Simple Shirred Eggs With Cheese

Shirred Eggs With Cheese
Diana Rattray
Ratings (20)
  • Total: 24 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
358 Calories
30g Fat
2g Carbs
18g Protein
(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!




  • 4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper (freshly ground) to taste
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). 

  2. 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.

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

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes; sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese over each egg just a minute or two before​ the dish is done.