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Baked eggs in potato nests

A simple idea for breakfast or brunch. These eggs get baked inside nests of mashed potatoes, cheese, bacon and chives. Can you think of more indulging breakfast?
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword baked, eggs, nests, potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips diced and lightly cooked bacon.
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 320°F (160°C) and line a pan with baking paper.

  2. Mix together the mashed potatoes, two thirds of the bacon, two thirds of the chives and all the cheese.
  3. Spoon four dollops of the mixture onto a lined baking sheet. With a wet spoon, smooth the surface and open one hole in the center of each dollop. With wet fingers and circular motions, enlarge the nests/holes to fit the eggs. It’s OK if you can see the baking paper at the bottom.
  4. Crack one egg inside each nest. Add some salt onto each egg and top with the rest of the bacon.

  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Watch them very closely after the 15 minutes if you want the whites set and the yolks runny.

    Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the rest of the chives.

    Serve with tomato bruschettas. Eat!

Recipe Notes

For the bruschettas: Lightly brush some olive oil onto thick slices of bread, toast them in the oven and then top with cherry tomato slices and dried oregano.