Sometimes the simplest recipes end up being the most delicious. That’s certainly true with savory Roasted Tomatoes with Baked Eggs. Whether you want a quick-and-easy weekend breakfast or a weeknight meal without the fuss, this recipe requires virtually no prep work and can be put together before the oven is even pre-heated.
This meal is akin to a simplified shakshuka, with even less prep work (you didn’t even know that was possible!) and a rich, robust flavor that intensifies with the oven roasting of sweet cherry tomatoes. Get this dinner from countertop to tabletop in just about 40 minutes without having to watch it constantly during the process.
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 8 to 10 basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In an 8-inch square baking dish, spread out cherry tomatoes in a single layer. Add in olive oil and stir to coat, making sure tomatoes cover the entire bottom of the pan.
Place tomatoes in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove tomatoes from the oven, season with salt and pepper.
Crack 4 eggs around in the roasted tomato mixture. Note: The tomatoes will release a lot of juices, so be careful with the hot liquid.
Return pan to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until egg whites are set. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped basil. Serve in shallow bowls with additional sea salt.