Baked Eggs that are breakfast made with simple ingredients. Eggs, cottage cheese, and Pepperjack cheese which gives them a little kick. Everyone asks for this casserole recipe when I make this delicious breakfast. . This is a great side to this a classic French Toast, Blueberry Croissant Puff, these French Toast Roll-Ups, or this Bananas Foster French Toast.
BAKED EGGS RECIPE
(originally posted 2018)
We just got back from our cruise and I’m feeling the jiggle if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, the food was just meh. Not the worst food I’ve ever eaten but not the best either.
When your cooking for 8,000 people I know I can’t expect it to be top notch but I think they error on the side of bland to accommodate more palettes.
We ate more eggs on our cruise than anything else because how can you screw up a fresh omelette or fried eggs? They had the fake scrambled egg thingy at the buffet which wasn’t doing it for any of us at our morning breakfasts.
OVEN BAKED EGGS
No joke we eat so many eggs at our house. Boiled Eggs, Deviled, Egg Omelets, Eggs in Cookies…what???? (that totally counts)
When I have company over I don’t like slaving over a skillet as people trickle downstairs. These Cheesy Baked Eggs are the perfect breakfast recipe or weekend brunch dish.
WHAT ARE BAKED EGGS
The ingredients in the egg mixture are simple: Eggs, cottage cheese, a little flour, salt, and Pepperjack Cheese. The cottage cheese completely disappears in these baked eggs. Trust me! Because I’m not a cottage cheese fan when it’s plain.
The great thing about these is that you can totally half it in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan.
EGG BAKE RECIPE
The first time I made this simple baked eggs recipe my husband ate them for lunch and dinner. Me like protein.
One time I left the pan of these eggs cooling on the counter when we were headed out for a date. My babysitter texted me, “What is that in the pan on the counter?”
“Why? Did you have some?” “You totally can have some, ” I said.
“Oh yes,” she said. “It was delicious. Can I get the recipe? My boys would love it.”
HOW TO MAKE BAKED EGGS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and brush a 9×13 baking pan with melted butter.
Whisk together the eggs, pepperjack cheese (or any other cheese you like), cottage cheese, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are completely set about 50-60 minutes. Start checking it around 45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, fresh herbs or Parmesan cheese.
- Add a chopped cherry tomato or sun-dried tomatoes.
- Add a handful of spinach.
- Finish it with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
- Spice it up with red pepper flakes.
- Add some bacon bits on top.
BAKED RECIPES WITH EGGS
- Confetti Bacon and Hash Brown Casserole
- Martha’s Breakfast Casserole
- Overnight Ham and Cheese Enchiladas
- Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Casserole
- Bacon, Asparagus Frittata
OTHER EGG RECIPES
- Horseradish Deviled Eggs
- Bacon, Egg, and Breakfast Potatoes
- How to Boil an Egg
- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad
- Deviled Egg Salad
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 12 eggs, beaten
- 1 lb (16 ounces) shredded Pepperjack cheese, (other types of shredded cheese can be used like cheddar cheese)
- 1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and brush a 9x13 baking pan with the melted butter.
- Whisk together the eggs, pepperjack cheese, cottage cheese, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are completely set about 50-60 minutes. Start checking it around 45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, or onions if desired.
Lovely and fluffy easy dinner!
I made this with my mom on a Sunday morning for brunch! Super delish.
Things I added:
A tablespoon or so black pepper, large dash of tumeric and smoked paprika, a generous sprinkle of onion powder, 3 small cloves of garlic – minced, and a good cup…cup and a half…or so of kale, minced finely.
Things I changed:
I used pink salt, and I added only about half a teaspoon (I use a grinder). The cheeses and cottage cheese all add salt and I didn’t want to over salt the dish.
I switched the 16 ounces of pepper Jack to a mixture of shredded cheeses – 6 oz pepper jack, 10 oz of a “Mexican blend” that has 5 different cheeses. Similar blends would be “taco” cheese blends.
Things I want to try:
I ran out and got the cottage cheese but I considered switching it for mashed soft tofu or using my ricotta, or cream cheese. I’ll have to try these variations later. I am sadly lactose intolerant and have to take a dairy pill when I eat delicious things like this so anyway to cut down on the dairy and add proteins like tofu I love to try to do.
My go to when I bring breakfast for colleagues or for a weekend meal. I throw in spinach and use Cajun seasoning and smoked paprika for a complex flavor and it is a hit! Love love!
Can I add cooked bulk sausage to this and can I mix it in or
should I put it on bottom or on top – please any suggestions.
Mix it in!
Can you make it the night before and bake it in the morning?
Yes, absolutely. You can even bake the night before. It reheats well.
