Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

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
Salt
Pepper
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!

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Saute for 3 minutes, then flip it over carefully.

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

4. Top with a generous amount of parmesan.Β If you want your yolks to be juicy (over easy), cook another minute.

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

The bell pepper adds gorgeous color and a very healthy veggie to your morning. Impress your family and breakfast guests with this Bell Pepper egg-in-a-hole.

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

5 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Servings: 4 -5 eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium/high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Saute for 3 minutes, then flip it over carefully.
  5. 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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  • Natalie Cioclea
    October 12, 2018

    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? Reply

    • Natasha
      October 13, 2018

      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. Reply

  • Judy
    August 22, 2018

    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 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2018

      Thank you for that awesome review Judy! I’m so happy you enjoyed these! Reply

  • Judy
    August 22, 2018

    Tried this this morning, it was so easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2018

      You’re so welcome! Reply

  • Carrie
    June 17, 2018

    So easy and so delicious Reply

  • Bradley White
    May 8, 2018

    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. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2018

      My pleasure Bradley! I’m happy to hear how much you are enjoying my site. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Linette
    January 18, 2018

    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! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      I hope you love it Linette! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • September 11, 2017

    Looks interesting , thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2017

      My pleasure πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Karen
    August 6, 2017

    Delicious. So easy. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Karen! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Regina
    July 22, 2017

    I am eating this right now. So yummy! I topped it with 2% cheddar cheese so delish! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe Regina! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Reply

  • E M
    July 8, 2017

    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, Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your review and tips with other readers! Reply

  • February 14, 2017

    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 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2017

      Yum! That sounds great! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Reply

      • February 15, 2017

        Anytime my pleasure luv gnite be well cheers Reply

  • Ineska
    January 5, 2017

    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 !!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2017

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • March 7, 2016

    Making these right now! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2016

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Virginia
    January 28, 2016

    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!!

    Loved it!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 28, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review Virginia and nice job improvising πŸ˜€. Reply

  • Lori
    January 3, 2016

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2016

      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! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Candice J
      June 5, 2017

      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! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 5, 2017

        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. Reply

  • August 31, 2015

    Does anyone know the calorie count on these? Maybe I have just overlooked it but I can’t find it anywhere. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2015

      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! Reply

  • Karla
    March 24, 2015

    I have a bell pepper with this egg’s name on it…cannot wait to try it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2015

      Enjoy!! I wish I had a bell pepper for tomorrow’s breakfast! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • January 26, 2015

    So yummy! We made it last night. I tagged ya with the pic. Ours wasn’t as pretty as yours but still delish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 26, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Also thank you so much for tagging me. You are awesome! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Helen dulaney
    January 20, 2015

    I just love this beautiful recipe Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2015

      Thank you Helen :). Reply

  • Darrell
    November 28, 2014

    On the bell peper egginthehole do the peper have to be red can it be any other such as green yellow or orange Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      Those will work also. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Caitlin Taylor
    November 1, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      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? Reply

  • Tarha
    July 28, 2014

    This looks super easy and delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2014

      Thank you Tarha πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Mila Sidlinskiy
    March 12, 2014

    Mmmm! this looks really good! Gonna have to try it some time this weekend! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 12, 2014

      I hope you enjoy it! It’s super easy too πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Melissa
    March 1, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 1, 2014

      You are welcome Melissa, bacon just makes everything better :). Reply

  • Lilly
    January 3, 2014

    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 :/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2014

      HI Lilly! What kind of bell pepper did you use? Reply

      • Lilly
        January 3, 2014

        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. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 3, 2014

          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 πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Victoria
    November 27, 2013

    Your recipes are easy to follow, and so delicious. Thank you! You are talented and amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 27, 2013

      Thank you for such a sweet comment Victoria and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Ольга
    November 22, 2013

    это Π΄Π΅ΠΉΡΡ‚Π²ΠΈΡ‚Π΅Π»ΡŒΠ½ΠΎ ΠΎΡ‡Π΅Π½ΡŒ вкусно ΠΈ идСально Π½Π° Π·Π°Π²Ρ‚Ρ€Π°ΠΊ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 22, 2013

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 18, 2013

    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 πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2013

      You are welcome πŸ™‚ and great job on improvising. Reply

  • ludasis
    June 14, 2013

    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 πŸ™‚ I love trying out your recipes.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/eggs-in-exciting-holes Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2013

      Thank you for sharing it with me :). Reply

  • Kristina S.
    November 12, 2012

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 12, 2012

      You are very welcome Kristina πŸ™‚ Reply

  • tasha
    September 4, 2012

    great idea!!! πŸ™‚
    you P.S made me laugh… maybe cuz I am still sitting @ work in the hospital:) lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2012

      πŸ™‚ ha ha Reply

  • Marina k
    June 26, 2012

    I made it for dinner instead of breakfast and it was chompped down fast! Lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2012

      Awesome! Haha I ate mine out of the pan too πŸ™‚ Reply

  • So pretty! I bet they taste as good as they look! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 16, 2012

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2012

      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! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Cindy
    June 13, 2012

    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 πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2012

      Oh Cindy that’s brilliant! We Russian and Ukrainian people tend to love onions πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lidiya
    June 13, 2012

    Oh and an egg to hold it all together. Reply

  • Lidiya
    June 13, 2012

    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=) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2012

      Oh my gosh that sounds good! Thank you for the idea! Reply

  • Inna
    June 13, 2012

    Hi Natasha,
    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2012

      Inna, I don’t have a recipe for that. I just have trout and salmon, but there was no tomato sauce. Sorry πŸ™ I have tried one at a church potluck that was amazing. I’ll have to ask for the recipe. Reply

  • Rimma
    June 12, 2012

    Great idea for kids who don’t like veggies and breakfast. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      So true! Except my son doesn’t like eggs πŸ™ Reply

  • Sveta
    June 12, 2012

    Looks healthy and delicious Reply

  • June 12, 2012

    Wow!!! This looks amazingly delicious and so pretty…..what a different presentation. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      You’re welcome dear πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 12, 2012

    Oh my, this looks so pretty and sounds so tasty. I’m going to make this soon! Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      You’re welcome and I hope it makes your morning brighter! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • June 12, 2012

    WOW! Great idea!
    I do that with bread, but never with peppers.
    I will definetally make it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      I’ve seen it done with bread also; I’ll have to try that. Reply

  • Leascooking
    June 12, 2012

    Perfect breakfast! Reply

  • Nelya
    June 12, 2012

    This looks good. Cant wait to try it! Thanks for your delicious recipes:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      Nelya, I hope you love it! You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lana Shcherbinskaya
    June 12, 2012

    Huh…. Interesting. So making it for breakfast tomorrow!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2012

      Enjoy enjoy!! Reply

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