Baked Spinach & Eggs

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"A diabetic friendly breakfast from recipe"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (317.9 g)
  • Calories 355.8
  • Total Fat - 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 322.9 mg
  • Sodium - 477.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.7 g
  • Protein - 24.7 g
  • Calcium - 419.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan forced).

Step 2

Lightly spray 4 x 1 cup capacity oven proof dishes with oil.

Step 3

Place spinach and 1 tablespoon water in a medium saucepan over moderate heat and cook and stir for 3 minutes or until wilted and then drain and cool.

Step 4

Using hands, squeeze excess liquid from spinach and chop coarsely.

Step 5

Melt spread in a small saucepan over moderate heat and add flour and cook and stir for 1 minute or until bubbling and remove from heat and gradually stir in milk and increase heat to moderately high and cook stirring constantly until mix boils and thickens slightly and then remove from heat and stir in cheese and nutmeg until smooth.

Step 6

Whisk in 2 of the eggs until well combined and then add spinach and onion to cheese sauce.

Step 7

Pour mix into prepared dishes and using the back of a spoon make a slight indent at the centre of each dish and break an egg into each indent.

Step 8

Place ramekins on a baking tray and sprinkle with cayenne pepper and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until eggs are just set and then stand for 5 minutes before serving with buttered toast.

Tips & Variations

  • Olive oil cooking spray



I'm sorry, Pat, but I wasn't crazy about this. Part of it probably had to do with my lack of correct conversion - I should have weighed my spinach but I just guessed and I didn't use enough. I also had ramekins that only had 3/4 cup capacity, so I put 2 servings into a somewhat larger glass bowl. I let it stay in the oven a bit longer, but the eggs were still not set, so I nuked for 2 minutes in the microwave. All the ingredients are ones I like, but the preparation was very putzie. Loved the flavor of the nutmeg with the spinach, eggs and cheese. Thanks for posting - hope someone else does it better than I did!

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(1 Oct 2016)