Sheet pan egg in a hole reinvents the classic stove top egg dish to make it fast and easy to feed a hungry crowd. This yummy egg recipe is perfect for quick and easy breakfasts to feed the whole family.
You know what one of the worst things to do in the morning is?
Stand over a stove and make multiple different fried eggs or egg in a holes.
Nope. Not doing it.
Especially not before I drink my coffee.
It’s too much standing and flipping and repeating.
With this sheet pan egg in a hole recipe, I don’t have to!
I can just assemble and pop the tray in the oven.
While they bake up, I can sit and properly caffeinate so everyone wins.
An Egg in a Hole by Any Other Name: Other Names for the Dish
New to this idea?
It’s actually a pretty common breakfast recipe, especially here in the South.
You may very well know it as something else though!
Eggs in a hole go by a bunch of names.
You might hear them called:
- Bullseye Eggs
- Eggs in a House
- Eggs in a Basket
- One Eyed Pete
- One Eyed Jack
- Pirate’s Eyes
- Eggs in a Frame
- Gashouse Special
- Toad in a Hole (sometimes this refers to a sausage cooked in a Yorkshire pudding)
What do you call them?
If we missed a name, please leave a comment letting us know.
Whatever you call this dish, you don’t need much to make the basic version.
To make it, you need:
- sliced Italian sandwich bread
- salt and pepper
- nonstick spray
How to Make
To make this easy sheet pan breakfast, start by lightly greasing a sheet pan with non stick cooking spray and setting it aside.
When your pan is prepared, use a small glass or biscuit cutter to cut holes out of the center of each slice of bread.
Pop the cut out bread pieces out and save them.
Arrange the cut slices onto your sheet pan and carefully crack an egg into each of the holes, taking care not to break the yolks or leave any shells behind.
Salt and pepper the eggs.
Put the sheet pan in a 400 degree oven and bake for 7-10 minutes until the bread is toasted and the yolks reach your desired level of doneness.
Remove from the oven and serve, topping with crispy bacon pieces and chives for garnish.
Serve them with the cut out bread holes for dipping. Enjoy!
Other Topping Ideas
Want to add some variety?
Have fun with your toppings!
Delicious topping ideas and combinations include:
- turmeric, smoked paprika, and a sprinkle of poultry seasoning with shredded cheddar
- bacon, chives, and dash of hot sauce (pictured, minus the hot sauce)
- basil, chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and goat cheese or Italian cheese like mozzarella or Parmesan
- sour cream and salsa, cotija cheese, cilantro, and guacamole- think Tex Mex, and you can adjust the toppings accordingly
I don’t suggest saving these as leftovers.
The toast will get a bit soggy in the fridge, plus it’s easy to make just enough for everyone.
Tips and tricks
- You can butter the bread before putting it on the sheet pan and cracking eggs. Not necessary, but if serving for brunch or a special occasion is a small step that really takes them over the top for something so simple.
- Adjust the cook time based on how you like your yolks. At 71/2 minutes you will have runny yolks. 10 minutes will give you sold yolks.
- You could toast the bread circles as well.
Other Baked Egg Dishes You Might Enjoy
These sheet pan egg in a holes are breakfast staple in my house. Make them and ditch making them on the stove top for good!
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Sheet Pan Egg In A Hole
- 9 slices sliced Italian sandwich bread
- 9 large eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- non stick cooking spray
- crisp, crumbled bacon
- Lightly grease a sheet pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- You can use a small glass, or a biscuit cutter, roughly 2 inches in diameter to cut holes out of the center of each slice of bread. Pop the cut pieces of bread out, and save.
- Arrange the prepared slices of bread evenly out on the the grease sheet pan.
- Gently crack an egg into each one of the holes, careful to not break the yolk and not leave any shell behind. Salt & pepper the eggs.
- Once all the holes have been filled with eggs, carefully transfer the sheet pan to the oven. Bake the egg filled bread at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes, until the bread's toasted and the yolk's to your desired consistency.
- Transfer the egg in a hole to plates, and top with bacon pieces and chives for garnish before serving. Serve them with the cut out bread holes for dipping.