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Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs in a Hole


Making breakfast is something that I only do on occasion but I used to make it everyday for my kids.  I would rotate between a handful of different recipes that I knew they loved.  When I was young one of my moms specialties was Toad in the Hole {or eggs in the hole}.  I have adapted that idea and baked it on a sheet pan but the best part about this recipe is the addition of ham.  The ham lines the hole of the bread and keeps the egg snug inside.  A little seasoning, cheese and just the right amount of time in the oven and you have the perfect Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs.

Would you rather make a breakfast casserole?  Try this Pigs in a Blanket Breakfast Casserole recipe!

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A Sheet Pan Breakfast that Everyone will Love

There are so many things to love about this sheet pan breakfast.  You can customize the amount of Eggs in the Hole you want to make depending on how many you are feeding.

This recipe is for 6 pieces but you can easily adjust it to any number.  I made a couple the other day and it was still just as simple.

You can also cook the eggs from a hard cooked yolk to a yolk that is runny depending on just a few minutes in the oven.  This allows you to customize it to the people you are making them for.

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Ingredients Needed for Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs

  • Ham slices-Thin sliced lunch meat works best.  I love the honey ham best.
  • Texas Toast-Using Texas Toast gives you a thick piece of bread which works great and holds everything nicely in the middle.
  • Eggs-It wouldn’t be Eggs in the Hole without eggs.
  • Grated Cheese-The kind of grated cheese you use is a personal preference.  I used a shredded Colby Jack cheese and it melted wonderfully.
  • Salt & Pepper-Season to taste.  This is a preference of what you like.
  • Butter-I like to melt the butter and brush it on the bread for a nice even layer but if you prefer to spread it on you can.
  • Garlic Powder-Added to the butter for the perfect flavor on the outside of the bread.  
  • Chives-Added as a tasty garnish that adds the perfect touch of color.

How to make Eggs in a Hole with Ham on a Sheet Pan

  1. Use a 3″ round biscuit cutter {or cup} to cut a hole in the middle of each piece of bread.  You can add the bread rounds to the sheet tray or reserve them for another use.
  2. Combine your melted butter and garlic powder.  Brush it over the top of both sides of the bread.
  3. Take a piece of ham and place it over the hole in the bread.  The key is to make sure that it covers the hole.
  4. Drop an egg into the ham in the hole in the bread.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Also, sprinkle the top of each one with about a tablespoon of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes depending on how soft or how hard you want the yolk to be.

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For the finishing touch, sprinkle each Ham and Egg in the Hole with chopped chives.  Serve warm with fruit or all by itself for a delicious breakfast.

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Ham & Eggs in a Hole Topping Ideas

I prefer to keep it simple with a sprinkling of chopped chives but there are so many other ways you can get creative with the toppings.  A sprinkle of paprika or a dash of hot sauce would be a great addition to your Ham & Egg in a Hole.

You could also add salsa, cilantro and sour cream for a Mexican style Sheet Pan Ham & Egg in a Hole.

4 Top Tips for the BEST Ham & Eggs in a Hole

  • Use a thick cut bread.  This allows you to have a deep hole and everything will fit nicely inside of it.
  • Use a thin cut ham that is large enough to fill the hole.  If you have a ham lunchmeat that is small, use two pieces to fill the hole in the bread.  The ham acts like a cup of sort and holds the egg so it is important that it covers.
  • Butter the bread before adding any filling.  This will allow you to turn the bread over and get the bread buttered nicely.  Adding the butter is a step you don’t want to skip because it is what gives the outside the perfect golden toasty color and flavor.
  • Break the eggs in a cup or small bowl before adding them to the ham.  That way if you accidentally get a shell in the egg it is easy to remove.

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Can I use any flavor of bread?

Yes, you can use whatever kind of bread you and your family love.  Do take into consideration the thickness of the bread though.

Remember that having a bread that is a bit thicker is going to work much better for the end result.

Storing Leftover Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs

It is best to make as many Eggs in the Hole as you need because they do not store well.  I tried storing a few and they became very soggy.  The egg also gets a not so pleasant texture when you warm it up.

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Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs in a Hole

Eggs in a Hole just got more delicious with the addition of ham but it is the fact that they are baked in the oven that takes these Sheet Pan Ham and Eggs in a Hole over the top.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 409kcal
5 from 1 vote
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  • 6 slices Texas toast or other thick bread
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 slices ham lunch meat thin sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chives chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400° and line a sheet pan with foil.
  • Place the 6 slices of bread on the prepared baking sheet. Use a 3" biscuit cutter {or bottom of a cup} to cut a hole in the middle of each piece of bread. Remove the round middle and place on the sheet pan or set aside and use for another recipe.
  • Combine melted butter and garlic powder together. Brush over the top of both sides of bread.
  • Put a slice of ham over the hole of each slice of bread and gently press it down into the hole to create a cup.
  • Break an egg into the ham cup of each slice of bread. NOTE: It is easier to break the eggs into a bowl or cup before putting them into the ham in case you get a shell.
  • Season the top of each egg with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of grated cheese to the top of the egg/toast, making sure to spread it out evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on how you like your egg cooked. 12 minutes will give you a very runny yolk and 15 will give you a hard cooked yolk, so adjust according to how you prefer your egg cooked.
  • Remove from the oven and top each egg in the hole with a sprinkling of fresh chopped chives. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 7mg
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