Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a Basket in a pan

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
204 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 156mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're looking for fun ways to present food to your kids, these eggs in a basket are a quick and easy recipe that is both cute and nutritious. Eggs are a wonderful way of feeding your family, and because they're so nutrient-dense your little ones will have a great source of protein and fats even if they eat just one of our nests. Serve them with a homemade parfait made from layers of greek yogurt, granola, and fruit and it's all that you need to start your day.


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The recipe is easy enough that your kids can help you in the kitchen. You just need 5 minutes to have breakfast ready for the whole family.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for eggs in a basket
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  2. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shape in the center of each piece of bread.

    Cut heart into bread
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  3. Butter 1 side of each piece of bread, including the cutout pieces, with the remaining butter.

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  4. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and melt 1 teaspoon of butter in the pan.

    Place butter on skillet
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  5. Place the bread on the griddle with the butter-side down.

    Place butter side down on griddle
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  6. Break 1 egg into a small dish and gently slide it into the hole in the bread.

    Break egg in pan
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  7. If the pan is big enough to cook both at the same time, repeat the process with the remaining egg and bread slice.

  8. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Cook until egg is browned
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  9. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute. Place on serving plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Gently cook
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  10. Toast the cutout pieces on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side.

    Bread on griddle
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  11. Serve the toast immediately and decorate with the cutout pieces.

More Nested Eggs

Try these other "nests" to make wonderful egg presentations:

  • Scooped Bagels: Scoop the dough out of your favorite bagel, beat two eggs, and fill each scooped bagel half with eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Serve with mixed greens and salad dressing.
  • Puff Pastry Squares: Cut puff pastry squares and place them in a greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes with baking beads on top to avoid puffing. Remove from oven and crack an egg into each nest, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for an extra 7 minutes and decorate with chopped chives. Serve with fruit salad.
  • Stuffed Baguettes: Cut a baguette in thick slices just thin enough that they can stand on their sides on a baking pan. Using your fingers press the dough against the crust to make a nest. Put the slices of baguette on a greased baking pan and crack an egg into each one. Sprinkle with truffle salt and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Serve with hash browns.
  • Baked Avocados: Pit one large avocado and crack two quail eggs in each half. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes and decorate with chopped cilantro. Serve with warm corn tortillas.