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.
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):
- 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
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
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
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.
Baked Eggs Recipe
- 6 ramekins or cupcake/muffin tin or silicone baking cups
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Crack one egg into each cupcake slot or ramekin. Sprinkle each cupcake slot with salt and pepper.
- Add your preferred toppings.
- 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.