Simple Shirred Eggs With Cheese

Simple shirred eggs

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 24 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
358 Calories
30g Fat
2g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 358
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 476mg 159%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 18g
Calcium 192mg 15%
*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.


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

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. 

  3. 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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  4. Break 2 eggs into each dish.

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

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

    Bake in the oven
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  7. 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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  8. Serve and enjoy!