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Baked Spinach and Eggs

Baked Spinach and Eggs

This recipe calls for baby spinach. These small, immature leaves have a milder, sweeter flavor and are more delicate than mature spinach. Make Baked Spinach and Eggs dish if you are looking for a light lunch or a healthy snack.

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Baked Spinach and Eggs

Author ISABEAU

Ingredients

  • 6 cups firmly packed baby spinach or 1 10 oz or up to 1 lb bag fresh baby spinach*
  • 4 eggs or 8 egg whites
  • Salt and freshly Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp crumbled Feta Cheese for 2 eggs about 2 Tbps in total
  • A little oil for greasing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease with a little oil individual ramekins or other small oven safe dishes that can accomodate 1-2 eggs. See photo above. Set aside.
  • Place the spinach in a deep skillet or a large frying pan. Add a little water (2-3 Tablespoons). Using medium heat, cook the spinach just until wilted, roughly 3-4 minutes. Use either your hand or a spatula to pack in the spinach. Drain the excess water well especially if you are using frozen spinach.
  • Distribute the spinach evenly among the prepared ramekins or oven-safe dishes. Crack 1-2 eggs on top of the spinach. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top.
  • Place the baking dishes or ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15-18 mintues or until the eggs are set/cooked to your liking.

Notes

You may use frozen spinach too.
Adapted from Epicurious

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