Egg in a Pepper Recipe

A delicious and healthy breakfast of eggs cooked inside bell pepper rings makes a bright and cheery start to the day.



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Do you love eggs? They are a wonderfully nutritious food. In fact, they’re one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. The protein in eggs has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed to build tissue fiber. Yup, that’s why Sylvester Stallone ate raw eggs in the movie Rocky.


But who likes to drink raw eggs in the morning? Yuck! Not me. To get the same benefit, I say skip the raw egg drink and make my recipe for Sunny Side Pepper Eggs instead.


sunny side up eggs inside pepper rings



This recipe is for sunny side up eggs made inside sweet bell pepper rings. The combination of eggs and peppers provides a healthy dose of fiber and protein to fuel you for the day ahead. Also, it can help you feel full longer, so you’re not tempted to snack before your next meal. It is also a Keto-friendly recipe and is gluten-free.


You can use green, red, yellow, or orange peppers for a brightly colored plate. The finished dish is meant to resemble flowers, so it’s a great way to get your family to eat a healthy breakfast. You never know, these eggs just might put a smile on your face first thing in the morning and give you a sunny outlook all day.


Egg and Pepper “Flowers”


Farm Fresh Eggs 


If you have access to farm-fresh eggs, they will make the absolute best fried eggs. But since most people use store-bought, you’ll want to take your eggs out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking. Or, you can soak the eggs in warm water for about five minutes to bring them to room temperature. 


Choose your skillet. Most people like using a nonstick pan because eggs like to stick (especially if the heat is too high), but I love my stainless steel frying pan. It was a bit of a learning curve when I first started with stainless steel. You need to warm the skillet, then give it the “water test”. If you drop a tiny amount of water into the pan and it beads into a dance, you know your pan is ready. Check out the video below for a demonstration.



This recipe is ready in about 12 minutes and makes 4 servings.




  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped


Start by carefully slicing the bell peppers into four ½-inch rings.  


Sliced Bell Pepper Rings






Leftover Sunny Side Pepper Eggs will keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


These eggs made inside a bell pepper ring are a fun and healthy way to get your day started!


Keto eggs in a bell pepper ring

For my other egg recipes, visit:

Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs

Sweet Potato Avocado Egg Toast


When you make these Sunny Side Pepper Eggs, leave me a comment below and snap a photo and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see it!






Happy Eating!


Fried Pepper Egg Recipe

Sunny Side Pepper Eggs

A colorful breakfast of a sunny side up egg inside a bell pepper ring.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley optional garnish


  • Carefully slice the bell peppers into four ½-inch rings. Toss out the stem and remove all seeds and white flesh from the pepper rings.
  •  Heat the oil in a skillet on medium. Cook the peppers for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the peppers over and crack an egg into the center of each ring.
  • Cover and cook until eggs are done, approximately 7-8 minutes.
  • Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Keyword bell peppers, breakfast, breakfast for dinner, eggs, sunny side, sweet peppers

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