Baking eggs inside of tomatoes makes for an easy and healthful low-carb breakfast. At a minimum, all you need for this recipe are tomatoes, eggs, salt and pepper. There are plenty of ways you can customize this recipe by adding your favorite cheese or sauce or salsa. In 30 to 40 minutes from start to finish, you can make as few or as many as you'd like.

A baking sheet with eggs baked inside tomatoes. Bake eggs in tomatoes for a smart breakfast. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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Things You’ll Need

  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Heat the oven to 425 F, and gather your ingredients.

Fresh tomatoes and whole eggs. Gather all of your ingredients before you begin. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Remove the stems from the tomatoes, and slice off the tops.

Tomatoes without tops. Cut off the tops of the tomatoes. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and moisture inside the tomatoes.

Gutted tomatoes. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Place the tomatoes on an oven-safe dish, and press about a tablespoon (or more, to taste) of grated cheddar cheese into the bottom of each tomato.

Hollowed-out tomatoes with grated cheese inside. Add grated cheese to the bottom of the hollowed-out tomatoes. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Carefully crack an egg into the opening of each tomato.

Tomatoes with raw eggs inside. Crack an egg into each tomato. Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the preheated oven, and bake for 18 to 30 minutes. Remove eggs from the oven, and serve with chopped green onion, salt, pepper and more shredded cheese, if desired.


For runnier yolks, bake 18 to 20 minutes, and for completely cooked eggs, bake 25 to 30 minutes.

Cooked eggs and tomatoes, topped with chopped green onion. Top the baked eggs with green onion or your favorite sauce. Image Credit: Julia Mueller


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