Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs

It was always going to be a lazy day today, after the shock to the system which was the first full week back at work after the Christmas break. I love lazy Saturdays, and the opportunity to cook a nice breakfast (well, brunch) is a rare treat.

The other half’s favourite food is eggs, and so that was his request. To be more precise, his request was three eggs.

The weather isn’t nice today, so I wanted to make something gooey and warming. Baked eggs is perfect for this, with a roll of warm, fresh bread for dipping. I’ve added a touch of chorizo and smoked paprika to mine too, just to add a little extra warmth.

This takes 20 minutes, and will serve 2. (I had one egg and hubby had three, most would probably have two each).

Smoked Paprka Baked Eggs.

Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs

40g chorizo

1 onion

500g smooth passata

1 tsp smoked paprika

4 eggs

10g cheddar cheese

Bread rolls, to serve

1. Preheat the oven for 200 degrees.

2. Chop the chorizo into small chunks. Put in a frying pan over a high heat and cook until the oil has started to run out. Add the onion, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour in the passata and smoked paprika; bring to the boil.

3. Pour the tomato mix into 2 small ovenproof dishes. Make a small well in the centre of each using a wooden spoon, and crack 2 eggs into the centre of each dish, being careful not to break the yolks. Grate a little cheese over the top of each, and put in the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on how well you like your eggs cooked. Enjoy!

Smoke Paprika Baked Eggs


31 thoughts on “Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs

  1. Paolo Stenech January 10, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Looks really heartwarming 😊

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  2. splendidrecipes January 10, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    This looks wonderful Harrriet. I am adding this to my Breakfast Board on Pinterest, as well as FB page.

    Your new website looks amazing. I look forward to more from What to Eat for Dinner Tonight. πŸ™‚



  3. Liu.Live.Eat. January 10, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    Looks amazing! Makes me hungry now

    LiuLiveEat Lifestyle Writer


  4. annie lee January 11, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    omg those look so good… and not to mention your amazing photography!

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  5. Rosie January 11, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    I don’t have much more to say than om nom nom nom nom. I’m going to definitely have to try this recipe. Eggs are my favourite too!

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  6. Peter Rey January 13, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    I’ve always eaten eggs and tomatoes only. I never tried them with paprika. But you made me curious, so I’m going to try this recipe. =)

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  7. Chiara January 13, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    It reminds me of an Italian recipe, eggs with tomatoes. It’s a little bit different though, for example we use only basil, tomatoes and eggs and we cook them all in a pan. I’ve never tried Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs.This seems a very easy and tasty recipe. I’ll try it πŸ™‚

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  8. bunny and mimsey January 14, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Hi Harriet, thanks for visiting our blog and liking our post about English Roast Beef and High Tea. I’m so glad I got England and not Mum, cos I’ve got a bit of a crush on all British stuff!

    I like the sound of your Smoked Paprika Eggs, that Middle -Eastern type food is really popular over here(in Oz). We like spicy so would probably add some chilli and chopped coriander to this – what do you think?


    • harrietyoung38 January 14, 2015 / 11:52 am

      Yum – some chilli and coriander added in would be delicious!


  9. lrmcgill January 14, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Wow, this looks really yummy. Great idea.

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  10. bethmarsh1 January 18, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Love those pans- perfect for baked eggs!! Gunna have to get my hands on a set… Love the blog πŸ™‚ x

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  11. January 23, 2015 / 4:09 am

    This looks great! I have a couple of questions though. I don’t eat pork and was wondering what I could use in place of chorizo. Also, when you bake the eggs in the oven does the top part of the egg get cooked. I don’t like my eggs slimy on top. You know what I mean? πŸ™‚ Thanks.

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    • harrietyoung38 January 23, 2015 / 8:05 am

      Hi there! I’m glad you like the look of my recipe. You could thow a few capers in instead of the chorizo to add a little saltiness, and use a bit of extra paprika too. I completely understand about the slimy eggs, I don’t like that either! Just keep your eggs in the oven for a little longer, they will firm up. Hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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