Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce (Uova alla Contadina)

Make it a brunch to remember with these scrumptious baked eggs in tomato sauce. 

Don’t forget a thick slice of grilled bread to soak it all up

Do you have a favorite brunch recipe you always use to make your Sunday special?!? Here is one that I love and I would like to share with you today. Honestly I make this for a fun lunch next to a big green salad or any weeknight I want to change things up. This irresistible why-did-I-bake-just-one-for-myself uova alla contadina (how we would call it in Italy) are simply perfect for any occasion.

What’s not to love about this dish?! It has perfectly baked, soft eggs, over a flavorful tomato sauce, all covered in a cheesy top, served up in oven-safe cute bowl.  It’s quick and super easy to make in a few simple steps.
Don’t forget a hot-from-the-grill thick slice of bread. You’ll definitely need it to scoop up the egg and soak up all the sauce, and clean up the bowl. I say this is one of those few fork-optional occasions. Shhh.. it will be our secret! 
Buon appetito!


YIELD: 2 servings

    • 1 cup of crushed tomatoes (or tomato sauce)
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 1/2 small onion
    • 1 or 2 peperoncini
    • 2 large eggs 
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated (or shaved)
    • 4 thick slices of bread

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