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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. Yummmmm, this was completely awesome!! I wanted to eat both servings!

  2. I'll give it a try with bread crumbs in the morning! Thanks!

  3. I do think this recipe will taste pretty good without the cheese. I might try toasted bread crumbs on top of the eggs.

  4. Kalyn, I don't know if you have an answer for this, but I'm open to all ideas! This recipe (like all your others) looks yummy, but I can't eat Parmesan cheese (I know, horror of horrors!) because it will trigger a migraine. I actually can't eat any aged cheeses. I could leave off the Parmesan, as I often do, but sometimes, a recipe just screams for it.
    Do you have any suggestions for substitutions? I've tried the grated Soy and Rice alternatives, but they're a poor substitute.

  5. Beautiful & what a nice breakfast idea! Cheers!

  6. eggs were on sale last week…sounds like a good way to use some up!

  7. Oh wow, I really think that we will be having this for dinner tonight!

  8. Yosha, so glad you liked it. And no worries, my yolks were definitely too done on one of my dishes too!

  9. I just had this for dinner and it was delicious!!! I made it with basil. Though I did have some mishaps – my yolks were a little too done and I just realized I forgot to add cheese! BAh! Oh well that just means I have to try again. Thanks for the recipe.

    PS I am planning on using the leftover tomato on a pizza, totally looking fwd to it!

  10. Oh my…. how lovely.

  11. What a tasty way to start the day! I have been wanting to try doing baked eggs in a sauce.

  12. Katie, I think this is the first time I've tried eggs with this many tomatoes, but loved it! You're right, it's a great combo.

    Michelle, thanks. Loving my new spot to shoot photos.

    CC, great minds thinking alike and all that! Don't you love it when you make a find like this!

    Lisa, I do like my eggs! Thanks.

    Ninette, thanks.

    Pam, you could think of something creative to do with dishes like this, I'm sure of it!

    Nanci, very interesting idea. I never thought of tomatoes as a filling for egg muffins, but I bet they're good!

  13. This looks wonderful…
    I do something that sounds a bit similar with your breakfast muffins. I reduce a mixture of tomatoes, onions, garlic and italian seasonings on the stove and use them for the veggies in the muffins. I also use monterrey jack cheese an a sprinkle of parmesan. I usually use fresh tomatoes, but I lived on these muffins with canned tomatoes all winter. YUM!

  14. I've been seeing baked eggs pop up alot lately. I really want to try them.

    I want some cute little casserole dishes too!

  15. Looks delicious!

  16. Your eggs dishes are always amazing. Yet another one I must try. Thanks for sharing this one!

  17. Brava! I made something *just* like this recently, and used individual dishes. Fun. I like your thrift store find.

  18. Gorgeous photos and this looks like a perfect summer dinner.

  19. I love egg dishes like this…. something about eggs and tomatoes… I even put them on pizza!

  20. Maria, we're going to have fun! It will be fun to meet Chris too.

    Lisa, those dishes were such a find! I love that kind of shopping. And yaay for chives, so great. I just started using them last year, not sure why I didn't get into them before.