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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. Hey Jenna,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for trying it out! ☀️xxT

  1. I made just the cheesy eggs with the chili butter, because I didn’t have sourdough or avocado on hand. Delicious and lightning quick. Will definitely be making it again!
    I’m always happy when finding a fresh way to do simple egg dishes, because they’re so healthy and versatile. And this is an amazing tweak for either avocado toast, or just adding a twist to eggs with that chili butter. Thanks for sharing, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Becca,
      Awesome!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe and that you can make it your own:) Hope you are off to a great Friday!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Patricia,
      Happy Monday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback!! Have the best week:) xx

      1. I made extra of the chili oil and drizzled it over spicy grilled chicken thighs….it is very versatile!

        1. Hey Patricia,
          Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit!☀️

  2. 5 stars
    I literally cannot get over how good this is!!!! I’m typing while I’m eating and it’s soooo good!

    1. Hey Kelly,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and trying this recipe out! Love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xxTieghan

  3. Yum! Just made this for a quick lunch and sprinkled with Everything But The Bagel seasoning. Will definitely be making again 🥰

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and trying this recipe out! Love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xxTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Just finished eating and my husband and I LOVED it!! I’ve never made smashes eggs like that and they were so easy and so good!! Also, the chili butter makes it next level. Just fantastic, thank you for this one. I look forward to making it for guests!

    1. Hi Jenny,
      Awesome!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed! Thanks for making it and sharing your feedback:) xx

  5. 5 stars
    Family was skeptical at first. Then they took a bite and asked if there enough for seconds, lol. Wonderfully creamy and easy to make

    1. Hi Mel,
      Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! 🇺🇸xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    This was super easy to make and the chili butter really tied it all together. Will definitely make again!

    1. Hey Whitney,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Loved this twist on avocado toast. I cheated and used Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch which was fine but will definitely try it next time with your chili butter.

    1. Hey Jodee,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xxT

  8. 5 stars
    Your dad’s cheesy eggs for the win! This was tasty and simple. We only had one avocado that was ripe enough, but that didn’t stop the yumminess! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Erin,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      This was so easy to make and was unbelievably delicious. The chili butter really makes the dish. 10/10 will make again.

      1. Hey Lana,
        Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Wow, this was delicious, especially loved the chili butter! Great healthy and protein-laden breakfast. Loved the suggestions from other readers as well (bacon, scallions addition). The hardest part was waiting for the avocados to ripen enough to use. Thanks to Tieghan and your dad for this one!

    1. Hi Shelley,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit! xTieghan

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! 🌸xxT

  10. 5 stars
    Totally Yum! And the chili butter with Aleppo pepper made it over the top! Thank you Tieghan and your dad for yet another wonderful recipe! We had this last night for a breakfast dinner and it couldn’t have been better.

    1. Hi Mary,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Franny,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks for making it! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Such a great breakfast. Tell your dad this is a hit in our house!! I really like the Chili butter. I also add crumbled bacon, chopped basil, green onions and sometimes a pinch of home made gomashio.

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