Irresistibly Good Caprese Baked Egg Cups

These healthy make-ahead baked eggs are fantastic for an easy breakfast or dinner. The caprese flavors make them irresistibly good!

caprese-baked-egg-cups-recipe

Caprese Breakfast Cups with flaky crust, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and Thai basil baked in cream and eggs until bubbly and hot.

Yield :

  • makes 4 cups [2 x 3 1/2 in ramekins]

Ingredients :

  • 4 or 8 eggs (depending on if you want 1 or 2)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped (I used marinated mozz from Trader Joe’s, hence the seasoning)
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cream or milk
  • salt and pepper
  • softened butter

Preparation :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter each ramekin and fill with a few pieces of tomato, cheese and basil. Crack one or two eggs into each and season with salt and pepper, then add 1/2 teaspoon of cream to each egg to prevent them from drying [used this tip from Ina Garten]. Add a few tomatoes, cheese and basil on top and set on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-8 minutes, then turn on the broiler and bake for about 5 minutes more [this resulted in slightly firm yolks for me, broil less if you them runny]. Watch carefully to determine how runny/firm you want your yolks. Serve hot
  • with toasted, crusty bread.

Nutritional Info :

  • Smart points 8

Source: Howsweeteats.com

 

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