Baked Eggs

$3.40 recipe / $0.85 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.77 from 39 votes
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We’re all about “catch-all” recipes here at Budget Bytes—flexible recipes that you can add just about anything to, so you can use up the leftover odds and ends in your fridge. This Baked Eggs recipe is especially great because it’s an almost effortless way to treat yourself to an extra special weekend breakfast AND use up your leftovers at the same time. Now that’s what I call working smarter, not harder. 🙌

Close up overhead view of bread dipping into a casserole dish full of baked eggs.

What Are Baked Eggs?

I know, the name sounds self-explanatory, but let me explain a little further about what we’ve got going on in this dish. These baked eggs are simply eggs that have been cracked into a casserole dish with a few “extras” (like vegetables and cheese), a little seasoning, and a splash of cream to keep the eggs moist and delicate as they bake. It’s seriously the easiest breakfast dish you can make.

Baked eggs are usually baked only to the point where the whites are softly set and the yolks are still liquid. The yolks act as a sauce that pours over the eggs as they’re eaten, and it can be dipped or stopped up with some good bread. It’s the type of delicious simplicity that I love!

Overhead view of a casserole dish full of baked eggs with spinach and tomatoes.

How Long to Bake Eggs

The amount of time needed to bake eggs to perfection is going to depend on several factors like the size and material of your baking dish, the temperature of the ingredients when they go into the oven, how many eggs you’re baking, and your oven’s temperature. So it’s imperative that you check the eggs early and keep a close eye on them as they bake.

I suggest baking eggs at either 350ºF or 375ºF and checking their doneness after about 10 minutes. If the whites are still not set, give them a few more minutes and just watch them closely.

What Else Can I Add?

One of the main reasons I love baked eggs is that they’re extremely versatile. Here are some ideas for other ingredients you can add to baked eggs:

  • Meat: try diced deli ham, cooked bacon, or cooked breakfast sausage.
  • Vegetables: bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, artichokes, zucchini.
  • Cheese: Parmesan, Chevre, Swiss, Cotija.

You can also drizzle your favorite sauce over your baked eggs, like salsa, hollandaise sauce, or chimichurri. Get creative with this baked eggs recipe!

What to Serve with Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are begging to be served with some crusty bread, a toasted English muffin, or a biscuit. You can dip the bread or spoon the baked eggs right on top of the bread or biscuit. Either way, you don’t want to lose a drop of those liquid gold yolks! Round out the meal with some oven baked bacon or maple breakfast sausage, and then maybe some lemon blueberry scones for dessert. ;)

Side view of bread being dipped into a casserole of baked eggs.
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Baked Eggs

4.77 from 39 votes
Baked eggs are an easy and affordable lazy weekend breakfast AND a great way to use up leftovers in your fridge.
Side view of bread being dipped into a casserole of baked eggs.
Servings 4
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 25 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp butter ($0.14)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach* ($0.65)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes ($1.00)
  • 4 large eggs ($0.83)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.01)
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper ($0.01)
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper ($0.01)
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream ($0.21)
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled feta** ($0.69)


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Melt the butter and brush the inside of an 8×8-inch casserole dish.
  • Roughly chop the spinach and slice the tomatoes in half. Sprinkle the spinach and tomatoes inside the casserole dish.
  • Crack the eggs into the casserole dish on top of the spinach and tomatoes. Season with the salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Drizzle the heavy cream over the eggs, then sprinkle the crumbled feta on top.
  • Transfer the casserole dish to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or just until the whites are set and the yolks are still liquid. (start checking around 10 minutes and add time as needed). Serve with crusty bread for dipping!

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*You can use frozen spinach in place of fresh, just make sure to fully thaw and squeeze out the excess moisture first.
**You can use any type of cheese you like, although creamier cheeses work best.
To increase the servings to two eggs per person, simply keep all of the other ingredients the same and add 8 eggs to the dish instead of four. Baking time may increase.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSodium: 280mgFiber: 1g
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Overhead view of bread being dipped into baked eggs.

How to Make Baked Eggs – Step by Step Photos

Prepping the baking dish with melted butter.

Begin by preheating the oven to 375ºF. Melt 1 Tbsp butter and brush the inside of an 8×8-inch baking dish with the melted butter.

Fresh spinach being chopped.

Prep your add-ins. We roughly chopped two handfuls of fresh spinach and sliced one cup of grape tomatoes. You could also sauté your vegetables first, if you prefer.

Eggs being cracked into the casserole dish.

Place the spinach and tomatoes in the baking dish. Crack four eggs on top of the spinach and tomatoes.

Cream being drizzled over the eggs.

Drizzle 2 Tbsp heavy cream over the eggs. The fat and moisture in the cream helps keep the eggs soft and moist while they bake.

Seasoned eggs in the baking dish.

If you’re adding cheese, sprinkle that over top (we added about 2 Tbsp crumbled feta). Season the eggs with about ⅛ tsp each of salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Finished baked eggs in the casserole dish.

Bake the eggs in the preheated 375ºF oven for about 15 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are still liquid (the tops might get a little cloudy, but that’s okay). Start taking a peek at the eggs after about 10 minutes, just to make sure you don’t over cook them.

Finished baked eggs in the casserole dish with bread on the side.

Enjoy the baked eggs with some crusty bread, biscuits, bacon, or sausage! Oh, and don’t forget a cup of really good coffee… 🤤

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  1. This. Is. So. Stinking. Good. I have made this 3 times in 4 days!!! My oven is not working. I actually baked/cooked this in the air fryer. AMAZING!!!

  2. I’ve been making this for years, but I have to admit I don’t love the update! The original version used frozen spinach instead of fresh so it’s really hard to figure out converting amounts with no access to the old version, and there are some ingredient changes, so while similar it ends up being completely different. I’m sure this is good too, but not what I was looking for.

  3. This was excellent! So easy to put together! I added 6 eggs to my dish so we can have leftovers tomorrow. Feta is a good compliment. I am not a fan of totally runny eggs, so I let them cook a little longer (not quite opaque yolks). Some softness is desired to get on the toast. This would make a good simple dinner.

  4. Another win for breakfast! Needed to bake longer. Made a sidecar version with scrambled eggs for #PickyMama (added basil) but the rest of the fam gobbled this down. Paired it with toast and lemon curd. Because…we had recently made lemon curd! haha!

  5. So good! Sauteed some onion, mushrooms, and the spinach. Served it with seasoned roasted potatoes and toast sticks since that was what I had on hand. Yum. Thanks, Beth!

  6. I had some leftover spinach that I wanted to use up, and therefore decided to make this recipe.

    It was super easy and absolutely delicious! My husband said that it was the best thing he’s had in a long time! (Not sure what that says about my day-to-day cooking, but I’ll take it, lol.)

    I am sure there is a ton of flexibility with respect to ingredients, next time I would consider adding red onion, diced green pepper, etc.

    This recipe is a definite keeper!