Simple Shirred Eggs With Cheese

Simple shirred eggs

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 24 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
307 Calories
26g Fat
2g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 423mg 141%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 175mg 4%
*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.)

These easy shirred eggs are baked in individual dishes with cream, butter, and cheddar cheese. 

The eggs make a simple breakfast with 2 eggs per person. Add bacon, ham, or sausage, if you like, or serve them with fresh sliced tomatoes or fruit. They are excellent with a side dish of baked beans.

Shirred eggs are a delicious concoction that are perfect for a weekend breakfast or Sunday morning brunch, this recipe will soon become a favorite in your house. 


  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 8 large eggs

  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for shirred eggs
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4. Put 1 teaspoon of melted butter in each of four individual baking dishes or ramekins. Brush the butter over the bottoms and sides of the dishes.

    Put butter in baking dishes
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  3. Break 2 eggs into each dish.

    Break eggs into dish
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  4. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to each dish and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Add heavy cream
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  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

    Bake in the oven
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  6. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese over each egg just a minute or two before​ the dish is done.

    Sprinkle cheese on top
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Get creative and throw on some of your favorite toppings! From crumbled bacon or ham, diced peppers or spinach, to fresh herbs such as chives or rosemary, the choices are endless.
  • Switch out the cheese, and another cheese such as Gruyere, Parmesan, Swiss cheese, or whatever cheese you desire.