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Early Bird Dutch Baby

Lodge Cast Iron | March 14, 2024

“What’s cooking, America?” That’s Dolly Parton’s catchphrase as radio talk show host Shirlee Kenyon in the 1992 classic Straight Talk. Dolly’s early-bird energy inspired this savory dutch baby, complete with a tender exterior, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and fried eggs. Serve it with a strong cup of coffee and a bit of real talk, straight from our Dolly Parton cast iron skillet.

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Cook it With Our
Dolly Parton Recipe Dutch Baby


5 large eggs, room temperature
1¼ cup whole milk, room temperature
1¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup crumbled bacon
¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 large eggs, fried (for topping)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425° F. Place the 13.25 inch cast iron skillet in the oven to heat up, too.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder until smooth.
  3. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven and add the butter, swirling it around to coat the bottom and sidewalls evenly. 
  4. Quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet over the melted butter. Place the skillet back into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the Dutch Baby is puffed and golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions. Set back in the oven until the cheese melts, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. While the Dutch Baby is baking, fry 3 eggs in a separate skillet to your liking.
  7. Once the Dutch Baby is done, remove from the oven, top with fried eggs and sprinkle with additional green onion. Serve immediately.
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