Here’s a fun new way to prepare budget-friendly eggs: Baked in a bread bowl! This recipe can easily be customized with any variety of add-ins. Eggs in a bread bowl recipe

A few weeks ago, I saw an idea for eggs baked in a bread bowl. Considering I love eggs – and also that they are a staple in any budget cook’s repertoire – I decided to give this new cooking method a try.

The “bread bowls” in this recipe are not actually bread bowls, but rather, just a large dinner roll. I used whole wheat dinner rolls. I would recommend using a hearty, quality bread for this recipe. I imagine a crunchy sourdough would be superb.

The process is simple: Carve out some of the inside of the bread bowl/dinner roll. Crack an egg into each carved-out roll. Add a splash of cream + desired toppings and cheese. Bake and enjoy!

The Cost: $1.12 Per Serving

The cost of each bread bowl varies depending on the quality of egg you buy and the type of bread. But overall, this is a very affordable breakfast dish. Here’s what I paid:

  • Dinner roll = $.49
  • Egg (organic) = $.25
  • Miscellaneous vegetables = $.18
  • Other ingredients (cheese and cream) = $.20

Total cost for one egg in a bread bowl = $1.12

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Eggs In A Bread Bowl

Yield: 4 bread bowls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Throw in your own mix of veggies, herbs and spices, cheese, and meat - this recipe is super adaptable!


  • 4 large dinner rolls (white, whole wheat, sourdough, crusty bread, etc.)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup chopped vegetables and herbs (green onion, red bell pepper, green pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms, chives, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut the tops off of dinner rolls and scoop out some of the bread from the center so there is enough room for an egg and toppings. Crack an egg into each roll. Top with a splash of cream or half-and-half. Add vegetables and cheese to center and top with a sprinkle of salt.
  2. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until eggs are cooked and bread is toasted.

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