Easiest Dinner Ever: Baked Eggs (Extra Sauce)

Eggs. Baked. In. Marinara. Sauce. Literally the best thing ever. I don't know about you, but no matter what my grocery situation is, I always seem to have at least a few eggs in the fridge and a jar of marinara sauce in the pantry. Buy a baguette and you're 10 minutes away from a super satisfying dinner. That's what I'm talking about! Where has this been all my life? I’m obsessed. 

Besides being completely delicious, this saucy skillet takes about 10 minutes to whip up, and you've probably already got all of the (3) ingredients to make it happen. That's right. You can file this one under “fast, filling and cheap.” Also, the fact that this dinner consists solely of dunking bread in sauce certainly doesn't hurt, as least as far as I'm concerned. 

Eggs. Baked. In. Marinara. Sauce. Literally the best thing ever. I don't know about you, but no matter what my grocery situation is, I always seem to have at least a few eggs in the fridge and a jar of marinara sauce in the pantry. Buy a baguette and you're 10 minutes away from a super satisfying dinner. That's what I'm talking about! I’m obsessed. 

I first heard about this genius combo last winter. I was talking to my boss at the time and she was telling me about the amazing dinner she made the night before for her family. “So delicious,” she raved. “We all sat there literally huddled around the pan, devouring every last bite.” I pictured her adorable twin boys dunking their pieces of bread, getting tomato sauce everywhere. Hmm, I thought, now that sounds pretty good, and easy too.

Not long after that, I started to see variations of eggs baked in tomato sauce all over Pinterest, in my inbox (food editors subscribe to lots of emails), everywhere. So many versions, each with a different name: Bon Appétit's Portuguese Baked EggsThe New York Times' spicy Shakshuka, and Food 52's take on Eggs in Purgatory.

You can add any combination of vegetables and spices if you're feeling fancy, but keeping it classic works too. Mine was somewhere in the middle, with a jar of marinara sauce I jazzed up by adding extra veggies. Like so many of my favorite dinners, this one is super customizable and impossible to mess up. À table!

-Stephanie