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Tasty Cloud Eggs Recipe with Cheese and Chives

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You’re going to love these Cloud Eggs with Asiago Cheese! They’re the perfect low carb recipe for yourself or overnight guests. Make sure to add this to your weekend brunch menu for a low calorie dish.

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One bite of these Asiago cheese cloud eggs, and you’ll never want fluffy eggs any other way. It’s time to whip up these puffy clouds of goodness to fuel your belly for the day!

Want more delicious breakfast recipes to try out?  Make this Farmers Market Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole with no bread needed. Or try a healthy option with this Breakfast Vegan Waffle Bowl With Fruit.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these Sheet Pan Scrambled Eggs (Perfect For Breakfast Sandwiches!)!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe.

  • Egg clouds are a fun texture loaded with flavor.
  • It’s a great way to make individual dishes that everyone can enjoy.
  • This is one of those egg recipes that will blow everyone away.

What Are Cloud Eggs?

Cloud eggs are a delightful twist on traditional cooked eggs, where the egg whites and yolks are separated and cooked differently to create a unique texture and presentation. 

The egg whites are whisked until fluffy and firm, forming soft peaks reminiscent of clouds, hence the name. This fluffy base is then gently baked until just set, and the yolks are carefully added back on top and baked until the desired doneness. 

This cooking technique not only creates a delicious-looking dish but also a light and airy texture in the whites, with the creamy richness of the yolk perfectly complementing it. 

What’s In This Cloud Eggs Recipe?

Ingredients for cloud eggs including asiago cheese and fresh chives sitting on a white countertop.
  • Large eggs: The foundation of this simple recipe, providing not just the structure but also a rich taste. You’ll be separating the yolks from the whites, so quality matters!
  • Asiago cheese: Adds a nutty and sharp flavor that complements the fluffy egg whites beautifully. Feel free to experiment with cheddar or your favorite cheese for a personalized touch.
  • Fresh chives: These bring a mild, onion-like flavor that adds a fresh, vibrant touch to the dish. Italian seasoning can be a great alternative if you’re looking for a different flavor profile.
  • Salt and black pepper: Essential for enhancing all the flavors in the cloud eggs, salt, and pepper are the classic seasonings that tie everything together. Adjust according to your taste preferences.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add fresh toppings – Minced parsley is another really great topping that you can add.
  • Add spice – A squirt of hot sauce is the perfect way to add some spice!

How To Make This Cheesy Cloud Eggs Recipe (step-by-step directions)

  1. Position the oven rack in the center position. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  3. Crack eggs and separate the whites from the egg yolk; place whites in a large bowl. Use an egg separator if you have one. Reserve the yolks in another mixing bowl.* Season the egg whites with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Use a hand mixer or immersion blender to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to incorporate all of the egg whites.
  5. Gently fold in 2/3 of the Asiago cheese and chives into the whipped egg whites, careful not to deflate them.
  6. Spoon the whipped egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in four piles, leaving plenty of space between each.
Fluffy egg topped with cheese and chives.
  1. With the back of a spoon, create an indent in the center of each mound.
  2. Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 3 minutes.
  3. After 3 minutes, remove from the oven and carefully transfer reserved yolks into the indent of each mound.
  4. Sprinkle each mound with half of the remaining cheese and fresh chives.
  5. Return to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes or until the yolks are set and the egg whites are golden brown.
  6. Remove egg clouds from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and chives before serving immediately.

*For best results, reserve the egg yolks in small, individual dishes instead of one larger bowl.

Recipe Tips

  • Be Gentle: When folding in cheese and chives into the egg whites, do so gently to avoid deflating the mixture. This is what gives the cloud eggs their signature fluffiness.
  • Even Sizes: Try to make the whipped egg white piles on the baking sheet as even in size as possible. This ensures they cook uniformly and finish at the same time.
  • Room for Yolks: Make the indents in the center of each whipped egg white pile large enough to hold the yolk but small enough so it doesn’t spread out too much.
  • Pre-crack Eggs: Cracking each egg into a separate small dish before adding the yolk to the cloud ensures that no broken yolks ruin the aesthetic of your dish.
  • Oven Watch: Keep a close eye on the eggs during the final minutes of baking to prevent overcooking the yolks if a runny center is desired.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve immediately after baking for best texture and taste — cloud eggs are most delightful when enjoyed fresh from the oven.
  • Creative Toppings: Don’t hesitate to experiment with different cheeses and fresh herbs to find your favorite combination.

