Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

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(29 ratings)

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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2nd Mar, 2014
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!
9th Jun, 2013
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.
26th May, 2013
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.
22nd May, 2013
Lovely recipe - perfect balance of flavour and seasoning, definitely something I'll make again!
5th Apr, 2013
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
13th Feb, 2013
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.
3rd Feb, 2013
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.
5th Jan, 2013
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!
27th Oct, 2012
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!
25th Sep, 2012
My boyfriend whipped this up for me one weekend, see the results here..


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