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Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes

Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes is a fantastic breakfast with red onion, garlic, Parmesan, and herbs adding to the flavors in this dish. 

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Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes finished eggs in two baking dishes

When eggs go on sale for Easter I always think it’s fun to make some think-outside-the-box egg dishes, and for Friday Favorites today I’m reminding you about this recipe for Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes that has so much flavor from red onion, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and fresh or dried herbs. Doesn’t that sound like a combination that would have to taste good? I made this and took new-and-improved photos to inspire you to make it if you happen to have a surplus of eggs. And if you want to make more servings, check out Baked Eggs with Avocado and Spicy Tomatoes for a similar dish made in a pan that makes more servings.

Of course, I love eggs, which is why there are so many Egg Recipes on my site. And I’ve also made quite a few variations on baked eggs, but these eggs baked on a bed of herb-seasoned tomatoes was a new idea for me. I like them with plenty of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, and I’d eat this any time of day. This is pretty low in net carbs, but to make it low enough in carbs for Keto, I’d add two more eggs with the same amount of tomatoes and make three servings. You could make Almond Flour Savory Bread and toast it if you want to serve the Tuscan Baked Eggs with toast.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • olive oil
  • red onion
  • Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
  • canned petite diced tomatoes
  • fresh thyme leaves, or Dried Thyme (affiliate link)
  • eggs
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh chives or green onion

Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes process shots collage

How to make this recipe:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and break into ramekins and let them come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F/232C with the oven rack about 6 inches away from the broiler.
  3. Start by cooking the chopped red onions and Minced Garlic (affiliate link) in a little olive oil.
  4. Then add a can of petite diced tomatoes and fresh or Dried Thyme (affiliate link) (Use any fresh herb that goes with tomatoes if you don’t have thyme, or dried herbs will also work.) 
  5. Simmer the tomatoes until they’re thickened enough that you can run the turner across the pan and see the bottom, about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Put about 1/3 of the thickened tomatoes in the bottom of each of my little casserole dishes. 
  7. Then carefully slide two eggs into each dish, season with salt and pepper, and spoon the rest of the tomatoes around them.
  8. Put the dishes into the oven and cook about 5-7 minutes, or until the egg white is just starting to be opaque and the yolk still looks runny.
  9. Remove dishes and turn oven to broil.
  10. Sprinkle with Parmesan and broil for 1-2 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs. (One of mine got a bit more done than I wanted, so watch it carefully!)
  11. Sprinkle with sliced green onions or chives, and serve hot.

Close-up photo of Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes finished eggs in baking dishes

More Ideas for Baked Eggs:

Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake
Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups
Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs 
Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Parmesan

Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes finished eggs in two baking dishes

Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes

Yield Makes 2 generous servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes has so much flavor from red onion, garlic, Parmesan, and herbs, and this is a combination that makes a fantastic breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp. finely minced garlic
  • one 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 T chopped fresh thyme leaves (see notes)
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 T freshly grated parmesan cheese (or more)
  • 1 T chopped fresh chives (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and break into ramekins and let them come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F/232C with the oven rack about 6 inches away from the broiler.
  3. Start by cooking the chopped red onions and garlic in a little olive oil.
  4. Then add a can of petite diced tomatoes and fresh or dried thyme and simmer until the tomatoes are slightly thickened. (Use any fresh herb that goes with tomatoes if you don't have thyme, or dried herbs will also work.)
  5. Cook the tomatoes until they're thickened and you can run the turner across the pan and see the bottom.
  6. Put about 1/3 of the thickened tomatoes in the bottom of each of my little casserole dishes. 
  7. Then carefully slide two eggs into each dish, season with salt and pepper, and spoon the rest of the tomatoes around them.
  8. Put the dishes into the oven and cook about 5-7 minutes, or until the egg white is just starting to be opaque and the yolk still looks runny.
  9. Remove dishes and turn oven to broil.
  10. Sprinkle with Parmesan and broil for 1-2 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs.
  11. Sprinkle with sliced green onions or chives, and serve hot.

Notes

If you don't have fresh thyme, other herbs such as oregano or basil could be used, or use about 1 tsp. dried thyme that's been ground in a Mortar and Pestle (affiliate link) if you don't have fresh herbs. The chives were great in this but you can use sliced green onions.

