Egg in a Bread Basket

With just a few staple ingredients, enjoy this neat little breakfast or brunch cup that’s ready in less than 10 minutes. Try one of several variations by adding different meats, herbs and cheeses, or keep it simple with just a hint of heat from a spoonful of salsa.

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
1 min


  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) salsa
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp ( 10 mL ) chopped green onion
  • 2 tsp ( 10 mL ) chopped sweet green pepper
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese


  1. Trim crust from bread; discard or save crust for another use.
  2. Spray inside of large custard cup or ramekin (about 1 cup/250 mL size) with cooking spray.
  3. Press bread into custard cup. Spoon salsa onto bread. Crack egg over top. Sprinkle green onion, green pepper and cheese over egg.
  4. Microwave on High (100% power) until yolk is cooked as desired, 1 to 2 minutes.



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