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Caprese Baked Eggs

Caprese Baked Eggs

This is my new favorite breakfast. I know I say that a lot, but I really, really, mean it this time. This is a quick and simple recipe to prepare and it tasted so delicious! I loved the flavor of the basil with the cooked tomatoes and the over-easy egg. I served my egg with a piece of rustic bread for dipping into the yolk. I highly recommend this healthy recipe.

Caprese Baked Eggs:


  • Cooking spray
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • Fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp milk or heavy cream
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Caprese Baked Eggs

How to Make Caprese Baked Eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.

Place a couple of tomatoes, some mozzarella cheese, and basil into the ramekin. Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk, a few more tomatoes, a little more mozzarella, and basil to the top. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Caprese Baked Eggs

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Caprese Baked Eggs


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net




I was recently sent one of these beautiful ceramic chef knives from Shenzhen Knives – the sweet perks of being a food blogger. I have to say I really love this knife. I have used it primarily for cutting vegetables and fruit – it works fantastic! It makes quick smooth cuts, it’s light and easy to handle, and it cleans easily.

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The contest ends on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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  1. This looks so nice! Looks like it would actually fit my hand versus all of my husband's knives which are huge!

  2. So cool! I didn't even know they existed and I now I really want to try one out. Hopefully I win so I can!
    alibear167 at gmail

  3. Definitely could use a new knife or two. The ones we have were a wedding gift…still in decent shape, but not the greatest.
    Interesting dish too…never seen a recipe for this before.

  4. Pam I am so stealing this! A guy (can you belive it) is flying down from San Fran to buy Johns motorcyle on Saturday and I promised him breakfast, I am doing this recipe! p..s I would love that knife!

  5. Pam, this looks amazing! I have made quite a few of your recipes and always get great reviews. I LOVE your blog. Cant wait to try this one!

  6. you shame my standard breakfasts of toast and a couple slices of cheese. but every once in a while I make one of these recipes and they're incredible!

  7. I made this exact recipe on vacation, but in muffin tins. These look more like a serving size for adult!

  8. Do you think fresh mozzarella would work? I have some I was going to use for Caprese but my tomatoes were bad. Thanks!

  9. I am getting married in 4 weeks and in desperate need of new knives! Thanks! Hope this is my chance 🙂

  10. Those eggs look awesome. I've always wanted to try baking eggs, but I haven't yet. Love those flavors 🙂
    And great giveaway! I've wanted to try a ceramic knife for some time now.

  11. my knife set is from our wedding and we are celebrating our 12th anniversary on August 7th. Needless to say a new knife would be a great present! Amy Miller

  12. Wow what a tasty recipe, I'll have to try it on my next day off, or have breakfast for dinner 😛

    That knife would be an awesome upgrade from my current set from Ross. 🙂

  13. I would love a new knife!! Also, this egg recipe looks great, what a good way to use up some extra basil!

  14. first of all, the breakfast dish sounds delicious. i love the idea of dipping the bread into it – mmm! and secondly, i would love a sharp cutting knife. my roommate is moving out and taking all of our knives with her, so it would be so perfect if i were to win this giveaway!
    thank you for considering me!

  15. I can't wait to try this recipe with the hubby – he loves his eggs softset, and it just looks so easy and yummy 🙂

  16. I never baked an egg before but this one could be nice to try…
    Nice sharing,nice recipe…
    couldn't resist to back home early and cook this for dinner 🙂

  17. What a great idea! This is one of those things you see and say 'Why on Earth didn't I think of that?' 😉 It is going to be my new fav breakfast too!
    would love to have a nice new knife.

  18. Would love to try the recipe when it's cool enough to turn on the oven. Would also love a good knife, of course!

  19. I googled "food blog" and yours was the first one I decided to check on. A beautiful site (nice links that are easy to follow) with great pictures that showcase instructions and that I have decided to follow your blog. Please keep it going!

  20. I am going to make this for breakfast tomorrow morning. I love all the recipes on your blog, can't wait to try this one! Shari

  21. Yum! I love anything with eggs and I love anything with caprese. What a win-win situation. Also that knife looks lovely.

  22. I love your blog and I love a good knife. Your recipes are simply delicious and having a great knife makes everything easier to prepare when you work fully time and have a house of 7 to cook for each night. Keep up bloggin.

