Bacon and egg slice is a quick and easy healthy oven baked savory slice without pastry that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Using simple ingredients it comes together easily and takes only 30 minutes to cook. Perfect as a snack, lunch box filler or easy meal this cheesy bacon slice will be your go to for anything and everything!
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have summarised everything that you will come to know and love (LOVE ❤) about the recipe in the points below:
- Simple ingredients: everything you need to make the bacon slice can be sought from your local grocery store. They are year round available ingredients that are easy to get your hands on.
- Versatile: this slice works for so many occasions. You can serve it as a snack, lunch box filler, breakfast, brunch or dinner. It can be served hot or cold. It can be serve on its own or paired with salad to make it a complete meal. It is a very versatile recipe lending itself to being served in a wide variety of scenarios.
- Gluten free: this savory breakfast slice has no flour and no pastry. It is gluten free, packed with a ton of vegetables and suitable for a wide variety of diets.
- Back to basics: the steps needed to bring this slice together are easy! We simply fry off some bacon, add some capsicum and cook that, pour an egg mixture over the top and oven bake it. It is a straight forward recipe that anyone can make.
- Family favorite: this breakfast slice recipe is one that the whole family can enjoy together. Everyone of all ages will enjoy the golden brown egg surface with bursts of chewy bacon and capsicum.
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Salt and pepper: we use salt and a little bit of black pepper to season the egg slice.
- Dried chives: we use this dried herb to add an extra depth of flavor and to bring additional texture to the slice.
- Garlic powder: a very handy pantry staple that keeps us from having to peel, chop or mince garlic cloves.
- Onion powder: a complimentary pairing to the above and a time saver.
- Capsicum: also known as bell peppers. We use a trio of green capsicum, red capsicum and yellow capsicum. These are fantastic in savory slice as they cook very well and maintain a robust crispness that bursts in your mouth.
- Cheese: it wouldn't be a cheesy bacon and egg slice if we didn't add cheese would it 🤣👍. This adds flavor and helps to stick or bind the ingredients together. Freshly grately using a hand held or box grater is ideal is the cheese is so soft and melt worthy when prepared like this.
- Cream: we need to use heavy cream which combines with the whisked eggs to create the smooth texture of the slice.
- Bacon: store bought diced bacon is easiest as you simply need to open the packet and add it into the pan.
- Eggs: we need to use 8 free range medium sized eggs.
Tasty Tip: I like to provide you with a number of substitutions and variations giving you an array of options when making my recipes. If in doubt of any of the above ingredients, or wanting alternatives, read this section (further below) before jumping into the instructions on how to make the recipe which are coming next 😉👌.
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by cooking the bacon. You won't need oil for this step.
- Cook the bacon (Photo 1)
- Add the capsicum (Photo 2)
- Add eggs to bowl (Photo 3)
- Stir to cook and combine veggies and bacon (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Bacon And Egg Slice
We start to make the slice by cooking the bacon. To do so place a large frying pan or skillet on the stove top. Turn the heat to high and add the bacon.
Fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes until the edges are golden brown and heading towards crispy.
Once done add the diced capsicum pieces and cook these with the bacon for around 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon during this time to stir and combine the pan contents.
Next crack the eggs into a medium size mixing bowl or jug then use a fork to gently whisk.
- Whisk the eggs (Photo 5)
- Add the remaining ingredients (Photo 6)
- Transfer bacon and veggies to pan (Photo 7)
- Pour in egg mixture (Photo 8)
Once the eggs are whisked add the cream, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cheese and stir to combine.
Then transfer the cooked bacon and capsium mixture into the oiled baking tray.
Once done pour the combined egg mixture over the top. Gently move the dish between your 2 hands to have the wet egg settle into a flat layer.
- Ready to bake (Photo 9)
Next place the baking dish into the preheated oven on the lowest shelf.
Bake it uncovered for 25 minutes, then use oven mits to remove and pull a layer of aluminium foil over the top. Then return to the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Bake slice for 30 mins (Photo 10)
🍽 Serving Suggestions
Once the slice is cooked, you can use oven mits to remove the baking dish from the oven and place it onto a heatproof surface.
Now, the trick is to let it cool. This sounds counterintuitive as it will smell so good and look so delicious and golden brown that you will want to dive right in.
However, I say this because egg slices are hard to cut neatly when they are hot! You are much better off letting the slice cool down and then trying to cut it as you will get nice clean sides to each slice piece with no haphazard edges.
You might find that a piece of this is enough for a meal and not want anything to go with it. Or you might want a dollop of sauce on top. In which case the Herbed Yogurt Sauce, Parsley Yogurt Sauce or Mustard Yogurt Sauce will work. Or you can have a look through all of my homemade sauces to find one that is right up your alley.
