Delicious Shirred (Baked) Eggs

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Hello, it’s me. (Just kidding…  I’ve been listening to too much Adele). 

This week I was on the phone with my mom trying to plan out our Christmas brunch. I was stumped for ideas until I remembered this dish I’d made for my brother and Adam last year. This is the perfect recipe for your leftover Christmas ham or turkey. I didn’t have either of those on hand this week (it’s just November, after all), so I used some leftover rotisserie chicken, and boy oh boy was it tasty! You can also keep this dish meatless if you prefer, but I’d add zucchini and more mushrooms if you’re doing that. 

I’ve been doing a breakfast course for the last two weeks, and I’ve been looking at eggs every morning: poached eggs, over-easy eggs, over-medium eggs, scrambled eggs, sunny-side-up eggs, eggs and ham, eggs in a pan, eggs and eggs and eggs, OH MAN!!  And in case you were wondering, “shirred eggs” is just a fancy way of saying “baked eggs”.  So in honour of the last week of my breakfast class, I thought I’d share a breakfast/brunch recipe with you this week! And since we’re being all open and honest here, I will share with you that Adam and I ate this for dinner yesterday, so I know first-hand that it makes a great dinner, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Drools wanted a bite of these shirred eggs. They're kitty approved!

Drools wanted a bite of these shirred eggs. They’re kitty approved!

Because it’s just the two of us, I only made this recipe for two, but it can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, or even octupled if you’re having a really big brunch!! It’s also gluten-free, if that matters to you, since it’s pretty much the protein of your choice, veggies, cheese, and eggs. You can also omit the cheese if you can’t have dairy. But the cheese makes it ooey, gooey, and DELICIOUS!! The best part of this recipe (especially if you’re making it for a big brunch), is that you can make everything in advance and keep it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, all you have to do is crack eggs over the top, and stick it in the oven. How’s that for easy? ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients for the shirred eggs

Ingredients prepped and ready.

Sautรฉed Ingredients

Sautรฉed ingredients.


Cheesy goodness.

Before Being Baked

Eggs and eggs!

Shirred Eggs

The finished product, topped with hickory smoked garlic salt ๐Ÿ™‚

I topped my shirred eggs with a bit of hickory smoked garlic salt from The Salt Dispensary. I also used their hickory smoked paprika in the actual dish (yum!). I really, really, really recommend checking them out! It’s all handmade in Vancouver by the most amazing people, and it adds the best flavour to almost anything. They sell mostly at local farmer’s markets and a few local stores, but you can also get your hands on their stuff at their Etsy store here. I also put some homemade salsa verde on mine, which was great. Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Salsa verde makes a great topping for this dish.

Salsa verde makes a great topping for this dish.

Delicious Shirred (Baked) Eggs
Serves 2
Baked eggs with loads of veggies, meat, and cheese. The perfect way to use up leftover ham and turkey after Christmas.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 1 bell pepper, diced small (I ended up with 3/4 cup peppers)
  2. 1 cup finely diced red onion
  3. 6 cherry tomatoes, or one regular tomato, diced small
  4. 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  5. 1 cup cooked chicken, ham, or turkey, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  6. 1/2 cup cheese of your choice, grated
  7. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  8. 4 eggs
  9. 1/2 tsp paprika (I used hickory smoked paprika)
  10. 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  11. salt and pepper to taste
  12. oil, for cooking
  1. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, then add onion, garlic, and bell pepper.
  3. Stir, and cook until onions are translucent, and peppers have softened.
  4. Add mushrooms, and cook until they begin to soften.*
  5. Add chicken and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and chilli flakes.
  6. Divide the mixture between two ovenproof dishes/ramekins.
  7. Sprinkle with your favourite cheese, then crack two eggs over each dish.
  8. Put the ramekins on a baking tray, and bake in a 375ยฐoven for 30 minutes, or less, depending on how you like your eggs.**
  9. You can sprinkle these with salt, pepper, salsa verde, salsa rojo, or nothing at all!
  1. *You may need to add a bit more oil here to ensure nothing sticks to the pan. Mushrooms love oil, so they'll soak up whatever oil you give them.
  2. **I really don't like my eggs cooked soft, so 30 minutes was the perfect time for me. If you prefer softer eggs, I'd cook them for at least 20-25 minutes. 30 minutes is the maximum time you should cook these for.
  1. This recipe can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc. very easily! You can also bake it in a big casserole dish if you're serving it to lots of people.
Love and Cilantro


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16 comments on “Delicious Shirred (Baked) Eggs

    • I definitely have been! But eggs are so great, and so versatile. You should try them next time you want to impress your family on a Sunday morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. This looks great, and not hard to make ( perfect for holidays!) We have ducks, and I’m thinking duck eggs would work really well for this. I’ll have to try the paprika – something new since I lived out on the west coast.

    • Thanks Mary, it is super easy! I usually prep this the night before when I’m making it. Duck eggs would be great on this! I’ve used quail eggs too and that was delicious. Please let me know what you think if you ever try it ๐Ÿ™‚

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