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Baked Quail Egg Bites (Rich & Delicate)

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Baked Quail Egg Bites! These eggs are nestled in layers of phyllo dough, and are topped with bacon, scallions and cheese. This is a perfect breakfast or brunch idea that will impress the whole gang.

Baked Quail Egg Bites in phyllo shells topped with bacon and scallions.

And before we dive into the recipe, here are some things to consider and keep in mind for the future.

The Flavor Profile of a Quail Egg:

  • Quail eggs taste just like chicken eggs. However, they have a more delicate texture and are richer in flavor, because their yolk to white ratio is larger.
A group of fresh quail eggs.

The Number of Quail Eggs It Takes To Equal One Chicken Egg:

  • 4 quail eggs

Quail Eggs Are Better Than Chicken Eggs:

  • According to the USDA, quail eggs are higher in B12, iron and folate than chicken eggs, and slightly higher in protein and phosphorus. Also, they are higher in fat due to the larger ratio of yolk to white, but most of the fat is monounsaturated (good fat).
Quail Egg Bites on a marble trivet.

The 411 on Preparation and The Right Ingredients For The Job:

  • Try quail eggs poached, fried, hard-boiled, scrambled or baked. And they pair well with bacon, prosciutto, asparagus, black truffle, crème fraîche, smoked salt, herbs, buttered toast, caviar, smoked salmon, mushrooms, and herbs such as thyme and tarragon.
Quail Egg Bites surrounded by eggshells and orange juice.

How to Make The Best Baked Quail Egg Bites:

  • Quail Eggs – Using a serrated knife is the only way to successfully get the egg out of the shell. The shells are very delicate so be careful.
  • Phyllo Shells – Sometimes the bottom of the shells are bubbled up. If so, gently press down on the shell to slightly break that bubble. This will help prevent the filling from overflowing.
  • Bacon – One piece of bacon will work to fill the bottom of the shells. Feel free to top the baked eggs with an additional piece as well. My husband loves to do this!
  • Scallions/Chives – Either one will work here, but I do prefer the flavor of the chives with the delicate taste of the quail eggs.
  • Cheese – Use either the vegan option below or a dairy option is good too. Either way, you just need a small amount.  
  • These egg bites are perfect for breakfast, brunch, Easter, etc.

And, for more egg recipes, please give these a try:

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Baked Quail Egg Bites

These eggs are nestled in layers of phyllo dough, and are topped with bacon, scallions and cheese. This is a perfect breakfast or brunch idea that will impress the whole gang.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer Recipes, Brunch, Dairy-Free Recipes, Easy Baking, Easy Breakfast Recipes, Easy Brunch Recipes, Easy Snack Recipes, Egg Recipes, Quail Egg Recipes, Recipes for a Crowd, Recipes for Parties
Servings: 4 + people
Author: Naomi


  • 1 container Fresh All Natural Farm Raised Quail Eggs, 15 count
  • 1 box Athens Mini Fillo Shells (Light crispy layers of Phyllo Dough), 15 count
  • 1-2 pieces Bacon, cooked and roughly broken up
  • 2 Scallions or Chives, diced
  • Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Farmhouse Cheddar Shreds (small amount needed) (linked below), or cheese of choice
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the phyllo shells to a mini muffin pan. (The mini muffin pan is the perfect size for the shells, and it will help to prevent them from tipping over).
  • Divide one piece of bacon among the phyllo shells, top with some grated cheese pieces and set aside.
  • With a serrated knife, gently slice off the top of each egg, and pour them into the individual phyllo shells. (Note: cracking the eggs will not work, because they are too delicate).
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until whites are cooked through and yolks begin to thicken, but not cooked hard.
  • Top with scallions or chives.
  • Optional: top with an additional piece of bacon.
  • Serve hot.


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  1. Quail eggs aren’t something I’d have a desire to try! However, I was in Naomi’s kitchen when she made this recipe, and it was a delicious treat! And so pretty too! But then everything from Naomi’s kitchen is a treat! It truly is!

    1. Thanks Patricia! I SO appreciate your willingness and (bravery) to try something that was so out of the box for you.

      Before now, I would have done the same thing and passed them up. They are surprisingly tasty though. The flavor of the egg itself is rich and delicate. Not only that, but the shells are visually stunning.

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