Eggs Baked in Avocado Recipe

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Sydney Oland

If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider giving this a try. Admittedly, it was my first reaction to the idea when a co-worker made this for me, but I was absolutely converted when I had my first bite.

The texture of the avocado is not really altered by a quick 10 minutes in the oven. And the runny yolk surrounded by creamy, tender avocado is a true game changer. Garnish with lime, cilantro, scallions, and keep plenty of tortillas on hand to maneuver and squish the egg and avocado out of the avocado skin. You have a new take on brunch that I promise will be a crowd pleaser. As an added bonus, any leftovers are great on top of a tart salad for a quick lunch the next day.

Recipe Facts

4.1

(8)

Active: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 avocados

  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 limes

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped cilantro, optional

  • Sliced scallions, optional

  • Sliced chiles, optional

  • Warm flour or corn tortillas

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 450°F.

  2. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scrape out the center of each halved avocado so that it is large enough to accommodate an egg (about 1 1/2 tablespoons). Squeeze lime juice over the avocados and season with salt, then place on baking sheet. Break an egg into the center of each avocado. Don’t worry if some of the white spills out as long as the yolk is intact.

  3. Bake in the oven until whites are set and yolk is runny, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro, scallions, and chilies and serve with tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
498 Calories
18g Fat
70g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 498
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 372mg 124%
Sodium 346mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 82mg 410%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 869mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)