Quick & Easy Cheesy Baked Eggs Delight for One

Dive into the simplicity of this effortless single-serving baked eggs with cheese. A recipe that stands out for its ease and customization and it is specifically tailored for solo diners, blending convenience and taste in a dish that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

Cheesy baked eggs on a wooden serving board.

If you’re on the lookout for a quick yet delightful meal to start your day, this recipe is a perfect match for your busy schedule. Tailored for a single serving, these baked eggs with cheese are an ideal choice for a satisfying breakfast or a leisurely brunch.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility and ease – you can effortlessly adjust the portions to cater to more people if needed.

From gathering your ingredients to savoring your meal, the entire process takes just about 15 minutes.

So, whether you’re fueling up for the day ahead or enjoying a relaxed morning, this breakfast recipe promises to be both time-efficient and scrumptiously fulfilling.

🌟 Expert Tips

  • Use the freshest eggs you can find. Fresh eggs have firmer whites and yolks, which hold their shape better when baked.
  • The cheese flavor is prominent in this dish. Opt for a good quality cheddar or your cheese of choice for the best taste.
  • Ensure your oven is fully preheated to the desired temperature for even cooking.
  • Keep a close eye on your dish as it bakes. Overbaking can lead to a rubbery texture. The eggs should be just set with a slightly runny yolk for a creamy texture.
  • Adding herbs like chives, parsley, or spices can elevate the dish. Experiment to find your favorite combinations.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of cheese and cream based on your preference. The recipe is quite forgiving and can be tweaked to suit your taste.

🥘 Ingredients

Two eggs, near cheddar cheese, cream, salt and pepper.
  • Eggs are the star of this dish, offering structure and richness.
  • Cheddar cheese brings creaminess and a sharp, tangy flavor. If you’re looking for alternatives, Gruyère offers a smoother, nutty taste, while mozzarella gives a milder, stretchier texture. For a non-dairy option, try nutritional yeast or vegan cheese shreds for that cheesy flavor without the dairy.
  • Cream enriches the dish, making it luxurious and smooth. If you need a substitute, whole milk will still add richness but with less fat, or coconut milk for a dairy-free version that adds a hint of sweetness and creaminess.
  • Salt and Black pepper.

👩‍🍳 Directions

First, start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). Then, crack the eggs into a bowl and add heavy cream, cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

Quick Note:

Be mindful of the cheese’s saltiness—you might not need extra salt.

White plate with grated cheddar cheese, two eggs, cream and salt and pepper.

Stir everything well to get a uniform mixture.

A mixture of beaten eggs with cheese in a white plate on a white marble table.

Take two ramekins and grease them with butter or oil to prevent the omelet from sticking, then pour the previously prepared mix into them.

Egg mixture poured into two white ramekins on a white marble table.

Bake in the preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 13-15 minutes. The eggs are done when they have nicely browned and puffed up in volume.

The baking time can vary depending on your oven.

Quick Note

Serve immediately, as they will start to lose volume once you take them out of the oven. This is perfectly normal and doesn’t affect the taste.

To make your eggs keep their shape longer, try this:

  1. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  2. Mix the yolks with cheese and cream in a separate bowl.
  3. Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  4. Bake as usual.

For extra stability:

  1. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks again.
  2. Add a teaspoon of flour to your yolk, cream, and cheese mix.
  3. Fold in the egg whites.
  4. Bake like the first method.

All those variations are equally delicious, and the taste doesn’t differ much. The only difference is in the more stable structure.

Considering that when you’re cooking just for yourself, you usually don’t have much time to separate ingredients, I’ve shown you the simpler version that I also prefer.

But if you want to try the other options together, leave a comment, and we’ll make all three for comparison.

Cheesy baked eggs on a wooden serving board.

🍽️ Servings

Classic Breakfast Platter

  • Components: Accompany the baked egg with crispy bacon strips, a golden hash brown, and a slice of toasted sourdough bread.
  • Presentation: Arrange the items neatly on a plate, with the baked egg as the centerpiece. Garnish with fresh parsley or chives for a pop of color.
  • Occasion: Ideal for a hearty weekend breakfast or brunch.

Light and Healthy

  • Components: Serve alongside a fresh arugula salad dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add some sliced cherry tomatoes and cucumbers for extra freshness.
  • Presentation: Place the baked egg beside a colorful salad on a large plate, creating a visually appealing contrast.
  • Occasion: Perfect for a light lunch or a health-conscious breakfast option.

