Baked Eggs in Prosciutto Spinach Nests It’s the dirty little secret of cooking (or perhaps not such a secret): That making meals is messy. Parents the world over are forever bemoaning the lack of time to plan dinners or grocery shop or cook, blaming this daunting triumvirate on their propensity towards takeout. But cleaning up the aftermath of mealtime is one of the biggest barriers to the craft. In our house, the cook doesn’t have to clean, which is my dirty little motivation for being so busy at the stove.

Which brings me to these so-pretty, super-scrumptious, salty, creamy, savory eggs.


For real. The only clean up is one weansy muffin tin. And if you butter it generously enough and then bribe one of your children to do the scrubbing, you’re off the hook, lady.

A few good things to know:

1. All that’s involved is laying prosciutto and leafy greens into a muffin tin and then cracking an egg in the center of each one.

2. The result is a tender baked egg with a runny yolk. That oozy center combined with the salty prosciutto is magic. With that soft yolk, consider using pasteurized eggs such as Safest Choice, especially if you’re feeding little ones.

3. Know that this is terrific for breakfast, lunch, or brunch, particularly if you’re having company, since it’s a no-brainer to double or triple the recipe. Your guests will think you’re a genius in the kitchen.

4. Make these nourishing eggs even healthier by serving them alongside whatever bright and beautiful vegetables or fruits are in season. Steamed asparagus and fresh strawberries are about right for spring …and they won’t do much damage in the dishes department.

Baked Eggs in Prosciutto Spinach Nests

Baked Eggs in Prosciutto Nests

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Baked Eggs in Prosciutto Spinach Nests

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I am proud to be a brand ambassador for Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs, who sponsored this post.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. 03.31.2014 at 9:17 AM #

    These look so good! And easy….my favorite combination! :)

    • katiemorford
      03.31.2014 at 9:42 AM #

      Thanks Kate!

  2. 03.31.2014 at 12:20 PM #

    majorly loving these egg cups! and the salty prosciutto is such a brilliant addition!

    • katiemorford
      03.31.2014 at 12:55 PM #

      Hard to go wrong with salty prosciutto and good eggs. Thanks Gaby.

  3. 03.31.2014 at 1:46 PM #

    WOW!! These look so good and healthy! I love that you added greens into the mix and PROSCIUTTO!! Even better.

    • katiemorford
      04.01.2014 at 6:57 AM #

      Much appreciated, Shutterbean!

  4. 04.01.2014 at 10:03 AM #

    Awesome. I’m game for eggs every which way.. especially with prosciutto. And no clean up…. that’s rad.

    • katiemorford
      04.01.2014 at 3:43 PM #

      I’m still dreaming of the eggs-on-beans with smoked salt you did up for lunch :)

  5. LyndaS
    04.25.2014 at 9:17 AM #

    Made these last night for the family and everybody loved them – even the non-prosciutto lover among us. So simple, so yummy and so visually appealing/impressive. Already passed the recipe along to my mom and will definitely be serving these again. Thank you!

    • katiemorford
      04.25.2014 at 9:59 AM #

      GREAT. So glad you liked them. I so appreciate the feedback.

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