Lately, I’ve grown tired of my usual breakfast fare: a plain egg, some manner of citrus, yogurt with chia seeds and a dollop of jam on weekdays and oatmeal or fried eggs, bacon, and potatoes on weekends. Weekends are my time to experiment with new breakfasts, and I think I’ve found a new regular. This dish includes a combination of my three favorite ingredients: cheese, bacon, and avocado. Heavenly. And I’m super stoked that I finally have a reason to use those individual pie dishes from Crate&Barrel that I just had to have.
This is the first new recipe I’ve posted here in almost two years. I keep intending to returning to blogging on a regular basis, but something else always seems to pop up. I still cook regularly, not as much as I used to since I joined the 40+ hour a office job world. Perhaps now I that I’ve finally posted a new recipe, I’ll get back into the swing of blogging again. I certainly hope so!
Cheesy Baked Eggs with Bacon and Avocado
(adapted from Use Real Butter)
1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
3-4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1/3 cup steamed kale or spinach, chopped
a couple pinches of dried thyme
2 strips bacon, crumbled
salt and pepper, to taste
1 medium avocado, sliced
Pre-heat oven to 375F. Butter or oil ramekins or individual pie dishes. Add two eggs each to the ramekins. Season eggs with a few dashes of salt and pepper. Layer the ramekins with shredded mozzarella. Add the red pepper, tomatoes, and steamed kale to the ramekins. Bake for 10-15 mins, take the eggs out around 10 minutes if you prefer runnier eggs.
Once the eggs are done to your liking, set them aside for a few minutes to cool off. While the eggs are cooling off, slice an avocado. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the eggs and top it off with the avocado. Serve immediately.