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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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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: 692 kcal

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  • 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


  • 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.


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. 5 stars
    I made this as a last minute lunch today and it was so good! I typically only like hard boiled eggs in egg salad, but this recipe is really good too! I often get stuck having the same lunches, so this recipe was a nice change. Thanks for all your clever recipe ideas! I can’t wait to see what other sweets you have planned for the fall. Abigail

    1. Hey Kim Marie,
      Happy Monday!! 👻 I am so glad this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a lot for trying it out! xT

  2. 4 stars
    My husband and I both enjoyed it. The only downside was that the eggs were a bit cold by the time they’d been peeled, chopped and mashed with the cheese. The flavour was great though!

  3. 5 stars
    Seriously OBSESSED. The chili butter is a serious game changer. Love how easy and delicious this recipe is. My boyfriend is also a big fan ha. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Sam,
      Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xx

  4. 5 stars
    SO easy, tasty, and filling – perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast/brunch! Only had monterey jack cheese on hand and worked well. Definitely adding this to the rotation!

  5. 5 stars
    So easy and tasty! I love the chili butter on top. It’s definitely going to be one of my new go-to’s for lunch.

    1. Hey Emily,
      Happy Monday!! I really appreciate you trying this recipe out, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week:)

  6. Wow, so good!! I made this as a lazy Sunday morning breakfast for my husband and me. His exact words were, “That was fire, this is my new favorite way to eat eggs.” Thanks for another amazing recipe!

    1. Hey Taylor,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) ?

    1. Hi Emmy,
      Happy Wednesday!? Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a tasty one! xxT

  7. I always struggle with what to substitute for avocado in most recipes since I’m allergic. Do you have any recommendations?

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      I think it really depends on the recipe and the flavor profile that is going on in the dish. For this, sliced tomatoes would be a great option in place of the avocado. You could even do hummus or another spread like Bitchin’ Sauce. I hope this helps! xx

  8. Made this for lunch yesterday and it was so good!!! Could you use scrambled eggs? Just let found my egg was so crumbly I kept losing it from the fork :). Your recipes abbr not only helped teacher my kids to cook but also they have expanded my son’s palate so much. He really likes how flavorful your recipes are and I love that at 13, he appreciates food and how to prepare really lovely dishes that aren’t a fuss. This was a 10 out of 10!!!!

    1. Hey Linda,
      Happy Friday! Thanks for giving this recipe a go, I love to hear that it was a winner! Sure, scrambled eggs would be great to use! ? xx

    1. Hi Marla,
      It’s totally up to you, but I love basil and dill! Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was a hit! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    My husband made this for lunch on the Fourth of July (at my urging ;-)), and we loved it. It was a bit more work than he usually goes through for this kind of thing, but definitely worth the time and effort.

    1. Hi Helen,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!?

  10. 5 stars
    I have literally made this almost a dozen times in the last month. So good! I switched to scrambled eggs, but the chili butter is what really makes it great! I also add fresh thyme, which takes it to another level!

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that you have been enjoying this recipe, thanks for making it so often! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!?

    1. Hi Sara,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Happy 4th of July!??

    1. Hey Ann,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