Elevated Egg-in-a-Hole With Mushroom Sauce

  • SERVES: 2
  • PREP: 5 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes

A decadent, grown-up twist on the classic egg dish—great for breakfast, brunch, or brinner.

If you couldn’t tell, I love breakfast. From crispy, garlicky bacon to an elevated (and cheesy) twist on oatmeal, breakfast is hard to beat. And let me tell you, this egg-in-a-hole dish is no... _egg_ception. But this isn’t the egg-in-a-hole you grew up with. This one uses super thick-cut bread and TWO eggs to make it feel like a real meal. (Whether eaten for brunch or dinner!) What really takes it to the next level is the rich, buttery, creamy mushroom sauce that mixes so beautifully with the luscious, runny egg yolk. Hands down, the best part is at the very end: Take the remaining brioche bread and use it as a sponge to absorb the rest of the mushroom-egg sauce.

  • 5

    tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 10

    ounces button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced

  • 2

    sprigs thyme, plus picked thyme leaves for serving

  • cup half and half

  • 2

    slices of 1 ½-inch thick brioche, white country loaf, or challah bread

  • 4


  • +

    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Shop this recipe

Nonstick Cast Iron Enamel Skillet
Nonstick Cast Iron Enamel Skillet

Cast Iron is the secret to restaurant-quality textures: think crispy fried eggs, perfectly seared steak, and crusty cornbread. It can cook almost anything and will last a lifetime. Naturally nonstick for no-fuss cleanup Use on the stovetop, in the oven, or even over a campfire Unlike most cast iron, seasoning (the process of baking oil into the pan) is not required

The Stir-Anything Wooden Utensil Set
The Stir-Anything Wooden Utensil Set

Grab the slotted spoon to stir and al dente-test pasta, the spatula for slicing and serving quiche and crumbles, and the spoon for everything else. Carved from olive wood that ages beautifully, these utensils also level up a tablescape—use them for serving salad, spicy slaw, and spaghetti. Olive wood has a natural oil finish, for stain resistance, a little shine and a lot of use. Use the flat, spatula-style utensil to divvy and serve quiche, brownies, berry crumbles and other treats best served warm.

You may also like

5 minutes | Serves 1

15 minutes | Serves 4

35 minutes | Serves 6 to 8 (recipe can be halved)

Get inspired in the kitchen


See What We're Cooking up

Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about new recipes and when items drop in the Cravings shop!

Sign Up

By signing up you agree to receive recurring automated marketing messages from Cravings. View Terms and Privacy.

© Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 2022.
All rights reserved.