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Enjoy this Cheesy Baked Eggs for one! Just bake in a ramekin for 15 minutes for a perfect breakfast or brunch.

There are mornings when you crave something warm, savory, and oh-so-cheesy. Our single serving baked eggs with cheese recipe is the answer to that craving. Designed for those cooking for one or those looking to control portions, it transforms simple, readily available ingredients into a delicious start to your day.

Are you on the hunt for more easy breakfast recipes? You’re in for a treat! Be sure to try our classic Breakfast Sandwich, hearty Egg Wrap, and quick Egg and Sausage Breakfast Bowl. Each recipe is perfectly tailored for single servings!

Why You’ll Love This Baked Eggs With Cheese Recipe

  • Simple: This baked cheesy eggs cipe uses just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
  • Fast: It only takes around 20 minutes to go from prep to plate.
  • Versatile: You can easily adapt this dish to suit your preferences by adding in other ingredients such as herbs or different cheeses.
  • Perfect portion: This baked eggs recipe makes it ideal for portion control and reduces waste.
  • Delicious: This comforting dish blends the rich taste of eggs with the creamy, melty goodness of cheese, making it a true treat to your taste buds.

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What Are Cheesy Baked Eggs?

Cheesy baked eggs are a delicious and easy breakfast option that is perfect if you’re cooking for one. It involves baking eggs along with heavy cream and a blend of cheeses in a small ramekin, producing a dish that’s creamy, rich, and satisfying.

Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this baked eggs with cheese recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Butter: Used for greasing the ramekin to prevent sticking and to add a touch of rich flavor. For a dairy-free option, you can use olive oil or a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Eggs: The star of the dish, providing protein. You could experiment with egg substitutes if you prefer.
  • Heavy Cream: Adds richness and a creamy texture. For a lighter option, consider using milk or a dairy-free milk alternative. We use heavy cream in many of our single serving and small batch recipes. Consider using any leftover cream in Hashbrown Casserole, Crustless Tomato Quiche, or Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cup.
  • Cheeses: We’ve used cheddar for its meltability and parmesan for a salty, nutty bite. Leftover cheddar and Parmesan cheese can be used in Tuna Casserole or Creamed Spinach. Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses.
  • Salt and Pepper: Adds seasoning, but you can adjust according to your dietary needs and taste preference.

This is just an overview of the ingredients I used and why I used them. For the full recipe please scroll down to the recipe box at the bottom of the post.

Recipe Variations

This Cheesy Baked Eggs recipe is wonderfully versatile and can be tweaked to accommodate your personal taste or dietary requirements:

  • Other Cheeses: Try using other types of cheese like Gruyère, mozzarella, or feta for a change of flavor.
  • Add Herbs: Fresh herbs like parsley, dill, or chives can add a burst of flavor.
  • Spice it up: If you like heat, consider adding a pinch of cayenne or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Add-ins: Consider adding cooked bacon bits, sautéed onions, or bell peppers for extra texture and flavor.
  • Dairy-free: Use dairy-free cheese and cream alternatives for a lactose-free version.
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How To Make Cheesy Baked Eggs For One

Step 1: Start by spreading butter in a small ramekin. Meanwhile, mix 2 eggs, cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, along with a dash of salt and pepper.

Step 2: Transfer the prepared egg mixture into the greased ramekin. Place it in an oven preheated to the recommended temperature and let it bake for 15-18 minutes.

An overhead view of a small ramekin filled with baked eggs next to a small bowl of strawberries and a coffee mug.

Expert Tips

  • Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before you start cooking. This will ensure that the eggs cook evenly.
  • Use a ramekin: A 10 ounce ramekin is the perfect size for this recipe. It will hold the eggs and cheese without overflowing.
  • Baking: To avoid overcooking and drying out your eggs, start checking them a few minutes before the recommended cooking time ends. They’re done when they’re set and no longer jiggly in the middle. Remember, they will continue to cook for a minute or two after you take them out of the oven due to residual heat.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving your Cheesy Baked Eggs, there are several delicious options to choose from. From light accompaniments to heartier sides, these suggestions will complete your breakfast table:

  • Bread: A slice of crispy toast or biscuits goes perfectly with the eggs.
  • Fruit Salad: A refreshing fruit salad can help balance the richness of the cheesy eggs.
  • Bacon or Sausage: For meat lovers, a side of crispy bacon or sausage can add extra protein and flavor.
  • Roasted Vegetables: For a more rounded meal, consider a side of your favorite roasted veggies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size ramekin should I use for this baked eggs recipe?

The success of this recipe depends on the size of the baking dish you use. We recommend using a 10-ounce ramekin. This dish can be found on our Store page.

Can I make Cheesy Baked Eggs ahead of time?

This dish is best served straight from the oven. However, you can whisk the ingredients ahead and store them in the refrigerator to save time in the morning.

Can I make this recipe for more than one person?

Yes, you can easily double this recipe to make it for more than one person. Just use either two 10-ounce ramekins or one 5×5-inch baking dish. If using a larger baking dish, watch the bake time closely. The eggs may be done in less than 15 minutes. These dishes can be viewed on our Store page.

Do I have to use heavy cream?

No, while heavy cream gives the richest texture and flavor, you can also use half-and-half or even whole milk for a lighter version. Just note that the end result may be less creamy.

Can I add spices to this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite spices or herbs to add a personal touch to the dish. Paprika, oregano, or garlic powder can all be excellent additions.

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Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Cheesy Baked Eggs For One

4.87 from 107 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Enjoy a fast, savory single-serve Baked Eggs with Cheese recipe. Ready in 15 minutes, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Simple ingredients & customizable!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 teaspoon salted butter , softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream alternatives: milk or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions 

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Coat the inside of an 10-ounce oven safe ramekin with the butter.
  • Whisk together the eggs and cream in a small bowl. 
  • Stir in the cheeses, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour into the ramekin and bake for 15-18 minutes or until eggs are set.
  • Let cool 5 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before you start cooking. This will ensure that the eggs cook evenly.
  • Use a ramekin: A 10 ounce ramekin is the perfect size for this recipe. It will hold the eggs and cheese without overflowing.
  • Baking: To avoid overcooking and drying out your eggs, start checking them a few minutes before the recommended cooking time ends. They’re done when they’re set and no longer jiggly in the middle. Remember, they will continue to cook for a minute or two after you take them out of the oven due to residual heat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 358kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 429mg, Sodium: 450mg, Potassium: 177mg, Vitamin A: 1070IU, Calcium: 356mg, Iron: 1.9mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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135 Comments

  1. Ghislaine says:

    Hello, I have made this dish several times but with a twist. I follow all the instructions except for the eggs. I don’t mix them but put them in the dish whole then add the other ingredients. I cook them for about the same time and they are delicious. Thank you for this lovely recipe.

  2. Barbara says:

    I added green onions and a couple of tablespoons of salmon. The cook time increases by about 5 minutes. It’s a versatile recipe.

  3. Karen Wicker says:

    Can this be done in a microwave?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      We have not tested this recipe in a microwave.

  4. Linda Cordle says:

    Can these eggs be made in an air fryer? If so, at what temp and how long?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      If you’re considering trying cheesy baked eggs in an air fryer, while I haven’t personally tested this method, other readers have mentioned it works well. Keep in mind that air fryers cook quicker than ovens, so you’ll need to adjust the time and temperature accordingly. Begin with a moderate temperature and check the eggs frequently for doneness to avoid overcooking. Your specific air fryer’s model will influence the exact cooking time, so there may be a bit of trial and error the first time you try it. I’d love to hear how it turns out for you!

  5. Anna says:

    I put it back in smaller ramekin in oven,it worked. Good

  6. Anna says:

    Cooked top,watery inside.