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Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg in a Basket

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Make eggs in a hole for the whole family at once with the help of a sheet pan. This recipe adds bacon as well, so it’s sure to make you the hero of your breakfast table!

Sheet pan filled with sliced of bread with eggs and bacon cooked in the middle, ready to eat.

Whether you call them bullseye eggs, Popeye eggs, eggs in a basket or even camel eye eggs, I think we can agree that the idea is simple and the results are delicious.  This recipe adds the thing the classic is missing, bacon!

Plus it allows you to make 6 yummy slices at once. Making breakfast for the family just got a whole lot more enjoyable!

Slices of bread, fresh eggs, and partially cooked bacon ready to be made into sheet pan eggs in a hole.

Ever since we shared how we make eggs in a hole, we have been obsessed.  Somehow I had been negligent as a mother and Little Dude didn’t know what they were.

Well he knows now. And he asks for them at least a couple of times a week.

They are plenty easy to make, so I don’t mind. But it does require a little standing over the stove if we all want to eat two each.

eggs and bacon in holes cut in the center of bread on sheet pan ready to cook.

After making the sheet pan pancake, I’ve been on the lookout for other ways to feed the whole family breakfast favorites at the same time.  Making the eggs in one bigger batch made a lot of sense.

I’ve made a Tex-Mex sheet pan eggs recipe in the past, so I knew this would work well too. So we were off to the races.

Tips and Tricks

You start this recipe by partially cooking some bacon. If you want to cook the whole pound of bacon, just remove the strips you need after 6 minutes and bake the rest for an additional 10 minutes or until it’s cooked to your liking.

You can leave the bacon out if you prefer. Just be sure to grease the sheet pan really well.  You don’t want your eggs sticking.

Sheet pan with cooked eggs in a basket with strips of bacon under the eggs in a hole and golden brown circles of toast in the middle, ready to be served.

If you family has mixed egg yolk preferences like ours does, break the yolks of some of the eggs. That way you can have some cooked solid and some runny yolks and everyone can still eat at the same time.

Feel free to jazz these up by sprinkling them with cheese before you cook them. It will melt in as the eggs cook.

Plate with a piece of toast with strips of bacon and an egg cooked in a hole in the middle with a golden brown circle of toast from the center, with sheet pan of remaining eggs and toast in the background.

If you want to see exactly how easy these are, you can watch the video Little Dude and I made. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there.

Sheet pan filled with sliced of bread with eggs and bacon cooked in the middle, ready to eat.

Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg in a Basket

Carlee
Make eggs in a hole for the whole family at once with the help of a sheet pan. This recipe adds bacon as well, so it's sure to make you the hero of your breakfast table!
4.82 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 slices bread
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  • Place the bacon strips on a rimmed baking sheet and partially cook for 5-7 minutes.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. (If you want to cook the remaining bacon from the package, just return it to the oven for about 7-10 more minutes or until it reaches your desired crispiness.)
    6 slices bacon
  • Drain the excess grease from the sheet pan.
  • Butter 1 side of each slice of bread.  Using a biscuit cutter or rim of a drinking glass, cut a hole out of the center of each slice. Place them butter side down on the sheet pan.  Place the circles on the sheet pan as well.
    6 slices bread, 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half and make an X across the hole in each slice of bread.
  • Crack an egg into each hole as well. Then season with salt and pepper.
    6 large eggs
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. 

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 13gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 496mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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Carole

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thanks Carlee. Cheers

Carole

Thursday 11th of June 2020

Hi Carlee! Hope you bring this over to Food on Friday - which is just getting under way. Cheers

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Carlee this is a fabulous idea!! I'm boggled!!

Val

Monday 8th of June 2020

Genius! I have never thought of making these in the oven!

Andrea Nine

Monday 8th of June 2020

This makes for such a yummy and easy breakfast not to mention...FUN!!

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