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Cloud Eggs

Baked Cloud Eggs are a fun breakfast or brunch recipe. Egg whites are whipped to a meringue state so that they resemble light and fluffy clouds and are then topped with the yolk. This version is flavored with chives and Parmesan cheese for a savory egg dish.

overhead photo of egg clouds

Have you tried cloud eggs yet? Curiosity got the best of me when I saw images of these trending on Instagram. I’m not the only one who fantasized about tasting a cloud as a kid, right?

Honestly, I was a little worried about how they would taste. Plain whipped egg whites are not exactly appetizing. But after doing some research, I was relieved to learn the egg whites are flavored with cheese, meat, herbs, etc. before baking. For my version, the egg whites are mixed with parmesan cheese and garlic chives.

They’re easy to make, too. All you do is whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, fold in the add-ins, and then make little egg white nests that hold the yolk. Then you bake them! I love the presentation – they would make a great brunch dish.

overhead photo of egg whites formed into clouds


  • Large eggs – separate the whites and place them in a small bowl. Place the yolks in a separate bowl.
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Chopped garlic chives
  • Finely chopped scallions
  • Crumbled cooked bacon

Recipe Steps

Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whip the egg whites on high speed with an electric mixer until they are stiff, glossy, and hold stiff peaks.

Use a spatula to gently fold in the cheese and chives. Do this carefully so you don’t deflate the egg whites.

Spoon and drop the egg white mixture in small mounds on a prepared baking sheet. You should have enough to make four mounds of egg whites.

Make shallow indentations in the center of the egg nests. The well should be big enough to hold the egg yolk, which you will add later.

Bake the egg whites for four to five minutes at 450°F. The whites should start to turn golden brown when they are done.

Place an egg yolk in the center of each nest and bake them for one to three minutes, or until the yolk is cooked to your liking.

Garnish the cloud eggs with scallions and crumbled bacon and serve them right away. They will start to shrink as they cool so they are best enjoyed hot from the oven.

Recipe Tips

A stand mixer with the whip attachment makes it easy to whip the egg whites, but you can also use a hand mixer and large bowl.

When you separate the eggs, be careful to keep the yolks whole. Also, be careful to not get anything in the egg whites. Otherwise, they won’t whip up right.

When the egg whites are ready you should be able to turn the bowl upside-down without the eggs sliding out.

When you place the egg whites on the baking sheet, you can form them to look like clouds with your spatula.

close-up photo of egg cloud garnished with bacon and chives

So, what do they taste like? The cloud part has a savory flavor from the parmesan and chives. The texture is similar to a soft marshmallow, which isn’t too surprising since meringue is an important step in making marshmallows. It does feel a little like you’re munching on a cloud– at least how I imagined clouds tasted before I went to school and learned about clouds.

I don’t think cloud eggs will be making my list of favorite ways to eat eggs, but it was fun to try at least once. Mr. K really enjoyed them though and requested that I make them again soon.

photo of egg clouds

More Egg Recipes

Cloud Eggs

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Egg whites are whipped to a meringue state to resemble clouds before being baked and topped with the egg yolk.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic chives
  • 2 green scallions finely chopped
  • 2 strips of fully cooked crispy bacon crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks. Place egg whites into the mixing bowl of your stand mixer. Be careful when separating that you do not contaminate the egg whites. Also make sure anything you are using that will touch the egg whites is clean, otherwise the egg whites will not whip up properly. Whip egg whites on high speed with mixer until stiff, glossy peaks form. If you are to turn your mixing bowl upside down, the egg whites should stay in place.
  • Gently fold in the cheese and chives. Divide batter into four mounds placed onto your parchment-lined baking sheet. You can shape the mounds slightly so that they look like clouds. Make an indent in the center of each mound that is the size of the egg yolk because that is where you will place the egg yolks later.
  • Bake for about 4-5 minutes (use the lesser time if you plan on cooking your egg yolks longer) or until egg whites start turning golden brown on top. Add egg yolk and cook 1-3 minutes more, depending on how much you want to cook your egg yolk. You may also want to test one first, to make sure the egg white is completely cooked because you do want the egg whites to be fully cooked. I found the egg whites needed between 6-7 minutes to fully cook.
  • Garnish with bacon and scallions. Eggs will be a little stuck on the parchment paper, but you should be able to remove them with a cookie spatula. Serve immediately. Egg clouds and yolks will shrink slightly as they start to cool so it's best to eat right away.


  • For best results, make sure to add some flavorful ingredients to the egg white cloud mixture and make sure your egg whites are completely cooked.


Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 335mg, NET CARBS: 1g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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2 comments on “Cloud Eggs”

  1. Wow! Very pretty!