Baked Egg Bread Bowls

It’s an all-in-one breakfast, thanks to the kaiser buns being used as bread bowls, which also means you don’t have to toast bread or even wash a skillet!

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
25 min


  • 4 kaiser rolls (about 4 inches/10 cm diameter)
  • 4 slices Black Forest ham
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup ( 125 mL ) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup ( 60 mL ) roasted red pepper salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Halve rolls horizontally; set tops aside.
  2. Hollow out bottom of rolls, leaving about ½-inch (1 cm) border all around. (Reserve hollowed-out bread for another use.) Place bread bowls on prepared pan.
  3. Arrange slice of ham in bottom of each bowl. Crack 1 egg into each bread bowl. Season with salt and pepper; top with cheese.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted, egg whites are set and yolks are cooked to desired doneness, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Add reserved tops to baking sheet during last 5 minutes of baking time. Top with salsa and serve with toasted tops.



• Use hollowed-out bread to make bread crumbs, croutons, stuffing or bread pudding.

• Garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley if desired.

• Use mild, medium or aged Cheddar cheese, or try smoked Cheddar cheese for extra flavour.