Eggs in a Basket, also known as Egg in the Hole, combine all the yumminess of an egg and toast breakfast in a one bite without all the hassle of making separate dishes- breakfast sandwich par excellence.  This is twice as true when you add sausage and cook several at a time on a sheet pan right in your oven!  No more standing over the stove with spatula and skillet.  With this easy recipe, you can make enough Eggs in a Basket for the whole family at once.  And you can do something else while they bake right up to perfection! 

3 eggs in a basket on red plates ready for breakfast.

Eggs in a Basket Scripture -John 1:14

What You Need To Make Eggs in A Basket with Sausage

  • sliced sandwich bread
  • large eggs
  • precooked sausage patties
  • shredded cheddar cheese 
  • salt, pepper, parsley (optional)
  • cooking oil or non stick spray
  • cookie sheet, round cookie cutter

Sandwich bread with hole removed and filled with sausage and egg.

When my daughter was little, she would ask me why these breakfast delights were called Eggs in a Basket.  It was a great recipe to let her help with.  She would cut out the centers of the bread with a round cookie cutter, and I would explain that we were making little bread baskets to put our eggs in.  

Finished Eggs in a Basket served for breakfast

Once, she got a little thoughtful, then said “I don’t think a basket with a hole in it is a very good idea.”  What could I say?  Out of the mouth of babes.  

2 eggs in a basket on one plate.

I have no idea where the name Egg in a Basket came from, but I hear there are over 66 different names for this perfect breakfast dish.  And whatever you call it or whether your basket has a hole in it or not, one things is for sure.  You’re going to love the ease of whipping up this recipe on a sheet pan instead of standing over the stove!

Sheet Pan Eggs in A Basket
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Eggs in a Basket get even more delicious and easy when you can bake several at a time on a sheet pan! Add sausage and you have a perfect breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Recipe, eggs, sheet pan
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 slices sandwich bread (I use a slightly sweetened Hawaiian bread.)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 precooked sausage patties
  • 3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish (optional)
  • cooking oil or non stick spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line sheet pan with a silicon baking mat or coat pan with non stick spray.

  2. Use round cookie or biscuit cutter to remove center of each slice of bread. Place slices of bread on sheet pan. Discard centers.

  3. Place one sausage patty in the center of each slice of bread. Gently crack one egg over the center of each slice of bread. Sprinkle each egg with shredded cheese. Add salt & pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until egg reaches desired firmness.

  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley if desired and serve.

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