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Pesto Egg, Ham, and Cheesy Bread Bowl

A quick breakfast that is just as easy to make for a crowd as it for a party of two. This hearty meal combines pesto egg, ham, and cheese in a bread bowl!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg bread bowl, pesto egg and ham, ham and eggs bread bowl
Servings: 4
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 4 Kaiser rolls or any bread bowl of choice
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoon pesto
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.  Slice off the tops of 4 bread rolls and set aside tops.
  • Score a circle ring around the bread.  Carefully scoop out the filling, making sure not to tear the bottom of the bread roll.
  • Line the bread cavity with a slice of ham.  Crack an egg into the ham lined bread.  Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pesto over the egg.  Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella over the egg.  Cover bread with reserved sliced top.
  • Wrap completed bread bowl in foil. Bake for 18-20 minutes until egg whites are set and yolk is slightly runny.  Bake longer if you want your yolks completely set.  (*If egg whites are still not set about 25 minutes, remove from oven.   Unwrap from foil and place bread bowl on a microwave save plate.  Place in the microwave with a small cup of water.  Heat at intervals of 15 seconds until egg is done.)
  • Remove from oven.  Unwrap bread bowls and enjoy warm.  Season with salt and pepper, if needed.  Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.


NOTES: Baking times may vary depending on bread used and desired state of eggs.  If it is taking too long in the oven, finish cooking eggs in the microwave.  Unwrap bread bowl from foil and place on a microwave safe plate with a small cup of water.  Heat at 15 second intervals until egg is cooked to your desired state.