Who says you must cook your eggs on the stove-top? Baking them in the oven actually allows you more control over this perennial, sunny, breakfast protein, which enables you to achieve your favorite level of perfect, runny, rich yolks. These Simple Baked Eggs don’t need much time, energy, or even that many ingredients. It allows the eggs to be the hero of the dish and lets them shine! No more splatter and no more stress with Simple Baked Eggs on the menu this morning!

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  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • your choice of toppings and condiments, optional, to taste, for serving


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –Add the butter to a small baking dish.

Step 3 –Bake the butter until it melts, about 1 minute, then use a brush to spread the butter around the inside of the dish.

Step 4 –Crack the eggs into a small bowl and then slowly slide them into the prepared baking dish.

Step 5 –Sprinkle the eggs with the salt and the pepper and place the baking dish on a baking sheet.

Step 6 –Bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks reach your desired firmness, about 12-15 minutes.

Step 7 –Serve with your desired toppings.