This delightful breakfast from Irish chef Clodagh McKenna will see to it that you start your day off on the right foot!

Eggs, bacon, cheese - is there any better way to start a cozy weekend morning?

Looking for a mouthwatering and easy-to-make breakfast recipe that will impress your family or guests? Look no further than this delectable baked eggs dish with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese. This recipe combines the rich flavors of crispy bacon, gooey melted cheddar cheese, and perfectly cooked eggs, resulting in a breakfast that is both comforting and satisfying. So let's dive in and learn how to make this flavorful morning treat!

Baked eggs with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese recipe

Serves 2


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Irish cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2/3 cup, smoked bacon lardons (or pancetta)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Slices of bread, to serve


Grease 2 small ovenproof dishes with the butter and crack 2 eggs into each one.

Place the cheese into a small bowl and mix with the mustard, bacon, and cream. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop the cheese mixture on top of the eggs and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Serve with toasted bread cut into thin slices so that you can dip them into the eggs.

* The chef who thought up this delicious breakfast concoction is Clodagh McKenna, a celebrity chef, restauranteur, and television presenter, from Ireland. She has published numerous cookbooks and has appeared on Rachel Ray and had her own TV series "Clodagh's Irish Food Trails" on PBS.

Try Clodagh's recipe for baked eggs with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese taken from her cookbook, "Homemade".

* *Originally published in 2016, updated in June 2023.