protein count. Thanks

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Fantastic! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy New Year!? xxT

      1. holy shoot this was Amazing! What a flavorful mix of stuff I already had lying around, but never would have thought to put together on my own. Making this all the time from now on- and brb putting honey on every grilled cheese that gets made too!

        1. Hey Anna,
          Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    While I make many of your recipes often, my husband just said this may be his favourite thing I’ve ever made him ahah! The flavours of this work so so well together. The honey is a delish touch! <3

    1. Hey Brooklyn! Thank you so much for trying out this recipe, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Happy Monday ? xTieghan