Denise’s Southwestern Egg In A Basket

We love to make these southwestern style eggs in a basket for breakfast on the weekend or even for a late night snack. They’re super easy to make and we almost always have the ingredients on hand. Egg in a basket is usually made with toast and has many other names like egg in a nest and toad in a hole. Equally delicious by any name, switching the bread for a tortilla is a fun alternative way to serve eggs.

Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese in a circle about an inch inside the edge of a tortilla.

Drop an egg in the middle of the cheese and add a dash of salt and pepper. Easy peasy!

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Southwestern Egg In A Basket

Yield – 1 serving

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 small flour or corn tortilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place tortilla on a baking sheet and sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese in a circle near the outer edge of the tortilla.
  • Break an egg and drop into the center of the shredded cheese.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Cost $0.56

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  1. Krysty says

    been making this the past 3 days and its delicious. I wanted a way to not eat the yolk every time cause of cholesterol and I was able to cook it all together and then just pull out the cooked yolk at the end =)

  2. Diane says

    Made these right after I saw your recipe. Love it. Now a regular addition to our breakfast. Quick & easy. We also sometimes top with fresh tomatoes & onion or salsa.


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