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Creamy Baked Eggs

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These creamy oven-baked eggs are a delicious breakfast recipe, great for meal prep, and super easy to make. It’s loaded with bacon, heavy cream, and vegetables and ready in just 20 minutes.

creamy baked eggs recipe

You’ll love the runny egg yolks, soaked in cream with fresh veggies and smoky bacon, all well seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve it with a slice of butter-toasted 90 second bread. So good!

Ingredients for Baked Eggs

Using simple ingredients to make delicious foods is why I love cooking so much. It’s a very inexpensive, budget-friendly keto meal that’s full of flavor.

  • Butter/Olive Oil (2 tbsp): Choose butter for a rich, creamy flavor that complements eggs well, or olive oil. Both work great for sautéing the leeks and spinach.
  • Eggs (2 large): The stars of the dish provide a creamy texture and rich flavor. Fresh, free-range eggs tend to have more flavorful yolks.
  • Leeks (1 cup, about one medium leek): Leeks add a mild, onion-like flavor. Only use the white and light green parts. You can also use finely diced onions.
  • Fresh Baby Spinach (1 cup): Adds color, nutrition, and a slightly earthy flavor to the dish. Spinach wilts down significantly, so one cup will cook down to a much smaller amount.
  • Bacon (1/4 cup, chopped): Provides a smoky, savory element.
  • Heavy Cream (1/2 cup): This adds luxurious richness and creaminess to the eggs, helping to create a smooth, indulgent texture.
  • Salt (1/2 tsp): Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients. Adjust according to your taste preference.
  • Freshly Ground Pepper: Adds a slight heat and complexity. Freshly ground pepper is more aromatic and flavorful than pre-ground.
keto baked eggs with leeks and spinach

How to Make Baked Eggs

“This French recipe, also known as ‘Oeufs en Cocotte,’ is super easy to make and best served hot with a slice of toasted bread to dip into those runny yolks.

Once you have gathered all the ingredients, we can start making these absolutely delicious baked eggs that will instantly turn you into a morning person.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/ 180°C and grease 2 6-inch ramekins with butter.
  2. Sauté the Leeks: In a pan, sauté the leeks in butter for about 5 minutes or until they’re soft and slightly translucent.
  3. Add Spinach: Add the spinach to the pan and stir just until it’s wilted. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare Ramekins: Distribute the sautéed leeks and spinach evenly among the greased ramekins.
  5. Add Eggs and Toppings: Carefully crack an egg into each ramekin. Top each with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and a sprinkle of chopped bacon.
  6. Bake: Place the ramekins in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the eggs reach your preferred level of doneness.
  7. Season and Serve: Once done, season with additional salt and pepper if needed. For extra flavor, I love to add red pepper flakes, chopped parsley, or a dash of hot sauce.
keto breakfast baked eggs with bacon

How Long To Bake Eggs In The Oven?

  • For a runny yolk: Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • For a yolk that’s over-medium: Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  • For a fully cooked, firmer yolk: Bake for 14-15 minutes.
baked eggs with leeks and spinach

Storing Baked Eggs:

After baking, let the eggs cool down completely. Then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat them in the microwave for a quick and nutritious meal.

Meal prep: If you’re preparing meals in advance, consider doubling the recipe. This way, you’ll have a convenient and quick breakfast option ready for several days.

More Egg Recipes

creamy baked eggs recipe

Creamy Baked Eggs with Leeks, Spinach and Bacon

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yelds 2 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

These creamy oven-baked eggs are a delicious breakfast recipe, great for meal prep, and super easy to make. It’s loaded with bacon, heavy cream, and vegetables and ready in just 20 minutes.
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup medium leek chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup bacon cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Grease 2 6-ounce ramekins with butter and set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the leeks for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the spinach and cook until it wilted for about 1-2 minutes. Take it off the heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Evenly divide sautéed leeks and spinach among the greased ramekins.
  • Carefully crack one egg into each ramekin. Top with 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream and add some crispy chopped bacon.
  • Transfer them to the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  • Season with extra salt and pepper if needed and serve. I love to add red pepper flakes, chopped parsley or sugar-free hot sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
415kcal
Total Carbs
8g
Net Carbs
7g
Protein
8g
Fat
39g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Keyword baked eggs
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Ioana is a food and travel lover. Her greatest passion is developing mouthwatering recipes that are comforting, easy to make, and budget friendly! She firmly believes that cooking should be fun! About me...

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2 comments
  1. This recipe looks delicious! I must ask, though, do you really mean 1/2 Tablespoon of salt for these 2 servings, or should that be 1/2 teaspoon? The sodium level on your nutrition chart is extremely high in this recipe. Thanks for clarifying.


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