Easy Spinach Under Egg Skillet Bake

easy spinach recipe
Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD
Total Time 25 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 15 min
Yield 4 slices (95 calories each)

Dietitians like to call spinach and other leafy greens "nutrition powerhouses" because of the large variety of nutrients they offer—vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, and folate, just to name a few. Stocking up on such foods is recommended in most diets, especially heart-healthy ones. They help you obtain what your body needs to function properly. Magnesium, for example, is essential for a normal heartbeat and may help reduce blood pressure, while B vitamins like folate play a role in moderating cardiovascular disease risk.

The challenge for most is continuously enjoying these foods without getting bored. When you're over steamed spinach and spinach salads, try to incorporate spinach into fun, creative recipes like mini quichessavory bowls, and incredibly easy skillet bakes like this one.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 grinds fresh black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill, chopped

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until slightly caramelized, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  3. While the onion is cooking, whisk together eggs, turmeric, salt, and pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  4. When onions are ready, add in the spinach, cilantro, and dill. Mix well with the onions and let cook until wilted.
  5. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the spinach mixture and cover the skillet firmly with a lid. Let cook for an additional 6 to 7 minutes, or until eggs rise and firm up.

    Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

    All dark leafy greens are nutrition powerhouses. You can easily use finely chopped kale or Swiss chard in place of the spinach here.

    Cooking and Serving Tips

    Serve a slice of this recipe alongside grilled chicken or salmon for a complete meal. Top with a bit of hot sauce for a kick of added flavor.

    Chances are you'll have eggs and onions on hand most days. For a simple healthy go-to after a long day, keep frozen spinach stocked as well. Omit the dill and cilantro and cook this up, served with a slice of whole wheat bread, instead of ordering in.

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