Grilled Eggs

Grilled eggs, you ask in awe? Yes! I simply adore eggs, so when tasked with creating a recipe for the grill for the kickoff Recipe Redux, I wanted to challenge myself and do something I’d never done before. I happened to be at a cookout recently where my father-in-law mentioned a trick he had heard about grilling eggs. Challenge accepted!

Eggs are one of my favorite foods – most definitely in the top 5. I shock people when I tell them my husband and I go through a dozen eggs a week! They’re tasty, easy-to-prepare, versatile, and satisfying. They’re full of high-quality protein and hard-to-get nutrients like selenium, vitamin D, lutein, and choline. And if you purchase pastured eggs from the farmers market, they’re also a great source of healthy fats like omega 3s. Actually, pastured eggs are much better for you in general.

It blows my mind when people throw out the yolk, a goldmine of nutrients. If you’re afraid of the cholesterol, don’t be. Dietary cholesterol isn’t the villain it’s been portrayed to be in the past. Major national studies do not support a relationship between increased dietary cholesterol intake and heart disease. Most people can safely eat a whole egg a day. So what’s not to love about eggs?

While you could potentially fry an egg on foil over the grill or even grill an already fried egg, I liked the idea I heard from my father-in-law: grilling eggs in bell pepper halves. They’re almost like mini frittatas in a veggie crust! I looooove red peppers on the grill – they get nice and soft and take on a smoky flavor. I added chipotle seasoning to the eggs to contribute more smokiness.


  • 2 bell peppers (look for round peppers that can stand on their own)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • a few dashes of chipotle sauce or a pinch of chipotle powder

Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds and white parts. Whisk the rest of the ingredients together and pour into the peppers. Grill with the cover closed until the eggs are brown and bubbly – about a half hour. You could also cook these in the oven.

*Note: I could only find longer peppers, which means I cut them lengthwise. A little egg ran off from the divot where the stem was – very inconvenient! I recommend round, squat peppers.

These are super easy and would make a creative breakfast or brunch idea for guests!

Check out the rest of the grill-inspired recipes from the Recipe Redux! *Pardon any broken links! We’re getting this recipe challenge up and running and working out the kinks. Check back for updated links.

Alexandra Caspero
Grilled Summer Fruit Salad
Alysa Bajenaru – Inspired RD
Grilled Romaine Salad
Ann Dunaway Teh – Eat to Nourish, Energize & Flourish!
Grilled Flank Steak with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa
Cindy Brison – Nutrition Know How
Chef Pandita – Grilled Vegetables
Danielle Omar – Food Confidence
Grilled Sweet Peppers
Diane Welland – EatWellEatClean
Grilled Beet & Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
Dr Barb’s Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad – The Nutrition Budgeteer
EA Stewart – The Spicy RD
Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
Emma Stirling – The Scoop on Nutrition
Char Siu BBQ Pork
Gretchen – Kumquat
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Jackie Mills- Delicious Diabetes Cooking
Grilled Proscuitto Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce
Jessica Fishman Levinson – Nutritioulicious
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Cherry Chutney
Kat Lynch – Eating The Week
Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spiced couscous
Katie Caputo- East Meats West
Succulent Sirloin Kabobs
Kristen – Swanky Dietitian
Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Grilled Corn
Lisa – Healthful Sense
Grilled Veggie Bean Burgers
Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex – Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Mushroom Burgers with the Works, Mushroom Cannellini Spread
Marie Spano
Italian Grilled Turkey Burgers
Rebecca Scritchfield – MeFirst
Grilled Plantains: A Sweet Summer Side Dish
Regan – The Professional Palate
Grilled Eggplant & Two-Tomato Whole-Wheat Piadina
Serena – Teaspoon of Spice
Grilled Watermelon Salad

17 thoughts on “Grilled Eggs

    1. Nicole

      That ruffly egg is so pretty! And I love the idea of cutting into it and making a sauce. Thanks for the tip!

  1. Yuri

    What a great way to cook eggs on the grill! I also think its nonsense to eat just the whites and not the yolks. Those eggs Elizabeth linked to look interesting too 🙂

    1. Nicole

      Nice to “meet” you! I love your blog! I too love a good, quality beer. My husband and I stopped in Portland, OR on the way to Hawaii last year for our honeymoon just to drink beer 🙂

    1. Nicole

      Thanks much! It’s great to discover all these wonderful blogs and recipes with this RR thing. Looking forward to conversing with you more through Twitter and blogging 🙂

  2. Ann Dunaway Teh

    Wow! This looks amazing – and so creative! I certainly never would have thought of grilling eggs. Can’t wait for my bell pepper plants to start producing so I can try this out! Thanks!

  3. Regan @ The Professional Palate

    This is SUCH a great idea. I’ve never seen this before… but love it!

    Our family are big egg eaters, too. I never understood the aversion to eggs, from a nutrition standpoint. I learned years ago that sat fat was a much bigger factor in determining serum cholesterol, rather than dietary cholesterol. Just not sure how the mainstream missed the memo?

    Anyway, glad to see posts like this one that build the case for why high quality eggs can be a great part of a healthy diet… and now, on the grill, too. Seriously… who knew!?!

  4. Kat (Eating The Week)

    Another yolk fan here! And what a great idea for grilling; looking forward to trying it (although, I may swap in a different veggie – I love the taste of bell peppers but they don’t love me back *burp*)

  5. Dr Barb

    How clever! I used to shun away from eggs but have gone back to them in the last couple of years because they really are tasty. It’s a shame that they have gotten such a bad rap for so many years. I bet you could use other veggies as containers in this recipe, such as hollowed out zucchini boats.

  6. Serena @TspCurry

    Ok, smokey eggs, YUM!!! I’m trying these as soon as I find the peppers – thanks for the tip on which ones to buy!


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