Eggs Baked in Heirloom Tomatoes

As you cut into these juicy tomatoes, savor the aroma of herbs and the warm baked egg and cheese. If you don’t have heirloom tomatoes, choose other large and fresh tomatoes that have nice, thick skins.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 8 round heirloom tomatoes
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. herbes de Provence
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Slice top off tomatoes and use a paring knife or small spoon to gently remove core and seeds, making sure not to pierce bottoms of tomatoes but cutting enough flesh to leave ample space to drop in egg.
  • Arrange tomatoes so they are snug in an 8-by-8-inch or larger baking dish lightly greased with cooking spray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper.
  • Crack an egg into each tomato. Add 1 tablespoon each Parmesan and feta cheese and 1⁄2 tablespoon milk to each tomato.
  • Bake 20 minutes for runny eggs and 30 minutes or more for harder yolks. Top with fresh basil leaves and serve warm.