Try these Easy Cheddar Baked Eggs for a quick, low carb breakfast! You only need four basic ingredients to make this protein packed breakfast recipe!
While I am a big fan of hearty breakfast casseroles, sometimes you need a dish that can serve as many or as few people as you need! These Easy Cheddar Baked Eggs are perfect because you can make just one or two for yourself, or an entire pan full if you are cooking for a crowd!
These Easy Baked Eggs have just four simple ingredients and are ready in just a few minutes! These eggs are extra flavorful because they are baked with slices of prosciutto and topped with cheddar cheese making them perfectly savory!
These baked eggs are great on their own, or served with a side of fruit. If you are the type of person who needs something a little sweet try serving with these Lemon Chia Pudding or Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits!
Ingredients for Cheddar Baked Eggs
- Prosciutto: you can also use ham if you prefer, but the prosciutto has a unique salty flavor that pairs perfectly with the eggs.
- Eggs: fresh large eggs fit the wells of muffin tins perfectly.
- Optional: heavy cream or butter: a small amount of heavy cream or butter is drizzled over the eggs before they are baked. You can skip this step if you prefer, but it helps to prevent the egg from becoming rubbery as it cooks.
How do you make easy Baked Eggs?
You can make this easy breakfast in just a few simple steps. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, alternatively, you can use a silicone muffin tin to prevent sticking.
Place a slice of prosciutto in each muffin tin, it is okay if it doesn’t cover it completely. Carefully crack a large egg over the prosciutto.
Add one teaspoon of heavy cream or a drizzle of melted butter over the uncooked egg, this prevents the egg from becoming rubbery while cooking. Top with salt, pepper and cheese.
Bake the eggs 10-18 minutes based on your desired doneness. The lower cooking time the less done the eggs will be. A longer cooking time will result in a texture similar to a hard boiled egg.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Baked Eggs
- The easiest way to prevent sticking is to use a silicone muffin pan, or silicone muffin liners. These are so handy to prevent foods from sticking. Alternatively, if using a metal muffin tin spray very well with cooking spray such as olive, canola or coconut oil.
- Watch your eggs closely, every oven is different and cooking times may vary.
Other Breakfast Recipes
Mornings always run a little smoother when you have a plan for breakfast. I don’t do a ton of meal prep for lunches or dinners, however I really like having some grab and go options for breakfast. Some of my favorite recipes include:
- Easy Breakfast Burrito: loaded with spinach, sausage, eggs and cheese.
- Spinach Egg Muffins: quick, easy and naturally low carb.
- Keto Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites: about 1 net carb each and reheat beautifully.
- BLT Egg Wraps: ready in minutes and under 5 net carbs for two wraps!
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 6 large fresh eggs
- 6 teaspoons heavy cream*
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray 6 cavities of the muffin tin very well. Tuck one slice of prosciutto in the muffin pan. Top with one large egg.
- Drizzle one teaspoon of heavy cream or melted butter over the uncooked egg, top with salt, pepper and shredded cheese.
- Bake for 10-18 minutes until the yolk reaches your desired texture. The lower the cooking time the runnier the egg will be.
If you want a slightly more crisp texture on top you can broil the egg for 30 seconds - 1 minute, watching closely until it reaches your desired texture.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: nutrition calculated per egg cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 9.1gTrans Fat: 800gCholesterol: 243mgCarbohydrates: 0.5gNet Carbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 18g