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Baked Eggs With Cheese and Basil Sauce





  • 3 tbsp. Margarine or Butter
  • 2 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Snipped Fresh Basil or 1 tsp. Dried Basil; crushed
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Non-stick Spray Coating :
  • 4 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 oz. Cheese
  • (optional) Snipped Fresh Basil


In a small saucepan melt the margarine or butter. Stir in the flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and dried basil, if using. Add milk all at once.


Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in fresh basil, if using.


Spray four 8-to l0-ounce round baking dishes or 6-ounce custard cups with nonstick coating.


To assemble, spoon about 2 tablespoons basil sauce into each dish. Gently break an egg into the center of each dish; season with salt and pepper. Spoon remaining sauce atop eggs.


Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or till egg is set.


Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand till cheese melts. Garnish with snipped basil, if desired. Makes 4 servings.