Comforting and nourishing, this quick and easy Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One is a delicious way to start the day. P.S. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, low FODMAP, low carb, and baked in the microwave, so you have no excuse not to eat a proper breakfast πŸ™‚  If you have to pick one favorite SUPER nutritious {and delicious} pantry staple what would it be?

Olives would be on my list for sure. Quinoa. Nuts and nut butters. Oats {certified gluten-free for me}. Extra virgin olive oil. Yep. Sardines {Sometimes}. Dark chocolate {Always}.


And jarred tomatoes…

As in Whole. Chopped. Puree. Juice. And Paste. Am I missing any???

Keep a jar {or can} of tomatoes in your pantry for whenever you want to whip up a simple, healthy meal!

I really dig fresh ripe tomatoes in the summertime, especially my favorite dry farmed tomatoes, and I usually have some cherry or grape tomatoes on my kitchen counter year round, but I’m also pretty religious about keeping a few jars of tomatoes in my pantry for whenever I want to whip up a simple, healthy meal.

Like a quick batch of pasta sauce.

Or this  “Summer” Veggie Juice in a Jar. Love this stuff, and it tastes equally fabulous in the wintertime made with jarred tomatoes instead of fresh.

Oh, and how about a bowl of this Lentil Soup with Parmesan and Smoked Sausage from The Wicked Noodle? OMG. It is SO good!

And then there’s my favorite Spicy Pistachio Harissa Pesto, perfect on top of Roasted Cauliflower Soup, or for dipping veggies into. Yum!

Or, you could try something totally new, and make this Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One. In the microwave. It seriously doesn’t get much easier than this!

Bruschetta Baked Eggs

Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One

Comforting and nourishing, this quick and easy Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One is a delicious way to start the day.
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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 baked egg



  • 1 28- ounce jar, can or box of tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil {i.e. California Ranch Garlic Oil}
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to tasteBruschetta Baked Eggs
  • 1/2 cup bruschetta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Optional, Italian seasoning and ground black pepper for garnish


  • To make the bruschetta, heat olive oil in a medium size pan over medium heat, and add tomatoes. Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and stir well to combine. Continue stirring for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove tomato mixture to a bowl.
  • Place 1/2 cup bruschetta in a Ramekin,and crack egg on top of the bruschetta. Cook in the microwave, on high power, for 2 minutes, then top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and cook for ~2 more minutes*, or until desired doneness. *After cooking for the first 2 minutes, you may want to check your microwave every 30 seconds, as microwave cooking times will vary.
  • Sprinkle baked egg with Italian seasoning and ground black pepper if desired, and serve while warm.


Store any additional bruschetta mixture in the refrigerator, and enjoy on top of toast, or stirred into pasta.Β 


Serving: 1baked egg | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 715mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten Free, Italian, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, Vegetarian
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Of course I can’t leave you without sharing some of my favorite reasons for eating some tomatoes everyday…

6 Reasons to Eat {or Drink} Some Tomatoes Today~Tomatoes provide some awesome health benefits, plus they are so versatile to cook with, and are absolutely delicious too!
6 Reasons to Eat Some Tomatoes Today

1. Get your glow on! Did you know that the carotenoids and flavonoids in tomato products may provide natural protection from UV rays? Yes, you still need to wear sunscreen, but tomato products may help the good fight!

2. Fight Inflammation. Researchers have recently discovered that serum C reactive protein {elevated levels may indicate inflammation in the body} may be lowered with the consumption of processed tomatoes. And, as on-going research continues to suggest that inflammation may be a root cause of several chronic diseases, this is a good thing!

3. {Men} Protect your prostate. A meta-analysis of 21 published studies confirms that eating tomatoes, especially cooked, provides protection against prostate cancer. Even better, try cooking tomatoes and broccoli together for additional prostate protection.

4. Love your heart! Regular consumption of tomato products has been repeatedly linked with cardiovascular health, and researchers have found that eating oil and tomato based products , i.e. tomato and pizza sauce {the oil helps boost your body’s lycopene absorption} promotes heart health.

5. Up your antioxidants. Tomatoes contain all 4 major carotenoids, including the superstar lycopene which is though to have the greatest antioxidant level of all the carotenoids, and may provide protection not only against prostate cancer, but also against pancreatic and breast cancer, and more!

6. Boost your bones! The lycopene {and other antioxidants} in tomatoes may play a role in supporting bone health. In addition, tomatoes are a very good source of vitamin K, which, in along with calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins C and A, promotes bone health.

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Resources~Tomato Wellness BlogThe World’s Healthiest Foods, and Web MD

So go eat {or drink} some tomatoes today, and thank you to Tomato Wellness for the opportunity to share my love of tomatoes by creating this recipe and entering it in to their 1st Ever Tomato Wellness Recipe Blogger Madness Contest!

Let’s Chat!

Are you a tomato lover like me? What are you favorite ways to enjoy tomatoes year round? Did you learn anything new about the fabulous potential health benefits of tomatoes today? What super healthy foods are always stocked in your pantry???