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Sharing my Dad’s Easy Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter. The simplest hard-boiled eggs with melted cheddar cheese and sea salt. Serve these cheesy eggs over toasted bread with avocado, then drizzle with plenty of spicy Turkish-inspired chili butter. You can’t beat or mess up these simple eggs! They’re good every time and take just minutes to make.

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In scrolling back through the recipes I’ve compiled on the site, I realized I have very few savory egg recipes. It’s for no reason other than when it comes to morning eggs, I tend to find that the simpler they are the better.

You can’t beat a good fried egg on toast or scrambled eggs with a bit of cheese. Simple is just perfect in the morning. Because of that thought process, I just haven’t shared many egg-focused breakfast recipes.

I’m changing that today with my dad’s eggs. I LOVED these eggs when I was growing up. I can’t wait to share them, they’re the simplest and so delicious.

I do have a very straightforward version of these eggs in the HBH Super Simple cookbook. But I wanted to share a slightly updated version that I’ve been making a lot of lately.

Avocado toast, topped with dad’s eggs, and then a spicy Turkish-inspired chili butter.

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Make the chili butter

I have been making this butter for years. I first made it for a recipe in 2016. Then again when I shared this Turkish egg and quinoa breakfast bowl. And yet again when I made Turkish eggs with whipped feta.

It’s my favorite sauce to pair with eggs and it’s simple as can be. Olive oil melted with butter, chili, flakes, and sweet paprika. If you have access to them, use Aleppo Pepper flakes in place of the chili flakes. They’re a Turkish chili flake.

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The eggs

My dad does his eggs very simply. He throws them in a pot, covers them with water, then brings the water to a rapid boil. Once the water is boiling, he covers the pot and turns the heat off completely. He’ll let them sit 5 minutes or he’ll completely forget about them and let them sit 20-30 mins. You never know…

Depending on your preference, 5 minutes is ideal for a softer yolk, and 10 minutes for hard-boiled. The key is to peel the eggs while still warm and mash them up with finely grated cheese.

Having the eggs warm is key. The heat from the eggs melts the cheese, which was always the reason I loved dad’s eggs so much.

Then season with sea salt.

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Serve

Honestly, my dad would just serve these eggs in a bowl. Sometimes on toast, but mostly he’d just hand me a bowl of cheesy eggs.

I’m sharing a slightly fancier version with toast + avocado. And then, of course, the chili butter. It’s all still really simple, yet perfect.

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Obviously, these are a great easy breakfast. But I’ll also make them any time of day… for lunch, dinner, or even late at night too. Something about late-night eggs is the best!

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Looking for other savory breakfast recipes? Here are my favorites: 

Breakfast Quesadilla with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa

Simplest Whipped Ricotta Toast with Lemon Thyme Honey

Herby Everything Cheddar Swirl Buns

Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Crispy Parmesan and Pesto Egg in a Bagel

Lastly, if you make Dad’s Easy Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Dad’s Easy Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 473 kcal

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Ingredients

Chili Butter

Eggs

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 pieces sourdough or whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 small avocado, lightly mashed
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  • 1. In a saucepan, melt together the olive oil, butter, garlic, chili flakes, and paprika. Let the butter bubble up and begin to brown, then remove from heat.
    2. Place the eggs in a medium pot and cover with water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and remove from the heat. Let sit 5 minutes for a softer yolk and 10 for hard boiled.
    3. Drain the eggs, peel and slice into quarters. Add to a bowl with the cheese and season with salt. Use a fork to lightly mash the eggs and cheese together.
    4. Spread the avocado on toast. Spoon over the eggs, then drizzle with chili butter. Dad didn't do this, but I love to top with herbs.

Notes

If you have access to Aleppo pepper flakes, or would like to purchase them (you can find them here on Amazon), I recommend using them in place of the chili flakes.
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  1. Made this and pull-apart French toast for my sons birthday breakfast. Delicious!!!! It’s a HBH kind of weekend here!

