A recipe for Irish Baked Eggs with Spinach! These baked eggs come together easily with just a handful of ingredients for a comforting breakfast or lunch.
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Eat the World
I have joined the newly formed #EattheWorld Recipe Challenge (last month was the first event with Cuba), created by Evelyne of Culture Eatz. Each month we are assigned a different country as inspiration and post on the 10th.
Today we are celebrating Irish food! I recently updated photos for my Irish Soda Bread and it was perfect for pairing with these Irish Baked Eggs with Spinach.
Irish Baked Eggs with Spinach
This easy and comforting dish comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Eggs are cracked into ramekins with a mixture of crispy bacon, wilted spinach, shredded cheese, and cream. Top with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, fresh chives, or your favorite herbs.
You can either cook the bacon on the stovetop in a skillet or in a 400˚F (200˚C) oven on a wire rack topped rimmed baking sheet until crispy, about 15 minutes. I often opt to use the oven for an easy and hands-off way to cook a batch of bacon at once.
Avoiding pork? The bacon can easily be omitted. Other popular additions include mushrooms or other vegetables.
I was able to find Dubliner cheese at my local grocery store next to the blocks of Cheddar. This Cork-based cow’s milk cheese has a pale yellow color and flavor combining the nuttiness of Parmesan with the sharpness of Cheddar.
Can’t find it or want to try something different? A good quality Cheddar or even goat cheese would also work nicely.
Check out what everyone else created for the challenge!
- Evelyne: Irish Yellowman Candy
- Amy: Cheesy Potato Soup with Irish Ale
- Nicoletta and Loreto: Irish Chocolate Stout Cake
- Wendy: Instant Pot Irish Stew with White Cheddar Crust
- Camilla: Shamrock Salad-Topped Irish Boxty
- Karen: Irish Potato Cakes
- Sarah: Irish Parsnip Soup
- Margaret: Dublin Coddle (an Irish Stew)
Irish Baked Eggs with Spinach Recipe
Adapted from The Best of Irish Country Cooking
Irish Baked Eggs with Spinach
- 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter plus more for greasing
- 8 ounces (227 grams) spinach
- 2 streaky bacon strips cooked until crisp and chopped
- 2 ounces (57 grams) Dubliner cheese shredded
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup (118 milliliters) heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly chopped chives or parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Grease 4 ramekins with butter and set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
- If the spinach is large, remove the tough stems and coarsely chop the leaves. Add to the hot skillet with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, just until wilted.
- Transfer to a colander. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze out any excess moisture and evenly distribute among prepared ramekins.
- Divide the chopped bacon among the ramekins along with the shredded cheese.
- Crack an egg into each ramekin and top each with 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of cream.
- Top with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
- Bake in preheated oven just until the egg whites are set, 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.
I love the idea of these “green” eggs. Perhaps I will put ham in mine LOL You’ll have to forgive me…we are going to see Seussical the Musical tomorrow and I have Seuss on the brain.
Karen @Karen's Kitchen stories
These eggs sound so delicious! Those little yellow dishes are ADORABLE!!!
Those baked eggs sound and look so good! I am a sweet breakfast person, but sometimes, I “steal” part of my husband’s breakfast, especially if he’s having baked eggs. Love the spinach in there!
This breakfast would make me very happy. Dubliner cheese is one of our favorites!
I love baked eggs and baked eggs with cheese and spinach sounds even better especially on Irish soda bread.
Beautiful photos too.
Bacon, cheese, cream! My goodness, you’ve found a way to make my breakfast eggs even better! Thanks for a great recipe – I love its simplicity.
Amy's Cooking Adventures
Love it! These looks like a perfect breakfast option!
I wish I had seen this when deciding on my breakfast lol. Looks wonderful and love the spinach too in there for ‘green eggs’
What a fun group and so perfect for you!
Your eggs look beautiful.