Spinach-Pesto Egg Bakes

Add an Italian flair to breakfast or brunch with these individual egg cups. You can get them in the oven in only 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/4
cup pine nuts
1
cup frozen cut leaf spinach (from 14-oz bag), thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup cottage cheese (from 12-oz container)
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup basil pesto
4
eggs, beaten
1/4
cup milk
1
medium tomato, chopped
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 4 (10-oz) custard cups or ramekins with cooking spray. Place cups on cookie sheet with sides.
  • 2 Sprinkle pine nuts in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until light brown.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix spinach, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, pesto and toasted nuts. Stir in eggs and milk until well blended. Divide spinach mixture evenly among cups.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes. Top with tomato and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil.

Expert Tips

Use a yellow tomato instead of red for added interest. Or, if you aren’t a tomato fan, these egg bakes can be made without the tomato.

For a quick weekday breakfast, make extra egg bakes and freeze. Reheat in microwave 1 minute or until hot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
255mg
255%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.