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.

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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
Salt
Pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (other cheese would probably work too)
1 Tbsp Olive oil

 

A red pepper, 4 eggs and parmesan cheese on the table

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.

A red bell pepper being cut into rings on a cutting board

Four bell pepper rings on an oiled skillet

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!

Four bell pepper rings on an oiled skillet and one pepper has an egg in it

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. 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 15 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 -5 eggs

Instructions

  • 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.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
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  • Debbie Robinson
    January 23, 2023

    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.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2023

      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!

      Reply

  • M
    October 24, 2022

    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!!

    Reply

  • Donna Nygaard
    March 10, 2022

    Had these this morning for breakfast, they were easy and delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 10, 2022

      I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Lavette Drayton
    April 9, 2020

    I just saw this and had to try it. Awesome. New way to fix my eggs over easy. Thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2020

      You’re welcome and thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe!

      Reply

  • 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?

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    • 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

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    • 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!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

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

      Reply

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