A small white ramekin filled with baked eggs, asparagus, and peas.

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas is the perfect springtime brunch recipe. Tender asparagus, sweet peas, and an egg, all topped with a sprinkle of crunchy breadcrumbs.

A small white ramekin filled with baked eggs, asparagus, and peas.
Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas is the perfect springtime brunch recipe. Tender asparagus, sweet peas, and an egg, all topped with a sprinkle of crunchy breadcrumbs.

A small white ramekin filled with baked eggs, asparagus, and peas.

Crack the egg. Split the shell. Release the yolk, perfect and whole, golden and shimmering in the bowl.

Eggs – scrambled – were the very first thing I learned how to cook. I was seven, and the simple act of cracking an egg was awe inspiring and challenging, and something I wanted to try. All. By. Myself.

You remember, right? Cracking your first egg?

Ramekins filled with asparagus, peas, and eggs, ready to be baked.

Its mystery all came back to me years later, when I moved out to Illinois for grad school. A friend of mine brought me a handful of fresh eggs, straight from the farm. I tapped the egg on the counter. I cracked the grey shell. Out came the most beautiful, brilliantly hued yolk, of the deepest orange. It made every grocery store egg of my life pale in comparison. I cooked it, sunny side up, to preserve the gem of the yolk, and when I ate it, I knew going back to grocery store eggs would never be quite the same.

A small pile of fresh sweet peas and chopped asparagus.

These days, putting an egg on any dish may come across as passé, but there’s a good reason why we just can’t stop. An egg promises so much. There are cakes and quiche and ice creams and sauces and so much more hiding within its shell.

With winter nearly behind us, I am looking forward to all things spring and sunny, aren’t you? This simple Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas was all I wanted for brunch the other day – tender asparagus still with snap, sweet peas, and the hero, the egg, baked in a nest of green and with crunchy breadcrumbs dusted on top. It’s my way of welcoming the season.

Small white ramekins filled with baked eggs, asparagus, and peas.

Eat Seasonal

March Eat Seasonal 2015

I am back, joining Becky from Vintage Mixer and our friends this month as we share dishes that embrace #EatSeasonal! March is here and spring greens are calling – check out these dishes that are all about freshness!

EAT SEASONAL IN MARCH

Whipped Lemon Ricotta Open Faced sandwich – A Zesty Bite
Curried Broccoli Chickpea Hash – Well Plated
Baked Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Artichokes with Blue Cheese – Climbing Grier Mountain
Roasted Asparagus and Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – Completely Delicious
Spinach and Mushroom Marinara with (or without) Meatballs – Bless this Mess
Greek Broccoli Salad – Cookie and Kate
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – Vintage Mixer
Blood Orange Asparagus Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing – Cafe Johnsonia
Avocado and Mango Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing – Mountain Mama Cooks
Creamy Garlic Lemon Butter Pasta – Oh, Sweet Basil
Spinach, Leek and Bacon Quiche – Foodie Crush

MORE EGGS FOR BREAKFAST RECIPES

Scottish Smoked Salmon Bagel with Scrambled Eggs
Baked Eggs with Cheesy Pancetta Biscuits
Chicken Sausage and Four Cheese Frittata
Asparagus, Ham and Kale Frittata
Spiralized Sweet Potato Kale Egg White Frittata
Simple Sundays | Cubano Breakfast Sandwich

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas is the perfect springtime brunch recipe. Asparagus, sweet peas and an egg are topped with a sprinkle of crunchy breadcrumbs and baked.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 784kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped asparagus cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup peas
  • kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt plus more for serving
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Emmentaler cheese
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Season the water with salt, then drop in the asparagus and peas. Blanch for about 2 minutes, or until the asparagus and peas are a bright green. Strain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  • Whisk 2 tablespoons melted butter with heavy cream and Greek yogurt. Stir in the grated garlic and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture between two baking dishes or ramekins.
  • Arrange the asparagus and peas in the cream. Carefully break two eggs into each dish, taking care not to pierce the yolk. Sprinkle with Emmentaler cheese.
  • Stir the remaining melted butter into the panko breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked but the yolks are runny. Be careful not to overcook, as it can quickly do so.
  • Remove from oven, garnish with chives, and serve immediately with crusty bread. If you wish, serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt seasoned to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 784kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 469mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3138IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Brian+@+A+Thought+For+Food

    Spring in a bowl! I’ve started seeing asparagus in these parts and I’ve been anxious to do something with it. I’m definitely on board with having all these ingredients for breakfast. I’ve done something similar on top of polenta and it’s magically delicious. So comforting for a chilly spring morning.

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  2. Liz

    What a gorgeous dish! It just exudes springtime—and I could eat it any time of day :)

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  3. Becky

    I mean it when I said you make eggs look like art!  Simple beauty!!

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  4. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden

    Whoa, scrambled eggs were the first ones I learned to cook, I had to go online. Wife was gone and I was left to feed my girls (2 and 4) And a few youtube video’s later, I made my first eggs. Like those runny eggs on top. 

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  5. Heidi @foodiecrush

    The scramble is still my specialty but man, I love the looks of a baked egg and yours is screaming spring flavors at every turn. Great looking recipe as always Liren! 

    Reply
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