Phyllo Egg Nests

Time to Cook: 
10 min
Time to Prepare: 
10 min
Number of Servings: 
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Don't you just love recipes that look fancy, but are so easy your kids could make them? This one fits that category perfectly. Form a little nest out of a sheet of phyllo, then crack in an egg and top with cheese and seasonings, and voila! Ten minutes later you have a crispy, light nest filled with creamy cheese and egg. You can't get any easier than this, and people will think that you've done something fancy-fancy!

While you are making the phyllo nests, make sure to keep the remaining phyllo covered so that it doesn't dry out and crack.

Eggs in a crispy nest


4 sheets phyllo pastry

2 Tbsp butter

4 eggs

2 Tbsp oil packed sundried tomatoes, chopped

1 Tbsp green onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

1/2 cup marbled Cheddar cheese


1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a small bowl, toss together the cheese, onion and parsley. Set aside.

2. Place a sheet of phyllo on the counter in front of you, with the long end facing you. Cover the rest of the phyllo so that it doesn't dry out. Brush lightly with the melted butter. Take the corners and fold/arrange them so that you have somewhat of a nest, with a flat spot in the middle. Don't worry about making things perfect-they are supposed to be rustic looking. The important thing is the flat spot in the middle where the egg will sit.

3. Transfer the phyllo nests to the baking sheet and crack an egg into the middle of each. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese and sundried tomato mixture over each egg, leaving the yolk clear of any topping. Sprinkle the nests with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Bake the nests for 8-10 minutes, until the egg white is set but the yolks are still runny and the phyllo is browned and crispy.

Adapted from Canadian Living