Baked Eggs 3 Ways

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Make you stay home/quarantine meal situation easy and fun with this quick Baked Eggs that I have shown 3 different ways to flavor up. You don’t have to restrict to it, and this will give you an idea how to treat baked eggs as a lovely blank canvas. Needs few key ingredients, about 5 minutes of prep time and 15 to 17 minutes of baking time.

Baked Eggs 3 Ways

  • Tomato and Spinach Baked Eggs
  • Spicy Jalapeno Avocado Baked Eggs
  • Creamy Cheese Baked Eggs


One of my go to ingredients when I am out of ideas is eggs! My family loves eggs and we prepare it in several different ways. From simple sunny side up for breakfast to curries for lunch or dinner and then occasionally we go for Baked Eggs. This is such a fun way to incorporate eggs in your menu without making too much effort.

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KEY Ingredients needed for Baked Eggs:

  • Butter mainly to grease the pan
  • Heavy cream – This will create the custard like texture to the Baked Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper for flavor
  • Eggs

Baking Time:

The Baking time will depend a lot of how you like the texture of your eggs. So keep an eye as you bake it in the oven. I like my eggs soft, so I don’t cook it for too long. Also depends on the size of the oven proof dish you are using.

If you don’t like soft eggs, you want to cook it a bit longer until the yolk is set.

Flavors Choice:

Because baked eggs get cooked so fast you want to pick things that doesn’t need too much cooking time.

If you want to add onion and mushroom, then definitely stir fry these two separately in a pan before adding it to the oven proof dish along with the other key ingredients.

To make it easy and fuss free I made it three easiest way possible. The only extra cooking I did is crisping up some bacon strips to add on top. And that’s mainly because my son loves bacon.

Here are three different flavors I used

I used these individual size cast iron skillets 

Tomato and Spinach

Cherry tomatoes along with baby spinach is layered along with cream, salt, pepper and two eggs. I had a tiny amount of leftover spinach pesto, which I added in dollops here and there. Grated some parmesan cheese on the baked eggs.

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Spicy Jalapeno Avocado Baked Eggs

Roughly sliced avocado and thinly sliced Jalapeno, layered along with cream, salt, pepper and two eggs. For extra spicy flavor, sprinkle some smoked paprika and squeeze few dashes of siracha sauce here and there.

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Creamy Cheese Baked Eggs

This is simplest one perfect for kids where apart from the key ingredients, add some grated cheese. And finish the baked eggs by topping some crispy bacons and grated some parmesan cheese.

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All these baked eggs took the same time to bake about 17 minutes at 375 F

Keep in mind as the dish cools down, it starts to set further, so if you are like me who likes the texture softer and runnier then keep an eye and take I out at 15 minutes.

Can you prepared this in MICROWAVE

YES! Definitely possible and much faster too. One egg in a ramekin size bowl will cook in 1 minute 30 second on high. You have to cover with a microwave plate and you might need to cook another 30 second if it looks raw.

Making it in Stovetop

You have to follow the method of water bath. Prepare your individual bowls with all the ingredients. Then place the bowls in a big pot and pour hot water to reach halfway to the bowl. Then cover the pot and let it simmer in medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Remember to not pour too much water and remember not to cook in high heat that water starts to boil. You want to make sure the water doesn’t get inside the egg bowls.

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Irrespective of what method you choose or flavors, it’s a great way to enjoy a fast meal with less effort. A treat for people enjoys eggs. Soft or fully cooked.

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Baked Eggs 3 Ways

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Make you stay home/quarantine meal situation easy and funwith this quick Baked Eggs that I have shown 3 different ways to flavor up. You don’t have to restrict to it, and this will give you an idea how to treat baked eggs as a lovely blank canvas. Needs few key ingredients, about 5 minutes of prep time and 15 to 17 minutes of baking time.


