Italian Brunch Bake in Ramekins

Try Italian brunch bake in ramekins

Try Italian brunch bake in ramekins

I’ve made this Italian Brunch Bake in Ramekins numerous times, because it’s so delicious and so easy.

This Italian brunch recipe cooks up faster in single serving ramekins

This Italian brunch recipe cooks up faster in single serving ramekins

This recipe has only four ingredients, and because it’s baked up in individual serving-sized ramekins, it cooks quickly.

Terra cotta ramekins purchased from Marshalls are perfect for Italian brunch bake

Terra cotta ramekins purchased from Marshalls

To bake this recipe, I used some shallow ramekins that I happened upon at Marshalls, selling for four dollars each.

These Terre D'Umbria terra cotta ramekins are perfect for single servings of Italian brunch bake

These Terre D’Umbria terra cotta ramekins are perfect for single servings

These Italian-made terra cotta ramekins are oven-safe and the perfect size for an individual serving.

Terra cotta ramekins are perfect for Italian brunch bake

Terra cotta ramekins are perfect for Italian brunch bake

To tell truth, I had a hard time finding this particular Terre D’Umbria by De Silva brand on the internet, but I did find terra cotta dishes here, porcelain dishes here, and stoneware dishes here, all single-serving and oven-proof. Wouldn’t a set of ramekins like these make a great gift, perhaps with a nice jar of sundried tomatoes? You could even print out and tuck into the gift bag this recipe (below) for Italian Brunch Bake in Ramekins!

Just four ingredients for Italian brunch bake in ramekins: eggs, cooked rice, sundried tomatoes and parmigiano cheese

Just four ingredients for Italian brunch bake in ramekins

Anyway, this Italian Brunch Bake in Ramekins recipe contains only four ingredients: eggs, cooked rice, sundried tomatoes, and parmigiano cheese. Substitute parmesan or romano for the parmigiano cheese, if you wish.

Sundried tomatoes awaiting egg mixture

Sundried tomatoes awaiting egg mixture

Add a generous 1/4th cup of sundried tomatoes to the ramekin and a couple of teaspoons of the oil from their jar. Then place the ramekin in a preheated oven, about five minutes, while you gather and mix up the other three ingredients.

Eggs, rice and cheese combined and ready to pour over the sundried tomatoes for Italian brunch bake in ramekins

Eggs, rice and cheese combined and ready to pour over the sundried tomatoes

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, cooked rice, and parmigiano cheese. I added some black pepper too. Because the parmigiano is rather salty, you might not need to add any salt.

Ready to be baked in a ramekin

Ready to be baked in a ramekin

Pull the ramekin with sundried tomatoes out of the oven and pour the egg and rice mixture on top of the tomatoes. Don’t stir or mix. The flavorful oil will ooze and rise up some on its own while baking, and that’s what you want.

A warm and golden Italian brunch bake is made with eggs, rice, sundried tomatoes and parmigiano cheese

A warm and golden Italian brunch bake

Bake for 17 minutes. I’ve made this Italian brunch bake in ramekins numerous times, in both the regular large oven and the toaster oven, and the bake times, at least for my ovens, are exactly the same. Your cook time may vary, depending on the material of your ramekin.

This Italian baked dish is perfect for just one

This Italian baked dish makes a perfect single serving

Seventeen minutes seems to be the perfect length of time for the center to just cook through and the outer edges not to overcook. The results are lovely, with the top browned just a bit, and the edges tinged with the reddish golden oil of the sundried tomatoes.

Italian brunch bake is total yum when made in terra cotta individual serving ramekins

Italian brunch bake is total yum

How does it taste? The salty tang of the parmigiano infuses the custard-like eggs while the rice absorbs the flavorful oil from the sundried tomatoes. Underneath all that goodness are the sundried tomatoes themselves that provide sparkling foil and pizzazz. The pungent parmigiana and the earthy sundried tomatoes complement each other while the moist and tender eggs and rice provide the perfect backdrop. I’ve also made a low-carb version of this dish without the rice, and while it’s also delicious, it’s not quite as delicious….the rice seems to complete this dish to a T.

Here’s the recipe:

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Italian Brunch Bake in Ramekins
 
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Eggs, cooked rice, sundried tomatoes and parmigiana cheese combine to make a delectable Italian brunch bake in a single serving ramekin
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 1 serving and can easily be doubled
Ingredients
  • Two eggs
  • Generous ½ cup cooked rice
  • ¼ cup (1 and ½ ounces) sundried tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oil from jar of sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons parmigiano cheese (or parmesan or romano cheese)
  • Ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place sundried tomatoes and oil in ramekin and place in oven for five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix eggs, cooked rice, cheese, and pinch of ground black pepper.
  4. Pull ramekin from oven and pour egg and rice mixture on top of sundried tomatoes, and do not stir.
  5. Return ramekin to oven and bake for about 17 minutes until middle is just cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool 5 to 10 minutes, and eat straight from ramekin.

Enjoy!

–G

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Comments

  1. says

    Your ramekins are beautiful. What a great deal! I only have the plain white ones but use them frequently, especially for breakfast recipes. Yours looks delicious. Thank you

  2. Laura says

    Just YUM! Don’t know where you find all these tasty recipes, but glad you DO share them – another one on my list to try!

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