Some mornings the easiest breakfasts are the best. Those are mornings to break out this classic recipe for egg in the hole. You only need a few ingredients for this delicious, protein filled breakfast.

This is a great breakfast to make with your children. If they do not like the spicy flavor of hot sauce, simply omit.

For mornings when you have a few more minutes, this is delicious served with a breakfast sausage, oven roasted parsley potatoes, or bacon and a side of fruit.

Here’s my classic egg in the hole recipe. I think you’ll love it.

Egg in the Hole

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Egg in the Hole makes a delicious, quick breakfast or brunch recipe that everyone loves. Get this classic egg in the hole recipe to delight your family!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bread slices
  • 2 eggs
  • hot sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Cut hole in bread slices with a biscuit cutter or glass.
  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Place bread slices in skillet.
  • Break open egg and pour into hole in the egg.
  • Sprinkle hot sauce over egg based on personal preference for spice.
  • Cook until egg firm, approximately 1 minute, and then flip.
  • Cook another minute and then remove from skillet.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. Hi Robyn, it’s the girl you met in Atlanta and gave me a ride the last night. You site looks great! I have made this egg in hole for valentines day with a heart cut out…the kids think it neat.

  2. OMG! I made it this morning and it was delicious. I also squeezed two sausage patties between the two slices of bread. Yum! Only problem was, when I took a big bite all the runny yolk came out of the bottom of it. Maybe I didn’t cook it long enough or something? Fast, delicious breakfast!

  3. Thanks for the great reminder of a delicious breakfast! I haven’t had this in a LONG time so I made it this morning! Instead of the hot sauce, I sprinkled about a teaspoon of real bacon bits over the egg just after I cracked it. My husband loves bacon and will eat it on anything and everything. I love that I can save some calories by adding bacon bits for flavor and not having to eat a slice (or two or three!!) of bacon on the side. Thanks again! Your site is so cute!