key ingredients for all the baked eggs

  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Heavy cream (the measurement will depend on the container you are using. You need to fill it about half the way)
  • Butter to grease the pan you are using
  • 2 eggs per dish

for the Tomato and Spinach Baked Eggs

  • 7 to 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or quarter
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese

for the Spicy Jalapeno Avocado Eggs

  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced in wedges then sprinkle some lemon and mix it up.
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Few dashes of sriracha hot sauce

for the Creamy Cheese Baked Eggs

  • Handful of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 strips of Crispy bacon (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. For the Tomato and Spinach Baked Eggs, grease the small oven proof dish with butter. Layer half of the sliced tomatoes and spinach. Pour the cream halfway through, sprinkle salt. Crack the eggs, sprinkle bit more salt and crack peppers. Layer few tomatoes and spinach on top and keep it aside.
  3. For the Spicy Japaleno Avocado Eggs, once again grease the dish with butter. Pour the cream halfway through and scatter the sliced jalapeno. Cracked the eggs, sprinkle salt and pepper. Sprinkle the paprika and few dashes of sriracha sauce.
  4. The Creamy Cheese Baked Eggs is the simplest. Grease the dish with butter and pour the cream halfway through. Sprinkle the grated cheese and crack two eggs. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  5. Place all the dishes together in the middle rack and bake for 17 minutes.
  6. Once done, grate parmesan cheese on top of the tomato spinach baked eggs and let it cool down for a while. Break the crispy bacon and scatter on top of the Creamy Cheese Baked Eggs.
  7. Enjoy it warm with some crusty bread.


Please note the baking time will differ from oven to oven. It will also depend a lot on the size of the container you are using and how you prefer your eggs, runny or cooked through.

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 401Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 172mgSodium 675mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 7gSugar 3gProtein 16g

All nutrition information presented are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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  • Debjani
    February 1, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Love! And there is something so sweet to hear ‘I love us’!
    The yellow bakeware is used to make an almost identical recipe on Sundays here. Love that too!

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Sanjeeta kk
    February 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    How pretty everything about this post is…the bake wares…the and of course the recipe!

  • Rosa
    February 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    A lovely dish! This healthy combination is so satisfying.

    Your magazine-like pictures are stunning!



  • Anna @ CCS
    Anna @ CCS
    February 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    This is absolutely stunning! Love the pictures, the background and the dish!

  • Reem
    February 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Beautiful Post… you reminded me of my school
    Gorgeous photography as always.
    Everything speaks of your passion n perfection.

  • Joyti
    February 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Wow – your photographs are STUNNING! Gorgeous!
    And I loved baked eggs. Yum! Never had them with spinach, I’ll have to try this one day – soon.

  • Manju
    February 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Love the new touches you have done on the pics and the recipe is so simple and straightforward. Would love to try this out!!
    as always your pics are worth a thousand words…love them absolutely!!


  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    February 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    “I love us” has a magical sound to it. Wonderful post! Love the stunning pictures, always!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    What a sunny breakfast, I love your yellow baking dishes!

  • Vimitha
    February 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Totally in love with that bakeware, those cute little birds and everything about this post Kankana

  • Arch
    February 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    What a sweet post and what a cute couple you guys are…Hope the love continues forever…love that yellow bakeware, too cute…

  • Grishma
    February 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    What a a lovely post n what a wonderful way to celebrate weekends 🙂 Love the pictures babe!

  • Nandita
    February 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    WOW!!! Loved the recipe and the photographs. But this time, I went all gaga over your background. Loved the colour babe 🙂

  • Prerna@IndianSimmer
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    February 1, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Oh you two love birds! What a sweet story 🙂
    And as usual gorgeous photos babe.

  • Rose/Magpies Recipes
    Rose/Magpies Recipes
    February 1, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    So pretty as always K!and what a perfect v-day breakfast! You two are too cute 🙂

  • Radhika@JustHomemade
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    February 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    How really sweet! Gorgeous gorgeous! Loved the “I love us” part..
    Arvind is being a very good hand model 😉

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      February 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      Those are my hands yaar! He was with the camera 🙂

  • Vijitha Shyam
    Vijitha Shyam
    February 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Uber delicious!

  • Ronja # a dash of fa
    Ronja # a dash of fa
    February 1, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    What a wonderful breakfast this would make! Gorgeous photos!

  • Zee
    February 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Delicious! and ur photogrpahs are so stunning!

  • Sarvani
    February 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    wow..breakfast in bed!! how decadent!! love the baked eggs..and love the bight yellow dishes even more!!

  • indugetscooking
    February 2, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    What a lovely spread. Super love the baked eggs!

  • My Little Gourmet
    My Little Gourmet
    February 2, 2013 at 4:31 AM

    Love this idea! I can’t believe I never thought of baking my eggs for breakfast. The possibilities are endless. 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe and those are some gorgeous pictures by the way!

