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Baked Avocado Eggs

Both avocados and eggs will give you long- lasting, slow- burning fuel for the day. By adding cotija, red pepper flakes, and chorizo, you’ll get a spicy kick on your way out the door. I like this dish not only for its flavors, but because it’s a nice break from carbs at breakfast. 

Keyword avocado, breakfast, chorizo
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp crumbled cotija cheese
  • splash of heavy cream
  • sea salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ cup cooked crumbled chorizo or salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, cotija, cream, salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a medium bowl. Beat with a fork until well mixed.

  3. Halve and pit the avocados (do not peel them). Depending on the size of the avocado pits, you might need to use a spoon to shave a little bit of extra avocado from the center to accommodate the egg filling.

  4. Arrange the avocados cut side up in a small, rimmed baking dish (they should be snug enough to not roll around). Carefully pour egg filling into the center of each avocado (do not overfill).

  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until the filling is lightly golden on top.

  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon chorizo or salsa on top of each avocado half. Serve hot.