Eggs and Bacon Bucatini Nests


Breakfast flavors like eggs, bacon, and melty cheddar cheese make this pasta bake ideal for any time of day.

Eggs Bacon Bucatini Nests
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 8 ounce dried bucatini pasta

  • 8 slices bacon, halved crosswise, then sliced lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 7 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 ounce white cheddar cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)

  • ¼ cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley

  • Bottled hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease six 10-ounce remekins or custard cups; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside. In a large skillet cook bacon until lightly browned, but still limp. Transfer to paper towels; drain completely. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil and garlic slices over medium-low heat until olive oil is just warmed through and garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove garlic; discard.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flavored olive oil and 1 egg. Stir in pepper and salt. Add pasta and bacon; toss until coated.

  3. Place about 1 cup pasta mixture in each ramekin or custard cup and twirl mixture with a fork, creating an indent in the center of each. Bake 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Crack remaining eggs into each indent. Bake 20 minutes more or until egg whites are firmly set and yolks are thickened. Remove from oven. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove from ramekins. Top with parsley. Serve with pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
19g Fat
29g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3.8mg 19%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 241mg 5%
Folate, total 120.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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