How To Bake Eggs

Learn how to bake eggs perfectly in just two easy steps. Once you’ve mastered the technique, experiment with different flavors, ingredients and cooking style.

  • What You Need
    4 EGGS
    2 Tbsp. milk OR half-and-half
    Salt and pepper


  1. HEAT oven to 325°F. BREAK AND SLIP 2 eggs into each of two lightly greased 10-oz. ramekins or custard cups. SPOON milk evenly over eggs. SPRINKLE with salt and pepper.

  2. BAKE in 325°F oven until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 10 to 12 minutes. SERVE immediately.

Insider Info


Sprinkle baked eggs with grated cheese or fresh herbs.

For a special brunch try Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles.

Insider Tips on How to Bake Eggs Perfectly

Baked eggs are also called shirred eggs. Spooning liquid over eggs while they bake, or sprinkling them with shredded cheese can help prevent drying.

One-dish meals: Eggs can be baked nestled in other foods such as rice, vegetables or sauces. For faster, more even cooking, these foods should be heated before the eggs are added. Make indentations in the heated food with the back of a spoon, about a 2-inch diameter. Break and slip one egg into each indentation or into sauce. Bake as above. (Mexican-Style Eggs-in-a-NestBaked Eggs with Creamy Spinach Hash Browns)

For stovetop “baked” egg dishes, prepare recipe in a skillet. Cook, covered, over medium heat until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. (Eggs & Hash Brown SkilletCreamy Pasta & Egg Skillet)