The Reason You Should Try Making Eggs On A Sheet Pan

It's hard to have a complete breakfast without some sort of eggs, whether they're scrambled, sunny-side up, or somewhere in between. But if you're in a rush — and don't want to be left with a mess to clean early in the morning — you should try making eggs on a sheet pan in the oven.

That's right, you can cook more than just bacon and biscuits in the oven. You can even make different types from cheesy scrambled eggs to a frittata on a sheet pan. It's not as messy as dealing with a pan on the stovetop with greasy oil or butter popping everywhere, and you can line your sheet pan with parchment paper for even less of a mess. It's also easier, especially if you're making eggs for a crowd. Another perk: You can let the eggs cook in the oven without needing to watch and stir, so you'll have more time to flip pancakes (or wake everyone up).

Tips for making eggs on a sheet pan

As we mentioned before, eggs on a sheet pan come in many forms. After you spray the sheet pan with oil and line it with parchment paper (the oil helps the parchment paper adhere to the bottom of the pan), it's time to decide what kind of eggs you want to make.

If you want to stick with the simple but always delicious scrambled eggs, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit then whisk your eggs with salt, pepper, and milk like you normally would. Slowly pour the egg mixture onto your sheet pan and then sprinkle your go-to cheese or some vegetables on top. Place your eggs in the oven and they should be ready in less than 20 minutes. A similar method is used if you want a frittata, except your oven temperature and cooking time will vary by recipe, and you will probably use the broiler to crisp the top.

You can also cook perfect sunny-side-up eggs using a sheet pan. First, crack your eggs into a pitcher or measuring cup to avoid risks like a bad egg or egg shells getting into your pan. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, coat your sheet pan lined with parchment paper with oil, then pour the eggs. Your runny sunny-side-up eggs are ready when the whites are set, which usually takes five to six minutes. Enjoy your breakfast!