Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

These Baked Eggs in Tomatoes make a delicious addition to a family brunch or a perfect meal all by itself.

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We planted a bunch of tomatoes this year. Six plants started in pots, three from seeds. Some are doing better than others. Plus, we had a late summer here, so I think our foggy mornings didn’t make the tomatoes too happy. But, that didn’t stop me from eating fresh and delicious tomatoes. Other gardens were more successful this summer, and friends were happy to share their bounty with us!

I found this recipe from Martha. And the variations are endless. You cut the top off of your big, juicy beefsteak tomato and spoon out the seeds and innards. Place inside your tomato some corn kernels, but I also can see spinach, ham or bacon in the tomato, too. Whisk separately your eggs and chives. My honey loves capers, so we threw them in, too. Pour into the tomato and top with parmesan cheese. Again, why not cheddar or swiss?

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This was a tasty little quiche that embodies summer. Yes, I’m not willing to let summer go just yet. Even if the nights are getting nippy here.

My tomato plants are full with tomatoes that are about to turn red. I’m keeping guard so this mean squirrel won’t take any away, like he snatched our strawberries. Summer tomatoes are special and this is a great way to honor them!

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

A beautiful tomato makes a terrific and delicious bowl to bake an egg! Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food


  • 4 large beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 2 tsp chives, diced
  • 1 TBS capers
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the top 1/2 inch off from:
    • 4 large beefsteak tomatoes
  4. With a spoon, gently remove seeds and inner membrane of the tomato.
  5. Place tomatoes onto prepared dish.
  6. Season with:
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  7. Divide and fill equally into the 4 tomatoes:
    • 1/2 cup corn kernels , fresh or frozen
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together:
    • 4 eggs, large
    • 2 tsp chives , diced
    • 1 TBS capers
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  9. Divide egg mixture among the tomatoes.
  10. Top tomatoes with:
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  11. Bake until egg mixture is set, 45-50 minutes.
  12. Serve warm.


Serving Suggestions: Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Substitute parmesan cheese for shredded cheddar or swiss. Substitute corn with spinach. You can also substitute corn with some diced ham or bacon.

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One Response to Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

  1. Merut at #

    This is a brilliant idea! Nothing tastes better than a garden fresh tomato, especially in the morning. I will definitely try these! Thanks for the idea.

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