Sheet Pan Fried Egg Recipe

Family recipe blogger Susan Olayinka of The Flexible Fridge is sharing a brilliant way to make a lot of eggs for breakfast, brunch, or heck, breakfast for dinner, in a short period of time. As the U.K.-based cook told Mashed about her sheet pan eggs recipe, "If I were to use a frying pan, I will be restricted to frying one to two eggs at a time. Now, I can do ten to 12 eggs at once, which is amazing and will save time."

For anyone who wants to whip up a dozen eggs in mere moments, this recipe is one worth saving. You only need about 15 minutes and four ingredients plus a sheet pan to pull off a sophisticated-looking meal that pairs perfectly with toast, bacon, fruit, or any other brunch side you desire. 

So, make these sheet pan fried eggs the next time you host a get-together, and you can rest assured your guests will be impressed and well-fed.

Grab a few quick ingredients to make these sheet pan fried eggs

Sheet pan fried eggs require just four ingredients, and we are willing to bet you already have them on hand in your fridge and pantry. Simply grab a dozen eggs, spray oil for coating your sheet pan so the eggs don't stick, salt — Olayinka recommends sea salt for this recipe — and freshly cracked black pepper. That's it! Oh, and she also notes you will need a bowl with a spout, which will ensure you can pour your eggs from the bowl to the sheet pan ever-so-carefully.

Meanwhile, you can also garnish your finished eggs with parsley — or a suitable substitute like celery leaves, chervil, or cilantro — depending on your taste and what you happen to have around. If not, we are pretty sure this simple and satisfying main course will still look like it escaped from your favorite brunch restaurant. 

Prep your sheet pan fried eggs

The first step to baking up these sheet pan fried eggs is to preheat the oven to 475 degrees. You do this ten minutes before the eggs are ready to bake. In fact, you'll go ahead and spray your sheet pan with oil, with Olayinka noting that you should be sure to coat every area evenly — then, put the pan in the oven. Why? As Olayinka explained to Mashed, "You need to put the baking tray in the oven beforehand, as it will allow the eggs to cook quicker." She also shared, "The eggs are less likely to stick to the tray if the tray is already hot."

Great tip! Meanwhile, as your baking tray is heating up to cook your eggs to perfection, you will crack your eggs into a bowl. Remember that one with a spout for pouring the eggs onto the pan is going to work best here.

Bake your sheet pan fried eggs

Once your sheet pan has heated up for ten minutes, you will so, so carefully pour the eggs onto the tray. Before you cook 'em up, top those eggs with sea salt and that freshly cracked black pepper. Now comes the tricky step — you will need to, again, carefully transfer the sheet pan full of jiggly, uncooked eggs to the oven. Take your time! 

Keeping the oven set to 475 degrees, bake the eggs for just five minutes. Olayinka instructs home cooks to avoid under- or over-cooking the meal by noting, "When the eggs are done, the egg whites should be completely white with no clear residue on them." She adds, "The egg yolks should be yellow-y-orange and very shiny."

Once you have achieved the right amount of doneness, the next step is crucial. Indeed, this is one dish that must be served right away. 

Serve up your sheet pan fried eggs

Okay, so your sheet pan fried eggs have cooked for exactly five minutes. Now, Olayinka told Mashed, you must "make sure that you take the eggs off the baking tray, or they will still continue to cook." And that is not desirable, as the eggs could get too rubbery and therefore not super appetizing. So, go ahead and slice the eggs and serve 'em up! 

As for serving suggestions, Olayinka has her preferences, noting, "These eggs serve best with some toast or some sourdough bread." She notes that bacon, sausage, tomatoes, and mushrooms pair well with her dish as well. But these sheet pan eggs are truly a blank slate for home cooks to build upon. Cut up fresh fruit and serve alongside bagels or muffins if you'd like. How about breakfast potatoes as a side? Or, maybe a simple salad is more up your alley. 

Anything goes with this easy recipe you are sure to come back to again and again.

Sheet Pan Fried Egg Recipe
5 from 25 ratings
For anyone who wants to whip up a dozen eggs in mere moments, this sheet pan fried eggs recipe is one worth saving. You only need about 15 minutes.
Prep Time
Cook Time
sheet pan eggs served
Total time: 16 minutes
  • 12 eggs
  • Spray oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees 10 minutes before the eggs go in the oven.
  2. Get your baking tray and spray it with spray oil all over making sure that every area is covered.
  3. Put the baking tray in the oven.
  4. Crack 12 eggs into a mixing bowl with a spout.
  5. Take the baking tray out of the oven and place on the table.
  6. Pour the eggs very carefully onto the baking tray and top with salt and pepper.
  7. Carefully transfer to your oven.
  8. Keep oven on 475 degrees.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes and take out of the oven.
  10. Slice the eggs and serve with your favorite side.
Calories per Serving 237
Total Fat 21.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 319.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 0.3 g
Sodium 161.3 mg
Protein 10.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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