Easy Paleo Baked Eggs in Honeynut Squash

These tiny honeynut squash are a delicious vessel for baking eggs in.

Easy Baked Eggs in Honeynut Squash. These paleo baked eggs are a delicious breakfast. Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

Have you seen those cute little squash that look like mini butternut squash?

These little squash are called Honeynut Squash and they are sweet and delicious.

Grab them if you can because they already disappeared from our store. These squash would make a delicious holiday side dish, or bake some eggs inside for a delicious paleo baked eggs breakfast.

If you love squash with baked egg, try this Butternut Squash Egg Cups recipe!


Did you see these little squash at your local Trader Joes? At 99 cents each, how can I resist picking up a few to try out? They look pretty normal size when you look at this picture, but look below. I cut them in half and put a lime in the middle of these for a little perspective.


What do you think now?

Easy Baked Eggs in Honeynut Squash. These paleo baked eggs are a delicious breakfast. Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

I created a breakfast recipe with these squash because Mr. Fearless Dining is still trying to keep his carb intake down. Butternut squash works so well with eggs that I had to try with the honeynut squash.

This recipe is as easy as it gets for breakfast. Slice these squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Next, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a little salt and nutmeg on them. Drop a raw egg into the hole and bake.

Easy Baked Eggs in Honeynut Squash. These paleo baked eggs are a delicious breakfast. Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

There are so many fun ways to use squash in your baking too! Try this delicious Gluten Free Butternut Squash Caramel Cake.

Tools I used to Make This Recipe:

  1. 9×13″ Baking Pan: This is just the right size to fit all of the pieces of squash in.
  2. Olive Oil Mister: I have never heard of these until recently. This mister makes it so easy to put a fine mist of olive oil on vegetables before baking them.
Easy Paleo Baked Eggs in Honeynut Squash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
  • 3 Honeynut Squash
  • 6 large eggs
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. (I baked mine in my toaster oven since they were so small.)
  2. Slice each honeynut squash in half. Scoop out the seeds and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over each piece. Sprinkle salt and nutmeg on top.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and crack an egg into each hole.
  5. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until the egg is cooked.
  6. Serve hot. (Optional garnish with cilantro.)

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  1. That looks super filling and delicious.

  2. This is such a cool idea! I know my husband and youngest would love this meal.

  3. Great idea!! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. This seems like such a natural fit–why have i never thought of it??

  5. I have never heard of Honeynut Squash, but I’ll have to be on the look-out now, since butternut squash is one of my favorites! This sounds like it’s right up my ally!

  6. Such a good idea! It’s great to have another breakfast idea. I get sick of eating the same old things. Great recipe!

  7. I need to check at Trader Joe’s for these! What a great meal!

  8. So fun using the squash as a bowl for the egg! πŸ™‚

  9. So cute. I think the touch of nutmeg is a great addition too. I hope I can find these baby squash in the UK.

  10. I haven’t seen the honeynut squash! They look adorable and perfect for the two of us. They must have baked up quickly because that egg is perfect!

  11. I love trying new squash Sandi! This is one I’ve not tried… Savory breakfasts are always my preference, and I hope I remember to try this recipe πŸ™‚

  12. OMG I love these so much!! Talk about a delicious brunch recipe that’ll totally impress! Those eggs are perfect and I love those little honeynut squashes!

  13. Those little teensy, weensy squash are the cutest. I’ve been getting most of my food delivered in an attempt to avoid the grocery store (grocery shopping in the city = no fun) so I really haven’t seen these cuties in the flesh. That said, I am quite impressed with how elegant of a breakfast they make. . .and with virtually no effort. Outstanding!

  14. These are sooo cute! And look totally yummy too, definitely have to try them!

  15. Wow this really does look super easy! Can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

  16. OMG! This looks so good! I am always intimidated by squash in general. You make it look so easy to prepare and use! Love this simple and healthy breakfast idea. I’m trying it this weekend! Thanks again!

  17. This is such a great idea! What a creative way of serving butternut squash! Can’t wait to try it.

  18. Im all over this recipe this week! Jeff and I have been eating much healthier and this is both within the diet plan and has an egg in it which in my world….. makes it a sure fire WINNER!

  19. Amanda Mason says:

    Yummy! Love that you added nutmeg! That’s Fabulous! Can’t wait to try this!

  20. I would love to find some of these cute squash! The hubby and I do paleo when we can these would be a great addition to our menu plans! And they are all inclusive so I won’t have to share!!

  21. What a great idea. I’m definitely going to have to try this. Delish!

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