  23. I'm going to have to make this recipe this weekend, it looks so delicious! A new knife would be awesome!

  24. Breakfast together for our family occurs on the weekends, when we can slow down and enjoy eachother's company without rushing out the door. I can't wait to share this recipe with them, it has a wonderful summer feel and look – lovely!

  25. Any form of a runny egg is the best breakfast in the world. Really. I think I could live off of that for the rest of my life 🙂

  26. Your new favorite breakfast sounds delish!

    I've heard of these ceramic knifes but have yet to try one out. They sound pretty neat!!

    Sandra D. in Texas

  27. Those are interesting knives. I hadn't seen them before this post. They sound great.

    Those eggs sound delicious too! I haven't baked eggs before, but if they are nice and rummy, they are perfect for me.

  28. The combination of flavors are interesting and can't wait to try this. LOVE the ingredients that goes into this recipe.

  29. I would love to try this knife! I chop a lot of veges and fruit and would love a nice knife. I've tried many of your recipes with success and really enjoy your blog!

  30. This dish is making me so hungry. I will have to go out and buy some ramekin dishes just so I can make this!

  31. I have grown so tired of my usual eggs with salsa breakfast. What a great way to shake it up, especially since my garden tomatoes are just starting to do well! Thank you!

  32. OH just perfect for my brunch on Sunday!!

    Knife set would be amazing as ex took all the good ones when he left (they were his though and he did leave champagne)

  33. I have been looking for new breakfast ideas and this looks great. I loe the knif too I have heard great things about them.


  34. I love your site. I have gotten many gret recipes from you. I check you out jut about every day. I would love to win the knife. I could really use it.


  35. I feel like that breakfast would be my ideal breakfast, too!

    I desperately need a nice, sharp knife and those look awesome!


  36. I just concluded egg week on my blog and one of the recipes was herb-baked eggs, originally inspired by Ina Garten. A lovely recipe that is a great deal like yours, although not identical. Sounds lovely. I don't need a knife, but I will accept it.

  37. What a cool breakfast you came up with! Not traditional to mix Caprese with eggs, but sounds wonderful!
    My brother went to culinary school and swears by ceramic knives. I have never had the luxury of trying one!

  38. I'd love to try out one of these ceramic knives – only heard good things about them!

  39. I so wish I didn't have to go to work, I would make this right now! Love baked eggs and this is so summer-y!!

    Another great giveaway! I hope I win this time 🙂

  40. I have always wanted to try a ceramic knife!

    I love caprese baked eggs. However, I learned the hard way, NOT to cook them in the microwave!

  41. I am moving across the country and would love to start my new kitchen off the right way! I LURVE your blog and can't wait to check it out every day! Keep it coming!

  42. Yum!! The recipe looks so delish!! Can't wait to try it this weekend!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I love knives that make cutting so effortless! They make cooking so much more enjoyable!

  43. The baked eggs look delicious, Pam!

    The knife looks amazing, too. A sharp knife is the best kitchen tool!

    Kim in MD

  44. This knife looks awesome!

    I have never thought of baking over easy eggs, I am going to use this recipe for sure!

  45. Comment comment comment. I hope this is randomly selected because I don't have anything interesting to say – I just want the knife.

  46. I love all your recipes! i have a ton of them bookmarked to make.

    I was gonna ask the rents for a knife set for xmas, but if I win this I can ask for new dishes. lol

  47. I'd love to have one knife that I didn't get in college from Walmart – can't wait to try the eggs tomorrow morning! Yay, weekend.

  48. Hi Pam. I made these baked eggs last week too. I found the recipe on another food blog I love. We thought they were delicious too!!!

  49. I've always been curious about those knives — thanks for the chance! The eggs look yummy as well; think I may have to run over to the farmer's market now for tomatoes and basil!

  50. I love those eggs! Can't wait to try them. I never used ceramic knives but I'd love to give them a try.

  51. I love these eggs in the ramekins, they are truly delicious! A good switch from boring old scrambled or fried eggs. I’m having some issues with the cooking time though – I double the broiling time and the whites STILL aren’t set, and the yolk is even cooked a little. Should I lengthen the baking time instead? Thank you again for this fantastic idea!

    1. Dani,

      I would increase the baking time by 2 minutes to start with. See if that helps.


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