    1. Hi Shannon,
      Awesome!! Thanks for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Taylor,
      Awesome!! Thanks for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  2. Has anyone made the egg and cheese mixture ahead? Wondering if I can make ahead on Sunday for my weekday breakfasts!

    1. 5 stars
      This was EVERYTHING tonight for dinner. Forgive me while I put this chili butter on everything I make.

      1. Hi Lauryn,
        Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    2. Hey Sam,
      How would you reheat? To be honest, I am not a fan of reheating eggs once they have been cooked, I would make these fresh:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  3. 5 stars
    Really easy to make but gives off that impressive “I’m an amazing home cook” vibe. The butter was so simple to make, along with the cheesy eggs. Would absolutely make again.

    1. Hi Lana,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was a hit! Have the best weekend!💐 xxTieghan

    1. Hi Sheila,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Please send me the recipe for the 4 cheese, sun-dried tomato Spinach bake, Sounds like a healthy meal 😋.

  5. 5 stars
    Hello Tieghan!
    Thanks for this recipe, made it this morning but had to improvise ! I had no sourdough bread, could not find the sweet paprika and forgot the cheese, but I had Flatout flatbread and smoked paprika, mixed the Chili butter into the eggs and rolled them into the Flatout bread , was absolutely fab. Will definitively make this again but with the cheese
    Like your other recipes too!

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xx

  6. what is it about dads and eggs .. when I was in kindergarten I was in the afternoon class that started at noon so my dad would run me a leisurely bath where I would play and bathe, then he would fix me soft boiled eggs and serve them to me in the tub … its one of the best memories I have of my dad.

  7. I just made this as my post-workout breakfast – very good. Added the fresh Basil – it was really good! I’ll make this again!!

    1. Hey Beth,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review:) xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Extremely flavorful. The chili butter, oh my!! In regards to your mentioning another version being in your book, the latest one is going fast. I got the last one that was in stock at Barnes & Noble at The Rainbow Promenade in Centennial Hills Las Vegas on Saturday. I had to actually buy your first one again, as someone (won’t mention any names) seems to have taken the first one I bought and is holding it hostage. Still had the second one though; so, now have all three. Thanks so much for your books and blog, the encouragement for us to cook delicious food for ourselves. You’re a light in the world.

    1. Hey Lorena,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review:) Thanks for your kind message and purchasing the cookbooks! xxTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      I saw this on Instagram and loved the simplicity of the recipe. Just made it this morning and we loved it. I had to substitute pre made guacamole because someone ate the avocados I wanted to use. I cannot wait to make more of your recipes.

      1. Hi Tonya,
        Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  9. 4 stars
    Very tasty.
    Question though – do you have a preferred method of peeling hot eggs? I generally put mine in an ice bath after boiling to stop the cooking and make it so I’m not burning my fingers. But in this case I wanted to keep them warm to melt the cheese. Any solutions here? Also I found that 5 minutes led to hard boiled but that may have also been impacted by the time it took me to peel the hot eggs.
    Chili butter was delicious. Might adapt to cheesy scrambled eggs next time to avoid the peeling issue unless you have advice!
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Jared,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review:) My hands are very much used to hot things, so I just let the eggs sit for a minute or two and peel while they are still hot, I hope this helps! xxTieghan

  10. These look great. Do you think I can do this without the heat, for my little one? If I leave out the chili is the sauce still tasty? She is not a fan of spice. She says “I have been spiced, mama.” all the time. haha.

    1. Hi Ashleigh,
      Sure, that would be just fine for you to do. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hi Robin,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your review:) xxTieghan

  11. These look amazing and remind me of the eggs my mom would fix us when we were sick. Such sweet memories.
    I’m going to make them this morning. I love simple recipes so please don’t hesitate to share more and, in my opinion, there’s never too many egg recipes . Thanks for all your hard work.