Eating a low carb diet is incredibly enjoyable when you choose delicious foods. This Avocado Bacon and Egg Bake is the perfect, well rounded choice for any meal of the day.
This recipe is perfect for any meal of the day. Whether you choose to make these yummy little egg cups for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are sure to be pleased. This Avocado Bacon and Egg Bake is an easy recipe that your entire family will enjoy. Just don’t forget to alter the ingredient quantities to make enough for everyone.
Whether you are eating a low carb diet or not, this recipe is a great addition to your weekly meal plan.
What Kind of Bacon Can You Use in This Avocado Bacon and Egg Bake?
When making this delicious recipe, we like to use just regular store bought bacon. This is because thick cut type wouldn’t work very well. You also want to avoid bacon made with maple syrup or other sugars in order to keep this recipe low carb.
How Long Does It Take to Make This Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake?
This recipe takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 10 to 15 minutes to cook. It is perfect for any meal, but it is important to note that it only serves 2. If you want to make this for your entire family, you will want to ensure to adjust the ingredient quantities.
What Seasonings Are Used in This Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake?
The seasonings that are used for this recipe are very simple. We simply use basic salt and pepper and then garnish with fresh parsley. This is because the ingredients speak for themselves and do not need much in the way of additional flavors.
Bacon is Low Carb
Bacon, while normally seen as somewhat unhealthy to consume, is also low carb. Just make sure to pay attention to the flavorings in the bacon that you use.
In most situations, bacon can be considered a fantastic low carb option. It is however, important to pay attention to the ingredients on the package. Regular bacon is the best choices as there are some flavored bacons that contain lots of sugar. Maple bacon, honey bbq bacon and others that contain sweet elements, are higher in carbohydrates. If you are attempting to stick to a low carb diet, it is best to stick with unsweetened bacon.
How to Make This Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake
These are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No matter what time of day you are planning on eating these, you will be surprised by how delicious they are.
We love to garnish them with fresh parsley and serve them with a side salad if we are eating them for dinner.
To make this Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake recipe you are going to need:
- Salt and Pepper
- Chopped Parsley
- Shredded Parmesan
Step 1: Start Your Oven
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Slice it Up
Slice an avocado in half and remove the pit from the center. This can be done by scooping it out with a spoon.
Step 3: Remove the Excess
Once the pit has been removed, use a spoon to dig out a bit more around the center of the avocado haves. This will help to form a bigger space in the center for your bacon and eggs.
Step 4: Partially Cook
Cook your bacon until it is just a few steps away from being fully cooked. You want to make sure it doesn’t get too crispy when it is being cooked with the rest of the dish.
Step 5: Tear it Up
Tear each piece of bacon in half and place them into each half of the avocado. Make sure that you place them neatly in the center.
Step 6: Grease it Up
Grease a baking sheet and place your avocados on them. If you want, you can turn a muffin tin upside down and place the avocados in the indentations between each of the cups. This will help to hold them steady.
Step 7: Crack Up
Now is the part where you add the egg. You want to ensure that you are as careful as possible during this step. Crack the egg gently into the center of each avocado, on top of where you placed the bacon.
Step 8: Bake
Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. The duration you cook this dish, greatly depends on how you like your eggs cooked. If you want it to be runnier, it is important to stay towards the lower time period. If you prefer a firmer yolk, cook them a little longer. It is however, important to ensure that the whites are properly set before serving them.
Step 9: Garnish
Once cooked, top each avocado with salt and pepper, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if so desired.
Step 10: Serve and Enjoy!
You are done! Enjoy this delicious treat with friends, family or simply on your own.
- 1 avocado
- 2 slices of bacon
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly chopped parsley (for garnish)
- Shredded Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice an avocado in half and remove the pit from the center.
- Use a spoon to dig out a bit around the center of the avocado halves to form a bigger dip in the center. This will hold your bacon and eggs while they cook.
- Cook 2 slices of bacon until they are not quite done.
- Tear each piece of bacon in half, and place two halves into the middle of each section of avocado.
- Place the avocados onto a greased baking sheet, or you can turn a muffin tin upside down, and place the avocados in the indentations between the cups to hold them steady.
- Carefully crack an egg into the center of each avocado on top of the bacon.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how you like your egg cooked. If you want the yolk to be runnier, then cook on the lower end of the time table. If you would like a more solid yolk, you can cook your avocado on the higher end of the time table. Be sure the whites are set and cooked through before serving.
- Top with salt and pepper to taste, as well as fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese as garnish if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I Serve with This Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake Recipe?
This recipe is perfectly satisfying on its own and doesn’t need to be paired with anything. If you are trying to make this a more filling meal, it can be served with a delicious and light side salad.
Do I Have to Use Garnish for This Avocado and Bacon Egg Bake Recipe?
If you prefer not to use the parsley or parmesan to garnish these delicious egg bakes, you don’t have to. The purpose of the garnish is simply to elevate and compliment the base flavors of the recipe.