Gluten Free Bacon and Egg Nests Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on August 17, 2014

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When I was a kid we didn’t often eat eggs for breakfast – we were a more of a “Continental Breakfast” kind of family – toast, cereal, juice, that sort of thing.

Eggs for breakfast in our family were usually reserved for special occasions, being ill, or feeling blue. In the case of feeling blue and needing a little cheering up, my mom would make toad in a hole – bread with a circle cut out into which went an egg and the whole thing got fried up.

I was more of a “protein for breakfast” kind of mom when it came to raising my own children and eggs were a constant staple at our breakfast table. Which meant in order to keep things interesting, I needed to come up with new ways to serve eggs.

I love these Bacon and Egg Nests – everything I love for breakfast in one pretty little package that also happens to be delicious! It also happens that if I were feeling blue and was served these eggs, I would be certain to cheer right up!

Recipe notes: I use nitrate free bacon, pastured, cage free eggs (like Nature’s Yoke) and chives for my herbs. You can use any herb or combination of herbs you like. For dairy free, simply substitute the Parmesan with dairy free Parmesan substitute.

Gluten Free Bacon and Egg Nests Recipe

Gluten Free Bacon and Egg Nests Recipe


3 slices bacon
6 large eggs
½ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup minced herbs
Black pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain and crumble.

Separate the eggs – put all the egg whites in a mixing bowl and put the egg yolks in 6 individual ramekins or small bowls.

Whip the eggs until stiff. Fold in the crumbled bacon, cheese, and herbs. Spoon 6 mounds of the egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Make a deep well in the center of each mound. Bake for 4 minutes. Add an egg yolk into each well and bake for another 2 – 3 minutes or until the yolks are just set. Serve immediately.


A gluten free recipe that serves 6

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Chris Arnold August 19, 2014 at 11:57 am

Made these this morning they were delicious, my husband really liked them, they will be added to our list of breakfast meals. Thanks Carol


Carol Kicinski August 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Hi Chris,
Yay! I’m happy to hear they were a hit. After all, a way to a mans heart is through his stomach!


Cheryl Harris September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

These are beautiful as always, Carol. I’m linking to them in my back-to-school breakfast roundup!


Carol Kicinski September 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Yay! Thanks so much Cheryl!!


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