This unusual combination of eggs braised in tomato sauce served on crusty bread is out of this world. Also try it over angel hair pasta. Serve with: Steamed broccolini.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and pancetta (if using). Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add marinara and adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl, taking care not to break the yolk. Make a well in the sauce roughly large enough to hold the egg and slip it in so that the yolk and most of the white is contained (some white may spread out). Repeat with the remaining eggs, evenly spacing them around the pan. Sprinkle the sauce with basil; cover and cook until the eggs are the desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium-set. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan and pepper.

  • To serve, top each slice of toasted bread with an egg and sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 12.9g 26% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; dietary fiber 4.5g 18% DV; sugars 11g; fat 15.3g 24% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 189.7mg 63% DV; vitamin a iu 1176.6IU 24% DV; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 46.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 149.1mg 15% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 34mg 12% DV; potassium 542.4mg 15% DV; sodium 800mg 32% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This really was a great easy and very tasty dinner! I took the advice to make some hashbrowns on the side and I also did not use the pancetta. I did use a spicy tomato basil sauce to add some bold flavor to the mix and i really just lined the bottom of the pan with the sauce so it wouldn't be too overwhelming. I also only added some olive oil and fresh minced garlic before the sauce. Overall although it may not look traditional I proved my skeptics wrong and they can't wait for me to make it again! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Just OK From the great reviews I expected more. I realize that its eggs but there was nothing very interesting about it. Just tasted like eggs with a jar of sauce on them. I added the pancetta and could not taste it. I think I will stick with Huevos Rancheros for my mid week egg meal. Pros: Quick weeknight meal Cons: Nothing interesting Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
Glad I tried it This was unusual but I figured people eat eggs with ketchup-- why not marinara? I'm glad I tried it. I overcooked the eggs the first couple times (I usually eat scrambled) but then I got it down. This was really flavorful and I will be making it again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Shakshuka! This is a quick and easy version of an Israeli dish called shakshuka. This version is a great weeknight dish that can be pulled together from pantry staples. Love when I don't have to shop on the way home from work. Pros: Fast easy yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very Tasty Very surprised how delicious this was. My 11 year old son and I made it together in no time at all (it was a good recipe for a beginner cook) and everyone enjoyed it. Highly recommended for a quick weeknight meal. Pros: Quick easy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy Delicious! Midnight Snack! Smelled YUMMY while I was cooking it it sounded so good when I read the recipe I knew I had to try it out right NOW! It's midnite;) I had no marinara but used a can of Italian flavored diced tomatoes mmmmmmm. It's even a tiny bit sweet. This will be a recipe I put in my recipe box and pass around to my older kids for their boxes. THANK YOU!! Pros: Reminded me why I needed to get my cast iron skillet back out acidic tomatoes brings out more iron and I need more of that! Cons: NONE? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Different but good This dish sounded I gave it a try. Followed the recipe except used cooked chopped bacon instead of the pancetta and added it after the onion/garlic cooked. It was tasty good flavor we were a little disappointed that the eggs were so overpowered by the marinara. I would make it again it's an easy to prepare supper. Pros: Easy quick simple ingredients Cons: Egg gets overpowered by the marinara Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this is the best breakfast in the world i would recommend it to people Read More