Cheater Eggs in Purgatory

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Recipe: #34047

January 08, 2020

"I call this "Cheater" eggs in purgatory because I use leftover Italian pasta meat sauce for this instead of making it from scratch. I make this often when I have guests over for breakfast after a night of too much fun, lol. It is quick and easy to put together and always enjoyed by all. I usually heat the pasta sauce in the microwave oven for a quick start."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (364.5 g)
  • Calories 521.2
  • Total Fat - 34.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1355.9 mg
  • Sodium - 517.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 45.8 g
  • Calcium - 204.1 mg
  • Iron - 6.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pour hot pasta sauce into a 9" deep dish pie plate. (I use a 2" deep corning ware pie plate)

Step 2

Make an indentation in sauce with a large spoon crack the shell and place egg in indentation; repeat for remainder of eggs. Season eggs with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook for 20 minutes or until white of egg is cooked and yolk is to you desired doneness.

Step 4

Serve with crusty bread or toast.

Step 5



No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I had some leftover pasta sauce to use up so this recipe came to mind. I cut it down to feed two. We loved it!


review by:
(28 Mar 2020)


I halved this recipe for two servings. It was good. I had to buy my sauce, so I added crumbled up fried bacon and shredded cheese into it. I didn't have any other meat for it. It was a good breakfast. We had it with toast. I never would have thought to do anything like this on my own


(14 Mar 2020)


That looks like a wonderful Brunch! I could sure tuck into that. Easy to make and delicious . Your photos made it say Mmmmmm


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(24 Feb 2020)

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