Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs

top view of smoked paprika baked eggs topped with chopped chives

When you’re looking for a lazy weekend brunch treat, these smoked paprika baked eggs fit the bill. They’re very easy to make, very straightforward and incredibly tasty too. Plus, when you make them in individual dishes like this, they look seriously smart!

When the weather isn’t nice and I want to make something gooey and warming, baked eggs is perfect. Especially 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 brunch dish takes only 20 minutes with very little hands on time. And I know I keep calling it brunch, but trust me – this is an amazing simple dinner dish too!

Smoked Paprka Baked Eggs.

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Chorizo – adds that delicious spicy flavour. If you want to make the dish vegetarian, replace the chorizo with a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Onion – you can use either one large white or yellow onion, or use 5 spring onions.
  • Passata – smooth passata is best in this dish, but you could replace with chopped tomatoes if you need to, you’ll just end up with a chunkier texture.
  • Smoked paprika – the key ingredient for smoked paprika baked eggs!
  • Eggs – large fresh ones are best.
  • Cheddar cheese – you could also switch with feta or mozzarella.
  • Bread rolls – pick your favourites!
Smoke Paprika Baked Eggs

Top Tips

  1. Cooking the chorizo

    The oil in this dish comes from the chorizo, so make sure you cook it long enough initially to release the oil. You’ll see it coming out of the chorizo.

  2. Using one dish

    If you don’t have individual oven dishes, you can use one large one. Just spread the tomato mixture in a thin layer and crack the eggs evenly over the top.

  3. Baking the eggs

    You can bake these eggs until they are perfect for you – whether you like them runny or more set.

top view of smoked paprika baked eggs topped with chopped chives

Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs

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Harriet Young
A 20 minute brunch dish with chorizo, smoked paprika and cheesy eggs
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 People


  • 40 g chorizo
  • 1 onion
  • 500 g smooth passata
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 g cheddar cheese
  • Bread rolls to serve


  • Preheat the oven for 200 degrees celsius.
  • 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.
  • 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!
Keyword brunch, chorizo, eggs

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37 responses to “Smoked Paprika Baked Eggs”

    1. Thanks Ana! It’s amazing what natural light can do!

      1. You’re absolutely right. Natural light is the best way

  1. Looks really heartwarming ?

  2. 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. 🙂


  3. Thanks Randy, I’m glad you like the new design!

  4. Looks amazing! Makes me hungry now

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  5. This looks so delicious! I am so hungry now!


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

  7. 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!

  8. Reblogged this on Flavor N Taste and commented:
    This is a unique breakfast for a cold winter day!

  9. 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. =)

    1. Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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?

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

  12. Cripes, I’m going to have to make this!

  13. Wow, this looks really yummy. Great idea.

  14. Love those pans- perfect for baked eggs!! Gunna have to get my hands on a set… Love the blog 🙂 x

    1. Thanks Beth! I love the pans too – use them at every opportunity now! x

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  16. 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? 🙂 Thanks.

    1. 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 🙂

      1. Ok great! Thanks for the advice. I will give this a try. 🙂

  17. …looks and sounds delicious!

  18. Very nutritious . Great way to make eggs.

  19. 5 stars
    Love it for brunch yesterday! Just a handful of ingredients, but wow, it’s so tasty! All about that smoky flavour of chorizo!

  20. 5 stars
    So delicious, we enjoyed it for dinner! Easy to make and so flavorful, thank you!

  21. 5 stars
    Baked eggs are my favorite way to start a day. Fantastic and easy breakfast, that’s for sure.

  22. 5 stars
    This looks so fancy plated in individual cast iron skillets. Thanks!

  23. 5 stars
    This hearty breakfast is going to become our weekend goto before we dash out the door to activities. Such a filling and healthy option everyone can enjoy!

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