Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole
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My sister handed me a stack of old Martha Stewart magazines and I discovered this little gem. The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Did I mention it’s really easy?
You’ll definitely impress your family and breakfast guests with this bell pepper egg-in-a-hole. Thank you Martha! Serve the eggs-in-a-hole with buttered toast. English muffins are nice too. You can cook the eggs to the doneness you prefer.
Ingredients for Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole:
1 red bell pepper (yellow would probably work just as well)
4-5 large eggs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (other cheese would probably work too)
1 Tbsp Olive oil
How to Make Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole for Breakfast:
1. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium/high heat. Cut peppers into 1/2″ rings and remove the seeds and centers. Place sliced peppers into the pan and let them saute for a minute.
2. Crack one egg into the center of each bell pepper slice. Start pouring the egg in slowly; it prevents the egg from leaking and forms a nice seal, but some will leak no matter what; don’t fuss over it; it will still taste great!
3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Saute for 3 minutes, then flip it over carefully.
4. Top with a generous amount of parmesan. If you want your yolks to be juicy (over easy), cook another minute.
P.S. As a (almost licensed) nurse, I feel compelled to say that eggs should be fully cooked for high risk populations including elderly, pregnant and young children.
Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole
In a large, non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium/high heat.
Cut peppers into 1/2" rings and remove the seeds and centers. Place sliced peppers into the pan and let them saute for a minute.
Crack one egg into the center of each bell pepper slice. Start pouring the egg in slowly; it prevents the egg from leaking and forms a nice seal.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Saute for 3 minutes, then flip it over carefully.
Top with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. If you want your yolks to be juicy (over easy), cook another minute.
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Hello Natasha, all of your meals looks delicious. I want to try the Bell Pepper Egg meal.I had a Kidney Transplant eight years ago, I have certain restrictions and raw eats is one of them. Can you please tell me how many calories per serving does this meal has??? I couldn’t find it. I am also going to try the Salmon meal one day this week. Thank you for what you do, it is really appreciated.
Hello Debbie, I don’t have the nutritional benefits yet for the old recipes but I have them added for the new ones. When I need a quick answer though; I have used Calorie Count (their recipe analyzer is free). I hope that helps!
There is potential my mother in law may come over for breakfast this week. She was that Ukrainian woman who cooked for weddings and is very talented in the kitchen. She looks forward to something more unique and on the healthier side. Would this be a good option to or do you have another suggestion?? All your breakfast recipes look delicious and I’m having a hard time picking one for her!! Thank you!!
Hi! Yes, this one is great. Another unique one is the spicy-ratatouille-brunch-skillet.
Had these this morning for breakfast, they were easy and delicious.
I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!
I just saw this and had to try it. Awesome. New way to fix my eggs over easy. Thanks
You’re welcome and thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe!
This looks so cute and delicious but I was wondering if and how I can make the eggs “well done” or not bubbly in the middle?
Hi Natalie, cooking it on each side slightly longer will ensure it will be fully cooked through. You can cut into 1 to test, but even a minute longer will probably be enough to ensure it’s a fully cooked egg.
I forgot to rate this but I give it a 5+ on how easy it was and a 5+ on looks and especially a 5++ on flavor
Thank you for that awesome review Judy! I’m so happy you enjoyed these!
Tried this this morning, it was so easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.
You’re so welcome!
So easy and so delicious
Thank you so much Carrie for the review 😀
As an avid Gardner and cook( ametur) I thouroghly enjoy your articles. They are usually simple to understand and yet entertaining and informative; your recipies never have been let downs. Thanks, from Paris, Texas. Happy growing and cooking.
My pleasure Bradley! I’m happy to hear how much you are enjoying my site. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments!
Gosh this looks great and guess who just bought a red pepper! I like over easy eggs and my friend does hers covered and they come out great without flipping!
I hope you love it Linette! Please let me know what you think!
Looks interesting , thank you
My pleasure 🙂
Delicious. So easy.
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Karen! Thanks for sharing your great review!
I am eating this right now. So yummy! I topped it with 2% cheddar cheese so delish!
Awesome! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe Regina! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Through a handful of fresh spinach inside the rings before you add the eggs! Left the cheese off mine, just not a fan of cheese with eggs!! Will definitely make again,
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your review and tips with other readers!
Made this tonight Natasha and yo i must say it was really way good and yummmm didn’t have parmeSan cheese had shredded mozzarella cheese on hand and wow it came out really great used a red pepper and with the same one cut some into strips served with three slices of thick leftover challah toast buttered there’s nothing like breakfast for dinner am definitely making this again hun thanx for all your delish and yummmm recipes cheers
Yum! That sounds great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Anytime my pleasure luv gnite be well cheers
Natasha you’re the best !!! I love your recipes and explanation it’s so clear and easy to understand. You’re doing a great job just keep doing whatever you’re doing it’s awesome !!!!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Making these right now! Thank you!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Made these the other day, with green and orange bell peppers. The orange were sweeter and I loved it! Also added some baby spinach to it and it tasted amazing! The entire family enjoyed it as well and were asking for lots more!!
Thank you for the nice review Virginia and nice job improvising 😀.
I am making this for guests at 11am today! What a great recipe. I will put it in the oven and pray it is just as good. Suggestions welcome!
I havne’t tried putting this in the oven and baking it. I’ve only tried stove-top so I’m very curious. Let me know how it goes! 🙂
This probably sounds weird, but could they be frozen and reheated? Trying to find some Make ahead breakfast ideas! Looks awesome though regardless and I’ll be trying!
Hi Candice, I haven’t tried that so I’m not sure. I think they might work if you cook the egg all the way through but these are so quick to make that it would probably take just as long if not longer to thaw and reheat a frozen one.