  • Abbe@ThisIsHowICook
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    February 2, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    It is easy to forget the simple things in life-and those are the things that generally make us the happiest. Like the food-simple and fresh and delicious. And your photos-well, I wish mine turned out half as well as yours-just gorgeous!

  • chinmayie @ love food eat
    chinmayie @ love food eat
    February 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Beautiful as always Kanakana. I love the use of colors in these photos..

  • Sarah
    February 2, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Mmmmm, I love baked eggs but I never make them. You’ve inspired me!

  • Kathy | Sarangdipity
    Kathy | Sarangdipity
    February 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    I just remembered something! I bought some kale last week and totally forgot about it. Well…looks like I’ll be making your recipe today for a late breakfast (plus, I can finally use up my 2 dozen theyre-not-exactly-fresh-anymore-are-they eggs)!

  • Anu | foodpunch
    Anu | foodpunch
    February 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Oh my god just discovered your blog via foodgawker!! And they are d most amazing pictures… I m no expert, just starting my journey you know, and wonder when will i be able to click one single picture as beautiful as that.. Awesome.. Inspiring.. Beautiful..

  • Ira Rodrigues
    Ira Rodrigues
    February 4, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    Very healthy Breakfast to celebrate everyday love and I can Imagine the Joys at your kitchen 🙂 best moment!
    I love all your pictures, fresh and colorful

  • wok with ray
    wok with ray
    February 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Love those strawberries in the bowl — gorgeous! Yes, me too I remember those good days where you give Valentines card to someone and that someone gave value to it. Unlike nowadays which is totally different. Have a wonderful week, Kankana! 🙂

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdv
    February 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    I love your photos. Even a simple recipe you just make it look soo gorgeous.

  • Kiran
    February 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    My kind of breakfast!! Love the recipe and styling xoxo

  • nipponnin
    February 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    I probably said it before but I love your photos! So lovely!

  • Colette @ JFF!
    Colette @ JFF!
    February 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Easy grand gesture!

  • Izy
    February 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Beautiful photos 🙂 Sounds delicious and simple!

  • mjskit
    February 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    These look SO easy and delicious! Definitely an up and coming breakfast!!

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    February 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    even if i didn’t like eggs or spinach which i do- you would win me over with your photos alone. I would eat eggs for days! Wow, it looks amazing

  • Mallika
    February 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Loved ur write up Kankana. I said last time that Arvind was the lucky one, now I can say you are lucky indeed 😉 Obvious, if he can help you make a tea or breakfast, dance with you in the kitchen and click a few snaps while you break that egg into the dish, then you are lucky! That’s a nice tag line “I love us!” I love that bright summery feel of the reds and yellows in your photographs. Beautiful!

  • Chandrani
    February 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Wow..very healthy and yummy…

    Cuisine DelightsMy Monthly Event – Spotlight Valentine’s Treat: “”

  • Richa
    February 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    your pictures are always so thought out and beautiful.. they tell a story and all the effort you put into them! 🙂

  • Nami | JOC
    Nami | JOC
    February 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Awww so cute! I feel like you went very creative with your post, and I love it, especially two action shots! I would love to try the baked eggs and I have those small individual baking dishes too. What a special breakfast it would be… 🙂

  • Radhika Vasanth
    Radhika Vasanth
    February 9, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I love how your said ‘I love us’. It is so true that it feels good when the spouse is in the kitchen with a helping hand. More than help it is the time spent together matters a lot to me. I totally adore this post and that hearty breakfast.

  • Pia
    February 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    What a sweet post, Kankana 🙂 It made me smile.
    And the photographs tie it all in perfectly – it’s cosy and intimate. All early-morning sweetness. Khub shundor.

  • EatwithNamie
    February 10, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Lovely photos. I’ve just discovered your blog while looking for fig cake recipes. Wow…nice work

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      February 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Welcome and thank you so much for dropping by your kind words 🙂

  • reese@SeasonwithSpic
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    February 14, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Your baked egg makes a one yummy & romantic breakfast, Kankana. It is definitely one of those versatile breakfast dish that I will never grow tired of. Wishing you and Arvind a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Katy
    February 23, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Love the yellow bakeware <3 Looks delish 🙂

  • Lindsey
    February 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    love the styling and photos. plus, the baked eggs look and sound super yummy!

  • marla
    February 27, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post 🙂

  • Jenn@slim-shoppin
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    March 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    I was searching for healthy breakfasts on Pinterest – just to shake up my morning routine and this will do the trick! Your photos are beautiful!

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