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Egg in a Bagel Hole with Cheese & Prosciutto

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-6 servings 1x


This Egg in a Bagel Hole with Cheese & Prosciutto is a fun and slightly more grown-up take on the childhood classic “egg in a hole.” Buttery, crispy bagels filled with gooey gruyere cheese, salty prosciutto, and perfectly cooked eggs. Sign me up and pass the mimosas!


  • 3 bagels, halved (any flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 slices gruyere or cheddar cheese (the deli-style sliced cheese works best here)
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 6 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a small biscuit cutter, cut out the center of the bagels to make the holes larger (about 3 inches in diameter).
  3. Brush the cut sides of the bagels with the melted butter and place them cut-side down on the baking sheet. I also line up some of the bagel cut outs.
  4. Line each bagel hole with a slice of cheese and a slice of prosciutto, tucking them in and around until they fit.
  5. Crack an egg into the center of each bagel hole, on top of the cheese and prosciutto slices – they will form a sort of wall around the egg to keep it from leaking out.
  6. Season the egg with salt and pepper and then transfer to the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs cooked. My whites were cooked with a slightly runny egg around the 12 minute mark.
  7. Serve while warm and garnished with fresh chives.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: breakfast

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