These casserole is our go-to Christmas Eve favorite, as we do breakfast for dinner. Should I make any baking adjustments for a high altitude bake?
I don’t and I’m at high altitude. So glad you like it!
Delicious! I made these changes: Omitted the flour completely for keto (and it was still fluffy!). Used Pam spray instead of butter, 8 oz pepper Jack, 8 oz cheddar, and only 1/2 t salt…everything else the same. Thank you so much!
Any ideas on substitutes for the flour to make this more Keto?
Lol, I just put one in the oven and then realized I had forgotten the flour. I’ll bet I won’t notice the difference. I don’t know keto, or I’d make a suggestion for you.
I just leave it out. Not quite as fluffy but still great.
Can this been made in a crockpot?
Super easy and tasty (it’s a little bland so it could use more seasonings or salsa/hot sauce as you mentioned). Thanks!
How would u make it with vacon
I would crumble some cooked bacon on top before baking
This dish is so quick to put together and is really tasty.. I didn’t have the Pepperjack cheese so I used a package of a 3 cheese Mexican blend. Thanks for the recipe!
Do you think you could add bacon to this recipe?
Can you make that egg bake recipe in half? It is just my husband and I and we don’t need that much to eat in a 9×13 pan. Could you please half any of your recipes?
Absolutely! I half recipes all the time.
I make this recipe often to meal prep breakfasts. It tastes delicious as is or with some sauted peppers and fresh spinach thrown in! It also tastes good even without the cheese if you need a lower calorie option.
good to know! Thanks!
Great recipe. I’ve made it twice now. First time I did a half batch and followed the recipe exactly except using cheddar cheese and PAM vs butter. It was very good but a bit too cheesy for me. FYI – the half batch only took 36 min to cook in an 8×8 glass dish. The second time I only added 10 oz shredded cheese, and threw in some black pepper, dill and 4 oz diced ham for personal preference. That combo was a big winner in our house and cuts some calories if that matters to you. This recipe is perfect to prep the night before because it is a thick mixture – so no worries of sloshing egg mix in your fridge or on the floor. I just gave it a quick stir in the morning and let it sit out on the counter for the time it took the oven to warm up. This will definitely be a repeat!
Glad you liked it!
Would love to divide this into 2.. would you use loaf pans? Also, do you use full cottage cheese?
Yes I use full cottage cheese but you don’t have to
This recipe collection comes at a wonderful time, Honestly, I can eat eggs any time of the day! Your compilation gives me lots of new ideas! I especially love CRAMBLED EGGS are at the top of my list of favorite foods. I enjoy eating it very much.
So happy to hear that!
Back again. I think I will say hi each time I make this so you know how popular it is with my family!
This looks perfect as it is…I can just taste it. And it will also work as a recipe I can add things to when I’ve got the inclination and ingredients. Thank you soooo much. I make meals for the homeless for my church (we feed and house them one night a week) and this sounds perfect. I’ll add some side sausages and toast and jelly for a bit of extra joy for the guests and volunteers.
Wow that’s nice of you.
Thank you so much for such a delicious recipe!
Cooked it for my in-laws and they loved it!
I’m planning on making it again when we have relatives over. As you said, who wants to get stuck by the stove when you want to enjoy your time with your guests. Great way to feed everyone while sharing, not just serving breakfast.
So glad you liked it!
Soooo delicious! I too needed a simple breakfast for guests getting up at different times. I had all the ingredients so thought I’d try it and so glad I did! I just reheated a slice in a little butter and the bottom got golden brown and crispy even better! I used Parmesan cheese and garlic salt and diced onions plus a little red pepper flake and chili powder since I didn’t have pepper jack cheese – outrageously yummy! I’ll add diced tomatoes with green chili next time. Diced tomatoes on top adds that freshness too. My husband added sour cream on top but it’s already so good I don’t think it’s needed.
Has anyone used parmesan cheese??
This is an incredibly versatile recipe. As long as you work with the proportions, you can give it just about any “personality” that you want. Well done!
Would it work to omit the flour as it needs to be gluten free for me…or will that affect the texture too much?
No, I’ve done it without flour. It’s definitely a little flatter but still good.
Would almond flour be too dense?
Modified as I didn’t have Pepperjack and instead added 1.5 cups gruyere and 0.5 cups sharp cheddar. Added one can diced mild green chiles and 5 green onions and 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard. Also about 3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Baked for 52 minutes. It was perfection! Never thought to add cottage cheese before – great recipe!
The “Girl Who Ate Everything” (Miss Christy) Is A Fox.
And…She Likes To Cook! She’s Every Guy’s Dream Girl.
I Made This Dish Miss Christy…And It Was Great!
Thank You For The Recipe.
Hahaha love it.
Was going to try using a muffin tin for individual servings. Think that would work?
Sure! It would work.
I discovered I had a lot more eggs than I thought, so I was looking for a recipe that used quite a few of them, and found this.
It looked tasty, so I gave it a go – omitting the cottage cheese partly because I don’t have any in stock and partly because I intensely dislike cottage cheese.
As you said in response to somebody else’s question, leaving that ingredient out did probably affect the texture – I’m guessing what I made was firmer than intended, but that’s fine by me.
I was only going to eat half of it, but it was so tasty I ended up eating three quarters of it in one meal, leaving the remaining quarter for my three dogs, who also enjoyed it.
Thanks Christy for a great and easy recipe!
You’re welcome. Yes, definitely a totally different texture without cottage cheese.
Can ricotta chese be used instead of cottage cheese?
Yep. It will change the flavor a bit though.
Whoa! You totally confused me when I pulled this recipe up from Pinterest (to make for the 100th time ) and I saw that it was dated 8.20.20! I was like – wait, I could have sworn this was the recipe!!! Lol. Good laugh at 5:42 am!!
Haha sorry. Yes. I pulled it to the front.
We just happened to buy too many eggs (me-12 pk, him 18!). This sounds like it would be great to use some up. Would it hold up if I freeze individual pieces? Thank you!
YEs! Freezes great!
Made this the other day for company and it was a huge hit! I will be getting more company next week and want to make it again, but I will need to make it gluten-free. I saw comments where you said to just leave the flour out. Do you think I could add some baking powder to try to get some fluffiness? If so, how much do you think I should add?
I would add a teaspoon of baking powder. Good luck!
I just made this tonight to take to work for breakfast this week. I used a combo of pepper jack and Mexican blend cheese and also added some bacon. It’s absolutely delicious!!!
So happy to hear that!
Could I use almond flour to keep it keto?
I would do that or just leave it out.
Excellent recipe, made it this morning for the first time, definitely not last. And let me attribute to the discussion: consider cutting down drastically on amount of salt (cottage cheese already got a lot of it), and if your hard cheese is of a spicy/aged variety, do yourself a favor and skip salt completely. I used only 5oz asiago cheese (for halved recipe), and with only 0.25 tsp salt eggs were definitely way too salty.
Good but next time I will add sausage and peppers and mushrooms. Lots of cheese- tastes nice and buttery!
Those would all be great.
Hello! I have a 7.5 x 10.5 inch baking dish. Do you think the egg will still cook through fine or should I reduce the ingredients?
You might just need to add some baking time. Probably about 10 minutes.
Can this be made ahead and frozen?
Do you know what can be substituted for the all purpose flour?
You can leave it out! Many people have.
I am so happy I found this recipe! I make this dish at least once a month, or more. My mother-in-law calls me a lot and begs me to make this for her. I remove the salt, and add artichoke hearts and fresh spinach. Served with salsa, spectacular!!!
I make the cheesy baked eggs all the time. usually fix has browns with it. I have even added breakfast meat & green onions to it. The blueberry croissant bake is one of our favorites. I have made it for company & get rave reviews. Thank you for the wonderful, tasty & easy to prepare dishes.
You are welcome!
I took a risk and made this Christmas Morning! First time – easy peasy! I wanted something without meat, as I was serving it with ham. It got raves! Everyone had seconds & I was a hero! This is definitely a “keeper.”
So glad you liked it!
Do you think this could be made with egg whites? I have a container I need to use up! Just didn’t know how much it would affect the outcome.
I can’t say because I haven’t tried it.
Was thinking about adding red peppers and spinach for Christmas brunch. Any thoughts?
Yes, that would be great. I also have this one that’s festive. https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/confetti-bacon-hash-brown-casserole/
I happen to be looking for a bake egg and cheese recipe and came across this one. As noted, I halfed the recipe. I used almond flour instead of white flour and added pepper. It came out fantastic.
Awesome to hear that almond flour works.
Can I eliminate the cottage cheese in this recipe
The cottage cheese gives it the texture. You could try it without.
Served a large crowd with two Cheesy Baked Eggs and everyone loved it! So easy to make … thank you for sharing this recipe!
You are welcome. So glad you liked it.
Did I miss the serving size of the non-halved recipe? What is it? Thanks.
No. It’s in the recipe card above the name. This recipe serves 8.
Will spray the pan vice using the butter as it stuck to the glass pan; I added some onion and pepper for flavor, was a hit with everyone in the house my first time using this recipe. I used daisy cottage cheese and no one could tell it was in the food since only my husband and I eat cottage cheese.
Glad you liked it!
I’m looking for a recipe for a dish called Eggs Moscovitch. It’s an Eggs Benedict derivative with black caviar in place of canadian bacon. The experience is eggs, hollandaise and cool fireworks that lights up your eyes. The proportions are critical.
What did i do wrong here? Mine came out incredibly salty. Maybe it was the cheese? Will try again without salt. Also curious if others have tried with veggies or meats added in?
What cottage cheese brand do you recommend for this recipe? Thanks!
Easy to make but only i liked out of five in family so not a repeat in my household
The perfect breakfast for our family!
Thank you Layne!
So protein packed! What a great breakfast!
This is so handy for feeding my hungry guys!
Oh thanks Milisa!
My daughter in law made this recipe, delicious. Was wondering if I can prepare the ingredients today and bake tomorrow? Thanks
So perfect for a holiday brunch!
We loved it! What a delicious casserole! Thanks!
So glad you loved it!
I can’t WAIT to try this recipe! I’m thinking maybe Christmas morning!
They really are amazing.
This is such a simple breakfast recipe. It’d be perfect for the holidays when I need something quick to feed company! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome. We love it!
So sorry about the typos 😜
Just so everyone is fully aware of my situation, I was looking for a quick delicious meal & BOY did I ever get LUCKY tonight!! I have NEVER IN MY LIFE BAKED AN EGG, Thank You CHRISTY DENNEY, for the AMAZING recipe!!
I am NOT big on recipes, due to the NEED to measure ingredients…so, needless to say I “eyeballed” ALL of the measurements!!
As for the original recipe; It looked delicious “AS IS”, however NO ONE in my family has a taste for cottage cheese, even though it is said to “disappear” in the egg bake & I, myself, suffer from SEVERE acid reflux, so I had to pass on the pepper jack cheese too…so I made some simple substitutions to suit OUR palettes.
To begin, I added a handful of flour to the egg, cream cheese & shredded cheese mixture while still in the mixing bowl!
I then substituted 16oz cream cheese for the cottage cheese. Since cream cheese is SO heavy & rich, I cut the shredded cheese down to 8oz, & I switched mild cheddar cheese for the pepper jack. I kept the salt, but ADDED fresh ground black pepper & Everglades Seasoning, as well as minced garlic. I also added 1 extra egg-I had one more in my 18 pack, so I figured “why not”. Finally I added a dash of skim milk to make the cream cheese more creamy (like cottage cheese is).
I kept the cooking temperature at 350 for the recommended 50 minutes…(it took ONLY 38 minutes & was firm to the touch & 100% cooked through…it looks & smells ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!
Pics WILL be posted if possible, but this is definitely one of the SIMPLEST, most protein packed-nutritious, delicious. & EASY meals I’ve Made for my family in YEARS!! It’s MOST DEFINITELY going to be added to our brunch/dinner menu!
**Note: after serving to my picky son & discerning husband…WHO BOTH RAVED & went back for 3rds…this is my NEW go to dish for brunch parties!! What a HIT with EVERYONE! LOVE IT!! ❤️❤️
Next time I’m going to try adding shredded air fried potatoes & some meat…turkey sausage, pork sausage, crumbles of bacon, diced ham or Canadian bacon for sure, & most likely some baby Bella mushrooms, asparagus, fresh baby spinach leaves,etc… & OF COURSE a side of either corn muffins, whole grain toast, or biscuits!! YUM!!
Dinner tonight with enough left over to feed my husband & I BOTH for lunch tomorrow, & our 13 year old “garbage disposal a hearty after school snack! I’M SO GLAD I find this recipe!!💗 ⬇️ 🥚🧀🍽💗
Your changes sound great! Thank you so much for the feedback!! Sounds delicious!
Can the cheesy baked eggs be frozen to eat later.. thank you.. Have not made it yet..
Sure. I don’t see why not.
I have made these a few times. They are fantastic, and so nice to just be in the oven while I have stuff going on the griddle! Threw some diced up ham in them the other day…yummy!
So glad you like them!
Can this be made sans flour?
Yes, it just makes them fluffier.
I want to make this for some friends who will be our house guests in a couple of weeks…. one of them is glucose intolerant, so I cannot add flour…. how will it be if I just don’t add the flour?
I meant to say gluten (not glucose)!
You can add.an alternative flour. I had a friend visiting and used almond flour. There are others too. The texture might be slightly different but it works.
Good to know!
It will just have a little different texture but should be fine.
I made this recipe and my husband and I could not get enough. Super delicious!!!!!
These are so underrated. So good!
I want to eat this chessy baked eggs for breakfast.
They’re good any time of the day.
Can the Baked Eggs be made the night before, then re-heated in the morning?