Baked Eggs with Spinach and Feta

Eggs are a such a great food and as I’ve mentioned before, eggs in Greek cuisine were not necessarily a food for breakfast, but rather a convenient food that was consumed as a quick dinner. This particular dish is one of those recipes that can be consumed all times of the day using traditional Mediterranean ingredients. An egg sunny side up over a bed of spinach lightly sautéed in olive oil and sprinkled with feta. This dish is so easy and filling, you won’t be hungry for hours. I use plenty of fresh spinach as it pretty much shrinks when you heat it. This dish contains about 3 cups fresh spinach per person, that fulfills three servings of veggies in just one meal. You also get filling protein from the egg and the feta, and some good fat from the olive oil which also helps in the absorption nutrients from the spinach.

The secret to these simple dishes is always good quality ingredients. I love using fresh spinach and organic eggs and of course real feta and extra virgin olive oil.

This recipe is for one, but you can easily double or triple the ingredients and use a larger baking dish.

Baked Egg with Spinach and Feta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Breakfast

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Baked Egg with Spinach and Feta

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach (washed)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta
  • salt/pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius)
  2. In a pan heat 1 teaspoon olive oil and sauté spinach for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Place spinach in a small heatproof ceramic casserole dish and add the other 2 teaspoons of olive and blend.
  4. Crack an egg over the spinach, sprinkle with feta and add salt and pepper for taste.
  5. Bake for about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Photo by Elena Paravantes© All Rights Reserved

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6 Comments

  • Reply Nick February 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    love the recipes but the obsession with using cups as a measure for everything is balmy. How do you get spinach in a cup? Big cup or small cup – lots of spinach or not much.. How about 300gms of spinach or 4oz of spinach then we would all know how to make what you have clearly made well and looks great.
    :-))

    • Reply Elena February 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Nick,
      As I have explained to a previous comment: A standard cup has a volume 8-9 ounces or 240-250 ml. Regardless of the weight, if I say 1 cup of rice, that means I have already weighed it and translated into cup form for ease. I find that using cups makes the recipe easier for most people, rather than weighing every ingredient.

  • Reply Dennis Dilday February 22, 2017 at 1:20 am

    On the issue of measuring – it does help me (at least) when you use cups: I know how to measure dry or liquid that way, so everything goes smoothy. Thanks for making all of this Greek eatings stuff reasonably simple and easy. I love it.

    • Reply Elena February 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Dennis for your input!

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