Packed with protein these easy Eggs Baked in Peppers will keep you feeling satisfied all morning and give you that extra energy for anything that comes your way. Customize your preferences by cooking these a few minutes less or a couple of minutes longer depending upon your “egg-traordinary” tastes!
Whether you’re looking for a new breakfast favorite to enjoy during a casual weekend at home or a fresh idea for a brunch gathering, these Eggs Baked in Peppers are destined to become a new morning go-to. Fresh and filling with just the right amount of savory indulge, this versatile recipe can be adapted to please every appetite.
How-To Make the Perfect Batch of Breakfast Peppers
One of our favorite things about this recipe is how easy it is to scale. You can just as easily bake one breakfast pepper as you can ten! So whether you’re feeding the family or hosting a houseful this recipe can save a lot of time and dishes!
To get started you’ll want to prepare your Good Cook 13 Inch x 9 Inch Cookie Sheet with a layer of parchment. Prep your peppers by slicing off the tops and cleaning out the seeds. Place the peppers on your cookie sheet and douse with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. The peppers take a bit longer to cook than the eggs, which is why it’s important to roast them empty before adding the egg. Once the peppers are tender, you can add the egg and any toppings. We love the simplicity of the pepper and eggs seasoned with just a dash of cream and salt and pepper, but if you are craving a bit more flavor the possibilities are endless!
Fun Flavor Twists
Personalizing these Eggs Baked in Peppers is easy! Get creative with what you have on hand, but below are a few ideas to get you started:
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese: A classic breakfast combo! Add the egg to the pepper and top with a sprinkle of crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
- Southwest Peppers: Add a spoonful of black beans to the bottom of the pepper. Top with the egg, a sprinkle of taco seasoning and cheese. Garnish with diced green peppers and serve with your favorite salsa.
- Pesto Peppers: Bake the eggs as written and serve with a spoonful of fresh pesto, diced tomatoes, and pine nuts.
Make & Share
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Eggs in Baked Peppers
Start your morning off right with veggies and soft-baked eggs. This simple recipe makes it easy to get more healthy greens in your a.m!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4
- 4 red, green, or yellow bell peppers
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons scallions, diced
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bell peppers in half, cutting through the center of each pepper. Discard the top half of the pepper. Place bottom halves of peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper generously. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the peppers begin to soften slightly. Remove peppers from the oven, crack an egg into the center of each pepper. Drizzle cream across the top of the egg. Return to oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the egg whites are cooked. Remove and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving to give the egg time to set up. Garnish with diced scallions and tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.
- Serving Size: 4