Baked Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

I get bored with breakfast. There are only so many days one can eat bagels, cereal or egg sandwiches for breakfast. At least that is what I eat during the week so by the time the weekend rolls around the last thing I want for breakfast is another egg sandwich. I decided several weekends ago (I know I have been MIA, but I’m back now and that’s what matters right?) to do something different with eggs. I have never had baked eggs before so I said hey why not? This is a nice way to make eggs and different for me. It was also a good way for me to add in some extra protein to help me build muscle for the bike ride I had been training for. So if you have some time during the weekend go ahead and make yourself some baked eggs. Enjoy!

Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach III

Cooking Spray
4 slices bacon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
5 oz spinach
Salt
Pepper
Italian Blend Cheese, shredded
4 whole eggs, if making 2 servings
2 ramekins
Bread, for toast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a fry pan with cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat. Add in bacon. Cook bacon until crisp. Once cooked remove the bacon from the pan and place on paper towels. Cool the bacon. Once cool crumble the bacon into pieces. Set aside.

Fry the bacon

In the same pan remove the grease and add in the olive oil. Add in the onions. Cook the onions until they are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in the spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan to allow the spinach to steam. Cook the spinach for about 3 minutes or until wilted. Remove from pan.

Onions cooking Add spinach to the pan Cover the pan to steam the spinach Sauteed spinach

Spray each ramekin with cooking spray. Add in the spinach mixture to the bottom of the ramekin leaving a hole in the center. Next add some bacon pieces. Top with cheese. Break two eggs over the cheese being careful not to crack the yoke. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat for each ramekin. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake eggs in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the egg yolks are just set and the whites are not runny.

Spray ramekin with cooking spray Put spinach mixture into the bottom of the ramekin Top with bacon pieces Sprinkle with Cheese Top with Two Eggs, Salt and Pepper Baked Eggs out of the oven

Toast up some bread, top with more bacon and serve!

Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach I