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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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136 Comments

  1. zoritoler imol says:

    Fantastic site. Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your effort!

  2. Joan Benedetti says:

    Another terrific way to cook eggs for one! A variable recipe inspiring fantastic creativity. I only had 8 oz. ramekins so I used two and discovered great ways to deliciously fill in with fresh vegetables in each. Chopped mushrooms, sliced spinach leaves, chopped bell peppers, onion, garlic, etc., you name it. Let your creative juices flow!

  3. Lauren Caporimo says:

    Absolutely delicious. Your recipes are simple, delicious and help build my confidence in cooking.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy to know you are enjoying our recipes and find them helpful.

  4. Sheri says:

    Didn’t have any Parmesan so I used Chedder and Feta., DELICIOUS. Will be a staple around my home.

  5. Annette Yancey says:

    Looks wonderful but was wondering if you could use liquid egg. I used it making egg bites and they turned out great

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I have not used liquid eggs in this recipe but since you had success with using them in egg bites, I see no reason why it wouldn’t work here too.

  6. Janet Gordon-Thatcher says:

    This recipe is fantastic! The eggs came out picture perfect, and were absolutely scrumptious!

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  7. J. Hegyi says:

    Excellent recipe.

  8. Lisa M Searls says:

    OMG! Where have you been my whole life. By myself now this will sooo help! Thanks

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m so happy you found us, Lisa and hope you find many new recipes to try.

  9. J Miller says:

    Easy and delicious!

  10. Julie says:

    You have 400 degrees as the temp to preheat the oven later you have preheat oven to 350 degrees, which is the correct temperature?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Heat your oven to 400 degrees F, as written in the recipe post, in the recipe card, and as we mention in our video.