Baked Eggs Recipe (In 20 Minutes or Less!)

If you want to impress guests for breakfast or brunch, then this baked egg recipe is calling your name. What makes these eggs stand out is that your guests can also choose their favorite toppings for their dish and it all comes out of the oven straight to the table in under 20 minutes. 

baked eggs for breakfast

What Are Baked Eggs?

Baked eggs, also known as shirred eggs, are super simple and easy to make at home. You can make them in different types of oven-safe containers. Some of our favorites are ceramic ramekins, muffin (or cupcake) tins, and silicone cups.

While you can also use a casserole dish, I like using individual cups because you can serve them individually out of the oven and have different choices for toppings. 

How Long to Bake Eggs

When using individual containers like ramekins or muffin tins, baked eggs take about 8-14 minutes in the oven at 375 °F. It’s good to check the eggs at 8 minutes to check the consistency. The egg whites should be opaque and the yolks should be tender (and a little wet if you prefer) when they’re finished. 

Here is a quick breakdown of baking eggs depending on their containers (each cup or ramekin holds one egg, these times might change if you add more than one egg):

container options for baked eggs
  • Metal cupcake tin: 8-10 minutes
  • Silicone baking cups (6 oz): 13 minutes
  • Ceramic ramekins (5.75 oz): 13-15 minutes

Note: If you add ingredients like bacon or spinach, you may need to add one to two minutes of cooking time to fully cook the ramekin fillings.

Baked Egg Seasoning and Toppings

baked egg toping ideas

The seasonings and toppings are our favorite part about baked eggs. Here are some ideas on how to season your eggs:

  • Creamy & savory: frozen spinach, heavy cream, onion powder, and garlic powder
  • Italian: oregano, basil, and parmesan 
  • Meat: pork bacon or turkey bacon (hot tip: use the bacon as a cup by lining the ramekin with bacon first then cracking your egg on top)
  • Cheese: mozzarella, feta, or cheddar 

How to Serve Baked Eggs

three baked egg flavor ideas

Baking the eggs in ramekins is helpful because you can serve them in these containers straight from the oven (with caution due to the hot sides). We love them best with slices of toast on the side and extra herbs or cheese on top. 

Other Ways to Cook Eggs

If eggs are your breakfast, lunch, or dinner staple, you can also enjoy them over medium and over hard eggs, fried on ramen, sweet potato crust quiche, or even as a salad topping.  

At What Temperature are Baked Eggs Done?

If you’re concerned with food safety, you can use an instant-read thermometer to test the internal temperature of eggs. The US food safety website states that baked eggs or dishes are safe once they reach 160 °F internally. 

How Long Does It Take to Bake Eggs at 375 °F?

Baking eggs in the oven in ramekins takes about 8-13 minutes depending on the vessel you’re using. I found that metal muffin tins took a shorter amount of time and silicone baking cups took the longest to cook.

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Baked Eggs Recipe

These baked eggs recipe will give you multiple ways to spice up your eggs with different toppings in under 20 minutes.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Keyword casserole, quiche
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 ramekins
Calories 76kcal


  • 6 ramekins or cupcake/muffin tin or silicone baking cups
  • brush
  • oven
  • sheet pan (if you are using ramekins or silicone baking cups)


  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter or avocado oil, add more if necessary
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Optional toppings

  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • frozen spinach
  • cheese (feta, parmesan, or mozzarella)
  • turkey bacon or pork bacon
  • heavy cream
  • Italian seasoning


  • Add ½ tbsp of butter to each ramekin or cupcake slot. Place the pan into the oven and preheat for 375 °F.
  • Remove the pans after 2 minutes or until it melts fully. Take a brush and brush the sides with melted butter.
    brushing ramekins with butter
  • Option: Cut one turkey bacon slice in half and place both halves in one cupcake slot. This will act like a cup to hold your egg.
    ramekins lined with butter and bacon
  • Crack one egg into each cupcake slot or ramekin. Sprinkle each cupcake slot with salt and pepper.
    cracking egg into ramekin
  • Add your preferred toppings.
    adding toppings to baked eggs
  • Place in the oven to cook for 8-15 minutes. After 8 minutes, check the egg yolks to see if you like the doneness. Continue for another 2-5 minutes depending on your desired yolk doneness. Sometimes the eggs will continue to cook after you remove them from the oven, so we would recommend removing them when they look slightly opaque, but still translucent.
    Metal muffin/cupcake tin: 8 minutes*
    Silicone baking cups: 13 minutes*
    Ceramic ramekins: 13-15 minutes*
    *Note: If you add additional bulky items like bacon or spinach, you may need to add more time to cook these ingredients fully. I add about one to two minutes when adding bacon and spinach.
    three baked egg flavor ideas


Note: The nutritional value does not have any included toppings aside from eggs, butter, salt, and pepper. 


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg