web analytics

Baked Egg and Kale Cups recipeYou cannot go anywhere these days without reading or hearing about the health benefits of kale. It is a superfood full of vitamins, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants. I have to be honest, I was late to ride the kale train. I was afraid of it. I had a fear of dark greens. Let’s just say that collards and I go way back, and it wasn’t pretty. These days, I really like kale. I started to like it by drinking it. I love a green juice in the morning, and I always add a handful of kale to my juice. After that, I started ordering it in restaurants. Kale Caesar Salad is absolutely delicious. And now, I can eat it any which way.  Even for breakfast.

In my quest to eat healthier, protein packed breakfasts, these baked egg cups could not be a better way to start the day. You can put these together in two minutes flat and stick them in the oven while you are putting your makeup on. 20 minutes later you have a hot breakfast that is hearty and full of good things. You can make a vegetarian version like I did, but you could add some cooked sausage or crumbled bacon before baking. Cheddar cheese is also really good.

Rick Bayless was right, kale is a flavor trend that is not going anywhere.

Baked Egg and Kale Cups recipe2 cups baby kale
4 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
8 eggs
4 Tablespoons heavy cream (or milk or none if you want to make it Paleo)
4 Tablespoons Sargento Parmesan cheese

baked egg cupsPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 4 (1-cup) ramekins with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. (You could do this in a muffin tin too) Add 1/2 cup kale to each ramekin.

baked egg and kale cups recipeDrizzle the kale with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

baked egg and kale cup recipeCrack two eggs into each ramekin.

baked egg and kale cup recipeTop each egg with one Tablespoon heavy cream.

baked egg and kale cup recipeSprinkle with one Tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

baked egg and kale cup recipeBake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on how runny you like your eggs.

baked kale and egg cup recipeSeason with salt and pepper to taste.

baked egg and kale cup recipe

Baked Egg and Kale Cups

Baked Egg and Kale Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)
  • 4 Tablespoons Sargento Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 4 (1-cup) ramekins with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. Add 1/2 cup kale to each ramekin. Drizzle the kale with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Crack two eggs into each ramekin. Top each egg with one Tablespoon heavy cream. Sprinkle with one Tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on how runny you like your eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://bakedbree.com/baked-egg-and-kale-cups
**This post is a part of my ongoing collaboration with Sargento Cheese. All opinions are 100% my own.**

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

28 Responses to Baked Egg and Kale Cups

  1. I need more kale in the morning! This looks fabulous!

  2. These look awesome! I love kale, eggs and cheese!
    Tieghan Gerard recently posted..Blackened Salmon with Cheesy Polenta and Spicy Peach + Chard Corn Salsa

  3. I love kale, and eggs, and this looks awesome! I could pop it in the oven on a Sunday and get a few more minutes of shut eye, hehe.

  4. Pauline says:

    thanks for the recipe. i never quite know how to use kale, need to give this a try!
    Cookie Baking Blog

  5. This is such a great idea! A quick and easy breakfast that looks like it took HOURS

  6. bit.ly says:

    [...] moved here [...]

  7. Tanya says:

    I love kale! I have been trying to find lots of recipes with kale in it. Its so good for you too. This would be the best breakfast tomorrow morning. Great recipe thanks :)
    Tanya recently posted..Three Key Characteristics of a Smart Social Media Policy

  8. Richard says:

    Oh this looks so tasty and such a easy recipe. I’ve mostly had kale in salads, some soups and tried the chips but baking with egg is new. Thank you so much.

  9. I’d certainly be more cheerful in the morning if I have this waiting for me at the breakfast table with a cup of black coffee. I love how decadent this dish looks yet so simple to make.

  10. kristin says:

    This looks fantastic! I, like you, have been super afraid to try kale (collards and I don’t mix well, either) and have been slowly adding it into my smoothies, doing a 1/2 and 1/2 mix in my salads, and now I think I’m ready for something a little more….”adventurous” Thanks for posting!

  11. [...] that I am over my fear of kale, I try to get it into as many things that I can. It is so good for you, and I am finding it really [...]

  12. tara says:

    This sounds great! I’m going to try it tomorrow morning! I, too, was late to the Kale Train, and have been playing catch-up! I recently bought this product called The Stone-Wave, I believe. It’s a ceramic bowl with lid and handle, and cooks an onion in 1 minute in the microwave! You can also cook poached eggs with it. I’m going to try this recipe in it! Thanks for the tip!

  13. Christina says:

    Hi Bree! LOOOOOVE your website.. i make your recipes all the time.. can i do this with spinach instead of kale? i am not a kale fan..

  14. Mary says:

    Thank you for this recipe. It was fantastic. I was looking for something easy to make with kale and eggs for breakfast and this recipe fit my goals perfectly. Do you know how long these would last in the fridge if I were to make a batch of these ahead of time? Thanks.

  15. […] Cheesy kale baked eggs. These will change your life. Preheat the oven when you reach for your morning coffee or tea. In a ramekin tear up some kale, top with an egg and cheese, and you’re set. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge