Easy Breakfast Baskets are a great way to start or end any day! Filled with bacon or cooked sausage and vegetables. Absolutely delicious!
Eggs in a Basket Recipe
If you're a fan of eggs, you're going to love this fun breakfast idea. Who doesn't love the idea of a bread roll holding in all that delicious goodness? The great part about making eggs in a basket is that it's not only tasty, but it's a great presentation as well. And you'll find that once you make it this way once, you're going to want it this way over and over again.
Why waste time cooking up each thing separately when you can just easily make them altogether from the start. The way that the eggs pair up perfectly with the bread roll make it a hearty breakfast for all.
Why is it called eggs in a basket?
Because that's literally what it looks like! It's cooked eggs, nestled inside of the bread, giving it that basket look. It's also a fun way to eat your eggs to get some good protein and carbs to kickstart your day as well.
Tips and Suggestions for making these Eggs in a Basket recipe
The biggest thing to keep in mind when cooking eggs this way is that you're going to want to tear out just a little bit of the middle of the roll so that it's firm enough to hold in the eggs. If there is a hole in the bread, the eggs are going to leak out and that defeats the whole purpose.
You can also vary the toppings that you want as well. I'm a fan of cilantro and chives but you could easily add on shredded choice and even some hot sauce, too.
Kids love to make them and will love to watch them cook in the oven! We usually set up a breakfast basket station and let them decide what goes inside!
These Easy Breakfast Baskets work great for sleepovers! I used to love watching my son and his friends carefully creating each basket! It was so cute and so many years ago!
They used to keep checking the oven to see when they were done. I think they liked turning the oven light on and off too! Regardless they had a blast and enjoyed eating every last bite!
Truth be told adults love to make them too. Kids are definitely cuter though.
Breakfast Basket Ideas
I have enjoyed these Easy Breakfast Baskets in so many ways. I have made them with some cheese and egg on days when I just don't feel like doing a lot of chopping.
When I feel like taking the time to cook bacon, sausage or both, I chop vegetables while the meat is cooking and then add the vegetables as I go.
Chopped ham, even leftover, is the easiest way to go, truthfully. No cooking time at all because it's already cooked. Just chop it up and that is it!
Use any vegetables you want. I have used everything and anything and so can you. Heck, put out toppings and allow everyone to make their own!
Here is the list I choose from.
Best Meats with Eggs
My husband and son would tell you that meat is the most important part of any easy egg basket and in some ways it is. If using, be mindful and make sure any meat you're using is chopped into small pieces that won't overwhelm your breakfast basket.
Make sure your meat of choice is cooked well before adding it to your breakfast basket.
And, you have to remember that many contain salt so be careful when adding it yourself to your eggs and everything else you're adding.
- Smoked salmon
- Crab, shrimp or lobster
- Chopped steak
- Soy based crumble
- Lunch meats like bologna or salami
Best Cheeses with Eggs
Choosing the right cheese is so important when deciding on how you're going to make your egg baskets. Experiment and have some fun! You'll be glad you did.
- Monterey Jack or Colby Jack
- Goat cheese
- Bleu (Blue) Cheese
- Cream cheese
- Pimiento cheese
With the exception of avocado and olives, all vegetables should ideally be cooked or more specifically, sauteed, before being added to your breakfast basket.
Again make sure to dice up your vegetables of choice into small pieces so you don't overcrowd your egg baskets.
- Onions, leeks, green onions or scallions
- Sweet Bell peppers
- Hot peppers like Jalapeno, Chipotle peppers in adobo, serrano or poblano
Ingredients in Easy Breakfast Baskets
- crusty rolls
- shredded cheese
- sweet peppers
- cayenne, if desired
- chili powder, if desired
- curry powder, if desired
- herbs like chives, thyme, cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, tarragon or Herbes de Provence can easily be sprinkled inside your egg basket for extra flavor
serve with salsa, sour cream, ketchup, ranch dressing
How to make Eggs in a Basket
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil. Set aside. In a skillet over medium to medium high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Slice off and remove tops from your crusty buns. Tear out inside of each bun as best you can. Do not pull out too much of the inside that you make a hole through the side of the bun. Use these bread pieces for another use. I usually feed it to the birds! Place buns on top of your prepared sheet.
Sprinkle and press down cheese inside each bun. Sprinkle bacon pieces on top of the cheese. Chop peppers and sprinkle some on top of the bacon.
Gently crack each egg into each bun, on top of the peppers. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on top of each egg if desired. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and add some more cheese on top. Return pan to oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Timing will be determined by how you like your eggs. Chop green onion and sprinkle on top of egg baskets if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Have a look at our video below so you can see how truly easy these Easy Breakfast Baskets are!
Easy Breakfast Baskets Video
Easy Breakfast Baskets
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil. Set aside. In a skillet over medium to medium high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
- Get out all of your ingredients.
- Slice off and remove tops from your crusty buns. Tear out inside of each bun as best you can. Do not pull out too much of the inside that you make a hole through the side of the bun. Use these bread pieces for another use. I usually feed it to the birds! Place buns on top of your prepared sheet.
- Sprinkle and press down cheese inside each bun.
- Sprinkle bacon pieces on top of the cheese or whatever meat you're using. Chop peppers and sprinkle some on top of the bacon.
- Sprinkle some green onion too.
- Gently crack each egg into each bun, on top of the peppers. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on top of each egg if desired. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and add some more cheese on top. Return pan to oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Timing will be determined by how you like your eggs.
- Chop green onion and sprinkle on top of egg baskets if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy every bite!