Simple Baked Eggs

Oven baked eggs are a simple way to make a special breakfast! Bake them in small dishes then serve with a variety of toppings. Bon appetit!

Baked eggs

We love finding unique ways to eat the same ingredients, and this trick falls into that category. Try these Oven Baked Eggs! It’s a simple way to make a special breakfast out of everyday ingredients. (What can’t an egg do? Seriously.) Here you’ll throw the eggs into small baking dishes, then load them up with toppings of your choice. Go simple like Parmesan and herbs, or fancy like sauteed spinach and mushrooms. Here’s the basic method, and a few more fun topping ideas!

How to make baked eggs: basic method

Baked eggs are so simple, you barely need a recipe! Actually, you don’t need one. Memorize this simple method and you can make them on repeat for special brunch:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The perfect temperature for baking eggs.
  • Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter for each dish. Throw them in the already warm oven to make quick work of it. Then brush it around your dish. Substitute neutral oil for dairy free.
  • Add 2 eggs per dish. To avoid shells, crack them into a small bowl first, then slide them in. But you can also go right into the dish.
  • Add salt and pepper. Just 1/8 teaspoon salt per dish does the trick!
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Usually ours is perfect at 13 minutes. Keep reading for more about bake time!
Baked eggs

How long to bake eggs?

The exact timing for baked eggs varies based on a few variables: the exact heat of the oven, the thickness of the baking dish, and how runny you’d like the yolk.

  • It takes about 12 to 15 minutes to cook eggs in a ramekin to where the yolk is runny and the white is set. The style is closest to sunny side up eggs.
  • Cook longer to fully cook the yolk. This would be closer to over hard eggs.
  • Thicker baking dishes cause the timing to be slightly longer.
  • Start checking at 12 minutes: look at the whites around the yolk and make sure they are just set.

Baked egg toppings

Here’s the fun part: adding toppings to your baked eggs! This can be as complicated or simple as you like. Our favorite is just Parmesan and fresh herbs, which takes no time at all. Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning:

Oven baked eggs

What else to serve with them

Are you cooking up a special brunch? There are so many fun things to serve with baked eggs…in fact, we’re not sure where to begin! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

More ways to cook eggs

Are you egg obsessed like we are? There are so many tasty ways to cook eggs! Here are some favorites:

Oven baked eggs

This baked eggs recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Baked eggs

Simple Baked Eggs


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Oven baked eggs are a simple way to make a special breakfast! Bake them in small dishes then serve with a variety of toppings. Bon appetit!


Ingredients

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For each serving

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter (or substitute neutral oil for dairy free)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Topping ideas:

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh thyme sprigs
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa or pico de gallo
  • Sauteed spinach and mushrooms, feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. While the oven preheats, add 1/2 tablespoon butter to each small baking dish or ramekin. Add to the oven until it melts (about 1 minute), then use a brush to spread it around the inside of the dish.
  3. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, then slide 2 into each dish. Sprinkle each with 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes (ours usually take 13 minutes), until whites are set and yolk reach desired firmness. The exact timing depends on the thickness of the dish. (If desired, you can cook longer to get a fully cooked yolk.)
  4. Sprinkle with toppings and serve. Keep in mind the baking dishes are hot, so place them on a separate plate for serving.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Eggs

Keywords: Baked eggs, Oven baked eggs

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    April 1, 2021 at 12:52 am

    great method, from someone who fries eggs almost daily, thus might be a better way to go, at least sometimes to mix it up and add in new flavors, thank you!

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