Making Baked Egg Tomato Cups

With tomatoes in abundance in my garden (Lemon Boy here) I am looking for ways to prepare them. This is perfect for a hot day. You can prepare as many or as few as you want. The recipe is for one tomato.


Prep Time: 5 minutes.

Cook Time: 27 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 1 tomato


  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp approximately olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp basil, or thyme, dried (leaves)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 green onions, thinly sliced for garnish if desired
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with tinfoil lightly coated in cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Slice the top off your tomatoes, on the stem side.
  3. Use a small spoon to scrape out the core, seeds and pulp. Arrange on your prepared baking sheet.
  4. Put oil all over the inside and outside of each tomato, and season with salt and pepper, basil or thyme and garlic powder.
  5. Bake tomatoes for 15 minutes. Sprinkle half the cheese on the bottom of the tomato.
  6. Crack an egg and gently slide it into each tomato.
  7. Sprinkle more salt and pepper and the rest of the cheese.
  8. Return to the oven and bake until eggs are set, 8 to 11 more minutes. Garnish with the scallions, if desired. Serve immediately.
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 1

More Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

You can additionally top each tomato with a sprinkling of grated or finely shredded cheese before baking. Yum!

Comment Was this helpful? 10
In These Pages
Food and Recipes Recipes EggsDecember 18, 2019
New Years Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-12-11 10:47:28 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.