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skillet baked eggs with goat cheese and grape tomatoes

Howdy, friends! I’m still in Georgia and sucking down all too much sweet tea. It’s glorious.

What I bring to you today is, hands down, the most delicious egg dish I’ve ever tasted. Not only are these eggs ridiculously tasty, but they only take five minutes to make. As in…you should make them right now. You won’t be sorry!

If you’re like me, you don’t got no ramekins.

Currently in my cupboard, I have three Rudy’s barbecue cups, four Bonne Maman jam jars, two plastic cups from Target and some random plates from the thrift store. I don’t have time for ramekins! They’re way too small for my liking.

So instead of baking these eggs in the traditional ramekin, I make do with what I got—-a cast iron skillet.

Basically, you sizzle some butter and cream in your skillet then pour in the eggs and top with goat cheese and tomatoes. It’s pretty awesome and will send your tastebuds into overdrive. I like to call meals like this “brlundinner” pronounced berrrrrluuuundinner, which obviously means it’s a mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Duh.

When you bake the eggs, the yolks still remain semi-soft but are definitely not runny. The hefty sprinkle of goat cheese just puts everything over the edge and literally makes me curl my toes in excitement. You could also add some fresh herbs or swap the cheese out for feta or cheddar, although I personally don’t know why anyone would do such a thing.


Skillet Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese and Grape Tomatoes

serves 2

Print this recipe!


4 large eggs

1 T butter

1 T cream

1/4 cup fresh goat cheese crumbles

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper


Set your oven to broil on high.

Carefully crack eggs into a small bowl, being extra careful not to break the yolks! Set aside.

Add butter and cream to a cast iron skillet and place in oven for two to three minutes, or until butter has melted completely. Remove from the oven (don’t forget to use a hot pad!!) and quickly pour in the eggs. Top eggs with goat cheese, grape tomatoes, salt and pepper and broil for an additional five minutes.

Even if the yolks still seem pretty runny, take skillet out—they will carry-over cook and you don’t want to over bake your yolks!

Serve baked eggs with bread (or pitas).


10 minutes

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  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 9, 2011 at 5:02 am

    goat cheese and eggs are one of my favorite combinations out there! i’ve never actually done skillet-baked eggs, but after this post i think that has to change. it looks perfect!

  • Molly
    May 9, 2011 at 5:07 am

    This will make a good alternative dinner one night this week! Thanks for the non-sweet recipe!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 9, 2011 at 5:14 am

    What a gorgeous dish! I love all the ingredients too 🙂

    Enjoy your time with your family 🙂

  • Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy
    May 9, 2011 at 5:15 am

    this looks amazing. I just kicked of a vegetarian deal for the rest of the month but this is going to be one of the first things I indulge when I’m done. Perect trifecta of ingredients.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 9, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I bought a cast iron skillet in December and it has seriously changed my life!!! This looks delicious! 🙂

  • kate
    May 9, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I dont eat nearly enough goat cheese! Enjoy the South and your parents!

  • Chad @ thebreakupnote
    May 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    That looks beautiful – I love me some goat cheese on eggs (on anything really)

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    May 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Cooked grape tomatoes are the best thing ever….they get all juicy and flavorful! I am trying this TODAY.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    May 9, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I love egg dishes! And ever since your roasted vegetable and goat cheese pita post, I have been craving goat cheese!

  • katie
    May 9, 2011 at 5:30 am

    This looks divine, I love anything with eggs yummm!

  • 17 Perth
    May 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

    You had me at goat cheese and eggs—Sold. Looks delish.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    May 9, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Eggs, goat cheese…my husband would beg me for this.

    I love tomatoes in all shapes and sizes, so that’s the part Im into.

    And I love the Southern accent in this post. I can just hear it 🙂 I lived in NC and then Myrtle Beach, SC for 4 yrs and got familiar with y’alls and some Waffle House eggs back in the day 🙂

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
    May 9, 2011 at 5:37 am

    This looks wonderful!

