Italian Tomato Eggs

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Italian Tomato Eggs

Italian Tomato Eggs
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 1 hour Source: Tomato Products Wellness Council
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread, Egg & Cheese, Vegetables
Meal Type: Breakfast & Brunch, Lunch Entrée, Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Make Ahead

Perfect for breadfast, brunch, dinner or a family gathering. Sauce may be made several days ahead and reheated just before serving.


1 tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil, plus extra for brushing on bread
1 cup chopped Onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced and chopped Fennel or anise (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced Garlic
1 (28 ounce) can Tomato puree
2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
1 teaspoon Sugar, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste
6 (1 inch thick) slices rustic Italian bread
1 1/4 cups shredded Italian blend Cheese
6 fried Eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese and snipped fresh basil


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, fennel and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes to soften. Stir in tomato puree, herbs and sugar, Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 45 minutes or until tomato sauce is very thick, stirring frequently to make sure sauce does not scorch on the bottom. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top with 3 tablespoons shredded cheese and place in a hot oven or under the broiler for a few minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are lightly browned. Top each with a fried egg. a generous spoonful of tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil to taste. Makes 6 servings. Recipe may be doubled.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 350
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 1030 mg
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Protein: 18 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A: 25%
Vitamin C: 30%
Calcium: 300
Iron: 25%

Cook's Notes:

To save time, 2 cups prepared pasta sauce may be substituted for tomato sauce recipe above.

Reduce the amount of added salt and select low-sodium tomato puree in this dish to lower the sodium.