Eggs In a Nest

Eggs in a Nest Recipe

We eat eggs pretty much every day for breakfast. Honestly, it can get boring, even when you mix it up between scrambled and fried. But eggs are just so easy and are one of the most perfect foods you can eat to start your day, so I will continue making them for our family.

Sweet Potatoes & Eggs for Breakfast

So how do I mix it up so the kids aren’t utterly bored and disappointed to see another pile of scrambled eggs in the morning? Turn them into something fun! They loved seeing these little nests on their plates and gobbled them right up (and asked for seconds).

Eggs in a Nest {by Our Paleo Life}

After finishing her breakfast, our oldest said “You know, mom, these would taste great with a little balsamic vinegar drizzled on top”. A) she’s right; and B) I love that she’s becoming a mini food critic and feels comfortable offering her input and advice when I’m creating recipes. She’s always helping me make little changes here and there to get things just right. My little mini-me foodie, I love it!

Eggs in a Nest {by Our Paleo Life}

Easy Egg Recipe Planning

Depending on how big/small your potatoes are, you should be able to get about 5 “nests” out of this recipe, so if your family likes these as much as ours did, you might need to double the recipe. I mean, just look how fast this goes!

Eggs in a Nest {by Our Paleo Life}
Eggs in a Nest {by Our Paleo Life}

Eggs In A Nest

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
Plain eggs and potatoes can be a boring breakfast day in and day out. Shake it up a bit by making these simple Eggs In A Nest. The sweet potatoes get a boost in flavor with the addition of sweet apples and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.


  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Sweet Apple we use Gala
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil plus more for greasing muffin cups
  • 5 large Eggs
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Chives optional
  • 3 slices uncooked Bacon diced small
  • Balsamic Vinegar optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 5 cups of a jumbo muffin tin with the coconut oil. Set aside.

  2. Peel the potato and apple and cut into large pieces (to fit into the food processor). In the bowl of a food processor with the shredder attachment, shred the apple and potato together.
  3. In a large skillet (preferably non-stick or a well-seasoned cast iron), heat the 2 tablespoons coconut oil over medium heat. Add the shredded potato/apple and saute until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt to taste while cooking.
  4. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop the potatoes out of the skillet and into the greased jumbo muffin cups. Depending on the size of your potato, you may get slightly more or less than 5 cups. Using a small jar or cup, press an indentation into the potatoes, creating a well in the middle and pushing the potatoes up the sides of the muffin cup. This is your nest.
  5. Crack one egg into the center of each potato nest. Sprinkle with chives (optional) and salt to taste.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until eggs have reached your preferred doneness.
  7. While the nests are baking, pan-fry the bacon over medium heat to desired crispness. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle bacon bits on top of cooked nests.

Nutrition Facts
Eggs In A Nest
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 78.9%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


These Whole30-compliant Eggs in a Nest are a delicious break from your boring breakfast. #paleo #whole30
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    I love when I’m looking for great whole 30/paleo recepies and the greatest ones I find are yours!! Thanks Kendra!!

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    1. Kendra Benson

      Thanks for catching that Andrea. It looks like the last step of the recipe was somehow removed. I’ve added it back.


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