Pepper Eggs in a Hole

Pepper Eggs in a Hole, Colorful bell pepper rings stand-in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.

Optavia Pepper Eggs in a Hole Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: 15 minutesTotal time: 55 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:290 kcal Best Season:Summer


Fresh, sweet bell peppers are a nice foil for the richness of the sunny yellow yolks. We lightened up the usual egg-in-a-hole by using bell peppers in place of the fried bread slices and serving the eggs on multigrain toast.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut the bell peppers into 8 rings, about ¾-inch thick. Discard the seeds and stems of the pepper, and mince the remaining flesh finely; set aside.
  3. Place the 8 pepper rings onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Add 1½ tablespoons of cheese to each ring, and then top each with one tablespoon of the minced pepper. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  5.  Remove the sheet pan from the oven and crack one whole egg into each of the pepper rings.
  6.  Season the eggs with salt and pepper and top with the remaining cheese, about one tablespoon of cheese per pepper ring.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes until the eggs are cooked.
  8. Meanwhile, combine the shredded jicama with the tomatillo salsa and the remaining minced red peppers, and arrange ¼ for each portion onto a plate.
  9. Using a large, wide spatula, carefully lift the baked pepper rings off the sheet pan and place two per portion onto the jicama salsa.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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