Shirred Eggs with Crumbled Cheddar Topping

These are just plain cute and so appealing. For an extra touch, you can place a thin slice of tomato in the bottom of each ramekin.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 12 extra-large eggs
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 cups grated white Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12 small 4-ounce ramekins with butter; place the ramekins on a cookie sheet.
  • Break 1 egg into each of the prepared ramekins. Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper and dot with butter (about 1⁄3 tablespoon per egg).
  • Sprinkle with Cheddar and bake for 8 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.