Paleo Eggs in a Basket

Wow, today has flown by! My post is a tiny bit late. A little too late for dinner ideas tonight, at least for the East coast. But it’s perfect for breakfast tomorrow! Growing up we would often have eggs in a basket, eggs in a nest, eggs in a hole, whatever you like to call them. I actually hated them because they were always made with Rye bread. Yuck! Sorry if you like or liked Rye bread. I always thought it was gross. Of course I was a kid that ate powdered or chocolate donuts and Dr. Pepper for lunch in high school. That’s kinda gross when I think back on it. I wasn’t a very healthy eater growing up, but I’m making up for that now with this Paleo version of eggs in a basket! With NO yucky Rye bread! Much better! I wonder what meals my kiddos will say “I hate when my mom made that”! What meals did you dislike growing up?

Paleo Eggs in a basket MellowMomma

You will use the bottom part of a butternut squash for the eggs in a basket. I was able to get 5 rings about 1/2 inch thick. The number of rings will depend upon the size of your butternut squash.


Paleo Eggs in a Basket
: Breakfast
  • 1 butternut squash (the bigger the squash, the more rings you will be able to cut)
  • Eggs (1 or 2 per ring)
  • Any veggies or meat (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Peel the butternut squash and cut the top off (where it starts to get bigger)
  3. Scoop out the seeds. I use a melon baller to do this and it works great. You can rinse these cook them if you like.
  4. Slice about ½ inch thick.
  5. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and lay your butternut squash rings on the parchment paper in a single layer.
  6. Bake the squash for 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes remove the pan and crack one or two eggs in each ring.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending upon how soft or hard you like the yolk.
  9. While that is cooking chop up your veggies and sauté in a skillet. If you are adding meats, like bacon or sausage, cook those as well.
  10. Take the eggs in a basket out of the oven and spoon the veggies and/or meats in the center and serve.

You can roast the rest of the butternut squash and serve as a side for dinner or stay tuned for my upcoming posts for some new butternut squash recipes.
Roasted butternut squash MellowMomma

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