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Pouring an egg into a tomato.

How to Cook An Egg In A Tomato

Here's how to cook an egg inside of a tomato.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 266 kcal


  • oven


  • 3 tomatoes medium-sized
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. green onions finely sliced
  • 2 oz. mozzarella cheese divided into thirds
  • 6 tbsp. sharp cheddar cheese finely grated
  • vegetable oil for oiling the baking dish
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt divided into thirds
  • black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 390˚F/200˚C.
  • Slice the top quarter of the tomato off. Reserve for later.
  • Use a paring knife to loosen the interior of the tomato.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out the guts of the tomato.
  • Oil a baking dish with a drizzle of oil.
  • Place the caps of the tomatoes cut-side down in the oil dish. Stand the tomato cups on the lids.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of green onions in each cup, followed with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Crack an egg into each cup. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pile 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese on each egg.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on how done you like your eggs. Serve warm.


For a punchier version try adding a tablespoon of pesto or substituting a more robust cheese for the mozzarella. 
This recipe was inspired by viele Rezepte's recipe.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 18gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 532mgPotassium: 436mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1833IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 356mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy meals, egg, tomato, tomato cup
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