Baked Eggs

These oven baked eggs are an easy, delicious breakfast or brunch. Serve them with garnishes like fresh herbs and veggies to take them over the top!

Baked eggs

How cute are these baked eggs?! Lately, Jack and I have been making them for breakfast and the occasional dinner, and with Easter coming up this weekend, I thought it would be the perfect time to share the recipe with all of you.

These baked eggs have runny yolks and just-set whites, and they’re SO simple to make in the oven. Sprinkled with toppings like fresh herbs, peas, and sautéed asparagus, they look elegant and inviting, and they taste delicious. They’d be a lovely main course for a holiday brunch, but you could easily pull them off for a regular weekend (heck, even weekday!) breakfast too.

Bowl of eggs

In the recipe below, you’ll find instructions for making one serving of baked eggs. If you’re serving a crowd, don’t worry – you can easily scale the quantities up or down to match the size of your group. You’ll just need one ramekin per person. No ramekins? A muffin tin or small oven-safe skillets would be fine baking dishes too.

Recipe ingredients on marble

Baked Eggs Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this baked eggs recipe:

  • Eggs, of course! I typically make two per person.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – For greasing the ramekins.
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper – To season the eggs.
  • And your desired toppings – In the spring, I love serving these baked eggs with feta cheese, fresh herbs, microgreens, peas, and sautéed asparagus. Swap out the veggies for cherry tomatoes and basil (or even pesto!) in the summer, roasted butternut squash and parsley in the fall, and sautéed mushrooms and tarragon in the winter. Feel free to vary the cheese too, or skip it to make this recipe dairy-free.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Baked eggs in ramekins

How to Make Baked Eggs

This baked eggs recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how it goes:

Start by greasing your ramekins. You want them to be fairly oily. I use 1/2 teaspoon olive oil per 4.5-inch ramekin.

Then, crack in the eggs. I usually do 2 per 4.5-inch ramekin or 3 to 4 in a 6-inch oven-safe skillet. If you’re using smaller ramekins or a muffin pan, cook 1 egg in each ramekin or muffin cup.

Next, bake. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet, and transfer them to a 375°F oven. Bake for 7 to 15 minutes, or until the whites are just set. Tip: it’s easy to overcook the eggs! I usually pull them out of the oven when they still look a little underdone. They set up more as they cool, and I want the yolk to still be runny when I serve them.

Finally, serve. Sprinkle the eggs with your desired toppings, and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

That’s it!

Baked eggs with asparagus, feta, and peas

Baked Eggs Serving Suggestions

These baked eggs would be a fantastic main course for a special occasion brunch. Pair them with toast or breakfast potatoes and a big fruit salad, or serve them with something sweet like sconesmuffins, or homemade cinnamon rolls. Round out the meal with mimosas to drink. Find more of our favorite brunch recipes here!

Just making an everyday breakfast? Serve the eggs with a bagel or avocado toast and a hot cup of coffee or tea. 🙂

Baked eggs recipe

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Baked Eggs

rate this recipe:
4.95 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves 1
This oven baked eggs recipe is such a quick and easy way to cook eggs! The recipe here serves 1, though you can easily scale it up to feed more. I cook 2 eggs per 4.5-inch ramekin. If you don't have ramekins, 3 to 4 eggs will bake nicely in a 6-inch oven-safe skillet. You can also use a muffin pan, baking 1 egg in each of the muffin cups.


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  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 4.5-inch ramekin with the olive oil. Place it on a baking sheet (the baking sheet makes it easier to move the ramekin in and out of the oven).
  • Crack 2 eggs into the ramekin and bake for 10 to 15 minutes (we do about 12), or until the egg whites are just set and the yolk is still runny. If using a muffin tin, bake 9 to 12 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, the baked eggs should look a little underdone as you take them out. They’ll set a bit more as they cool out of the oven.
  • Top the baked eggs with feta, chives, dill, asparagus, peas, and/or microgreens, if desired, or see the blog post above for additional topping ideas.


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Rate this recipe (after making it)

  1. Brooke Ashley

    5 stars
    Yummy! We loved the savouryness from the seasoned and sauteed asparagus which paired great with the creaminess of the feta atop the baked eggs. Next time I want to set my timer to 10 minutes as the yolks were not runny (my fault). This would be really easy to serve to a crowd and presents very well. Thank you for another great recipe!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Brooke, I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  2. shelley

    3 stars
    I followed the recipe but had ramekins that were more cylinder and not as flat as the ones pictured, so the whites weren’t cooked in the time allotted in the recipe, and then when I cooked longer, the yolks were overcooked. Any advice for baked eggs in this kind of ramekin?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Shelley, my best tip for this is to take the eggs out when the whites still look a little underdone. They set up more as they cool, and this timing helps preserve the runny yolks. I recommend experimenting to see what timing works best in your oven/cookware!

  3. Julie

    5 stars
    Update: Thank you for the info about the ramekins! I found something similar & made the recipe today. They came out perfectly, tasted great & looked beautiful!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Julia, oh I’m so glad – I’m happy you enjoyed the eggs too 🙂

  4. Julie

    This recipe looks so delicious! I’ve been bored with the eggs I’ve been making lately, and this has me excited again. But first, I need to purchase some ramekins… I was wondering, where did you get the beautiful ones that are shown in the photos?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Julie, the 2 small ones that are the same in the photo were (I think) Revol bakeware, but I don’t see them on their site anymore. The mini skillet is from amazon, a brand that was called Inspired Home, but I don’t see that one there now either! So sorry this is unhelpful! They’re all at least a few years old.

  5. Sabrina from

    good alternative for me since I make eggs regularly, just to bake, I always fry them but might save some time this way, so thank you

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