Storing Tips 

I recommend eating these fresh, but if you have leftovers, add them to an airtight container and place them in the fridge. Eat within 1 day.

A plate of fluffy eggs topped with asiago cheese and chopped chives.

Serving Suggestions

Pair up any of these recipes with your fluffy eggs!

Recipe FAQs

Why are my cloud eggs not fluffy?

You need to be sure that you beat them long enough so that you get stiff peaks. Otherwise, they won’t be fluffy.

How do I know if eggs are good to use?

Add an egg to a glass of water. If the egg sinks, it’s good to use in a recipe. If the egg floats, toss it out!

Can I make cloud eggs ahead of time?

While cloud eggs are best enjoyed immediately after cooking for the freshest taste and optimal texture, you can prepare the whipped egg whites and cheese mixture ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, follow the baking instructions, adding fresh yolks before placing in the oven.

Is it possible to make cloud eggs without cheese for a dairy-free option?

Absolutely! Cloud eggs can be made without the addition of cheese for those who prefer a dairy-free version or simply do not like cheese. The key to fluffy cloud eggs lies in whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks, so as long as that is achieved, you can customize the recipe to suit dietary preferences or restrictions.

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4.70 from 10 votes

Tasty Cloud Eggs Recipe with Cheese and Chives


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Cloud Eggs with Asiago Cheese & Chives recipe is the perfect low carb breakfast. Every bite is loaded with flavor – not carbs!

Ingredients 

  • 4 eggs large
  • 3 oz (85 g) Asiago cheese finely grated, divided
  • 3 T fresh chives finely chopped, divided
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Position the oven rack in the center position. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Crack eggs and separate the whites from the egg yolk, place whites in a large bowl. Use an egg separator if you have one. Reserve the yolks in another mixing bowl.* Season the egg whites with salt and pepper to taste.
    4 eggs,Salt and black pepper
  • Use a hand mixer or immersion blender to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to incorporate all of the egg whites.
  • Gently fold in ⅔ of the Asiago cheese and chives into the whipped egg whites, careful not to deflate them.
    3 oz Asiago cheese,3 T fresh chives
  • Spoon the whipped egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in four piles, leaving plenty of space between each.
  • With the back of a spoon, create an indent in the center of each mound.
  • Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, remove from the oven and carefully transfer reserved yolks into the indent of each mound.
  • Sprinkle each mound with half of the remaining cheese and fresh chives.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes or until the yolks are set and the egg whites are golden brown.
  • Remove egg clouds from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and chives before serving immediately.

Notes

*For best results, reserve the egg yolks in small, individual dishes instead of one larger bowl.
  • Be Gentle: When folding in cheese and chives into the egg whites, do so very gently to avoid deflating the mixture. This is what gives the cloud eggs their signature fluffiness.
  • Even Sizes: Try to make the whipped egg white piles on the baking sheet as even in size as possible. This ensures they cook uniformly and finish at the same time.
  • Room for Yolks: Make the indents in the center of each whipped egg white pile large enough to hold the yolk but small enough so it doesn’t spread out too much.
  • Pre-crack Eggs: Cracking each egg into a separate small dish before adding the yolk to the cloud ensures that no broken yolks ruin the aesthetic of your dish.
  • Oven Watch: Keep a close eye on the eggs during the final minutes of baking to prevent overcooking the yolks if a runny center is desired.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve immediately after baking for best texture and taste — cloud eggs are most delightful when enjoyed fresh from the oven.
  • Creative Toppings: Don’t hesitate to experiment with different cheeses and fresh herbs to find your favorite combination.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 147kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 178mg (59%) Sodium: 403mg (18%) Potassium: 87mg (2%) Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 0.4g Vitamin A: 502IU (10%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Vitamin D: 1µg (7%) Calcium: 278mg (28%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    First time making cloud eggs and they did not disappoint! We loved the asiago as an added touch of flavor too – will definitely make these again!

  2. 5 stars
    I have never made eggs this way before, but they totally look like cute little clouds! Thanks for explaining how to separate the whites to make the cloud, we loved this!

  3. This sounds lovely and would make a very tasty light lunch. i will certainly give this recipe a try soon.

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