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Baked eggs in tomatoes, lentils and spinach with whipped goat cheese breakfast recipe.
Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Baked eggs in tomatoes with lentils and spinach is a high-protein, low carb meal for any time of day.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
Ingredients
For the eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup leeks minced
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can/box chopped tomatoes 26/28 ounce
  • 1 cup dried French lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach washed and chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 to 6 eggs
For the whipped goat cheese
  • 4 ounces of plain goat cheese
  • 3 ounces of 0% plain greek yogurt
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
Instructions
For the eggs
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallot and leeks and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the broth and tomatoes, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the lentils.
  5. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until lentils are softened and sauce is thickened (about 25 minutes.)
  6. Preheat oven to 375.
  7. Stir in the spinach until wilted. Create a well in the sauce for each egg you intend to make (4 to 6 recommended.) Break an egg into each well. Bake at 375 until eggs are cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes but go by sight more than time.
For the whipped goat cheese
  1. Place goat cheese and yogurt in the food processor.
  2. Pulse to combine.
  3. Add a little olive oil at a time, pulsing between pours, until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Add kosher salt to taste.

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Recipe Notes

I don't recommend using salt in the egg dish. It can make lentils mushy and the broth provides plenty of flavor. Salt in the whipped goat cheese, however, is almost obligatory.

Garnish with fresh parsely.

Calories are approximate and will vary based on exact ingredients used and serving size.