Avocado Toast Pairing

  • Components: Top a slice of whole-grain toast with mashed avocado, a sprinkle of lemon juice, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Presentation: Serve the toast next to the baked egg, perhaps with a wedge of lemon for added zest.
  • Occasion: A trendy and satisfying breakfast or brunch, great for those who love contemporary café-style meals.

Cozy Soup Combo

  • Components: Pair with a bowl of creamy tomato soup or a light vegetable broth.
  • Presentation: Serve the soup in a bowl with a side plate for the baked egg, encouraging dipping for a comforting experience.
  • Occasion: Ideal for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening.

Elegant Brunch Spread

  • Components: Include smoked salmon, capers, and a small bowl of crème fraîche. Add a glass of orange juice or a mimosa for a touch of luxury.
  • Presentation: Lay out the components buffet-style, allowing guests to assemble their plates.
  • Occasion: Suitable for a sophisticated brunch gathering or a special occasion.

Quick and Easy Snack

  • Components: Serve with a handful of fresh fruit, like berries or sliced oranges, and a cup of your favorite coffee or tea.
  • Presentation: Arrange the fruit neatly on the side of the plate, with the baked egg taking center stage.
  • Occasion: Perfect for a quick yet fulfilling snack or a leisurely afternoon treat.

🍴 How to Double the Recipe:

To make a larger quantity, simply double or triple the ingredient amounts, except for salt and pepper. Be careful with the seasoning, as you might need less salt or pepper when cooking in larger quantities. Adjust these to taste at the end.

🍽️ Variations

Mediterranean Twist

  • Ingredients: Add chopped spinach, olives, and feta cheese.
  • Flavor Profile: This variation brings a Mediterranean flair, offering a combination of tangy, salty, and earthy flavors.

Spicy Southwest Style

  • Ingredients: Mix in diced bell peppers, onions, and a sprinkle of chili powder or cumin. Top with avocado slices.
  • Flavor Profile: Adds a Southwest kick, perfect for those who love a bit of spice and smokiness.

Veggie-Packed Delight

  • Ingredients: Include sautéed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and a bit of garlic.
  • Flavor Profile: This version is great for veggie lovers, adding a variety of textures and fresh, earthy flavors.

Meat Lovers’ Edition

  • Ingredients: Stir in cooked bacon bits, ham, or sausage.
  • Flavor Profile: Offers a hearty, meaty twist to the dish, ideal for those seeking extra protein and a fuller flavor.

Smoked Salmon and Dill

  • Ingredients: Add smoked salmon and a sprinkle of dill before baking.
  • Flavor Profile: Provides an elegant, gourmet touch with the luxurious taste of smoked salmon, complemented by the fresh aroma of dill.

❄️ Storage

Refrigeration: While best enjoyed fresh, if you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating: Reheat in the microwave or oven until just warm. Avoid overcooking as the eggs can become rubbery.

🤔 FAQs

Can I Add Vegetables to This Dish?

Absolutely! Adding vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers can enhance the flavor and nutritional value. Just make sure to cook them first to remove excess moisture.

How Do I Know When the Eggs Are Perfectly Baked?

The eggs are done when the whites are set but the yolks are still slightly runny. This usually takes about 15 minutes at 350°F (around 175°C). Oven times may vary, so keep an eye on them.

How Should I Serve Cheesy Baked Eggs?

Serve them hot, straight from the oven. They pair wonderfully with a slice of crusty bread, a light salad, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

📔 Recipe Card:

Cheesy baked eggs on a wooden serving board.

Easy Cheesy Baked Egg Delight for One

Indulge in a Quick & Easy Cheesy Baked Egg Delight, perfect for a solo breakfast or brunch, with rich flavors and simple preparation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 350 kcal



  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons Cream
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, combine eggs, cream, cheese, salt, and pepper; mix well.
    2 Eggs, 2 tablespoons Cheddar, 2 tablespoons Cream, Salt, Black Pepper
  • Grease two ramekins with butter or oil, then pour in the egg mixture.
  • Bake at 400°F for 13-15 minutes, until the eggs are browned and puffed up.
  • Serve them immediately.


  • Keep in mind that all ovens are different. The first time you make this recipe, it’s a good idea to check the eggs a few minutes early to gauge how quickly they cook in your oven.
  • If you enjoy a bit of heat, a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes can add a nice zing to the dish.
  • For a crispy cheese crust, place the baked eggs under the broiler for a minute or two at the end of the cooking time. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
  • If you’re cooking for two, simply double the ingredients and use two separate ramekins. Cooking time may vary slightly with more ramekins in the oven.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 19gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 329mgPotassium: 173mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1217IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 281mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chees, Eggs
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