Cheesy Avocado Egg in a Hole Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Cheesy Avocado Egg in a Hole is just what you want to wake up to in the morning, and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! With ham, cheese, avocado, and a perfectly runny egg, all you need is a mug of coffee to start your day off right.

If you know me, you know that I am not much of a breakfast person. I was a strictly cereal girl for most of my youth.

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Even when my mom made breakfast, I just wanted a big ol’ bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Reese’s Puffs.

You could say I had a bit of a sweet tooth back then… Not that it’s really gone away!

So it wasn’t until I started working in the real world that I realized the importance of starting the day off with a REAL breakfast.

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It took me a long time to figure out what I really loved, but when I found egg in a hole, I was hooked.

Egg in a hole is one of those breakfasts that I absolutely love to make. It’s super easy and hearty, with a runny yolk and toasted bread to soak it up with.

This version of egg in a hole is the original recipe amped up times 10 or so.

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Instead of just a slice of bread with an egg in the center, this version has even MORE to it.

There’s slices of ham, gooey melted cheese, a tasty spice blend, and it’s topped with avocado to make it even more hearty.

The whole dish comes together in less than 30 minutes, so you can leisurely brew that cup of coffee as you wait for the slices to bake up to perfection.

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Every time I make egg in a hole this way, it comes out absolutely perfect with a nice and runny yolk…

It’s a fantastic breakfast to start the day on a weekday, but it also makes for a killer addition to a weekend brunch!

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Cheesy Avocado Egg in a Hole Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 slices Bread
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 8 slices Ham
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Chives
  • 1 large Avocado
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place slices of bread on the prepared pan. Use a one cup measuring cup to press down the center of each slice. This will create a divot for the egg to go into!
  3. Brush the edges of the toast with oil evenly.
  4. Place 2 slices of ham in the center of the divot. Crack and egg inside of each divot. Sprinkle the edges of each slice with shredded cheese, dividing evenly between them all.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together chili pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sprinkle this spice mixture evenly over each slice.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until the white of the egg is cooked through but the yolk is still runny.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped chives and top with sliced avocado. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve immediately.



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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 250
Calories 465

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 1051mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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