  • Charlie
    May 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

    This looks delicious! I love goat cheese and eggs but never tried baked eggs. Definitely have to now ;).

  • jenna
    May 9, 2011 at 5:56 am

    yummy!! this looks great! I hope youre having an amazing time in GA! 🙂 wishing I was in Savannah!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

    these look fantabulous. LOVE.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 9, 2011 at 6:03 am

    You had me at Goat Cheese. Love this!!!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    May 9, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Best Egg dish you’ve ever made?

    Yes please 🙂 Have a wonderful time in Georgia! 🙂

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    May 9, 2011 at 6:15 am

    A perfect recipe for brunch! I’d maybe add some pesto and serve it over toast. YUM!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 9, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I absolutely love eggs + tomatoes — this looks so delicious!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    May 9, 2011 at 6:39 am

    What a gorgeous looking dish! Love the bright colors. This would be perfect for a summer brunch!

  • Sandra
    May 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I’m in Georgia…go to Savannah quite often……


  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    May 9, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Baked eggs are SO good.

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    May 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it. My husband is an egg fanatic…and I’m trying to learn to be one so this could take it to the next level.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    May 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I’ve been on a grape tomato kick lately. .love them in my eggs, too! This looks great!

  • French Heart
    May 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I often add tomatoes, cheese, something green like cilantro, spinach or dill to eggs…love. Haven’t thought of goat cheese though. Looks great–I’ll try it. Thanks.

  • Paige @ Moxie & Marmalade
    May 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Gorgeous photographs in this post!

  • Trisha
    May 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I feel like without eggs in my life, I would feel like I have lost something significant. And now I am walking away from my computer to make this glorious dish. yum!

  • Jesse
    May 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

    eggs and goat cheese are always a winning combination, i love how the goat cheese will sort of half melt in the eggs leaving this glorious consistency. yum. oh and top with basil too!

  • Khushboo
    May 9, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Ooh I just bought sone goats cheese- clearly I know what it will be used for!

  • Lindsey@Lindselicious
    May 9, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Yum, you had me with eggs and cheese, I love that the yolks will be semi runny too. =) Love that part!

  • Angharad
    May 9, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Love the tang of goat’s cheese with eggs – such a delight to the taste buds! Add in cherry tomatoes and I am sold – love the pops of sweetness they add. YUM.

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    May 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

    That looks wicked awesome! Oh eggs, how I heart your many incarnations.

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    May 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

    That looks like a pizza! Yum…now only if I had some goat cheese 🙂

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
    May 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I’m not usually a huge fan of egg dishes, but this looks REALLY Good! I love tomatoes!

  • Beth D
    May 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Can I substitute a couple egg whites for a couple of the eggs (or all the eggs?)?

  • Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    May 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Goat cheese and eggs? Don’t mind if I do! I love when the cheese gets a lil teeny bit burny, just enough so that there’s a lil crispiness to complement the melty gooeyness. Glorious!

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch
    May 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I’ve got all the ingredients so I’m trying this tomorrow!!

    Does anyone have suggestions on what herbs would be good to add?

  • alex
    May 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I must have this! I just got a few mini cast iron skillets. This would be adorable in little personal sized portions! I’ll be trying this soon!

  • Katherine: Unemployed
    May 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I need help getting skillets and pots and pans- you make such great looking recipes and have such good technique but I imagine the tools are so important- are there bare-bones staples I should stock my fist kitchen with?

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    May 9, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Cast Iron Skillets just scream Little House on the Prairie and Little Women. Add to that this recipe and I’m about to light some candles, put this together, and pretend I’m Laura for the day 🙂

  • Kay @ The Church Cook
    May 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

    My daughter,Anna, just made these for us! She added some fresh basil. Quick and fabulous recipe~

  • Lydia
    May 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Welcome back to Savannah! The eggs look delicious. Fresh eggs make all the difference too! Have fun if you visit Back in the Day too!

  • Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL
    May 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Oh my, drool. I can’t wait to make this! I have some polenta, which would make a mighty fine crust.

  • Joelle
    May 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Wonderful with fresh, fluffy bread.

  • Julie (Food & Other Things)
    May 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Eggs are definitely one of my favorite foods so this dish sounds great! And I love that it’s a mix of breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  • Ruth
    May 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    These look great! I’ll bet the goats cheese was awesome with the grape tomatoes!

  • stephanie
    May 9, 2011 at 11:17 am

    mmm…I love tomatoes. My plants are just starting to flower! I can’t wait to make this fresh from the garden.

  • Jenn Brigole
    May 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Yum! I am trying to lose weight and have been very particular with what I eat lately, but eggs always have a special place in my tummy. 🙂 This total package looks deliciously good (and healthy).

  • Cookin' Canuck
    May 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Baked egg dishes are very popular in my house and I know this one would be a hit. Lovely photos!

  • Marina
    May 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Oh I am so making this. Love the goat cheese and eggs combo!

  • Michelle
    May 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Grape tomoatoes, eggs & cheese? Three of my favorites. Sounds delicious! I have to try it.

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    May 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Love this! Looks so gorgeous with the vibrat tomatoes!

  • Sana
    May 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Enjoy time at homeee 🙂 love the addition of the tomatoesss!

  • Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit
    May 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    bookmarked. these sound divine!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday)
    May 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    goat cheese and cheddar simply cannot be compared. Love this recipe and how easy it is! it would make a great mother’s day breakfatst in bed 🙂

  • The Food Hound
    May 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are brilliant- this looks so simple and yet SO amazing!!! Sadly, we are still without cheese for 9 weeks, but never fear- this will make its way onto the Food Hound table for sure! We are BIIIIG goat cheese fans! I do have fancy schmancy ramekins but I like using the skillet better 🙂

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    May 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This egg dish looks fantastic! Love the addition of the goat cheese. Beautiful!

  • Christine R
    May 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hey! I love this recipe so much I shared it on my site,
    Thanks for the great ideas!

  • pawsitivelife
    May 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I love cooking with eggs, so good for you and so cheap! Thanks for new recipies!

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    May 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Looks yummy…although I’m not a goat cheese fan so I would have to swap it out for some cheddar!

  • Sarah
    May 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Twitter: Sarahsaysrun
    I’m seriously falling more and more in love with your blog! Your recipes are so easy but have the most simplisticly divine taste to them!

  • Kris
    May 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Love everything but the goat cheese. I would swap for cream cheese instead.

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  • Kathryn
    May 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I believe you! Anything with cream, butter, and goat cheese has GOT to be the best thing I’ve ever tasted!

  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme
    May 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Oh, wow! What a fabulous recipe and I totally agree on the brlundinner thing. I’d have this any time of the day.

  • Irina@thecoffeebreak
    May 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    What a great recipe!Easy and delicious!Yum!

  • Allie
    May 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Yum! Your photos make it look so appetizing and I’m not even a huge egg fan!

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    June 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Another winning combination, Jenna! And so quick and easy! Delicious.

  • Emily Martin
    July 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Just tried it, serving it over quinoa since I can’t eat wheat. The only thing: The egg whites are a little runny for my taste, and to get them firm enough by baking, the yolks got a bit too done. Any suggestions?

  • Brittany Smith
    August 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Ahh how I love your posts! NO IDEA how I missed this one! But I did – sadly, and now I’m so happy to find it! Definitely making this on Sat morning.. Eggs, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes.. maybe a little bacon 😉 yummm!! Can’t wait! Thanks for the awesome photos! Love them!

  • Dapo
    August 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Seems this is a girls-only website but i really don’t care! that dish looks right gorg and just got me going! will surely try it! tx

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    My broiler is kind of touchy… Think I can do this recipe and just bake it? If so, time and temp recommendations?

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