After having enjoyed the Mexican baked eggs so much, I was wondering what other ways that I could do baked eggs. Almost naturally I came to the idea of Italian style baked where the eggs are baked in a tasty marinara sauce and topped with with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The idea was pretty simple but as soon as I had it I knew that I would have to make it! It almost seemed like an egg parmesan take on eggplant parmesan which I am really into!
This recipe is pretty easy to make and if you use a store bough marinara sauce it requires very little time, though a homemade marinara sauce is the way I like to go. There is one catch to this recipe and that is that if you want those runny egg yolks, and who doesn’t, you need to pull the eggs out of the oven just at the right time. It can take a bit of practice but once you get the hang of it, this dish is great for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast of brunch. I like to serve these Italian style baked eggs with some crusty bread to make sure that none of that runny egg yolk or the tasty marinara sauce escapes.
Italian Style Baked Eggs
Eggs baked in a tasty marinara sauce and topped with melted cheese served with some crusty bread.
- 4 cups marinara sauce, warm
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
- 1/4 cup mozzarella, grated
- 1 handful parsley, chopped
- 1 small loaf crusty bread such as ciabatta
- Place half of the marinara sauce into one or more baking dishes, top with the eggs, spoon the remaining sauce around the eggs and sprinkle on the cheese.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the egg just start to set, about 4-7 minutes and broil then until the cheese melts, about a minute.
- Serve garnished with parsley and a side of crusty bread.
This reminds me of an Italian shakshouka, which means it must be super delicious!
Da & Mer says
Fantastico!! tiene un aspecto delicioso!!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Absolutely scrumptious! I love the ida.
stef de fla says
How can you make simple things look so yummy?
I did not know what to eat from lunch and you gave me inspiration Kevin. Happy Halloween!
Why was I not born Italian? Looks so delicious!
I make these all winter. So comforting. But why are your prettier than mine?
I cannot wait to try!
I cannot wait to try!
Can't live without says
Last week I made an Indian-Israeli version of this…Tomato-Egg Curry/Shakshouka. Love your Italian twist on it. I made mine all on stove top as I was afraid that eggs might turn rubbery in the oven. Your's look just perfect.
How could you do this…. And when you dip the bread… ughhhh… just excruciatingly yummy….
Love this! Sauce, eggs cheese = Yum!
I've been wanting to make a similar recipe to this for a while. Looove the sound of it!
Matt @ FaveDiets says
This looks delicious. I've made a stove top version of a dish like this, but have never thought to bake it in the oven. I'll definitely have to try this one soon.
Kevin, I can just imagine how the acidity of the tomatoes would brighten up the flavor of this dish and would wake my mouth up for brunch.
This looks unbelievably delicious, Kevin! I must try it soon. Thanks!
hi! I'm italian, your eggs look delicious but I'm sorry to tell you that they're not looking as an italian dish! and I've never heard about a "marinara sauce"!a part from that I'm gonna cook them by now! cheers,
i made this and loved it! absolutely delicious 🙂 you've done mexican and now italian, so i believe a deconstructed fried rice is in order next please!!
Hi i'm italian too and i confirm that is not an italian dish, not really! i heard of eggs coocked with tartufes, cheese or meat but not with marinara sauce.. clams are cooked in that sauce! 🙂
Christin Kuck says
We have four hens in our "Suburban Eden" so get a ton of eggs. I'm always looking for new ways to cook eggs. I've done something similar to this before, but the eggs always seem to come out overdone.
I did augment my marinara with Swiss chard from our garden, which was a great addition. The cook time was spot on! Thanks for sharing!
Giulia De Nobili says
I am Italian and i've never eaten eggs this way!! so i guess i am gonna try soon!! Thanks for the idea 😉