There is nothing, and I mean nothing, quite as fun as making eggs in a bagel. Whether you like the runny yolk of a soft-boiled egg or everything cooked through, this fun twist on the regular old bagels is the perfect breakfast bagel recipe.

Eggs in a bagel on a white breakfast plate in a wooden table.

If you’re looking for a leisurely breakfast recipe, then these eggs in a bagel should definitely be at the top of your list. They’re quick and straightforward to make, and they taste amazing.

You can use any kind of bagel for this recipe, but I prefer using everything bagels because they add so much unique flavor.

Plus, they go great with my protein cinnamon rolls!

Key ingredients

Eggs: I love starting the day off with eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein and a perfect ingredient for any breakfast.

Chives: I love homegrown chives, but any fresh store-bought will be just fine.

Cheddar cheese: This was the game-changer for me. If you don’t have cheddar cheese or are dairy-free, simply leave it out.

Salt & Pepper: What are eggs without a dash of salt and pepper?

Butter: I prefer regular old butter, while margarine or coconut oil will work.

Everything Bagels: I used homemade bagels with everything seasoning. Store-bought everything or plain yogurt bagels are both delicious.

The egg yolk running out of the middle of an everything bagel with chives garnishing the top.

Eggs in a bagel recipe

Step 1: Beat the eggs in a small bowl, then mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir together well.

Step 2: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add butter to the skillet, tipping the pan to spread it around.

Step 3: Cut a bagel in two, placing the cut side down onto the pan.

Step 4: Carefully pour the egg batter into the hole until level with the sides of the bagel.

Step 5: Once the bottom has cooked, carefully flip the bagel over, continuing to cook for an additional minute or two.

Step 6: Transfer the bagel to a plate to cool slightly before topping with more chives and serving.

Top Tip: Wait for the egg to set up slightly before flipping the bagel to prevent the mixture from spilling out everywhere.

Homemade egg and cheese mixture fried into the hole of an everything bagel with a quarter of a piece cut out of it.

Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love these eggs in a bagel because they’re delicious, healthy, and easy to make. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or as an appetizer at any meal.

Making an egg in hole breakfast like this is the perfect way to break out of the typical breakfast routine. Enjoy it with homemade sausage for a complete meal.

This recipe is made with simple ingredients and is loaded with flavor.

Any bread will work. An egg in a hole recipe is great with homemade bread, biscuits, and even English muffins. And to add heartiness, consider making some maple sausage patties!

Egg in a hole bagel with chives and cheddar cheese.


  • Always start with the bagels flat side down. If not, the eggs may slide out when you try to flip them.
  • Use a knife to widen the hole to fit the eggs better.
  • If you don’t have cheddar cheese, you can simply substitute it for your favorite type.
  • For bacon lovers, cook the bacon ahead of time, crumble, and add it to the egg mixture. Your recipients will thank you!

What should I serve with these eggs in a hole bagel recipe?

There are plenty of great options, with fried sweet potatoes, hash browns, or a fruit salad being at the top of my list.

The eggs in a bagel will be a hit for everyone on your cooking list. So bring this bagel breakfast to your next family get-together. Everyone will be ranting over its uniqueness and savory flavor.

The center hole of a bagel filled with an egg, cheese and chive mixture fried.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make these egg bagels with just egg whites? Yes! You can use egg white for this recipe. However, I would recommend cooking the whites all the way through unless you like runny egg whites.

Can I use homemade bagels? You bet! My best tip would be to make sure the bagel holes are somewhat the same size to ensure even cooking of the eggs. Here is a great bagel recipe, in case you are looking!

Are these ok to make ahead? Oh, yes, simply double or triple the recipe and you can have a great breakfast every day of the week.

You can store them in an airtight container, or once the skillet has cooled completely, simply cover it with some plastic wrap and store it in the fridge!

How long can I store this egg bagel recipe? I suggest only storing the bagels if the egg is cooked with no runny yolk. Four days is about the maximum I would go.

Reheat it in the toaster oven and you have a great breakfast for the week!

More breakfast recipes to try

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a toaster oven until warmed through.

Eggs in a bagel on a white breakfast plate in a wooden table.

Eggs in a Bagel

Laura Ascher
Eggs in a bagel are always a crowd-pleaser. Make this simple recipe for your next event or to bring for Sunday brunch.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 435 kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of diced chives plus some for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 2 everything bagels cut in half, long ways


  • Heat a 12" cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Beat the eggs in a small ramakin.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  • Butter the skillet, then place the bagels cut side down into the pan.
  • Carefully pour the egg batter into the hole, trying not to spill over the sides.
  • Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes before flipping and cooking an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Top with fresh chives and serve immediately.



Serving: 1ozCalories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 21gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 293mgSodium: 753mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9g
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