Spanish baked eggs Inspiro dietitian recipe

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Spanish baked eggs Inspiro dietitian recipe

This recipe comes from Laura, our Deakin University student dietitian. These Spanish baked eggs are made with onion, fresh garlic, a dash of paprika, a pinch of chilli, tomatoes, beans, spinach and reduced fat cheese, The eggs are perfectly baked into the mixture and can be eaten for dinner, breakfast, lunch or any time in between, they are really a very versatile meal.

Preparation should take only about 10 minutes and cooking time is approximately 35 minutes. 

Laura says that eating eggs does NOT increase your cholesterol levels (6 ways to decrease your cholesterol levels). "This myth has been officially busted! Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients, with plenty of healthy fat, protein and micro-nutrients in a neat little package. This is the perfect dish to accompany a light crisp salad." 

The sauce and other ingredients really make this dish something special, with the garlic, paprika and onions providing layers of flavor.

Preparation and cooking time

Prep: 10 minutes / Cook: 35 minutes / Serves: 4

Nutrition per 360g Serve:

Energy: 1706 kJ

Protein: 18.6 g

Fat: 27.1 g

Saturated fat: 6.4 g

Carbohydrate: 17.5 g

Sodium: 845 mg


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 400g can of crushed tomatoes
  • 400g four bean mix, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 cup salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fat-reduced cheese

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1. Preheat oven to 180C. Heat oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion for 5 mins or until translucent.

2. Add garlic, paprika and chilli. Cook for 1 min. Add tomato, beans and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 mins or until thickened. Stir in vinegar. Add spinach and cook stirring for 2 mins or until spinach wilts.

3. Using a spoon, make 4 hollows in the mixture. Carefully crack an egg into each hollow. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake in the oven for 15 mins or until the eggs are just set. Sprinkle with chives and serve with a wholegrain toast.

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