Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Egg in a Hole Bagel

Feeding a crowd or your family? Try these Egg-in-a-Hole Bagels! Prep is easy and almost everything can be assembled on one baking sheet.

Egg in a Hole Bagel recipe

Prep: 10 min | Bake: 15 min | Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 whole wheat bagels, halved
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup baby spinach, thinly sliced, divided
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional garnish)


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Use a 2 or 2 1/2 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter to create a larger hole in each bagel (it should be just big enough for an egg to fit).
  3. Spread mayonnaise over cut sides of bagel halves and press firmly, mayonnaise side down, onto the baking sheet.
  4. Stuff a little spinach in the bottom of each hole (this will help hold the egg in), then crack an egg into each center.
  5. Season with salt and pepper then top each egg with remaining spinach, capers and roasted red peppers.
  6. Bake until egg whites are set and yolk is cooked to preferred doneness, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. For optional garnish: Toss parsley with lemon zest and lemon juice in a small bowl. Use as a garnish just before serving.


The USDA recommends cooking eggs until the yolk and whites are firm.

Save bagel cutouts and toast to enjoy alongside bagels.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: American Egg Board

This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Sara Haas, RDN, LDN.

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