Egg-in-a-hole toast is the ultimate breakfast mashup. Why waste energy cooking both eggs and toast when you could save time, effort, and dishes by cooking them together? Combining two amazing food tends to produce an even better hybrid, and this dish is no exception.

But sometimes you're looking for something a little more grown up to eat. This recipe brings the glory of egg-in-a-hole toast to dinnertime. By replacing the toast with squash, not only will you feel classier, but you'll be eating healthier. You only need 5 ingredients (including olive oil, salt, and pepper) to make a complete meal packed with protein and complex carbs.

For me, the idea of egg-in-a-hole toast evokes memories of lazy Sundays at home, with my dad making breakfast for the whole family. By taking my own spin on his classic brunch dish, I've found a healthy way to bring that with me as I grow up. This recipe is perfect for throwing it back to the good old days while still feeling like you're a real adult.

#SpoonTip: Get ready to show off your cooking skills on Insta — this recipe is perfect for slo-mo #yolkporn videos, but also shows off the healthy choices you're making.

Squash Egg-In-a-Hole

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:35 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 butternut squash or the squash your choosing
  • 6 eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Dessert, coconut, caramel, mango
  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 400° and cut your squash into one-inch wide rings and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.

    pumpkin, orange
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  • Step 2

    Coat evenly with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for 20 minutes.

    squash, lemon, pepper
    Molly Gallagher
  • Step 3

    Scoop out the middle of the rings that didn't have seeds with a spoon, and crack an egg into each ring.

    pepper, orange
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  • Step 4

    Sprinkle everything with more salt and pepper, then put the squash back in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

    Molly Gallagher
  • Step 5

    Take a photoshoot for Instagram, then enjoy!