Real Simple Digital: Vegetarian Fall Eggs 5 -Grilled Cheese Mason Jar Eggs Photography Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling Claire Spollen


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Brioche or challah, toasted, buttered, and cut into strips for dipping



  • Lightly coat the insides of four 8-oz mason jars with cooking spray.
  • Crack one egg into each jar and top with ¼ tablespoon butter, ¼ cup Fontina, ¼ teaspoon salt, and several grinds pepper. Crack a second egg into each. Screw the lids onto the jars, place in a large saucepan, and pour water into the saucepan until it reaches the top of the eggs, about 2 inches. Allow the water to come to a simmer and cook until whites are set (check by looking through the jars), 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Unscrew the caps and serve with toasted bread.