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Baked Skillet Ham and Eggs

Cook a delicious protein-packed breakfast in less than 30 minutes with this easy baked skillet ham and eggs recipe in a cast-iron pan.

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Some mornings, I don’t mind making a more elaborate meal. When we are having a lazy Sunday and want something delicious, I’ll cook in the morning. But on busy days, I need something quick. Having options other than a bowl of cereal or a bag of pop tarts benefits my family.

Combining ham and eggs in this skillet breakfast means you are getting a lot of protein in the morning. That will help keep you full and energized throughout the day. And if you’re like me and get your workout in first thing in the morning, it’s a great way to follow that up.

Skillet baked ham and eggs takes only 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking. You can get dressed or make your bed while it’s cooking to maximize your efficiency in the morning.

The amount of time you cook will be based on how done you like your eggs. I personally can’t handle eggs that aren’t fully cooked, but Justin likes his yolk runny to dip toast in it. If you’re like me, keep it in a few minutes longer until the eggs are set.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cups cooked ham, chopped
  • ¼ cup leek, sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F. Melt the butter in a 9-inch cast-iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat.

Add the ham and leek, cooking for about 2-3 minutes, until the leek has softened slightly then remove the pan from the heat.

Diced ham and leeks in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Carefully break the eggs, one at a time, and pour them into the skillet without breaking the yolks.

Diced ham and leeks with eggs in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Pour the heavy cream around the eggs in the pan.

Diced ham and leeks with eggs and heavy cream in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Sprinkle the entire pan with cheese and basil.

Diced ham and leeks with eggs and heavy cream garnished with basil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes for runny yolks, 9-11 minutes for hard yolks. Let stand 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with additional basil and serve immediately.

Skillet ham and eggs in a cast iron skillet next to two slices of buttered toast on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Leftover skillet baked ham and cheese can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Personally, I am not a fan of reheated eggs, so I wouldn’t keep it for longer than that. You can heat it again in a skillet or the oven until just warmed through.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 16, 2021

Updated On: April 29, 2021

Skillet ham and eggs in a cast iron skillet next to two slices of buttered toast on a wooden surface

Skillet Baked Ham and Eggs

Cook a delicious protein-packed breakfast in less than 30 minutes with this easy baked skillet ham and eggs recipe in a cast-iron pan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
breakfast
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eggs
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ham
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ham and eggs
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leek
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one pan
Dietary Needs:
Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Pork
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 6
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cups cooked ham (chopped)
  • ¼ cup leek (sliced)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Melt the butter in a 9-inch cast-iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat
  • Add the ham and leek, cooking for about 2-3 minutes, until the leek has softened slightly then remove the pan from the heat
  • Carefully break the eggs, one at a time, and pour them into the skillet without breaking the yolks
  • Pour the heavy cream around the eggs in the pan
  • Sprinkle the entire pan with the cheese and basil
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes for runny yolks, 9-11 minutes for hard yolks
  • Let stand 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper
  • Garnish with additional basil and serve immediately
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Nutrition Facts
Skillet Baked Ham and Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 207mg69%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 723IU14%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

20 thoughts on “Baked Skillet Ham and Eggs”

    1. Yes! I’ve done it a few times now. You just need to check the limitations of your cookware, that’s why I always use cast iron if I am going to bake it.

  1. Ham and eggs is such a good breakfast food. I wish I had more time to make proper breakfasts so I could have eggs more often x

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