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Lean and Green Pepper Egg in a Hole

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If you’re in search of a healthy and easy-to-make breakfast that’s also low in calories, try out this lean and green recipe for pepper egg in a hole. It’s a nutritious spin on the classic egg-in-a-hole dish that uses red bell peppers instead of butter or margarine. The bread is also swapped out with jicama, a low-calorie alternative. For those who enjoy a bit of heat, you can add more jalapeno slices or use fewer if you prefer a milder flavor.

This lean and green Pepper Egg in a Hole recipe is a delicious and healthy American breakfast option that can also be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to incorporate more veggies into your diet while still enjoying a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Give this recipe a try and enjoy a wholesome meal that fits into any healthy eating plan!

DifficultyServingsCooking TimePrep Time
Medium420 minutes10 Minutes



  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 2 cup Jicama shredded
  • 4 large Red Bell Peppers
  • 1⅓ cup Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • ¼ cup Tomatillo Salsa



To make this lean and green Pepper Egg in a Hole recipe, follow these instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut the red bell peppers into eight rings, each about ¾-inch thick. Remove the seeds and stems from the peppers, and finely mince the remaining flesh. Set the minced pepper aside.
  3. Arrange the eight pepper rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Add 1½ tablespoons of cheese to each pepper ring, and then top each with one tablespoon of the minced pepper. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully crack one whole egg into each pepper ring.
  6. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the eggs. Add about one tablespoon of cheese per pepper ring.
  7. Bake for eight more minutes, or until the eggs are fully cooked.
  8. While the eggs are baking, mix the shredded jicama with the tomatillo salsa and the remaining minced red peppers. Divide the mixture into four portions and arrange each portion on a plate.
  9. Serve the Pepper Egg in a Hole hot from the oven with the jicama and salsa mixture on the side.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy breakfast that’s packed with lean and green ingredients!

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