This super fun and super simple to prepare baked egg in a hole bagels, make breakfast for the whole family on one sheet pan in less than 20 minutes! With less than 5 ingredients this is a sheet pan breakfast you’ll find yourself making time and time again!
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Why you should make this sheet pan breakfast ASAP
I first saw this idea when Ree Drummond was making them on her show on the Food Network. They seemed so simple that I had to give them a try...and I’m so glad I did.
You’ve got to make egg in a hole bagels because there is nothing better than an egg on a bagel on a Sunday morning. And when you can feed the whole family without standing over the stove scrambling eggs and toasting bagels to order, it’s a real win.
This sheet pan breakfast is simple, filling, and as always can be customized to you and your family's specific tastes. Don’t eat dairy, skip the cheese. Don’t eat gluten, use a gluten free bagel. Love veggies, pile them on once your egg in a hole bagel comes out of the oven!
A few notes on the ingredients:
- Bagels: I like to buy bagels from our local bagel store that sells NY Style Bagels, but use what you have available. Our favorites for this recipe are egg bagels, pumpernickel bagels and everything bagels.
- Eggs: I suggest using whole eggs in this recipe and not just egg whites.
- Cheese: You can use whatever cheese your family likes. We typically like to use provolone or smoked mozzarella, but cheddar or even American cheese would work great.
How to make egg in a hole bagels
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees (this is an important step!) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Smear the melted butter all over the parchment paper.
Slice the bagels in half lengthwise and use a small round biscuit cutter and place them cut side down on the parchment paper and press down really well. You want to make sure the butter meets the bagel and gets a good toast on it when you bake it.
Then, make sure your bagel holes are big enough for an egg. Use either a small pair of scissors, a small paring knife or a biscuit cutter to make a hole that is big enough for the egg to fit into. Keep it big enough for the egg to fit in the hole, but small enough that you still have a good amount of bagel left. Place the “holes” that you cut out on the sheet pan as well.
Now the fun part begins. You’ll want to crack one egg into each bagel hole. Follow up by sprinkling a bit of kosher salt and cracked pepper over the top of each one to taste and carefully put into the oven.
Bake for 5-15 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs. Start checking on them after the 10 minute mark.
While they bake, get your toppings ready. I like to set them out in small bowls or on small plates and let everyone make their own. DIY sheet pan breakfast for the win!
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitely. That’s where the traditional egg in a hole is made. You’ll want to prep the bagels the same way as for the baked egg in a hole. Instead of putting the cut side down onto a baking sheet, you’ll put butter in the pan over medium high heat, and put the bagel in the pan with the cut side down and then crack the egg into the middle.
Let the egg set, then flip and let cook until it’s done to your specific taste. This makes a great work at home lunch option. Top the bagel egg in a hole with lox, red onion and spinach for a gourmet experience!
Sure can. All you need to do is use a plant based butter, skip the cheese and voila! If you keep kosher (or just want a non-dairy meal), this would be a super fun sheet pan dinner that you could serve with Facon or grilled salami for a twist.
One more simple tip
- If you are going to use cheese as a topping, you’ll want to add it to the to the top of the egg in a hole before they come out of the oven. I like to add the cheese at about the 10 minute mark, so gets melty, but the egg already has a chance to set up.
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Bagel Egg in a Hole
- sheet pan
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 4 bagels sliced in half
- 8 eggs
- Coarse Kosher Salt Sprinkle to taste
- Red Onion
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with either aluminum foil or parchment paper. Shmear the butter onto your prepared pan.
- Then, make sure your bagel holes are big enough for an egg. Using a biscuit cutter make a hole that is big enough for the egg to fit into.
- Crack one egg into each bagel hole. Follow up by sprinkling a bit of kosher salt and cracked pepper over the top of each one to taste and carefully put the pan into the oven.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. If you are adding cheese, make sure to add it once the egg has set, and then just let it get melty before removing from the oven.
- Take the pan out of the oven and add any additional toppings you like, then serve immediately.
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