When I was at my mom’s house over Thanksgiving, she made me one of her “easy baked eggs” for breakfast and now I am hooked! I can’t stop making these babies. I had never tried a baked egg recipe before, so I’m not sure how this one compares to others that are out there. All I can say is that I’ve made dozens of baked eggs now, and I love them! They are such an easy and filling breakfast that carry me right up until lunch without the need for a mid-morning snack. You can make a bunch for the entire family or just one for yourself. Note that this recipe has about 350+ calories in it, so it is not a low-cal breakfast, but it is lowish carb and very satisfying.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour Heavy Whipping Cream into bottom of ramekin.
I like to make two eggs for breakfast, so I use a small ramekin dish. If you are making just one egg, you can use an oven-safe cup saucer. That is what my mother uses and it works beautifully. You want about 1-2 tablespoons of cream, or just enough to coat the bottom of your dish. The whipping cream keeps the eggs from sticking to your ramekin and just makes everything taste better. You can skip the whipping cream, and instead try coating your dish with a non-stick spray, but I can’t guarantee the same results!
Step 2: Crack two eggs into ramekin over whipping cream.
Just crack your eggs and place them on top of the whipping cream. Easy peasy!
Step 3: Add salt, pepper, dill, and shredded cheese to taste.
I think the dill is the key ingredient to the yumminess level of these eggs. Don’t skimp on the dill. Just dill them up until they look nice and green. Add salt, pepper, and shredded cheese to taste.
Step 4: Add flavored crushed croutons, baguette chips, or crostinis.
I used parmesan and garlic flavored Twistos which I found in the snack aisle at the grocery store along with the chips. They were labeled as “baked snack bites” and look like little baby toasted baguette pieces. Any kind of toasted bread cracker/chip will do. My mom used a bag of crostini crackers she found at Costco. One thing I don’t recommend using are pita chips. Those just weren’t as tasty in my opinion. Crush up your crackers/croutons/chips and sprinkle on top of your eggs.
Step 5: Bake in 400 degree oven for 13-15 minutes.
In my oven, using the two eggs in a small ramekin, 14 minutes seems to be the perfect amount of time. If I only bake one egg in a small saucer, then 11 minutes seems to do it. To check on your eggs, grab the edge of the dish with a hot pad and jiggle the dish. If the eggs wave in the bowl, they are not yet done. I like my egg yokes over-medium or hard cooked, so I prefer no jiggle to my dish! If you like a runnier egg, you might desire less time.
And that is all there is to it! You can of course vary the recipe depending on your mood by adding crumbled bacon, various cheeses, and some cooked veggies. This is a fun and versatile way to mix up the monotony of breakfast. Enjoy!
- 1-2 T heavy whipping cream
- 2 large eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- Dill to taste
- 1/4 C shredded cheese
- 1/4 C crushed flavored croutons
- Use a deep saucer or ramekin.
- Coat bottom of ramekin with heavy whipping cream.
- Crack eggs and add to ramekin.
- Season with salt, pepper, and dill
- Top with cheese
- Top with flavored crostinis or croutons
- Bake for 13-15 minutes at 400 degrees. Check for doneness by jiggling pan. When it doesn't "wave" when jiggled it is done.
Ann Stillson says
I make this…except we call it “Eggs Nana Jean Style”…..spray ramekin and put all ingreadients in, wisk with fork and microwave for about 60 seconds….voila……so quick and easy……
Sandra Rodriguez says
Hi Beth! So did you try it with the non-stick spray? I’m wondering how it turned out…
What a unique recipe! I think I will be trying it sometime this week – it’s perfect for the holidays;)
Jen Y says
I pinned this recipe yesterday & couldn’t wait to try it this morning – I love baked egg recipes & hadn’t heard of using dill.
I tweaked it a bit, I added a sliced fresh mushroom, a handful of fresh spinach & a few Tbs of cooked ground sausage. Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.
Here’s the order I layered the ingredients: cream(I used 1/2 &1/2 because it’s all I had on hand) eggs, mushroom, spinach, sausage, dill, cheese & croutons. I omitted the salt & pepper because I added sausage. I only used about 5 croutons because that’s all I had left.
Next time I’ll add the dill right on top of the eggs – I forgot to this time.
It’s a keeper!
I’v followed your blog for awhile & love it.
Yay! I’m so glad you tried it and even happier that you tweaked it! I’ve been scared to try it with half & half because I tried it just using less whipping cream and it stuck really badly to the pan. Did you cook your mushrooms first?
Jen Y says
It actually was a little milky on the bottom but that didn’t hurt the flavor or texture at all to me. Maybe the the thicker cream is more likely to stick? I did have some cheese & spinach stick to the sides some, the 1/2 & 1/2 didn’t go up the sides that high.
No, the mushroom & spinach were both fresh. The sausage was leftover, I had ground a roll to make quiche earlier this week & had just a little leftover.
I plan to add onion & cherry tomato as well tomorrow. For my weekend eggs I usually saute’ mushroom, onion & spinach in olive oil or butter(depending on my mood), then cook my eggs & layer to eat. This is so much healthier & much less work! A little different flavor than sauting, it’s so good & flexible. I love recipes like this that never get boring because you can change up what you add to make such different flavors. I also may try it with skim milk to see how it does & make it even better for you. I’m sure the cream would make it taste better than the 1/2 & 1/2 or skim but I’ll try it.
Good tips! I’m going to try it with just some nonstick spray and see how it is minus the cream. I’m sure it won’t be quite as tasty but worth trying for those not wanting the extra calories.
Looks delicious! Might have to try this for the Christmas Eve brunch I’m hosting!
Yes! I’m making these for our Christmas morning brunch but think I’ll add some cooked bacon or sausage.
Stacy Risenmay says
This looks so good! Although I think I will make it in a casserole dish because I know my boys will want some too 🙂
Nick Tedesco says
Great recipe and nice home site you have here Beth. I found you on Pinterest. I pin mainly about home improvement and solar power.