3-Ingredient Bell Pepper & Cheese Egg Cups


Requiring just three main ingredients—bell peppers, eggs and shredded cheese—these portable baked eggs are simple to assemble and perfect for meal prep. Store them in the fridge for up to 4 days to reheat on demand.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 medium bell peppers, any color

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 8 large eggs

  • ¼ cup Mexican-blend shredded cheese

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Cut bell peppers in half through the stem end. Remove ribs and seeds. Place the peppers in the pan cut-side up and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Bake the peppers for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and crack 1 egg into each pepper cup. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then top each with 1/2 tablespoon cheese.

  4. Bake until the egg whites are set, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

    3-Ingredient Bell Pepper & Cheese Egg Cups
    Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

To make ahead

Let cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 bell pepper cups
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 379mg 126%
Vitamin A 4313IU 86%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Potassium 397mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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