This hearty breakfast featuring eggs baked in squash rings is perfect when you have a busy day ahead and might not have time for lunch later.

These baked eggs are such a fun way to use squash, and make a really hearty, if slightly unorthodox, breakfast! I am partial to butternut, but acorn or spaghetti squash would work equally as well. 

Roasting the squash before adding the egg ensures that the squash is tender and slightly caramelized, while the egg is cooked to perfection in the center.

I love how the color of the egg yolks matches the butternut squash, so it's what I normally use for this recipe, but other types of squash such as acorn will work as well.

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Baked Eggs in Butternut Squash Rings

1 large butternut squash
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 eggs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh baby sage leaves, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash the squash and cut crosswise into six 3/4- to 1-inch slices. Scoop out the seeds and hollow out the middle of each slice to allow room for an egg.

Arrange the squash on the baking sheet and brush each ring with olive oil inside and out, then season with salt and pepper. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 20 minutes, until the squash has softened. 

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently crack and slide 1 egg into the center of each squash ring. 

Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and return to the oven. Bake about 8 minutes, until the egg whites are set and the yolks are firm but not fully set.

Use a spatula to slide the squash rings onto plates. Top with Parmesan, garnish with fresh sage, and drizzle with olive oil.

Makes 6 servings.

This recipe was adapted from The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook by Lisa Steele (HarperCollins, 2022).
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