The title tells it all. This simple yet mouthwatering dish needs only three ingredients: bacon, eggs, and cherry tomatoes. Believe it or not, that holy trinity makes your taste buds do a happy dance. If you are not convinced, just try out the recipe and experience yourself how something so simple can be so tasty.
Naturally, if simple solutions are not for you, you’ll get an ample amount of tips for variations at the end of this post. Enjoy!
How to make these 3-Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Tomato-Filled Boiled Eggs
With only 3 ingredients, this dish is super simple to make. All you need is (hard-)boiled eggs, bacon, and cherry tomatoes.
First, you’ll halve the eggs and remove the yolks. Then, you’ll place a cherry tomato into the well of an egg half and cover the thing with another egg half. After that, you’ll wrap the whole egg with a slice of bacon (or two, like I prefer), and then bake. That’s it!
Moreover, this recipe is easy to multiply for a bigger crowd, so remember it when you next time entertain or organize a keto brunch.
Even though the procedure is very clear, let’s take a closer look at how to prepare this excellent egg dish that works as light lunch, snack, or appetizer:
Take 8 hard-boiled and peeled eggs.
Halve the eggs.
Remove the yolks.
Use the yolks for other purposes. Personally, I prefer to make a spread by mashing them with a fork and adding sour cream, salt, apple cider vinegar, and Dijon mustard. That works as a fabulous dip with fried bacon!
Next, you’ll need 8 round cherry tomatoes…
…and 8—16 bacon slices.
Place a cherry tomato into the well in the egg white.
Cover with another egg half to make a whole egg.
Wrap the egg with a slice or two of bacon. (I prefer two slices.)
Continue with the rest of the eggs, tomatoes, and bacon. Place the bacon-wrapped eggs into a baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven at 400 °F (200 °C) for about 30 minutes…
…or until the bacon is done.
Serve hot or warm.
How I came up with this easy keto recipe
About nine years ago, I came up with this recipe for Bacon and Eggs in a Different Way which immediately became viral.
Actually, this particular recipe with cherry tomatoes originates from those nine-year-old experiments. I tried the cherry tomato filling already nine years ago, and the result was great. (You’ll actually see a photo of that version in the old blog post.) Now, after experimenting with it further, I decided that it deserves its own post as the recipe is so succulent yet so simple — actually much more straightforward than the recipe with the cream cheese filling that I posted nine years ago.
When making this recipe a few days ago, I was pondering whether to add something — like arugula — in addition to cherry tomatoes, but I decided to stick to the 3-ingredient version because it tasted good as is. However, I came up with several variations, which you can see in the chapter below.
But first, here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 8 hard-boiled and peeled organic free-range eggs
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 8—16 bacon slices
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
- Halve the eggs.
- Remove the yolks. Save the yolks for other purposes (see a tip in the post).
- Take an egg half. Place a cherry tomato in the well.
- Cover with another egg half so that you’ll get a whole egg.
- Wrap the egg with 1—2 slices of bacon.
- Continue with the rest of the eggs, tomatoes, and bacon slices.
- Place the bacon-wrapped eggs into a baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until the bacon is done.
- Serve hot or warm.
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|Nutrition information||In total||Per egg|
|Protein||96.7 g||12.1 g|
|Fat||134.2 g||16.8 g|
|Net carbs||4.1 g||0.5 g|
|kcal||1599 kcal||200 kcal|
Tips for variations
Even this dish is flavorful as is, you can always amp up the flavors by adding more ingredients. Below are some suggestions.
- Wrap the cherry tomatoes with basil leaves or arugula leaves before placing them into egg halves
- Another herby option is to add finely chopped herbs, like oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, rosemary, or marjoram to the wells in the egg whites before placing the cherry tomato in the well
- For spices and seasonings, sprinkle some lemon pepper, onion powder, freshly ground black pepper, or Cajun seasoning on the cherry tomatoes on the egg whites before covering them with another egg white
- If you love onion, feel free to sprinkle chopped spring onion or chives on the cherry tomatoes
- For a bit more adventurous approach, wrap the whole eggs (with a cherry tomato inside) with basil leaves, arugula leaves, or sage leaves before wrapping them with bacon
- For all you cheese lovers out there: sprinkle some freshly-grated Parmesan on the cherry tomato before covering it with the other egg half
- Instead of bacon, use prosciutto
- For a no-carb and carnivore version, replace the cherry tomato with a mini mozzarella ball or a small cube of feta. Other sharp cheeses like Cheddar, Swiss cheese, or old gouda work fabulously, too
I was developing many recipes this week, mainly for Ketokamu. Even though it wasn’t particularly hot weather, I made a nice, refreshing drink with cucumber, ginger, mint, and our Ellu Green Apple Electrolyte Powder. The rolls in the background are made with our keto baking mix.
The rolls, by the way, make excellent hot dog buns.
I also made a simple dish with salmon, onion powder, salt, and olive oil. It’s part of our meal plan. The recipe would be certainly worth posting here on my blog as well.
On Friday, I went to a local store to assemble two Ketokamu displays and fill them with our products. I’m so happy that people can get Ketokamu products from the local store now!