Eggs al Forno

Al Forno means “from the oven” and that’s exactly where I like to get my breakfast from on a cold and rainy weekend morning. A thick sliced crusty baguette layered with cheese, topped with an egg, and more cheese. Crunchy, creamy and oozing with goodness!

So simple to make, here are your ingredients.

Heat oven to 500F.
Butter an individual casserole dish** Place a thick slice or two of a toasted baguette snugly in the bottom of the dish** Drizzle with olive oil** Sprinkle grated fontina cheese all over the bread along with grated Parmesan** Crack and egg or two on top of the cheese** Sprinkle with more grated Parmesan, salt and fresh ground pepper and another drizzle of olive oil** Garnish with sliced scallions** Bake until eggs are set, about 10 minutes**
Recipe adapted from La Brea Bakery

Make sure the coffee is brewed and serve this up immediately while it’s still nice and warm!
Enjoy your weekend!
Buon Appetito!
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  1. Now I know what I’ll be making for Sunday breakfast. Marie. This looks perect! Thanks!

  2. Easy is right! Delectable, yes!
    Fontina cheese is perfect for this. I’d love to have this for breakfast.

  3. i think its time for a trip to the bakery just so i can have a baguette for this dish.

  4. This looks good and hearty enough to eat even for dinner. Your photos always look so inviting Marie.

  5. The perfect way to start the morning:D

  6. This looks fantastic!!! I have never baked eggs before, but I know I would love them prepared this way. I always assumed ‘al forno’ meant with cheese on top because anything I order that way always comes topped with delicious baked cheese – thanks for setting me straight! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. Yum! What a great way to start the weekend!

  8. I have to agree that not only would this make a fabulous breakfst but a great quick dinner as well.

  9. never did this with fontina. what a good idea…I will try it this way next time.

  10. Wow this looks so yummy and easy to make… I’ll be trying this recipe soon Marie… Thanks!

    Have a fantastic weekend

  11. Looks delicious!

  12. That is a tasty way of serving some eggs!

  13. You have just made my husband very happy tomorrow. He does not know it yet!

  14. I love it, love it, love it! This is a great idea! I’m such a fan of eggs, yet I’ve never had them prepared like this! YUM!

  15. Hi Marie!
    Sounds like a perfect weekend breakfast.
    Love the ingredient photo, looks very artsy.

  16. Made it this morning. In-between every bite my husband said, “This is wonderful. What is it?” He is so happy right now. (And he’s mowing the lawn)

  17. Do you have to make everything look so sexy? Don’t stop! 🙂

  18. Hello Marie…catching up on your blog. Everything looks so good as always. love your mosaics btw!!


  19. I agree with my sis, everything on your blog looks so very delicious. I mean everything. I am scrolling around here looking for your white bean dip. You served it at a baby shower. Let me just say if you ever do a cookbook with all these fabulous dishes I will be the first in line to purchase a copy. Actually this is a really big hint…surely you have thought of this. Amazing!

  20. Eggs are my favorite all time food and I love them this way. These look so good!

  21. Oh, that does look good, Marie. There’s something about pulling breakfast out of the oven that makes it taste even better. I am going to try these this weekend.

  22. Oh, this is definitely a “must try” for me! I am always looking for something hot and satiisfying to eat in the morning without too much work. I bet I can make a tray of these and take them to work in a casserole carrier for my teammates for a special treat!

  23. I don’t know why, but when I read the title, I imagined a baked egg in it’s shell.
    This is oh, but oh, sooo much better !

  24. I’m drooling over this one. Sounds too good to be true. Will have to make this the following weekend. My stomach’s grawling… 😉

  25. I love baked eggs! Fontina cheese sounds perfect!

  26. HI! how are you?

  27. where is the maryann blog? she has a new website?

  28. What a great recipe…and I just bought some Fontina cheese.

  29. Baked eggs on a Sunday morning are always a delight!

  30. I bet this tastes amazingly! Do you think it would work in a larger casserole dish, like a strata? I’m dying here just thinking about a breakfast like this with a cup of strong hot coffee.

  31. I may just make this for dinner tonight – yum!

  32. Nothing brings great joy to me as the memories of mammina’s kitchen. Memories of my childhood and the food we ate always brings joy to my heart, even in times of sadness..Thank you for the memories; I will make this one next time we have left over Italian bread.

    Please stop by and read my post at about my dad’s Fresco Paintings in the Cathedrals of Southern Italy. The photos are lovely and no matter what age I am, I’m still daddy’s proud little girl. Come see; you’ll be glad u did!

  33. I have never made eggs like this! Looks delicious!