Baked Eggs with Spinach & Tomato Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (optional, such as basil or parsley)

Instructions:

  • Preheat & Prep: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a medium-sized baking dish (8×8 inch or similar) or individual ramekins.
  • Sauté the Aromatics: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Wilt the Spinach: Add the spinach to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until it wilts down, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Flavor Base: Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices), oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat and cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Transfer and Create Egg Wells: Carefully pour the tomato and spinach mixture into your prepared baking dish. Using the back of a spoon, create four indentations in the mixture – these will be the spots for your eggs.
  • Crack the Eggs: Gently crack one egg into each indentation. Try to keep the yolks intact.
  • Optional Cheese: Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese evenly over the dish, if using.
  • Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Baking time may slightly vary depending on your oven and if you use ramekins.
  • Garnish and Serve: Let the dish rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy with crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce and yolks!

Tips:

  • Customize It: Add other veggies like bell peppers or mushrooms. Spice things up with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Swap feta for your favorite cheese.
  • Sauté Shortcut: If you’re short on time, you can skip the sautéing and simply combine all ingredients (except eggs and cheese) in the baking dish. The spinach will cook in the oven.
  • Ramekins: For individual servings, use ramekins and adjust the baking time accordingly (start checking earlier).

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