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Sunny side up egg on toast with cherry tomatoes and chopped basil.

Tomato and Goat Cheese Breakfast Toasts

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This easy goat cheese breakfast toast is ready in no time with plenty of bright summer produce!


  • 4 thick slices sourdough bread
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened room temperature (this makes it easier to spread!)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered (about 1/2 pint)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, sliced


  1. Toast sourdough (I use the toaster, but you could also bake it or use a toaster oven) until it's lightly browned. Set aside.
  2. While sourdough is toasting, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs one by one into the saucepan and cook to your desired doneness (depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to work in batches here). I did sunny side up eggs here, but you could also fry them over easy or over hard depending on your preferences.
  3. Top eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread a generous layer of goat cheese over each piece of toast. Top with an egg, a handful of tomatoes, and a bit of fresh basil. Add additional salt to taste and serve immediately.


Additions and Substitutions. Use burrata, whipped feta, whipped goat cheese, or Boursin cheese instead of goat cheese. Add roasted red peppers, shaved brussels sprouts, sliced or mashed avocado, or fresh arugula instead of (or in addition to) the tomatoes. Use parsley, cilantro, or dill instead of basil. Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction or hot honey if you like. 

Use any style of eggs you like here! We love sunny side up, over easy, or poached eggs (that creamy, runny yolk = pure gold) but these breakfast toasts are also good with scrambled eggs. 

This is a very loose recipe: Feel free to eyeball the ingredient amounts and make adjustments to suit your own palate! As written, this recipe adds a generous amount of goat cheese to each toast - dial the exact amount of goat cheese up or down based on your personal preferences and the size of your bread! 

We recommend eating this breakfast with a fork and knife (rather than picking it up with your hands, as that can get a bit messy!)

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, eggs