Tomato baked eggs

Cook: 1 hr 1 hour includes 45-50 minutes in the oven


Serves 4
Eggs over tomato for a change

Nutrition and extra info

  • Nut-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal204
  • fat16g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 900g ripe vine tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 3 garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 large free range egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley and/or chives



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Cut the tomatoes into quarters or thick wedges, depending on their size, then spread them over a fairly shallow 1.5 litre ovenproof dish. Peel the garlic, slice thinly and sprinkle over the tomatoes. Drizzle with the olive oil, season well with salt and pepper and stir everything together until the tomatoes are glistening.

  2. Slide the dish into the oven and bake for 40 minutes until the tomatoes have softened and are tinged with brown.

  3. Make four gaps among the tomatoes, break an egg into each gap and cover the dish with a sheet of foil. Return it to the oven for 5-10 minutes until the eggs are set to your liking. Scatter over the herbs and serve piping hot with thick slices of toast or warm ciabatta and a green salad on the side.

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Comments (22)

skerries's picture

Very tasty and easy to do though 10 mins wasn't long enough to cook the eggs to my liking!! Firm whites with runny yolks took a fair bit longer than 10 mins

bobbiepotter's picture

Didn't mess with the recipe other than to do half quantity for breakfast. Fussy eater (child) and " I don't really do tomatoes " (husband) ate the lot! Well worth doing.

bertieboo10's picture

I followed the receipe exactly (I didnt add any onion or vegetables as some people have suggested) and it was delicious! It is a very simple dish to prepare but very tasty. I also served it with a garlic and parsley herb butter to spread on the toasted bread before dipping. I would say to get the best tomatoes you can find as this will really make a big difference to the flavour. Also, if you like your eggs runny, check them after 5-6 mins as they didnt look cooked enough but they actually were. I made this for my partner (who 'does not do' vegetarian food) however he thought it was brilliant and said that this would be a staple midweek evening meal for him.

redjovie's picture

Brilliant quick and easy recipe and very tasty too. I served with naan bread.

jackalexander's picture

This dish works so well because of it's simplicity. Get the best tomatoes you can and serve with some crusty bread. Delicious.

aminat21's picture

Easy and tasty! I sliced up a baked potato and added it on top on the tomatoes :)

pushkinpassey's picture

Delicious and easy! Made it salad with toasted bread.

cocovanilla's picture

Very easy to make and tasty. A little bit bland maybe, and mine was a bit watery, but a healthy dish I will make again.

ecclescake31's picture

Great dish, especially as a snack, i however use lemon tyhme and a little cracked green pepper and sea salt over the tomatos for that extra flavour

marbomtom's picture

Made this recipe yesterday, I added some chopped onions, coloured slightly, then added a tspn of light brown sugar. Used both a tin of toms and cherry toms & 1 large clove chopped garlic. Unfortunately for my husband and son I ate THE WHOLE LOT as just sooo delicious before they arrived home! Making it again tomorrow! And sooo cheap!

velma1980's picture

Lovely! I added some sliced red onion and chopped red chillli and served with grilled sausages...yummy!

lulujersey's picture

Really yummy comfort food, not enough for dinner though. No harm in adding half more of the tomatoes next time I suppose !! Will without a doubt become a favourite

dancingbunny's picture

Was really easy and tasty. A word of warning, it's easy to overcook the eggs if you're not careful, as they don't change in appearance when they're done, so watch out if you like them a bit runny in the middle!

theresa_louise's picture

I have scaled this down and made it just for myself many times - I love it - so easy and delicious!

flowjoe's picture

Had this for my brekkie with some nice bread and sausages on the side. Sweet

vhoracek's picture

Very tasty! I served it with some grated feta cheese over the tomatoes, it melts nicely and there's no need to add salt.

annemiek's picture

Great recipe. Served with chunks of bread and baked camembert with honey and thyme. My family since then asked me a number of times to make this again. Thank you Mary Codogan!

ghemotoc's picture

A tasty way to eat more tomatoes.

Tinkle's picture

Did as gill.g suggested and it was a very tasty dish will make again


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