Spinach and Mushroom Baked Eggs

Sometimes we just want something a little special for breakfast.

Spinach and Mushroom Baked Eggs

Sometimes it’s nice to treat ourselves to something a bit more exciting than cereal for breakfast and these Spinach and Mushroom Baked Eggs will be sure to hit the spot.


Serves four

  • 80g butter
  • 200g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 4 slices prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated


Grease four ramekins and place in a baking dish.

Heat the butter in a frying pan and cook the mushrooms until golden brown. Add the spinach and cook for a further minute until wilted. 

Divide the mixture between the ramekins and top with prosciutto. Pour the lightly beaten eggs over the top and sprinkle with cheese.

Pour boiling water into the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C and serve with fingers of buttered toast.


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    31st Dec 2014
    A Paleo version of this would be to substitute the butter for some coconut oil :) and give the toast a miss unless you have a Paleo substitute also.
    31st Dec 2014
    May be okay aly if you are stuck on paleo there's nothing wrong with butter taken ib small quantities and the toasy as suggested is fine even though I would agree with white bread.
    31st Dec 2014
    80g butter - small quantity????? The mushrooms simply soak up all that grease. Try slow cooking the mushrooms in a non stick pan over a low heat. You will not notice the difference. Take off the heat and stir in a teaspoon of butter (or coconut oil) for taste. Also at least double the amount of spinach. Once heated spinach cooks to nothing. 100g cooked spinach for 4 people would be nothing more than a green smear on the plate.

    There is more than enough fat in this dish as presented with the prosciutto and cheese not to mention the eggs. We don't need to add so much better as well.
    31st Dec 2014
    Nobody said you shouldn't eat butter if you wish to same as nobody said not to eat the coconut oil. As for the spinach eat as much or as little as you like I couldn't care less. I would be interested to know what a paleo substitute would be for bread of any sort,
    Sandi (SA)
    2nd Jan 2015
    Pate there are several options if you Google Recipes for Paleo Breads using coconut Flour, Almond Meal. Here is just one recipe and it seems easy to make

    6 eggs
    1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
    2 Tbs raw honey
    ½ tsp sea salt
    3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
    1 tsp baking powder


    Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
    Blend eggs, oil, honey, and salt together. Set aside.
    In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour with baking powder. Whisk this into the egg batter thoroughly, until there are no lumps.
    Pour into greased 9x5x3 inch or smaller loaf pan and bake at 175C (350F) for 40 minutes.
    Remove from pan and cool on rack.
    2nd Jan 2015
    Thank you Jeniifer but I was not that interested in Paleo but maybee alya- rob60 now has one
    19th Jan 2015
    Thanks Sandi,
    Will try your bread receipt out. Just starting on Paleo.

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