Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A rustic dish with a delicious combination of flavours and just four ingredients, try whipping it up for brunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal114
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.43g
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  • 100g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the spinach into a colander, then pour over a kettle of boiling water to wilt the leaves. Squeeze out excess water and divide between 4 small ovenproof dishes.

  2. Mix the tomatoes with the chilli flakes and some seasoning, then add to the dishes with the spinach. Make a small well in the centre of each and crack in an egg. Bake for 12-15 mins or more depending on how you like your eggs. Serve with crusty bread, if you like.

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Comments (24)

burntsalad's picture

made this last night. i added garlic, spring onion, worcester sauce and a stock cube to the chopped tomatoes, and shored up the walls of the egg 'well' with a couple of slices of fresh tomato. really nice. i didn't have individual ramekins so i used a loaf tin for two portions and it worked fine. we had a side of rosemary sweet potato chips too - that padded the meal out a bit.
and i had the leftovers on buttery toast with a fried egg for my tea today :))
easy-peasy and absolutely lovely.

crinclark's picture

Used up leftover homemade spicy salsa from a chilli the night before. We keep 3 beautiful hens, are veggie, and I'm always looking out for good recipes. Added extra black pepper, and served it with potato wedges as a more substantial lunch. Very good indeed. Will do this again.

lizleicester's picture

Good way to use up some of our spinach glut. Husband added grated cheese on top of his egg but I liked the chilli tomato/spinach as it was.

levina_masterson's picture

Yerk. Really didn't enjoy this recipe at all. Even with the addition of chilli and seasoning, it tasted really bland and watery and the flavours didn't go well together at all. The egg needed longer to cook too. Not great!

SawyerSauce's picture

Loved the flavours especially with the added chilli, gives it a nice kick! Will try others' suggestions for variety but is lovely already simply following the easy recipe. Wilted my spinach only slightly but cooks well in the oven anyway. Top nosh.

mrsljpowell's picture

I've cooked this twice now, once with tinned tomatoes and once with fresh. Both times I took advice from previous comments and didn't bother wilting the spinach; maybe it would be helpful if the ramekins are small but other than that I can't see the point in doing so. The tinned tomatoes definitely work better, the fresh made the whole thing rather dry but it was still a very enjoyable Sunday brunch that I will definitely be making again

beepocini's picture

Didn't really stick to the recipe after reading previous comments. Instead fried 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic then added 2x400g tins of tomatoes and some dried herbs and left to reduce slightly. Meanwhile grilled some bacon and chopped some olives before adding to tomato mixture which was then poured over non-wilted spinach. Simply added the eggs and cooked. Served with a bit of tabasco. Delicious!

marywesterback's picture

Made this for supper last night. Used a tin of crushed tomatoes and 4 large fresh ones, added some crushed garlic, chopped cooked bacon, and tweaked it a bit for everyones preference. Served with fresh soda bread, it was lovely. I'll definitely make again.

gardenfaery69's picture

Tried this yesterday to use up home grown spinach that seems to grow as soon as I pick it at the moment! Eaten with hot, cheese topped, crusty bread it is delicious.

mellalite's picture

Lovely recipe - perfect balance of flavour and seasoning, definitely something I'll make again!

helloeve's picture

Really good, but needed a bit more of the veg. To the tomatoes i crushed some garlic and added oregano and lots of ground pepper. Also we left the eggs just a little too long and the yolks hardened, otherwise would definitely make again

hammyhob's picture

This has ended up being our Sunday morning breakfast in bed. Now, I drain all the juice from the tomatoes and don't bother wilting the Spinach as the oven does that for you. Add an oxo to the tomato too, truly delish.

_loulou_'s picture

This is truly a wonderful dish. The eggs do take longer than stated, if you don't like runny whites. We add paprika, seasoning, black olives and capers to the spinach/tomato, and put goat's cheese or buffalo mozzarella on top, and serve with smoked salmon or chorizo. This really tastes like a guilty pleasure dish rather than something extremely healthy and nutritious! Next time will have some nice wholemeal bread to mop up the lovely tomatoey cheesy juices.

sebyc3000's picture

very nice dish, however sliced fresh tomatoes i think taste nicer and then you don't need to wilt and drain the spinach and lose all the healthiest ingredients within!

keelz2010's picture

Mmmm. Just made this in a slightly larger dish with two eggs instead of one. I didn't drain the tomatoes as I liked the jucie at the bottom and mopped it up with a wholemeal pitta. I didn't have chilli flakes so added a small dribble of chilli oil instead which was fine. It's quite plain so next time I'd probably add some herbs or onion for more of a kick. Nice and filling though, looks good, cheap and easy to make. Thanks!

try-it-twice's picture

100g spinach between four people? 400g spinach, 400g tomato, 4 eggs would be better. After wilting the spinach it hardly covered the dish bottom, and was drowned in tomato. Also, draining the tomatoes before adding would be useful. A good recipe with some small adjustments.

acphil27's picture

Great breakfast dish no hastle, healthy and tasty

pepper87's picture

I've just had this for my breakfast and it is a great, quick and easy recipe. I cooked some chorizo and onion first then added the chopped tomatoes and added the spinach to wilt it. Then transferred it to a small oven dish and made a well for my egg. I seasoned my egg with salt and pepper and then popped it in the oven on the recommended temp for 15 mins....mmmm yummy


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