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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:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • Cooking spray
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • Fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp milk (I used fat free but cream would make it richer)
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

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. I've always wanted to try one of these out!

  2. Cooking Creation says:

    Anything you highly recommend, I'm going to try! It sounds delicious! 🙂 Great giveaway!

  3. lmcarmitage says:

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

  4. This breakfast looks yummy! Anything is good with tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil!

  5. I have been dying to try a ceramic knife! I could use a new everyday knife!

  6. Allison C says:

    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

  7. 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.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That looks so good and it gives me an excuse to go buy the le creuset ramikins I passed on at marshalls today!
    [email protected]

  9. I would LOVE a fabulous knife! It makes cooking so much more fun (and slightly more dangerous) 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. Elaina Speicher says:

    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!

  12. 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!

  13. Erin @ Cooking on Whim says:

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

  14. Jenny @ Savour the Senses says:

    Yum! It doesn't get much better than cheese tomatoes and eggs =)

  15. What a nice giveaway! Thank you!

  16. Happiness Is... says:

    Those eggs look DELICIOUS. And I always need new knives 🙂

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

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

  19. Heidi @ Food Doodles says:

    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.

  20. I have been wanting to try this knife forever!!!

  21. What's Cookin' with Mary? says:

    Oh yum ! I just made a caprese pizza last night. Love that flavor combo!

  22. This recipe sounds great! I love the knife too.

  23. Anonymous says:

    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

  24. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  25. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  26. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  27. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  28. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  29. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  30. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  31. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  32. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  33. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  34. Cami & Zach says:

    Ooo nice! I need a new knife.

  35. Drapes Of Wrath says:

    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. 🙂

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

  37. joe and stacy says:

    The recipe looks absolutely delicious! And the knife looks wonderful too!! 🙂 stacy

  38. The recipe looks great and the knife looks awesome!

  39. The knife looks great!

  40. Hovkonditorn says:

    Looks so delicious! I must try this recipe 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  41. Your breakfast looks scrumptious and perfect, as always! 🙂


  43. jacqueline says:

    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!

  44. GeminiWriter says:

    Yum! This looks like something we can try on Sunday morning! Thanks!

  45. Oh! I could use a good knife!


  46. My husband and I were just looking at a ceramic knife today! So excited about this giveaway!!

  47. This dish looks delish! And the knife would come in handy!

  48. Looks yummy! I've been curious about ceramic knives, definitely want to try one out.

  49. Love love love your blog 🙂

  50. Now that I've gotten so into cooking, I'm in desperate need of new knives! Fingers crossed!

  51. aitonainen says:

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

  52. 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 🙂

  53. Beth and Dave says:

    I would love to win! 🙂

  54. Healthy Mamma says:

    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.

  55. I can't wait until tomorrow morning to try this recipe out! It looks easy and delicious.

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

  57. carissa_jenson says:

    My recipe book is filled almost entirely with your recipes! Thank you!

  58. Oh I so could use a new knife!! And thank-you for all of the great recipes, I love reading them!

  59. I love all your recipes! Your blog essentially dictates my families diet for the week!

  60. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box says:

    Those eggs look amazing! 🙂

  61. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win this for my husbands birthday coming up! He has been asking for one for two years now. [email protected]

  62. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl says:

    What a lovely knife! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  63. ♥ 蕃茄 ♥ says:

    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!

  64. Thanks for the chance!

  65. 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

  66. Iris Rankin says:

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

  67. thank you for the giveaway! eggs are apart of my everyday intake =D

  68. I discovered your blog about a year ago, and I know I'll always find a tasty, wholesome recipe to create a great meal. Thanks so much.

  69. 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.

  70. I'm going to make this for breakfast on Saturday! Love it!

  71. I could use a seriously awesome knife. I have like no knives that do a good job!

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

  73. wow, a ceramic knife? I'm so intrigued! lauwil07 at gmail dot com

  74. 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!

  75. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious says:

    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 🙂

  76. April was in CT now CA says:

    Oh my, this breakfast looks delicious!!!

  77. Jeanne Long says:

    I need a new knife!

  78. I would love to try this knife out have always been interested on how they cut.

  79. My wedding knives could use a serious face lift! Fingers crossed.

  80. Sandra D. says:

    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

  81. Barefeet In The Kitchen says:

    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.

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

  83. I would love to try that knife

  84. that knife needs me. 🙂

  85. Brenda S Okie in Colorado says:

    I'm definitely making these eggs for Sunday breakfast. YUM! Can't wait.

  86. Shawnee Farnsworth says:

    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!

  87. Anonymous says:

    Would love to use this for our Once a Month cooking day! rnibb(at)hotmail(dot)com

  88. Meet the Bucher's says:

    Looks delicious!

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

  90. Miroslav Rasevic says:

    Can not be bought easily in Serbia. :(((

  91. 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!

  92. The eggs would be perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast.

  93. Want to give a try for this knife..Lots of kisses 🙂 pam

  94. Ceramic knives are great,would love to have one!

  95. I really like turning the salad into an egg dish – but I'd guess you knew that already

  96. Jenny Sunshine says:

    Sounds Yummy! I saved it to try later (when I can turn the oven on again!)

  97. Jenny McL says:

    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)

  98. Sounds yummy! I love eggs and can't wait to try it!

  99. Love your blog and would love to try a knife like this. tlstauffer(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. I would love to try a ceramic knife!

  101. What a beautiful breakfast idea!!

  102. Anonymous says:

    This knife looks great!!

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


  104. jamie @ [kreyv] says:

    Ooooh! What a great giveaway! I would LOVE a knife that actually cuts well!

  105. What a delicious breakfast! I really need to try some baked eggs.

  106. Rebecca Perch says:

    I love anything caprese. That knife looks great, I would love to try ceramics.

  107. Would love to try a ceramic knife. Such a great recipe, too!

  108. An Everyday Style says:

    Great giveaway, I've never seen a ceramic white knife but I would love to try it! Thanks.

  109. 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.


  110. We Are Not Martha says:

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

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


  111. Anonymous says:

    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.

  112. 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!

  113. Great flavors & easy to make…my favorite type of dish! Will have to try this soon!

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

  115. thanks for your great blog Pam, love to read it every day!

  116. 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 🙂

  117. Mama Goose says:

    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!

  118. My husband & I have slowly been trying to update our knives.

  119. 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!

  120. 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!

  121. Thanks for offering the recipe and the knife – I hope to try both!

  122. Anonymous says:

    The baked eggs look delicious, Pam!

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

    Kim in MD

  123. Marissa W says:

    This knife looks awesome!

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

  124. katydid1235 says:

    I'd love a great knife! Thank you.

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

  126. Another great looking recipe!

  127. Anonymous says:

    never comment but love your blog! man, i need a new knife.
    -Whitney V. B.

  128. I really really need a new knife!!!

    Katie P

  129. Nikki Stager says:

    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

  130. I would love to win this knife. I need new knives and August 7 is my birthday!
    I love your blog!

  131. Tiffany Dyer says:

    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.

  132. I've always wanted to try out the ceramic knives.

  133. Lisa in Texas says:

    Eggs are becoming the best 'go to' quick, inexpensive meal. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

  134. 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!!!

  135. Yummy recipe! Thanks for the opportunity to win a nice-looking knife 🙂

  136. The Hungry Crafter says:

    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!

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

  138. Anonymous says:

    This looks yummy:) I love little self-contained dishes and look forward to trying this! ~C Reese

  139. Lisa Mohr says:

    Would love a new knife!

  140. 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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