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Sheet Pan Egg in a Hole

Quick, simple, and easy sheet pan egg in a hole brunch recipe for feeding a crowd in less than 20 minutes! | Quick, simple, and easy sheet pan egg in a hole brunch recipe for feeding a crowd in less than 20 minutes! |
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
yield 12 servings


If you're looking for a simple meal for a crowd, you've come to the right place. Thanks to the mighty sheet pan, this is hands-down the most effortless way to prepare the traditional egg in a hole breakfast dish for friends, family, and brunch buddies in less than 20 minutes! The best part? While the recipe is super simple, the toppings can be everything but. You can easily keep your company happy (yes, even the picky eaters!) with a toppings bar that makes every plate customizable.

BY:Sugar & Soul


  • 12 slices brioche or thick-cut bread
  • 12 large Nellie's Free Range Eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Your favorite toppings


  • Preheat oven to 400F and grease a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Using a 2 1/4-inch biscuit cutter, cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread. Discard bread centers (or save for yolk dipping!) and arrange bread slices on the prepared pan.
  • Crack an egg into each hole and carefully place sheet pan in oven. Bake for about 7 1/2 minutes for a runny yolk, and 10 minutes for a fully cooked yolk. Keep in mind that ovens vary and the eggs will continue to cook slightly once pulled out of the oven.


Need some inspiration for your toppings? Try a combination of bacon crumbles, goat cheese, hot sauce, basil, parsley, chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Or, keep it simple with a dash of everything bagel seasoning. You can also try Southwest-themed accouterments like salsa, sour cream, cotija cheese, cilantro, and even guacamole.

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LizFebruary 06, 2022

Will these freeze and reheat? today is breakfast prep day


Hi Liz! We haven't tried freezing these and think that perhaps the bread may become soggy during that process. But we do have some great freezer friendly recipes here if you're looking for some:

Darelynn ClayFebruary 21, 2021

Do your eggs ever have double yolks? I miss them, and can’t find them anywhere


Hi Darelynn! Thanks for reaching out. While we can't guarantee double yolked eggs in a carton, we do have them from time to time. When we do have them available we typically package them with our jumbo sized eggs because they tend to be very large.


best eggs...thats it!


Why thank you, Joanne!

Pauline Richard June 28, 2019

Somewhat disappointed. Only cooked 4. Bread was dry. Maybe butter before baking them would have helped. Will try again as very simple and good for lunch


Hi Pauline! Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear that the bread was a little dry. It sounds like the type of bread may have had less moisture which caused it to dry sooner. We agree that buttering the bread may help to keep it less dry. Thank you for reaching out!

AngieJune 21, 2019

Thank you.My husband loves these and I hated making them in a pan.He will be thrilled I can make these easy now.


We absolutely love recipes like this that make our lives easier, Angie. We're glad that this one will do the same for you. Hope you and your husband enjoy!

Sharon BeckJune 18, 2019

Thanks for the new recipe to try with these eggs, that are a tasty, healthy part of my family's diet.


Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for the kind compliment. We're proud to supply fresh, nutritious eggs to families like yours. Additionally, we're so glad to hear that you're able to try this new recipe and mix things up!

PatJune 14, 2019

Always buy your eggs. They are the best!


Thanks for your support, Pat! It warms our hearts to know that you're enjoying our eggs from our small family farms! We'll tell the girls they are doing a great job.

Jennifer CokerJune 10, 2019

Love Nellies eggs!!!


Thanks for your loyalty, Jennifer! Our hens send the love right back to you.

ArthurMay 30, 2019

We called these "Bulls Eye Eggs" growing up and cooked them in a frying pan. Love the idea of making a batch in the oven. Suggested toppings...? Turmeric, Paprika, Black Pepper, and a dash of Poultry Seasoning. Then pop a bit of cheddar cheese on top and enjoy! Love your eggs!


What a perfect name, Arthur! The frying pan also works, but we think you might like trying out the oven idea. We love your topping ideas, too. Thanks for your loyalty and for enjoying our eggs so immensely!

Sharon May 26, 2019

I have been using your eggs for a few months and am pleased with them. Thank you for a great product


We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying them, Sharon. Thank you for supporting our free range farms by using in our eggs in all your favorite recipes!

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