Getting Started With Your Big Green Egg

September 8, 2018


The ultimate cooking experience a Big Green Egg has to offer is now available to you and your family at any time. It might have the best flavor and temperature controls, but The Big Green Egg doesn’t start off that way. It starts as an intimidating weird-looking grille that you look at while dreaming about brick-oven pizza.

Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t a chef. Anyone can cook with this egg! To become a Big Green Egg chef and truly experience the culinary masterpieces it can make for you, you must start with the basics.


Safety First

Did you know your egg needs to burp? “Burping” your egg just means opening it up to slowly let air in before you fully open it. This means that some chiefs had to learn that one the hard way when their egg flared up as soon as they let the lid swiftly swing wide open.

It might seem like there is a world of uncertainty and little bits of trivia — like “burping — that you need to know about before you start.

Read more tips here. You can find everything you need to know about Big Green Egg safety and more on


Start with cooler recipes.

A brand new egg needs to “warm up”. Make sure your first few cooks are under 350℉. The gasket in your egg uses these first few easy cooks to adjust and properly seat itself.  Then you are ready to go!


Choose easy beginner recipes.

There is no need to become top chef right away.


Easy Jambalaya With Beef

Adapted from a recipe on Laura’s Lean Beef. This easy recipe will have you feeling like a pro right away. This recipe calls for temperatures up to 500℉, so it can only be made after your egg has “warmed up”.


Easy Beef Calzones

Another easy-win from Laura’s Lean Beef, calzones. Get started using the baking stone — see what the rave is all about. This recipe feeds 4 to 6 people.


Breakfast Sausage Bake

Surprise your significant other with breakfast in bed with this delicious breakfast bake. It is basically everything you love about breakfast in one easy-to-share dish.


Cooking With Peaches

Don’t forget about dessert! It wouldn’t be fitting to wow your dinner guests with a delicious meal and then serve an ordinary dessert. Get creative with peaches. You can grille peaches in many different kinds of recipes — easy ones and some that are more complicated.


Classic Grilled Cheese

Such a fancy contraption, yet it can still be used to make a grilled cheese. What sounds good to you?


Chris Lane’s Rib-Eye Steaks On The Egg.

Ready to cook up something delicious and praiseworthy? This recipe is sure to make its way onto your menu more than once.

“Favorite meal, especially when cooked to perfection on the Big Green Egg!” – Chris Lane.


About Pizza, By Peter Reinhart.

Isn’t pizza where this all began? Learn the basics of brick oven pizzas. Once you are somewhat of an EGGspert you can branch off and get creative.

Maybe add some of those peaches to a pizza?