3-Ingredient Savory Breakfast Puffs Recipe

It's easy to get into a breakfast rut, whether it's having milk and cereal, fried eggs and toast, or the same chia pudding. That's exactly the issue Catherine Brookes, the recipe developer behind Blue Sky Eating, was dealing with when she stumbled upon the idea for a three-ingredient savory breakfast puffs recipe.

"I tend to have the same breakfasts again and again, and this was something a bit different to try," she says. "[It's] such a simple combination of ingredients, and it turned out great!" This is not a drill: Get excited, because breakfast is about to be much more fun.

The recipe begins with store-bought puff pastry, which is brushed with egg wash and then baked until crispy and golden. A small square is cut out of the middle, into which an egg is cracked. Topped with some grated cheddar cheese, the puff is baked until the egg is jammy, and the cheese is melted and bubbly. It's easy enough for a weekday morning, and it's quite simply impossible to resist. This is sure to be a breakfast favorite at your house.

Gather the ingredients to prepare this three-ingredient savory breakfast puffs recipe

Making this three-ingredient savory breakfast puffs recipe could not be any easier. All you need is puff pastry, eggs, and grated cheese. Brookes likes using cheddar for these puffs, but you could also use any similar grated cheese, from pepper jack to manchego to swiss. Anything that will melt nicely in the oven will do, so choose your favorite, and run with it!

For the puff pastry itself, Brookes recommends refrigerated puff pastry rather than frozen. The ready-rolled dough will make these puffs a total breeze to pull together first thing in the morning whether you're in a rush or simply want to kick back and relax — no thawing required.

Prep the puff pastry, then bake it

To begin preparing this three-ingredient breakfast puffs recipe, preheat the oven to 395 F. While it heats up, line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and unroll both pastry sheets. Carefully lay one sheet directly on top of the other. Essentially, you're creating a double layer of pastry that will bake into one taller puff.

Slice the stacked pastry into six even rectangles, dividing them between the lined baking sheets. Crack one of the eggs and beat it, brushing the resulting egg wash all over each pastry rectangle. Slip the pans into the oven, and bake the pastry for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.

Cut a hole in the middle of each puff pastry

Once the pastry is baked, allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Next, slice a square hole in the middle of each pastry rectangle. This will create a little vessel into which you can layer the egg and cheese. Take care to cut only through the top layer of pastry — you don't want your egg to run out!

"It should be very easy to only cut through the first, as there tends to be quite a big gap between the two layers," says Brookes. "I found that a small, sharp, serrated knife worked best for cutting in a straight line."

Fill and bake the breakfast puffs

Once you have cut a hole into the pastry, it's time to fill it. First, sprinkle a layer of cheese into each hole, and then crack in a whole egg. "It can be helpful to crack the egg into a small bowl first, and then carefully tip it into the pastry hole," counsels Brookes.

Next, add another sprinkling of cheese on top, and then bake for another 15 minutes, or until the egg whites are set but the yolk is still jammy. Your three-ingredient savory breakfast puffs are finally ready to serve! Garnish them with fresh herbs, salt, and pepper, if desired, and enjoy while they're hot.

Not only is this recipe a quick breakfast alternative, but it's also a great meal option when you have weekend guests. It will be an instant family and friend favorite.

3-Ingredient Savory Breakfast Puffs Recipe
5 from 21 ratings
This three-ingredient breakfast puffs recipe easy enough for a weekday morning, and it's quite simply impossible to resist.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
30
minutes
Servings
6
servings
breakfast puffs
Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 packs ready-rolled puff pastry (approximately 11.3 ounces each)
  • 7 large eggs, divided
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
Optional Ingredients
  • fresh herbs, for garnish
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 395 F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll both pastry sheets, and lay one directly on top of the other so you have two layers. Slice into 6 even rectangles.
  3. Place the pastry rectangles onto your lined baking sheets. (You might need to bake in two batches, depending on how many you can fit on two sheets.)
  4. Beat an egg in a bowl, and lightly brush an egg wash on top of each pastry rectangle.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Once baked, allow the puff pastry to cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. Slice a square hole in the middle of each pastry rectangle, cutting through the top layer of pastry only.
  8. Sprinkle a layer of cheese into each hole, then crack in a whole egg.
  9. Add another sprinkling of cheese on top of each, and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked through.
  10. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh herbs, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 214
Total Fat 15.2 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 228.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 0.4 g
Sodium 192.7 mg
Protein 11.1 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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