Creamy Cheesy Skillet Eggs



Yield: 2 servings

This recipe is slightly adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook and it has become a go-to for me when I need a quick breakfast or want to impress my weekend guests with something that looks awesome (individual servings in mini skillets, people?!), but is super easy to make.  I added cheddar because of the melty quality and adjusted the cooking times because I could never get it quite right using the suggested cooking times in the original recipe.  I also finish the eggs in the oven because I have a thing against runny whites and the oven surrounds the eggs with heat and cooks the whites without overcooking the yolks.  If possible, use enamel-coated or nonstick skillets because these will STIIIIICK.  Serve with some bread to sop and scrape everything up.

I know, I know…I’ve posted a few of Chrissy’s recipes here, but that’s because they are SO GOOD.  Buy the cookbook now!


3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup good-quality white cheddar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped, plus more for serving

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons butter

4 large eggs


Preheat the oven to 375°.  In a measuring cup, combine the Parmesan, cheddar, cream, thyme, salt and pepper.


Prepare two 6-inch cast-iron skillets by heating 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat.  Alternatively, if you don’t have mini skillets, you can make this in one serving in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet.  Add half the cream mixture to each skillet and cook until the mixture is bubbling, 6 to 7 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes; you don’t want the mixture to still be bubbling when you place the eggs in.  Crack two eggs into a small bowl and pour them into one skillet; repeat with the second skillet.  Place in the oven and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the whites are just set but the yolks are still runny.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garnish with a few thyme leaves.  Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


Inspiration: Parmesan Skillet Eggs, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

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