Toaster Oven Egg Bake

Cozy and filling, this high-protein Toaster Oven Egg Bake features cottage cheese, eggs, and spicy pepper jack cheese. It’s just what your morning needs!

Slice of egg bake with avocado slices on a blue plate.

Easy, cheesy, and super comforting this toaster oven egg bake is a great way to start the day.

The basic recipe is simple to customize to your tastes and what’s already in the pantry.

You can substitute canned green chilies for the jalapeño, swap leftover roasted broccoli or sweet potatoes for the corn, and amp up the flavor with a pinch of garlic powder or chili powder.

Eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, corn, jalapeno, and seasonings labeled on a sheet pan.

Ingredient Notes

Cottage Cheese: The curds melt into the baked casserole to make it taste rich without being heavy. If you’ve got any leftovers to use up, definitely try these sweet and salty Cottage Cheese Sweet Potatoes!

Shredded Cheese: Choose a melty cheese. Spicy pepper jack cheese is my personal favorite but cheddar, Monterey Jack, or gouda taste yummy too.

How to Make an Egg Bake For Two

While this mini breakfast casserole is pretty impressive looking, it’s not one bit fussy. Just mix, pour, and bake!

1. Start by adjusting the cooking rack in your toaster oven to the bottom placement and preheat it to 350°F on the BAKE setting.

2. Next, grab a medium bowl, add the eggs, and whisk them together.

Eggs and ingredients whisked in a glass bowl.

3. Dump all of the other ingredients in, stir them up well, and pour the mixture into an oiled 7 x 5-inch baking dish.

4. Pop the pan in the preheated toaster oven. Bake until the eggs are set (aka no more jiggle in the middle), the edges are browned, and the top is golden all over.

5. Once the eggs are ready, remove the pan and let it cool for a few minutes. Then slice the egg bake into two pieces, pile on the toppings, and dig in!

Cheesy egg bake in a small blue baking dish.

Recipe Tips

Use a knife to check doneness. Stick a butter knife in the center of your casserole. If it comes out clean, your eggs are cooked.

The type of pan used will affect the bake time. If you use a metal pan, the eggs will cook faster so make sure to check on them early.

Want to make it cheesier? In the last 5 minutes of baking, you can sprinkle an extra 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese over the casserole.

A slice of egg casserole on a blue plate with a fork.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a 7 x 5 baking dish?

We’ve had success cooking this recipe in an 8.5 x 4.5-inch metal loaf pan. It took about 25 minutes.

The one we made in a 6.5-inch cast iron skillet (like our toaster oven frittata) turned out great but the mixture did fill the skillet to the top leaving zero room for additional mix-ins.

You could also divide the mixture between a few 8-ounce ramekins. Or use a greased muffin tin (like we did with these muffin tin frittatas).

Can You Double The Recipe?

Yes! Just double all of the ingredients and bake in an 11 x 7-inch pan or an 8 x 8-inch pan. You may need to cook the dish for a few additional minutes.

A small egg casserole in a blue baking dish on a white table.

More Easy Toaster Oven Breakfast Recipes

Plate of egg bake topped with avocado slices and cilantro.

Toaster Oven Egg Bake

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

An easy high-protein breakfast for two that's loaded with cottage cheese, eggs, and spicy pepper jack cheese!


  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, (low fat), 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, 2 ounces
  • 1/2 small Jalapeño, (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup Canned Corn, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • pinch of Black Pepper

Optional Toppings:

  • Avocado, sliced
  • Salsa
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. Adjust cooking rack to the bottom placement and preheat toaster oven to 350°F on the BAKE setting.
  2. Grease a 7 x 5 baking dish with oil.
  3. Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in cottage cheese, shredded cheese, jalapeño, corn, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Pour egg mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake until eggs are set, 25 to 33 minutes. (The cooking time will vary depending on the pan used and your toaster oven. Begin checking on your eggs after 25 minutes, adding more time as needed). You’ll know it’s ready when the edges are browned, the top is golden all over, and a butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the toaster oven and cool for a few minutes before serving with your favorite toppings.


To make a larger batch: double the recipe ingredients and bake in an 11 x 7 or 8 x 8 baking dish. Bake as directed above, adding more time as needed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 Piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 414mgCarbohydrates: 6.5gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1.5gProtein: 19.6g

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  1. Thank you for the tip about metal pans. The cook time was much shorter so without that tip I would have had burnt eggs. We need a new range and are relying heavily on our toaster over right now. I’m so glad to be able to have eggs in the morning again!

    1. Yay, that’s fantastic to hear, Amber! I hope you get to enjoy many toaster oven egg-filled mornings 🙂

      Happy Cooking!

  2. This was a simple and nice recipe. I just recently bought a toaster oven and am learning what I can do with it. We both enjoyed this at home. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Our pleasure Kira 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and hope you have lots of fun discovering all of the things you can do with your new little oven. Happy Cooking!