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Portobello Baked Eggs

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant baked egg. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal. Easy recipe and picture tutorial. Printable Recipe.

Alright, I know how fancy-shmancy these look, but trust me, they are so simple to make! Anything made with whole portobello mushrooms is automatically so rustically elegant, and I can’t think of anything I rather put in a mushroom than a gooey egg and cheese. Um, yum!

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

The hardest part of this process is removing the mushroom gills. I use a little jam spoon to carefully scrape them out. They come out very easily but be so careful not to break the edge of the mushroom “bowl”.

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

Each mush room gets a very generous brushing of olive oil. The flesh of the mushroom is like a sponge and will soak the oil right up!

I bake the mushrooms bottoms up (like a bowl) on a baking rack that is in a baking sheet. This is not strictly necessary, but the mushrooms will release a considerable amount of liquid as they are cooked and I have found that if they sit in to much liquid, they will get soggy. After they have baked on the rack for about 20 minutes, I can take them off for a second and discard the extra liquid from the bottom of the baking sheet.

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

I chose a yummy, gooey gruyere cheese, and cut it into generously sized chunks. This is purely a matter of personal taste, as I love the feeling of biting into a melty cheese pocket, but you can easily use grated cheese of any kind.

It can be a little tricky to get the eggs into the mushrooms so they don’t slid out! I used a few pieces of cheese to fortify a lower side, and cracked the eggs right into the piping hot mushrooms, with salt and pepper on top.

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

Ovens can vary greatly in temperature, especially if you are using a convection oven. Mine is a plain old, non-convection oven, and 15 minutes of baking was just right to set the egg whites. I like my yokes nice and sauce-y, but bake them however you like!

Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

And voila! Chopped chives add a subtle but fragrantly fresh contrast to the richness of the rest of the dish. Let me tell ya, it’s an absolute delight! They are wonderful served with a slice of my Easy Artisan French Bread.

Treat yourself and someone you love to this beautiful dish, and let me know how it goes!

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Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.
Super easy recipe for this delicious and elegant portobello baked egg.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any meal.  Easy recipe and picture tutorial.  Printable Recipe.

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