Breakfast, bruch, lunch or light dinner?! Eggs are the answer! This baked eggs with creamy spinach recipe for Ireland's food board is healthy and delicious.

The Irish love eggs! On average Irish eat three to four eggs per week and we're not surprised. The humble egg contains 10 percent of our daily protein, folate and iron requirement. It's also 3% of our calorie intake. 

In fact, one egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.

When it comes to breakfast or brunch, few dishes can match the simplicity, elegance, and mouthwatering taste of baked eggs with creamy spinach. This delightful recipe combines the rich flavors of eggs, the earthy goodness of spinach, and a luscious creaminess that will leave you craving for more. Whether you're hosting a weekend brunch or simply looking for a nourishing breakfast option, this dish is sure to impress. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to create the perfect baked eggs with creamy spinach that will elevate your culinary skills to new heights.

Baked eggs with creamy spinach recipe

Serves: 4 people
Time: 20 min

Nutrition per serving

Kcal: 768kcal 
Protein: 31g 
Total fat: 49g
Iron: 6.5mg
Carbs: 47g

Ingredients - 

- 8 medium eggs
- A knob of butter
- 75g baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoon pesto
- 125ml cream
- 125g creamy goat’s cheese
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method - 

Heat oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Grease 4 x 12cm round ovenproof dishes.

Mix together the spinach, pesto, cream, goat’s cheese and seasoning. Spoon this mixture into the dishes. Break two eggs into each dish.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny.

Serve immediately with crusty bread.

30g finely grated cheese

To serve: Crusty bread.

For more Irish recipes visit Ireland's food board, Bord Bia.

* Originally published in 2022, updated in Nov 2023.