Bacon, Eggs, and Chives for One

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This bacon, eggs, and chives recipe is a healthy, high protein meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner on the go.

With Little League in full swing, here is another easy on-the-go meal for our hectic spring evenings. This high-protein meal of bacon, eggs, and chives comes together in minutes, and it tastes great.

As I was putting these together, I was thinking about the old days when I used to eat cheese on a daily basis. I love cheese and I only eat it occasionally now that I have been diagnosed with a dairy sensitivity. In a meal like this, many people would add some cheese, but I don’t think it’s necessary. While a little cheddar would add some salty flavor to this dish, I think the bacon and chives are enough to accomplish that task.

Serve with avocado slices and orange slices, or any fruits and veggies you have on hand. This meal costs $.86 per serving, and that’s using cage-free eggs and good-quality bacon from Whole Foods.

Bacon, Eggs, and Chives for One

These bacon, eggs, and chives for one are a delicious make-ahead breakfast.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 8 eggs
  • 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste optional
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease and flour 4 ramekins or eight muffin cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, bacon, salt and pepper, then divide the mixture evenly among the ramekins. Sprinkle the top of each with chives.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until eggs are set. Keep checking on them in the oven.  When the eggs puff up, that’s the sign that they’re almost done. They taste best when served immediately, but they can also be refrigerated for up to a week.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 162mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal
Cost: $.86 per serving

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Price breakdown:
8 eggs = $1.84
4 slices bacon = $1.60
Chives = free (from the garden)
Total: $3.44 for 4 servings

This bacon, eggs, and chives recipe is a healthy, high protein meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner on the go.


    1. Miranda, any small, muffin-sized, oven-safe container would work. You could alternately bake the whole mixture in a larger pan, and then just cut it into single servings. It will take longer in a larger pan, though. Bake until the egg mixture is set and no longer jiggly.

  1. Great-looking recipe, and I’ve got those free chives in my garden! BTW, I can’t eat dairy, but have found that I can manage cow and sheep products. There’s a sheep romano that is a perfect substitute for parmesan. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I don’t do well with goat cheese but I do love buffalo mozzarella. I’ll have to give sheep romano a try because I miss parmesan.

      1. Another good reason is that the very hard cheeses such as parmesan and romano are lower in fats. Better for people who watch fat intake. 🙂

  2. Creative presentation. I’ll certainly try this preparation. I love your perspective for tasty food at a great value. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

    1. Thank you! The puffy eggs make for a nice presentation, but they sink down within a few minutes so be ready to serve them right out of the oven for the best effect.

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