Sheet Pan Bacon & Eggs Avocado Toast
Do you pay attention to food trends? If so, you have viewed a zillion photos of Sheet Pan Dinners, Bacon & Eggs, and Avocado Toast! So let’s start a new trend of merging those 3 recipes into one! Ta-Da…Sheet Pan Bacon & Eggs Avocado Toast!. Crispy delicious bacon, peppers and eggs, cook on one sheet pan then top golden sourdough toast smeared with creamy avocado. #MoPork! #MoPlease!
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HOW TO BAKE BACON IN THE OVEN
Cooking bacon in the oven is super easy, splatter proof, and hands off! Ya gotta love oven baked bacon!
In this recipe, the bacon will be cut into bite size 2-inch pieces. Arrange the bacon onto a foil lined rimmed baking sheet, and bake in the center of a 400°F oven. The bacon should be partially cooked after 15 minutes. Ovens and bacon vary so there is a chance you will need 5 more minutes. The goal at this point is to achieve partially cooked bacon that is not quite crispy. The bacon will finish getting crisp when the eggs and peppers are added and baked.
Note: When cooking whole slices of bacon for other dishes, start with a cold 375°F oven. I like to cut the back into halves, each slice is about 4-inches long. Arrange bacon on a foil lined rimmed baking pan. Bake on the oven’s bottom rack for 20 minutes. If the bacon is not crispy at the end of 20 minutes, continue to cook at 3-minute intervals. Once the bacon is crispy, immediately transfer to paper towels and blot dry. Transfer bacon to a cooling rack so it doesn’t stay on an oily paper towel.
WHY DO WE LOVE SHEET PAN DISHES?
Here are just a few of the reasons I love sheet pan meals!
The ease and speed in feeding 4-6 people from one baking sheet!
The melding of flavors!
Super easy clean- up!
Sheet Pan meals are super easy and the clean up is even easier!
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST SHEET PAN MEALS
Add Food in Stages: As you will read in my sheet pan instructions, the bacon cooks until almost crispy. The peppers and eggs join the partially cooked bacon, after the bacon has cooked for 15 minutes.
Arrange Food Wisely: When I cook bacon on a sheet pan, I place any smaller pieces of bacon in the center, and thicker bigger pieces on the inside of the outer rim.
Cutting Ingredients: Think through what produce is preferred tender crisp, and what ingredients (meat) cooked through. Cut food to size dependent on desired doneness, and place faster cooking ingredients on the center of the sheet pan.
WHAT OTHER SHEET PAN DISHES HAVE BACON
So once you cook a sheet pan bacon dish you will want variations! Trust me, the flavor and ease of preparing bacon sheet pan meals will win you over! Here are bacon sheet pan meals my family loves:
Chopped Sweet Potato and Bacon Sheet Pan Dinner with onions, cilantro, and maple syrup and lime sriracha drizzle.
Cheesy Hash Brown and Bacon Sheet Pan Brunch
Golden Potatoes, Pepper, and Bacon Sheet Pan Side Dish
Sheet Pan Family Frittata with Bacon and Potatoes
Bacon, Chicken, and Fall Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner
For other delicious bacon dishes check out:
Sheet Pan Bacon & Eggs Avocado Toast
12 slices bacon
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
4 slices sourdough bread, or bread of choice
1 cup sliced sweet mini peppers
1 jalapeño, sliced
6 large eggs or desired amount
1/2 cup cilantro or basil, rough chop
2 scallions, chopped
2 ripe avocados
Step 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 1 rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and set aside (for bacon). Place a non-lined baking sheet on the bottom rack (for toas)t.
Step 2 Stack and cut bacon in 2-inch pieces. Arrange bacon pieces onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake bacon on the center rack for 15 minutes or until partially cooked but not completely crispy.
Step 3 Brush oil on both sides of sourdough slices, and sprinkle with garlic salt. Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven. Arrange bread slices on the hot unlined-baking sheet. Bake bread for about 5-7 minutes or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown. The top of the bread does not need to brown. Remove the toast from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Note: Toasting only one side of the bread prevents the toast from getting too hard.
Step 4 The bacon should be almost crispy after 15-20 minutes of baking. At that point, sprinkle mini peppers and jalapeño slices over the bacon.
Step 5 With the back of a spoon, make 6 wells into the bacon and pepper mixture on the sheet pan.
Hint: Allow 1 bacon piece to remain in the center of each well to ease in removing the baked eggs with a spatula.
Step 6 Break an egg into each well; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 6-9 minutes.
Optional: Without poking the yolk gently scrape the white film off of the baked eggs to let the yolk shine through!
Step 7 Sprinkle bacon and eggs with cilantro and scallions.
Step 8 Smash avocado on each piece of toast, and lightly salt. Top toast with 1 or 2 eggs and plenty of BACON! Sprinkle with additional cilantro and scallions, and serve warm.
Recipe Author: A Merry Recipe