Egg In A Biscuit

Turn basic biscuits and eggs into a fun, company-worthy breakfast.

Eggs in biscuits on baking sheet with spatula and a egg in a biscuit on a plate with mixed greens


Cook Time:
0 mins
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

If you’re in the mood for something fun for brunch but you don’t want to go to the trouble of making biscuits from scratch, may we suggest giving these cheerful, eggy biscuits a try?

Made by simply cutting holes out of canned biscuits, tucking in a slice of par-cooked bacon, then adding eggs, they bake into a tasty main course for breakfast or brunch. And don’t toss those cutouts—spread them with butter and jam for the perfect sweet bite.

Served with a simple green salad on the side, they’re a whole breakfast all-in-one.

Don't Crisp Those Strips

Pliable parcooked bacon is the secret to keeping these eggs inside their biscuit shells.


  • 8 bacon slices

  • 1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)

  • 2 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 8 large eggs

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

  • Chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Working in 2 batches, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-low until partially cooked but not crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Set bacon aside.

  3. Pat each biscuit into a 3 1/2-inch-wide round. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut a circle from center of each biscuit. Place biscuit rings and centers on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until puffed but still pale, about 8 minutes. Do not turn oven off.

  4. Cut bacon slices in half crosswise. Drape 2 bacon pieces over holes in biscuit rings; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Press bacon and cheese into biscuit holes to create wells. Separate eggs, placing egg whites in a medium bowl and 1 egg yolk in each biscuit well. Whisk egg whites until just frothy. Spoon about 1 tablespoon egg white over each yolk. Sprinkle filled biscuit rings evenly with salt and pepper.

  5. Bake biscuit rings and centers until biscuits are golden brown and eggs are just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Garnish with chives.

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