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store leftovers of the slice in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge. they can be kept for 3 days. They can also be consumed hot or cold.
How to Reheat
Place a piece of leftover slice onto a plate and pull a layer of cling wrap over the top. Reheat in the microwave on high using 1 minute increments until it is heated through.
How to Freeze
Allow the slice to fully cool. Then slice into portions. These can be transferred into air tight containers or zip lock plastic bags, with the air pushed out of them. Then seal the bags and stack them in the freezer. They can be frozen for up to 3 months and are best fully thawed before being reheated.
😉 Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins and outs that you might be thinking about as you read the post and I will tell you if I think they will work or why they won't:
- You can use fresh chives in place of the dried ones if you wish too.
- You can use diced or shredded ham in place of the bacon (equivalent amount).
- Or you can purchase short cut bacon pieces and chop them in place of the diced bacon.
- I don't recommend using streaky bacon however. This is because it is very thin and we want a thicker style of bacon to get the chewy pieces in the slice.
- Or you can use thinly sliced chorizo sausage as a substitute for the bacon.
- If you want to use a different type of cheese, you can use parmesan cheese, pecorino romano or cheddar cheese.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- We don't need to use oil when cooking the bacon. This is because some of the fat will render out of it and that will be enough to fry and brown the bacon.
- When that is done, there is also enough grease in the frying pan to not have to add oil when we add the diced capsicum pieces.
- The reason why we cook the capsicum before adding it to the slice is to reduce its moisture content. This way we don't end up with a soggy or mushy slice!
- We want to place the slice onto the lowest shelf of the oven so that it cooks but the surface doesn't brown too quickly.
- We add some aluminium foil over the slice for the last part of the cooking as the surfaced has browned enough, yet we still want the centre of the slice to cook through.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze bacon and egg slice?
Yes. This slices freezes very well. It is then best full thawed before being reheated.
Can you eat bacon and eggs for dinner?
Yes, you can. This egg and bacon slice makes the perfect quick dinner option. Pop a small side salad on the plate and some homemade garlic bread and it is a complete meal.
How to make egg and bacon slice without pastry?
No pastry is needed for this egg and bacon slice. Simply grease the base of a regular baking dish with cooking spray, add the cooked bacon and vegetable mixture then pour the egg mix over the top. The slice will firm up as it is baked, holding everything together and once cooled can be cut into portions for serving.
😍 More Easy Breakfast Recipes
When you have a decent breakfast on your mind you can leap out of bed and start the day off right. Here are some ideas to help you leap 🤣👍:
- Mini Quiches
- Strawberry Pancakes
- Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Polenta Al Forno (Spinach Polenta Bake)
- Silver Dollar Pancakes
- Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins
Bacon and Egg Slice
- 1 Baking dish (similar to 28 x 17.5 x 5 cm) (7 x 11 inches) Note 1
- 300 grams/10 oz bacon diced
- 1 medium red capsicum deseeded and finely diced
- 1 medium green capsicum deseeded and finely diced
- 1 medium yellow capsicum deseeded and finely diced
- 8 medium eggs free range
- 1 cup/250 ml cream
- 2 teaspoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup tasty cheese grated
- Preheat your oven: to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5.
- Baking dish: spray a large baking dish with cooking oil then set it aside.
- Bacon: place a large frying pan onto the stove, turn the heat to high, add the bacon and cook it till browned. It will take 3-4 minutes.
- Capsicum: once the bacon is looking browned, add the diced capsicum pieces, stir to combine them with the bacon and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Egg mixture: crack eggs into a medium size jug and whisk gently. Next pour in the cream, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cheese, Stir to gently whisk these together.
- Combine: transfer the cooked bacon and capsicum mixture into bottom of the oiled baking tray. Pour the combined egg mixture over the top.
- Oven bake: place the baking dish into the oven on the lowest shelf. Cook the slice for 25 minutes uncovered then use oven mits to remove, place on a heat proof surface, cover with foil and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- To serve: use oven mits to again remove the slice from the oven and place it on a heat proof surface. Leave it to rest for a few minutes before cutting.
- Note 1 - Baking dish: the size of your baking dish will make a difference for this recipe. I used a baking dish with the following dimensions, 28 x 17.5 x 5 cm (shown in the photos). The actual type of dish won't matter ie you could use a baking tray or a slice tray. But don't use a very large dish as the slice will then be much thinner (height wise) and we want to have robust pieces of slice that have a decent height to them.
- Note 2 - Slicing: Egg slices are notoriously difficult to cut when they are hot. You are best off removing the slice from the oven and leaving it to cool before you cut it. This will make your slice pieces more presentable and the same for your slice edges.