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An Easy *Eggscellent Creation

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 13:19:31-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Have a few pounds you’re trying to shed? Mary Rapoport, with the Virginia Egg Council is here with a healthy and delicious recipe for Baked Eggs w/Squash (or Peppers), Spinach and Feta. For more recipes and information from the Virginia Egg Council, check out their website.


Cooking spray

3 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, defrosted, well drained

1 large yellow onion, minced (1 cup)

2 medium cloves garlic, minced or ¼ tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

¼ tsp. Kosher salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Sprinkle of any or all of the following: oregano, thyme, basil

Pinch cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes

2 Delicata squash, trimmed, seeded, and sliced into ½” thick circles (or six ½” thick slices Bell pepper)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

6 large eggs

Garnish with: 10 oil-cured olives

2 Tablespoons crumbled Feta or Goat cheese

½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley


  • Set oven temperature to 425°. Spray a 9x13” baking dish or

large oven proof skillet.

  • Combine the spinach, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, peppers, and other herbs in the baking dish – mixing well and settling into an even layer. Top with sliced squash, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes (if using bell pepper rings, place on top half-way through).
  • Crack eggs into vegetable rings – sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired and bake 8 – 10 min. until egg whites are firm and yolks, nearly cooked.
  • Sprinkle with olives, Feta and parsley and enjoy.