Baked green eggs

Baked green eggs

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This five-ingredient breakfast or brunch with spinach, pesto and bubbling melted cheese can be on the table in 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal579
  • fat54g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 100g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 100ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp finely grated gruyère (or vegetarian alternative)



    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • 4 medium eggs



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


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix together the spinach, pesto, cream and some seasoning, and tip into 2 individual shallow ovenproof dishes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Make 2 shallow hollows in the mixture in each dish and break an egg into each hollow. Bake in the oven for 10-12 mins until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny.

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Samantha Ali's picture
Samantha Ali
26th Jul, 2020
While this tasted pretty good, I try to have a healthy breakfast. The cheese and double cream, made this less healthy. I only made 2 eggs and I did them in ramekins
rebeccamottershead's picture
30th Mar, 2020
Delicious - used half fat creme fraiche and some Lancashire cheese (in lockdown - so using things up). I put the spinach mix in the oven for 10 mins to warm it up re I added the eggs and that seemed to solve the runny white issue.
12th Jan, 2020
I'm trying to lose weight. Any ideas on an alternative to the cream? Would half fat versions work?
6th Jan, 2016
Delicious and filling! A perfect weekend breakfast.
Frantic Flapjack
21st Nov, 2015
Just 5 ingredients and tasted lovely. Very quick to make. I've made this twice now but I can't get the eggs to set properly in the oven. The yolk cooks but the white is still runny and uncooked. I have had to pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds to make sure the white is cooked.
11th Nov, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous. Really easy and quick.
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