Savory Saturday: Feed a Crowd With Baked Scrambled Eggs

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Food & Cooking | Comments


I’m a firm believer that there are two types of people in this world: those who can make scrambled eggs, and those who can’t.

Now, sure, it might just be that I’m a little bit picky about my eggs. I want them light and fluffy. Not underdone, but also not dry. And, please, whatever you do, do not let my scrambled eggs brown! There is nothing worse than crunchy, brown bits in scrambled eggs.

Scrambled Eggs in a White Dish

I’m happy to say that I have a foolproof recipe for all of you who struggle to make perfect scrambled eggs.

In fact, even you scrambled-egg professionals will love this recipe. You’ll get perfectly fluffy eggs every time. The best part? These oven-baked eggs are even simpler than the stove-top variety most of us are used to.

Not only are these eggs foolproof, they are perfect for feeding a large crowd.

Imagine standing at the stove flipping pancakes, frying bacon and manning the hash browns. Of course your eggs are going to suffer! Unless, of course, you pop them in the oven. They bake right up into fluffy, tender clouds of egg perfection.

Close Up View of Scrambled Eggs and Wooden Spoon

Doctor these eggs up. They’re practically begging for it!

You can easily add in all kinds of goodies to your oven-baked scrambled eggs. Just add these ingredients right in with your raw eggs and cook as directed.

  • Add a burst of extra protein and flavor to your eggs with small pieces of fried bacon, diced ham or crumbled sausage.
  • Veggies aren’t just for dinner. Mix some diced peppers (bell peppers are great for kids, but a spicy jalapeño would be amazing for a little kick) into your eggs with a bit of onion. I prefer to sauté my veggies in a bit of butter before adding them to the eggs, but if you like your veggies extra crunchy, just mix them right in without pre-cooking.
  • Cheese is always a delicious option when it comes to eggs. I like to mix things up by stirring in freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Cheddar is always a classic, though.
  • Give your eggs a burst of Mexican flavor by adding in some diced green chilies, crumbled chorizo and diced red peppers. Top with cheddar and jack cheeses, and add your favorite salsa before serving. Serve them in a tortilla for a quick, filling breakfast burrito.
Add some Artisan to Your Eggs

Dress up those eggs with an artisan twist by learning how to make your own handmade cheese to add to the mix.

Wooden Spoon Holding Scrambled Eggs, White Dish in Background

Oven baked scrambled eggs

Ingredients:

      • 4 tablespoons butter
      • 12 eggs
      • 1 cup milk
      • Dash of hot sauce
      • Salt and pepper, to taste
      • Chives, for sprinkling before serving.

Directions:

Step 1:

Turn oven to 350F degrees. Place the butter in a 9″ by 13″ baking dish, and place in the oven to allow the butter to melt while the oven preheats.

Step 2:

Remove the hot pan from the oven and swirl the butter around to coat the bottom of the pan.

Step 3:

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper, and hot sauce until well combined. Pour into the dish of melted butter and return to the oven.

Step 4:

Use a spatula to stir the eggs at the 8 minute mark. Be sure to scrape the edges of the pan while stirring. Continue cooking for 8 more minutes and stir again. At this point, the eggs will probably be slightly wet. You can continue cooking them for another 2 minutes (but not too long or you’ll dry them out) or serve them as is for perfectly fluffy eggs.

Step 5:

Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped chives, and serve.

Breakfast is served!

Ready for dessert? Come back to the Craftsy Blog tomorrow for Sweet Sunday. This week, we’re sharing a mouthwatering collection of peanut-butter-and-chocolate recipes. A match made in heaven!

Comments

  1. Pamela says:

    Lovely idea and I will try this but can you please remember that a lot of the rest of the world use Centigrade and not Fahrenheit!!! You state in the recipe to cook in an oven at 350 degrees and you should really qualify that by actually saying 350F, so that those of us in other countries know what you mean and not end up with something burnt!

    1. brent says:

      How could you possibly not understand this recipe calls for a 350 F oven temperature? 350 c would be well over 600 F! Does your oven reach anywhere near that temperature?
      Don’t be a weirdo. Also, the correct word is “quantify” not “qualify”.

      1. Alex says:

        Actually, she used “qualify” correctly. Why don’t you go look up the definition of the word instead of bullying strangers on the internet?

  2. Great recipe! Being Greek, it’s in our blood to cook entertain and enjoy good food, family and friends. I’m afraid that Greek cooking is all I’m good at! I’ve tried fancy this and fancy that. I’ve had a go at many ethnic dishes as well. I always come back to my roots. There is nothing simpler or better tasting.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Sheila

  3. Jill says:

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. katie says:

    I love the idea of baking the scrambled eggs and i could see this as the perfect breakfast item to serve up for a brunch with hungry guests!

  5. Holly Rackham says:

    Can this recipe be made in a crockpot? It would be nice to have it ready for breakfast in the morning when the kids get up for school.

    1. Karly says:

      I don’t think this one would work in a crock pot, though I’ve never tried it myself.

  6. Lisa says:

    There’s a bit of a joke in my family that I can’t make good scrambled eggs. I found this recipe this afternoon and went straight into the kitchen to make them. Hands down, the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever made. Thank you for rescuing me from the “Those Who Can’t Make Scrambled Eggs” category!

  7. Marge says:

    These eggs were very good; however, the timing was off. I baked these 15-20 minutes longer than the suggested time. I know my oven was accurate because I baked other items and the times matched the recipes. My guests ate these eggs after they finished the rest of the meal. I will have to think about serving these to a crowd when I am including other entrees.

  8. Awesome. Thank you. I added bacon like you suggested and cheese. Was so good and so easy. <3