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Baked Egg in a Nest Recipe

This baked egg in a nest recipe is perfect for busy mornings. A little preparation the night before allows you to just pop them in the oven for a hot breakfast on-the-go! Recipe courtesy Michelle of I Heart Publix.

Servings: 4

Active time: 5 minutes

Total time:


  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • cheese, green onions, or preferred toppings (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly butter both sides of the bread. Push the bread into a ramekin or muffin cup.
  3. Crack a Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Egg into the center of the bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes (cook time will depend on how you prefer your eggs - 17 minutes gives you a slightly runny yolk).


This recipe can be easily adjusted for additional servings.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe)
Total Servings 4

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 320
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21g (32% DV)
Saturated Fat 9g (45% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 255mg (85% DV)
Sodium 260mg (11% DV)
24g (8% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV)
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.