Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar, and Chives

I was craving eggs for breakfast so I looked in the refrigerator to see what I could use to make baked eggs.  I found a little snack plate with leftover cheddar cheese and sliced ham that my kids didn’t finish for lunch and I also had some fresh chives that needed to be used up.  Baked eggs are simple and quick to make and the ingredient combinations are endless.  My husband and I thought these baked eggs turned out flavorful and delicious.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.

Place most of the ham into the ramekin along with half of the cheese and some of the chives.  Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining ham, cheese, and chives to the top.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a dash of cayenne.

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar, and Chives

Yield: 3

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
Ham, diced
Cheddar cheese, diced
Chives, diced
3 eggs
3 tsp milk
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Cayenne, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.

Place most of the ham into the ramekin along with half of the cheese and some of the chives. Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining ham, cheese, and chives to the top. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a dash of cayenne.

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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26 Responses to “Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar, and Chives”

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    mia xara — July 22, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Hi Pam, what a delightful way to start the day!! I love eggs for breakfast but now I really have a craving for a midnight snack…lol

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    Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet — July 22, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Pam, I loved baked eggs, and thanks for the reminder…I know what I’m having in the morning!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 22, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Love that these are in individual servings!

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    Kris — July 22, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Hi Pam,
    I always forget about how easy and tasty these egg cups are! So many ways to do them too. Yours look delicious!!
    XO Kris

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    Diane — July 22, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Mmmmm that is not fair, this looks so good and I am off to have some blood tests done and I am not allowed to eat before hand!! Diane

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    Coleens Recipes — July 23, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    What a great breakfast (and there’s that fork I’m in love with again!!).

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    FarmgirlCyn (Cindy) — July 23, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    mmmm…and with this hot weather, these are small enough to go into the toaster oven instead of the big ‘un!

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    Kim in MD — July 23, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    YUM! I love the way you think when you have leftovers in your fridge, Pam! :-)

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — July 23, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    You always come up with the best baked eggs!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — July 23, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Ooooohhhh… I wish I had one of those sitting in front of me right now!!!

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — July 23, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    I could definitely eat one of these… or all three… oh, who am I kidding. I would eat all three. Nom!

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    Carmen Rosa — July 23, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    ¡¡ Delicious !! this looks so good and very nice presentation!!

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    The UDG — July 23, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    You always come up with the best egg dishes!

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    Peggy Recker — July 23, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Oh my those sound wonderful!

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    Katy's Eats — July 23, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Very good !
    Kate.

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    Amish Stories — July 23, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    You had me at “eggs”, looks like a good one folks. Richard

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    Marjie — July 23, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    It looks like an easy breakfast. I love how you always have fresh strawberries around to go with your eggs. They only last about 12 minutes after they come through my door.

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    Doctor Of Osteopathy — July 23, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    These are so cute… and they look delicious too!!!!

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    Joanne — July 23, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    The perfect use of those lunch leftovers!

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — July 23, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    These are perfect for dining alone! My husband has never tried eggs and does not plan to :)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 23, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    A nutritious and delectable breakfast!

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    Minnie(@thelady8home) — July 24, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    That is one cool recipe! Easy yet tasty breakfast. Thanks.

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    Chris — July 28, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    You just inspired my breakfast with your opening to this post.

    I have a pork butt smoking right now. Tomorrow morning – Baked eggs on top of pulled pork and potato hash. Thanks Pam!

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    Helen Pistachios — August 2, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Looks so great. I’m planning to try it tommorow for my next breakfast. Thank you Pam

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    Pat — January 9, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    Saw this breakfast idea and it looks great. Glad to have another use for those ramekins (I did not know that’s what they were called). Always a great joy to find yummy, simple recipes on your site– thanks.

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