Our 13 Favorite Baked Egg Recipes
Eggs Baked Over Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach
Drinking wine with eggs at lunch always feels so French to Kristin Donnelly, likely thanks to Elizabeth David's famous essay, "An Omelette and a Glass of Wine."
Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes
Baked Huevos Rancheros
Traditional huevos rancheros are fried eggs served over tortillas and smothered in sauce and cheese. Here, Grace Parisi bakes eggs, tortilla chips and cheese in a seasoned tomato sauce in individual gratin dishes. For more sophisticated eaters, swap pepper Jack for the Monterey Jack to get a spicy kick.
Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
This breakfast casserole topped with runny eggs by F&W's Grace Parisi develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish (which makes it easy to see when the bottom is perfectly browned). As one F&W editor remarked on tasting it, "I worship the crisp bottom and the chewy, moist bread."
Baked Egg and Asparagus Gratins
This classic baked egg and asparagus gratin is a perfect weekend brunch addition.
Baked Eggs with Spinach, Asparagus, and Prosciutto
Bake the eggs, in their nests of crusty bread, until the whites are just set. When you cut into the egg, the still-liquid yolk acts as a sauce. If spicy food is your fancy, try serving a favorite salsa on the side.
Eggs Baked in Roasted Tomato Sauce
Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast tend to lose weight. Here, eggs are cooked in an antioxidant-rich tomato sauce.
Baked Eggs en Cocotte with Basil
These baked eggs topped with melted butter are Piero Incisa della Rocchetta's go-to breakfast. The dish was also a favorite of his grandfather Mario, the founder of Italy's world-famous Sassicaia winery in Tuscany.
Za’atar Baked Eggs
In her teens, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons spent a summer on a kibbutz in Israel, working in her first professional kitchen. She was assigned to breakfast duty and fell in love with scrambling, poaching and frying eggs by the dozens. “Today, one of my go-to brunches is baked eggs in a cherry tomato–pepper mix seasoned with the Mediterranean spice blend za’atar,” she says. “It never fails to conjure happy memories of that magical time.”
Mexican Eggs Baked in Tomato Sauce
Food & Wine’s Kay Chun uses fresh tomatoes as well as jarred tomato sauce to amp up the flavor in her simple and delicious breakfast bake
Mexican Eggs in Purgatory
For the Italian breakfast dish Eggs in Purgatory, eggs are baked in a spicy tomato sauce. In this Mexican-inspired take, Grace Parisi substitutes a vibrant, fresh green sauce made with tomatillos, cilantro and scallions.
Cheesy Nachos with Fried Eggs and Giardiniera
Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple makes his next-level nachos with sausage, tangy pickled vegetables and fried eggs. They’re perfect all-day nachos.
Shakshuka with Swiss Chard
Cooks throughout the Middle East poach eggs in tomato sauce. Here, chef Michael Anthony introduces Italian flavors to the classic, like basil and Parmesan.