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Skillet Baked Eggs sprinkled with chives and herbs, with two forks and fresh thyme scattered around.
Skillet Baked Eggs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
9 mins

Individual skillet baked eggs with thyme and Parmesan cheese make an elegant and cozy breakfast.

Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked eggs, skillet baked eggs
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 236 kcal
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp chives, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat a 6 1/2 inch cast iron skillet over high heat on the stove for 1 minute, then turn off the burner.

  2. Add butter and swirl around the pan until the bottom is coated.
  3. Crack two eggs into a ramekin or small bowl, taking care not to break the yolks. Add to the skillet (you can break them directly in as well if you're careful).

  4. Drizzle the heavy cream over the eggs. Sprinkle with parmesan, thyme, chives, salt, and pepper.

  5. Bake for about 3 minutes or until whites are no longer runny and yolks are set but not fully cooked through and serve immediately in the skillet.

Recipe Notes

Special equipment: 6.5 inch cast iron skillet


  • Crack the eggs into a ramekin and pour into the skillet instead of cracking into the pan directly. This prevents broken yolks and broken bits of shells in your baked eggs.
  • While you want the pan to be preheated before you add the butter, be sure it's not too hot or the butter will burn.
  • Don't skip the cream! It helps to set the whites as they cook.
  • Swap the chives for scallions, or add a sprinkle of your favorite herbs. And don't forget the salt and pepper!
  • Use this recipe as a jumping off point. You can add all kinds of vegetables, herbs, cheeses, or meats. Just be sure your toppings are pre-cooked (when appropriate) because the eggs only take a few mins in the oven to set.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Baked Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 363mg121%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.