These 12 Easy Baked Egg Recipes Are a Lazy Cook's Dream
Baked eggs might look fancy, but they're a breeze to make. For these baked egg recipes, you just crack them straight into a baking dish, skillet, or even a bread boat, along with a host of savory ingredients, and pop them into the oven to bake. That kind of easy prep makes them perfect for everything from lazy mornings for two to almost effortless brunch parties.
Chef John's Shakshuka
"This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious," says Chef John. "Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking."
"This Mexican-inspired shakshuka is a tomato-y, one-skillet poached eggs dish that's full of all the flavors you expect from Mexican recipes," says Candice. "Diced tomatoes, onions, and smoked peppers, plus cumin, chili powders and Spanish paprika. And together, they make this one hearty meal to feed a crowd from one skillet. Serve with warmed corn or flour tortillas and butter-fried hominy."
Whole30® Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce
"An easy and quick breakfast recipe. No fuss, no muss," says SheLovesPaleo. "Use your favorite marinara and make sure any jarred variety has no added sugar to keep it Whole30 compliant. Serve with a breakfast salad and some plantain home fries."
Chef John's Baked Eggs
"If you enjoy huevos rancheros, you will love this," says Chef John. "The way the spicy sauce mingles with just barely set eggs is very similar, and when you start scooping this up with toasted chunks of bread, it gets borderline magical."
Individual Baked Eggs
"A very easy idea with a minimum of fuss or muss for any number of people," says Spokes. "Individual baked eggs surrounded by a strip of bacon, and topped with a square of cheese. These eggs take on a very pleasing flavor just by baking instead of cooking them in the more conventional manner. Great not having splatters all over, and being able to do 12 or more eggs at one time."
Mom's Baked Egg Muffins
Add this bacon, egg, and toast cup to your collection of easy brunch recipes. Muffin tins are lined with bread and filled with crumbled bacon, an egg, and a sprinkle of cheese, then baked. "Super yummy and works for a morning breakfast dessert food if you add a little extra maple syrup on top," says bakedsmiles.
Avocado Baked Eggs
"I had these clever breakfast treats at a brunch gathering," says recipe creator sonjagroset. "They are easy to make for just two people or for a crowd. You can double or triple this recipe for a crowd. I use a muffin tin to hold each avocado half if I am making several of them."
Oeufs Cocotte (Baked Eggs)
Recipe creator chatoune says, "Oeufs cocotte is a French way of baking eggs in a water bath in the oven - you can add other ingredients as well but ham and cheese is one of the easiest variations. Oeufs cocotte taste best served hot with toast or strips of bread to dip in the egg yolks." The lovely thing about this recipe is you can make as many individual portions as you wish at one time.
Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado
Reviewer Theresa_l says, "Loved this — put grape tomatoes next to avocados in the pan to hold them in place. The roasted tomato was great with it. Added fresh cilantro at the end instead of parsley - but this is an awesome combination!"
Baked Deviled Eggs with Asparagus
"I have chickens and tons of eggs. This is an awesome recipe to use the eggs up! I didn't have ham spread, so I chopped up ham and added alittle mayo instead. Flavors melded well. Got really good reviews from the rest of the family." —Maria D
Eggs in a Basket
"I had these for breakfast (right out of the oven) AND lunch (at room temp) today and they were very tasty. I don't have a large (6 muffin) muffin tin so I used ramekins instead. It took about 11 minutes for the egg whites to set up and then I turned the oven to broil and let them in an extra minute on broil before removing them to add the cheese as runny egg whites freak me out!" —Kim's Cooking Now
Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
"With a cheese-stuffed crust and an egg baked into the center, this boat-shaped Georgian bread is so fun and versatile, there's only a matter of time before it's delivered to every home for pizza night and ordered from every brunch menu the morning after. They take a little finesse but the payoff is well worth it; after all, what more could you want other than cheesy, soft-while-chewy bread dipped in its own bed of runny egg yolk and molten cheese?" —Chef John