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Bell Pepper Eggs with home fries, sausage and bacon served on a white plate.
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Bell Pepper Eggs

Want to change things up a little for breakfast? Make these yummy Bell Pepper Eggs in under 15 minutes. Not only delicious but oh so pretty and fun to make! Everyone will love these!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggs
Servings: 2
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 bell peppers depending on how big or small they are
  • milk *only if making scrambled eggs
  • shredded cheddar *optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil or butter for cooking eggs

Instructions

  • Rinse the bell pepper to clean off any dirt or debris.
  • On a cutting board, cut pepper into four ½ to 1 inch rings. Remove seeds and stem.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to a skillet and spread oil around pan.
    *Could also use 2 tablespoons of butter or non stick spray.
  • Over medium high heat, add the pepper rings and cook on each side for 2 minutes or until cooked but still crispy.
    *Note: You do not want the pepper rings to over cook so keep an eye on them.

Eggs Over Easy or Medium:

  • Lower heat to medium.
    Add one egg to each pepper ring slowly and carefully.
    NOTE: DO NOT POUR EGG QUICKLY INTO BELL PEPPER OR EGG WHITE WILL SEEP OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF PEPPER, SO GO SLOW, THIS WILL CAUSE THE EGG TO IMMEDIATELY START COOKING SO THE EGG WILL NOT FLOW OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF PEPPER.
  • Top with salt and pepper to taste.
    Cover with a lid to cook eggs.
  • For soft yolk, cook for 1-2 minutes.
    For harder yolk, cook for 3-5 minutes.

Scrambled Eggs:

  • In a small bowl, scrambled and add 2 tablespoons of milk.
  • Lower heat to medium.
    Add one scrambled egg to each pepper ring slowly and carefully.
    NOTE: DO NOT POUR EGG QUICKLY INTO BELL PEPPER OR EGG WHITE WILL SEEP OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF PEPPER, SO GO SLOW, THIS WILL CAUSE THE EGG TO IMMEDIATELY START COOKING SO THE EGG WILL NOT FLOW OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF PEPPER.
  • Top with salt and pepper to taste.
    Top with shredded cheese if adding.
    Cover with a lid and cook eggs for a few minutes
  • Serve eggs immediately! Enjoy!

To Bake Eggs

  • *I find it easiest to use the bottom of the bell pepper as this acts as a sort of a container to hold eggs without seeping out from bottom.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Use 4 bell pepper bottoms.
  • Once oven is heated through.
    Add eggs into bell pepper cups. Top with salt, pepper and other toppings if so desired.
  • Cook bell pepper cups in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
    Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2338IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg