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Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

I wanted a simple yet tasty lunch that also cleaned out my refrigerator.  I found just a little bit of leftover ham, some sharp cheddar, a couple of mushrooms, and a tiny bit of onion lurking in my vegetable drawers.  I decided to throw them in with an egg and bake it for a quick lunch.  I caramelized the onions & mushrooms together then tossed in the bits of ham to warm through.   I served this baked egg with fresh fruit and a piece of toast and I have to say – this was my favorite lunch all week.

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

How to Make a Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

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

Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and mushroom then cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized; add the ham and cook, stirring often, for a minute.

Place most of the mushroom mixture into the ramekin along with half of the cheese.  Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining mushroom mixture and cheese to the top.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

 

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp ham diced finely
  • 1 tbsp sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp milk
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.
  • Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and mushroom then cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized; add the ham and cook, stirring often, for a minute.
  • Place most of the mushroom mixture into the ramekin along with half of the cheese. Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining mushroom mixture and cheese to the top. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.
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  1. I definitely felt like I was channeling you tonight when I took some leftover pasta in the fridge that was too much to throw out but not enough for a full meal and turned it into a fritatta! Throwing it in a ramekin and turning it into a baked egg would have been delish as well!

  2. I know this is going to sound silly Pam but every time I think to “throw” something like this together, I never can figure out how long and what temperature to bake it at. I’m so saving this!!!! It’s perfect!!!

    Thanks for sharing…