Chef John's Baked Eggs


If you enjoy huevos rancheros, you will love this. The way the spicy sauce mingles with just barely set eggs is very similar, and when you start scooping this up with toasted chunks of bread, it gets borderline magical.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • cup marinara sauce

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 2 slices toast


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Spoon marinara sauce into the bottom of a small baking dish, about 1/4 inch high. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and parsley. Make a narrow well in the center of the sauce for the eggs.

  3. Crack each egg into a ramekin, then pour into the baking dish over the marinara sauce.

  4. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and cream. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until yolks are just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with toast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
36g Fat
39g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 418mg 139%
Sodium 1075mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 233mg 18%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 504mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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