Mar 26, 2012

Baked Eggs with Wilted Baby Spinach



Crazy Spring weather we are having... it's hot, cold, warm, cold again! Today there's a slight chill in the air and the wind is whistling through my windows. Perfect morning to turn my oven on for this simple breakfast of baked eggs with wilted baby spinach. High in vitamin A, C, Folate, Manganese and Potassium.

If you don't have Asagio cheese you can use Parmesan cheese or even feta cheese. I've also used frozen organic spinach in a pinch and it works out just fine. You can use any leafy green vegetable you desire, kale or chard would also make great options.

If you want to do this all on the stove, you can easily make 4 wells in the wilted spinach in a large pan and drop the eggs into each one, then cover and cook on low until the eggs are set.


 Baked Eggs with Wilted Baby Spinach
Skinnytaste.com
Servings:
4 • Serving Size: 1 egg • Old Points: 3 pt • Points+: 4 pt
Calories:
152.5 • Fat: 9.3 g • Protein: 12.2 g • Carb: 7.9 g • Fiber: 3.7 g • Sugar: 0.7 g
Sodium:
244 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 1 1/2 lb baby spinach, large stems removed
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp shredded Asagio cheese
  • baking spray

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 400°F. Lightly spray four oven-safe dishes or ramekins with cooking spray.


Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat, add oil, shallots and cook 2-3 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and cook until the spinach wilts, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in Asagio cheese and remove from heat.

Divide the wilted spinach among the oven-safe dishes, making a well in the center of each. Break an egg into each dish and season with salt and pepper. Place the ramekins on one or two rimmed baking sheets and bake until the whites are set and the yolks are firm around the edges but still soft in the center, about 17 minutes or to your liking. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Baked Eggs with Cream on Williams Sonoma.

47 comments :

  1. Oh, how I love eggs like this. In New York about 2 months ago, I had creamy polenta with a fried egg on it. It was so delicious and I've been thinking about it since I returned back to my 'real world' of eating on a daily basis. This might be a great option when I am craving that creaminess. Thanks!

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  2. This is right up my alley! Seems easy enough to make for one too, since my husband won't get near any of the "green stuff" :)

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  3. It looks awesome! I have to try it! :)

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  4. Gah! Looks delicious! Might have to have breakfast-for-dinner... :)

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  5. Is there a way to make this the night before to have as kind of a "take-to-go" breakfast in the morning?

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    1. I don't see why not. I would just make the spinach part the night before and stick it in the fridge over night. Then, in the morning, put it in your baking dish, crack your egg over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and away you go!

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  6. I'm buying spinach tonight so I can make this in the morning! Looks sooo good.

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  7. I use spinach, onion, sometimes sweet peppers, and feta and fold it in an omelette. That is something i do at least once or twice a week for a super nutritious protein-packed breakfast that often carries me till dinner.

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    1. This is what we're doing tonight (breakfast for dinner). All of this is in the fridge - must go to the store tomorrow. But wonderful tonight!

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  8. Looks YUMMY!!!! I've been wanting something different for breakfast and I just found it. I have not been disappointed in any of your recipes so far and am sure this one is no different.
    Your recipes have been a big factor in my weight watchers journey
    Thank you so much for taking the time to create for those of us that have no idea of how to make things lighter
    Marie

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  9. Oh I love this version of "Florentina eggs", my italian gandma use to make it like a quick dinner...
    Hope you’re having a great start to the week

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh yum! I randomly made fried eggs once and threw them over a pile of steamed spinach and it was SO bland...I'll have to try your version because it sounds so much more flavorful!

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  11. I've been making something like this forever - and it's one of my favorites!

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  12. A few years ago I bought "plat a ouef" in Paris, and I believe they ware meant for this. Thinking I might make try them with Kale.

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  13. I had this for dinner last night with spinach and poached eggs. We must have been on the same brain wave lengths yesterday. It was very tasty and comforting.

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  14. Yummy...Spinach and Egg both are my fav. And this is a perfect dish

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  15. Yeah, the shallots and cheese really add nice flavor to the spinach.

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  16. At least your getting hot and cold, were just getting rain, wind and cold and I live in California! Your eggs look yummy!

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  17. I can't wait to take it for a spin with this recipe!

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  18. I added some garlic salt to it and it was delicious.

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  19. I remember when I was a kid, my mom made spinach and then served it with sliced hard boiled eggs as a garnish. Pretty colors. Will definitely try this recipe!

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  20. Thanks for this post! I got some cute new ramekins for a gift and am ready to try something new. This looks great! I have never really tried eating eggs other than fried or hard boiled. Excited to try!

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  21. Add some thinly sliced pre-cooked ham and garnish with fresh tomatoes - that's the way I've done it for years.

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  22. Had to make this last night for dinner. Seven kids all liked it! paired it with center cut bacon and a nice pie,ce of toast! yummy.... well done, Gina!

    Thank you

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  23. thank you gina for making the "skinny" version of this recipe!!! :-)

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  24. WOW! This is SO GOOD! I read about this last night, and you touch on two of my favorite things - spinach and EGGS! Really, really good. I love the site and can't wait to try some more of you recipes, as I am always looking for new things to try.

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  25. This looks like a delicious recipe and I love your oven-safe bowls. Where did you get them from? Also, what size ramekins would you recommend for something like this?

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  26. Looks amazing, cannot wait to try!! Looks hearty and yet light!! Thanks!!

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  27. Tried this tonight. Delicious! A definite keeper!

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  28. What a great recipe and easy. I cut it in half since it was just my husband and me. I also used two Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss triangles instead of Asiago or Feta (since I didn't have any). It worked well. Delicious. We both loved it and I will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  29. I made this for breakfast! It was delicious and simple to make. Thanks!

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  30. My mom and I made this using asparagus over the weekend and it was fantastic. We boiled the asparagus first to soften it up a bit before adding it to the shallots, but you could also steam the asparagus to retain more of the nutrients. We made 4 ramekins and added canadian bacon to two of them, which was also delicious. So no need to limit this to just leafy greens, it works well with other veggies too!

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  31. This was delicious! I cut the recipe in half and added garlic. I made one for today and set aside the spinach mix in a second ramekin for another breakfast later in the week.

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  32. Could this work with frozen spinach at all?

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    1. "I've also used frozen organic spinach in a pinch and it works out just fine."

      So, yep! :-)

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  33. This was so yummy! I had this for breakfast during the week and then for dinner last night. I love it! I am so happy that I found this site. Thanks for all the great recipes Gina!

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  34. Ermaguhd!!! This was excellent, even my husband loved it, and my ten month old approves!

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  35. I cannot stop eating these! I've had them every day since you posted them. I've shied away from baked spinach eggs before due to the cream and loads of cheese. I swear, I don't miss those at all in this recipe. This is a good jumping-off point for me to branch out when I feel adventurous. It's good with onions, mushrooms, peppers, and a variety of cheeses. This rocks! It's hard to believe I've eaten a giant tub of baby spinach over the course of a few days, but I have. Total yum!

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  36. Love this recipe! It was so flavorful and yummy...thanks.

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  37. I just want to try this so what would the recipe be for one egg? Thank you!

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  38. Yummy. Just made this! I made on the stove with just 2 eggs. Easy and fast to make. Tasted awesome. Could also sprinkle some kind of nuts on it too. Thanks!

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  39. i try the recipe. Very tasty.
    See my recipes on http://www.foodgrill.blogspot.com/

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  40. So, I bought a HUGE container of baby spinach the other day and I was trying to figure out another way to use some of it for my breakfast besides spinach, mushroom and feta omelets or fritatta's. Came across this recipe and just made it this morning. So Good!!! Thanks again Gina.

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