Because I wanted to use my individual casserole dish, I cooked the assembled dish for a few minutes in a toaster oven, then added the cheese and put it under the broiler. If you don’t care about making individual servings, you could partially cook the eggs in a broiler-proof frying pan with the tomatoes, then put that pan under the broiler.

This could be 4 servings as part of a brunch with other dishes.

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking Make it Tonight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 376mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Served alone without toast, Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes would be approved for all phases of the original South Beach Diet and other low-carb and low-glycemic eating plans. If you’re eating strictly Keto, you might want to use less than a whole can of tomatoes for this dish, or add two more eggs and make it three servings!

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Historical Notes for This Recipe:
Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes were first posted in 2009 and updated with better photos in 2021.

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    67 Comments on “Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes”

  1. Kalyn, wow, those look absolutely gorgeous. Love the step-by-step, too. A local restaurant that just expanded into serving breakfast is making something like this. Tagging to try ASAP. And I grow chives. 🙂

    P.S. I covet your baking dishes also.

  2. Josh will love these! He is an egg kind of guy:) Can't wait for tonight!

  3. Lydia, those little casseroles were a real score, only $1 each at the thrift store!

    Katerina, me too! It was the casserole dishes that finally pushed me into trying them.

    Kathleen and Joanne, thanks. I really liked how this turned out.

    Winnie, tomato sauce in scrambled eggs sounds good to me, need to try that!

    Dara, you'll be getting invited to the party when my house is finally done!

    Cora, aren't they good.

    Melissa, I am a rabid fan of Fine Cooking! Love all their recipes. I don't think I've had a bad one ever.

    Kathryn, thanks. The idea of reducing the canned tomatoes with some other flavors worked out so well. I added the onion and left the herbs in for a bit more flavor.

    Burp and slurp, next time I'll definitely watch more closely to keep the yolk very runny!

    Italian Dish, thanks! That's my new office with the great light for photos. I'm loving it. Feel very lucky to have such a good place to work!

  4. I love, love baked eggs! These look great, Kalyn – your photo is great! I usually do mine with some pesto, but I love tomatoes and I will have to try this one!

  5. I love baked eggs! They get this really awesome texture, but it's so easy to over-bake the yolk, that is my worst fear!

  6. What an absolutely lovely dish Kalyn. I make baked eggs quite regularly, but never with such a rich and delcious looking tomato sauce base. Love the few chives you've sprinkled on top as well. I'll be trying this out very soon.

  7. I have so been wanting to make this. I LOVE that issue of Fine Cooking. I bought it about 6 weeks ago and have made 8 recipes from it. It's marvelous.

    Thanks for showcasing this one and pushing me to cook it. I've never had eggs on tomato sauce either but it just looks good. I'd have to do the one pan method, so thanks for the tips.

  8. I recently made baked eggs for the first time too, and thought they were delicious. I like the herbs – so many possibilities I can see with this method. Love it!

  9. What a colorful dish! And what a great flavor combination. I'm going to show up at your house for brunch one day!

  10. This looks fabulous!
    I've been known to add tomato sauce to basic scrambled eggs but this looks much yummier!

  11. Egg dishes are my go-tos for quick, easy meals when I am starving and want dinner ASAP. I've never had baked eggs and these look beautiful.

  12. This looks wonderful!

  13. Baked eggs have been on my list to try for awhile. Thanks for the reminder.

  14. This is the type of dish I love to make for dinner, with a green salad on the side. The individual casserole dishes make a perfect-sized portion.

  15. Bea, me either; I'll definitely be making it again!

    Pearl, I liked it very much.

    TW, good point; this would make a perfect dinner besides being good for breakfast or brunch.

    Michele, definitely I had to dip my bread in it, although one of my eggs had the yolk done more than I wanted1 Next time I'll watch more carefully about where I put it under the broiler. Hadn't heard of it called "Eggs in Purgatory," but sounds fun!

  16. I love baked eggs, so comforting!

  17. I know this dish is called eggs in purgatory and I've seen it so many times but never had it. Now that i've recently seen it on a few blogs and yours being the last I think it's a must for me to try this myself! That's it you pushed me! It looks fantastic! Did you dip your bread in it?

  18. I really like individual casseroles, and this is such a beautiful egg dish. This is the sort of thing I would enjoy for a weeknight meal.

  19. i've never tried baked eggs – sounds very neat!

  20. A lovely combination of flavors indeed. Cannot resist eggs cooked like this!