Baked dippy eggs

Baked dippy eggs

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 4
This fun, easy recipe has been specially created for children aged 3-6 - so they can make you breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal304
  • fat17g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.49g


  • 1 large slice of ham
  • 8 small spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 matchbox-size piece of cheese
  • 4 slices of bread, toasted, buttered and cut into dippers to eat with them


  1. Ask a grown-up helper to switch the oven on to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put 4 ramekins in front of you. Cut the ham and spinach into strips with your scissors. Put some in each ramekin.

  2. Squash the cherry tomatoes into a bowl using your fingers. Spoon 2 tomatoes and some juices into each ramekin.

  3. Break an egg into a bowl. Scoop out any pieces of shell with a spoon, then tip the egg carefully into the ramekin. Do the same with the other 3 eggs.

  4. Grate the cheese and sprinkle some on top of each egg. Ask a grown-up helper to put them in the oven on an oven tray for 15-18 minutes or until the egg white has set.

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Dhruv Patel's picture
Dhruv Patel
19th Feb, 2020
This was a good recipe for my son but it could have been adapted so there is less washing up
13th Nov, 2013
I adapted this for my two girls as they wanted something different for supper but had no ramekins so used pie dishes instead and added mushrooms and onions they loved it, as did i, a new family fave and so easy to do. They both wanted more so might have to use a roasting tin next time. lol. Definately will use it when doing breakfast for lots of people as its scoopable a great quick and easy supper or breakfast.
13th Aug, 2013
My 5 year-old daughter loved making these so achieved it's purpose as a recipe. I'm left with the feeling however that making an omelette with the same ingredients would be quicker, easier, tastier and create less washing up.
13th Nov, 2013
can't dip an omlette. love eggs sunny side up new family fave.
25th Aug, 2012
Didn't have tomatoes so used salsa. Pretty nice. Yolks weren't runny though.
17th Dec, 2011
Loved the bit "Scoop out any pieces of shell with a spoon"! My son (10) could crack and open an egg in each hand on the edge of the table/pan/whatever simultaneously, without any shell in the mix! Got it from me, I guess....
lemon_farmer's picture
28th Nov, 2011
Separate the yolks and drop in 3 mins before the end with some pepper - they stay runny :)
3rd Apr, 2011
My Son cooked these scrummy eggs for my mothers day breakfast they were very tasty and enjoyed making them. Simple and delicious !
9th Mar, 2011
Eggs Florentine with Ham and Tomatoes good idea.
29th Jan, 2011
Me and my 8 year old son think these are great! He was able to do everything except the oven bit so he was so proud. I think the spinach and ham go so well together, I demolished mine and I'm not a breakfast person! Definitely a keeper...


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