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If you've ever craved breakfast for dinner, this recipe will "fit-the-meal." Buttered and pan-grilled ciabatta bread with an egg cooked right in the center, any way you like it! Sprinkled with shallots, cheese, and tender and juicy Swaggerty's sausage. Make it for one or more - it's fun, easy, and really hits the spot! 

Egg & Sausage in a Hole


  1. Using a biscuit cutter remove a circle of bread from the middle of each slice. - See more at:
  2. In a skillet brown Swaggerty's Farm Fresh Sausage.
  3. In the same skillet you browned the sausage in, using the oil left in the pan, sauté the diced shallot or onion until softened. Remove from skillet. - See more at:
  4. Spread slices of bread generously on both sides with softened butter as well as the "holes" you cut out. - See more at:
  5. Working with one slice at a time in the skillet over medium heat, lightly brown both sides of each slice of buttered bread, as well as the "holes". - See more at:
  6. As each slice is browned, crack an egg into the hole cut in the center of the bread. Turn heat to med-low. Cook egg in the bread, flipping bread when egg is halfway cooked to your liking to cook on the other side. - See more at:
  7. Divide some of the cooked shallot on top of the cooked egg. Sprinkle with some of the cooked sausage, shredded cheese & more sausage. - See more at:


This recipe is a great one for the kids to help out with. Let them cut the holes in the bread and smear each slice with softened butter.
This recipe is really good as a "breakfast for dinner" with an added salad of mixed greens

To Serve

Serve each "egg & sausage in a hole" sprinkled with fresh parsley and toasted "hole".
7 min
prep time
7 min
cook time


½ to 1 lb Swaggerty's Farm roll sausage, browned
1 shallot or small yellow onion, diced
4 thick slices Ciabatta bread, or any crusty homemade type bread 4 ounces Sharp White Cheddar shredded
4 eggs (for 4 servings)
Softened butter to spread on bread
Fresh Parsley chopped 
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Pairs well with:
Tomatoes, mixed green salad
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