Easy Eggs Florentine Recipe

eggs florentine
Low-Carb Breakfast with Eggs Florentine. Photo © Martin Turzak
Total Time 15 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 1 or 2 servings

This is a really easy recipe and loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. I love it for lunch, and it would even make a complete dinner. You can serve one, two, or three people depending on the number of eggs you use. One person may find this to be too much spinach, so use your judgment. If you use fresh spinach rather than frozen, it's a more manageable amount of spinach, since it shrinks down so much.

You'll need a skillet with a lid for this recipe. A non-stick skillet is best.

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz package chopped frozen
  • spinach or 1 package loose-leaf spinach
  • 3 to 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cheese per egg - it can be low-fat cheese for the  
  • South Beach or Zone diets, or full fat for other low-carb diets (Parmesan cheese is nice!)
  • Seasonings to taste (I like salt, pepper, and just a sprinkle of nutmeg)
  • Cream (optional)

Preparation

  1. Thaw the spinach if you are using frozen. You can do it with a little water in the pan if you want (cover the skillet) or in the microwave or just on the counter. Spread the thawed frozen or fresh spinach over the bottom of the pan, and add a couple of tablespoons of water if you're using fresh spinach.
  2. Season the spinach however it strikes your fancy. I like a little nutmeg or a Greek seasoning mix, but the only limit is your imagination.
  1. When the spinach is hot, crack the eggs on top. Salt and pepper the eggs and put the lid on the pan. In a few minutes, the eggs will be steam-cooked.
  2. When they are almost how you like them, sprinkle the cheese on top of the eggs and put the lid back on until the cheese is melted.
  3. For a deluxe effect, drizzle cream over all.

356 calories, 31.5 grams of protein, 6.6 grams of fiber, 20 grams of fat (7.5 gm saturated fat). This recipe is very high in folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B12, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and selenium. It is high in niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, calcium, copper, iron, and zinc.

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