Creamed spinach baked eggs make a delicious and filling weekend breakfast or a tasty meatless lunch or dinner.
I also like making this recipe for my lunch during the week. My entire family loves this dish, with the exception of my youngest, The Picky Eater, who refuses to eat most spinach dishes.
The ingredients you’ll need
Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to make this recipe. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below:
Frozen chopped spinach. I imagine you can use fresh spinach, but I never tried that. Frozen is so convenient, I always have it on hand.
Unsalted butter. Or use salted butter and reduce the salt a little.
Minced garlic. You can mince fresh garlic cloves, or use the stuff that comes in a jar.
Seasonings: Kosher salt, black pepper, ground nutmeg, and red pepper flakes.
Heavy cream. I use just a little, and it adds wonderful creaminess.
Grated Parmesan cheese. Make sure you use finely grated cheese and not coarsely shredded cheese.
Eggs. I use large eggs in this recipe.
How to make creamed spinach baked eggs
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. The idea is very simple:
1. You make creamed spinach.
2. Then you transfer it to a baking dish and top it with eggs.
3. Now you bake the dish until the egg whites are set. That’s it!
The concept is similar to shakshuka. But instead of cooking the eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, you cook them in creamed spinach.
A nice variation is to add tomato slices on top of the spinach, then top them with the eggs. The tomatoes add great color and flavor.
How to eat creamed spinach baked eggs
I simply eat this dish with a knife and a fork. I like to mix the yolks into the spinach for a yummy sauce.
If you don’t mind gluten/carbs, crusty bread is obviously great with this type of dish. Sometimes I serve it with almond flour biscuits or with toasted 90-second bread. It’s also good with buttered slices of almond flour bread.
Can I keep leftovers?
You can keep the spinach, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to keep the eggs. So my best advice is to try and only make as much as you think you’ll be able to eat that day.
More egg recipes that you might enjoy
These salami egg cups are a wonderful breakfast dish that you can make ahead of time and enjoy on the go.
And baked avocado egg is so delicious. Baked avocado is wonderfully creamy and flavorful.
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Creamed Spinach Baked Eggs
- 1 lb. frozen chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray two small, shallow, 1/2-quart baking dishes with olive oil spray. You can also make this in a square 8-inch pan.
- Make the creamed spinach: Place the frozen spinach in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high just until thawed, about 3 minutes. Place the spinach in a colander and press on it to get out as much liquid as possible. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, heavy cream and Parmesan. Cook, stirring, just until heated through, 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer the creamed spinach to the prepared baking dishes. Break two eggs into each dish. Bake until whites are set, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes (and with a little more salt and pepper if you’d like) and serve.