Baked Egg in Avocado

I hate to bring you guys a non-seasonal post right in the middle of a prime growing season, but you’ve got to serve something substantial alongside all of those garden veggies, right? Plates of vegetables are glorious, but working hard in this heat requires some solid pairings to go with them.

When I caught wind of this idea, I knew it was just the thing I wanted to couple with the summer greens currently flourishing outside. These avocado bowls are adorable. They are rather simple too, allowing them to shine in their appearance as well as with the other toppings you select to spruce them up.

I chose to go with a Mexican theme because when I think of avocado, the maracas start shaking and guacamole automatically comes to mind. Season to taste, and feel free to add any other ingredients that inspire you, like lime juice or paprika. Think of it as a breakfast taco wrapped up in an avocado. That’s a tortilla shell substitute worthy of a summer fiesta.

Baked Egg in Avocado


  • -Avocado
  • -Egg
  • -Chili Powder
  • -Cilantro
  • -Salsa
  • -Shredded cheese
  • -Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Place a cast iron pan in oven and heat.
  2. Cut avocado in half. Depending upon how big the pit is in your avocado, you may want to scoop a little bit of the flesh out of the middle and set aside. Line area where the pit was removed with cilantro and then crack egg into the middle. Sprinkle with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove cast iron pan from oven and place egg inside. Bake about 10 minutes, or until egg reaches desired consistency. When egg looks about done, sprinkle with cheese and cook until melted. Serve alongside salsa, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce, if desired.

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    The Candid RD
    August 12, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Sounds like heaven. Literally.

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    August 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Looks really yummy. Must try it. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This is a cool creation! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    That looks awesome! I must try this.

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    August 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

    YUM!!!!!!! Definitely trying! I don’t have a cast iron skillet (i know, shoot me). Could I use a baking dish instead you think?? Hmmmm…..

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    Veronica Sheppard
    September 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I am going to try this today. Love it

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    David Marsh
    December 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Tried this and was scrumptious !

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    rafael nadal
    February 9, 2013 at 2:57 am

    add 1 garlic clove pressed in each avocado on top of the egg, makes it much better!

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