Eggs and Bacon Bucatini

This hearty and cheesy cast iron skillet dish will be a hit at your next brunch

Eggs and Bacon Buccatini in cast iron skillet
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 eggs + 4 cups pasta mixture


  • 8 ounce dried bucatini pasta

  • 8 slices bacon, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 7 eggs

  • ½ cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet cook bacon over medium heat until lightly browned but still limp. Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add garlic and crushed red pepper to reserved drippings; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or just until garlic is fragrant. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; cool slightly.

  3. Whisk one of the eggs, ¼ cup of the cheese, the black pepper, and salt into garlic mixture. Add cooked pasta and bacon; toss to coat.

  4. Transfer pasta mixture to skillet. Twirl and pull with two forks to create six indentations. Bake 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Break remaining eggs, one at a time, into a small dish and slip eggs into indentations. Sprinkle eggs with additional black pepper. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until whites are completely set and yolks are thickened.* Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.


If you like soft egg yolks, bake only 10 minutes since the yolks will continue to set during standing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
18g Fat
31g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3.7mg 19%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 198mg 4%
Folate, total 31.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
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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