Does anyone know the calorie count on these? Maybe I have just overlooked it but I can’t find it anywhere. Thank you
I don’t typically include calorie counts, but if you go to caloriecount.com you can plug in the ingredients and servings and figured out pretty easily that way. I hope that helps!
I have a bell pepper with this egg’s name on it…cannot wait to try it!
Enjoy!! I wish I had a bell pepper for tomorrow’s breakfast! 🙂
So yummy! We made it last night. I tagged ya with the pic. Ours wasn’t as pretty as yours but still delish.
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Also thank you so much for tagging me. You are awesome! 🙂
I just love this beautiful recipe
Thank you Helen :).
On the bell peper egginthehole do the peper have to be red can it be any other such as green yellow or orange
Those will work also. 🙂
I just made this because it looks so dang pretty, and it went up in flames and set off my fire alarm and I was running around in my pajamas and now I’m enjoying a slightly charred version of the above recipe and I still must say that it is delicious. I’m afraid to make it again, for fear of the fire alarm, but I really want to!
Oh my goodness!! I can’t say I’ve ever had that happen before, but it is a very interesting tale to tell! :-O. Did you have your stove on super high heat?
This looks super easy and delicious!
Thank you Tarha 🙂
Mmmm! this looks really good! Gonna have to try it some time this weekend!
I hope you enjoy it! It’s super easy too 🙂
Just ran across it this morning and tried it. Added in some bacon bits…just because it’s bacon. Turned out a little messier than yours, but it was just wonderful. Love the added touch of easily adding veggies to breakfast and it’s so pretty too! Thanks!
You are welcome Melissa, bacon just makes everything better :).
As much as I love your recipes, this one did not go very well with my taste buds, lol. I found the combination of sweet pepper and strong egg taste did not mix very well :/
HI Lilly! What kind of bell pepper did you use?
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I used yellow bell pepper. It was really fun to eat and my 2 year old was pretty excited over it, so I can see how it can be a hit with the kids.
Also, is there a trick to keeping the egg from slipping out from the inside of the bell ring? I kind of struggled with that.
The trick is to make sure you cut your bell pepper straight and to keep it on the flat surface of the pan (make sure no edges are coming up the side of the pan). Hope that helps 🙂
Your recipes are easy to follow, and so delicious. Thank you! You are talented and amazing!
Thank you for such a sweet comment Victoria and you are welcome :).
это действительно очень вкусно и идеально на завтрак!
Thank you 🙂
I cooked this and added mushrooms fried in butter, I guess there are many variations on this you could do, thanks for the great ‘base’ for starters 🙂
You are welcome 🙂 and great job on improvising.
Hay I was just on Facebook and Incredible Edible Egg people posted a link to a page with “31 Eggs in exiting holes” Guess what pic was number 5? Your bell pepper egg-in-a-hole!! I was scrolling down and I recognized the pic. I though that was really cool and wanted to let you know just in case you were not aware. Keep up the good work 🙂 I love trying out your recipes.
Thank you for sharing it with me :).
What a great way to add a veggie to a breakfast dish. My husband loved it!!! Thank you Natasha for all the wonderful recipes!Love this blog!
You are very welcome Kristina 🙂
great idea!!! 🙂
you P.S made me laugh… maybe cuz I am still sitting @ work in the hospital:) lol
🙂 ha ha
I made it for dinner instead of breakfast and it was chompped down fast! Lol
Awesome! Haha I ate mine out of the pan too 🙂
So pretty! I bet they taste as good as they look!
Thank you so much 🙂
I read your post this morning, then jumped out of bed to make breakfast. I used green peppers (the only ones on hand) and added tomato slices on the side for color. Delicious. Thanks for providing the inspiration.
Tomatoes would be a nice addition to this. It’s good to know that the green bell peppers work for this; I was wondering about that. Thank you Jasmina! 🙂
This is such a fun way to do breakfast. I have made this before. You can also do the same with a large onion ring 🙂
Oh Cindy that’s brilliant! We Russian and Ukrainian people tend to love onions 🙂
Oh and an egg to hold it all together.
Thank You Natasha for great idea. What I did is I filled the pepper with meat, potatoes, carrots, onion, and cheese with garlic (kinda like the stuffing for kotletki) and it turned out delicious=)
Oh my gosh that sounds good! Thank you for the idea!
Thank you so much for all the delicious recipes you posted so far. I find myself always looking forward to see your next posting :).
I thought that you had a recipe for ” ribnie shariki v tomatnom souse” couple months back, but now I am pregnant and craving fish in tomato sauce and would love to make it, but for some reason can’t find the recipe. Could you help, please? Me and a baby with really appreciate that :). Thank you.
Inna, I don’t have a recipe for that. I just have trout and salmon, but there was no tomato sauce. Sorry 🙁 I have tried one at a church potluck that was amazing. I’ll have to ask for the recipe.
Great idea for kids who don’t like veggies and breakfast. 🙂
So true! Except my son doesn’t like eggs 🙁
Looks healthy and delicious
Wow!!! This looks amazingly delicious and so pretty…..what a different presentation. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
You’re welcome dear 🙂
Oh my, this looks so pretty and sounds so tasty. I’m going to make this soon! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome and I hope it makes your morning brighter! 🙂
WOW! Great idea!
I do that with bread, but never with peppers.
I will definetally make it!
I’ve seen it done with bread also; I’ll have to try that.
This looks good. Cant wait to try it! Thanks for your delicious recipes:)
Nelya, I hope you love it! You’re welcome 🙂
Huh…. Interesting. So making it for breakfast tomorrow!!