Denise’s Southwestern Egg In A Basket

by Denise on August 9, 2012

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

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Marygail August 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Wow that’s all there is to it? Pretty easy one to add to my go-to recipes!!


Denise August 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

You bet Marygail – quick and yummy!


Shay B August 10, 2012 at 3:51 am

I now know what I am making for breakfast tomorrow morning :)


Krysty August 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

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 =)


Denise August 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

That’s awesome Krysty! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying this dish :)


karen August 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

could this be made with egg beaters?


Denise @ShopperStrategy August 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Absolutely – the cheese will hold everything in place while it bakes, and I’m sure the Egg Beaters will be just as yummy!


Diane August 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

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.


Denise @ShopperStrategy August 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Yay – thanks Diane! So glad you like them and adding salsa is such a great idea :)


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