I absolutely love eggs for breakfast, if it isn’t already apparent. I can go for a homemade fritatta or eggs on toast any day of the week. Another favorite, baked eggs, is one I don’t eat often enough. Besides being delicious, it’s the perfect no-stress breakfast dish for a homemade brunch.

Serve them in your favorite ramekins, small baking dishes or even in a cast-iron (although for entertaining, the individual servings is key). For this one, I added some fresh herbs, ricotta and lemon zest for a simple, but satisfying meal. It’s best served with torn crusty bread or toast (and don’t forget the company).

Baked Egg with Ricotta, Thyme & Chervil

Serves 2

ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (+ more for greasing, drizzling)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw kale
  • 1 teaspoon chervil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (+ more for greasing, drizzling)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 pieces of toast, sliced or crusty bread, for serving
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix first seven ingredients in a small mixing bowl.  Divide evenly among two (greased) small baking dishes or ramekins.
  2. Carefully, crack in two eggs to each dish, pushing aside ingredients to make room. Then drizzle with olive oil, and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until whites have set, but yokes are still soft.  Serve immediately with toast soldiers or torn, crusty bread.
10 comments
  1. 1
    arielle | September 24, 2014 at 7:13 am

    this looks like such a filling and hearty breakfast for fall. not to mention healthier than the baked good that normally adorn my dining room table. repinning now…

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  2. 2
    Molly {Dreams in HD} | September 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

    these look fantastic! i eat eggs almost every morning for breakfast so i’ll definitely be trying these one weekend 🙂

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  3. 3
    Warm Vanilla Sugar | September 24, 2014 at 8:13 am

    This looks so flipping yummy!! Such a great way to start the day!

    Reply
  4. 4
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | September 24, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Love this! I will definitely be printing this recipe. I enjoy eggs for breakfast, but frequently get bored by the usual scrambled egg. This looks delicious and satisfying.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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  5. 5
    Sayeh, The Office Stylist | September 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Wow this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Reply
  6. 6
    Katie (The Muffin Myth) | September 26, 2014 at 1:28 am

    This looks like such a beautiful brunch! So many baked eggs recipes use cream, so I love that this version uses ricotta for a lighter and more nutritious breakfast. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be making these soon!

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    Lisa | September 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Made this yummy breakfast this morning……SO GOOD and beautiful! We will make this often! Great combinations of goodness! Thanks!

    Reply
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