Cheesy Baked Spinach Eggs

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Friends, it’s official, I’m hooked on Dawson’s Creek again, for the 4th time in the past 12 years. I want to say it’s because I’m trying to live in a world without cable (we’re finally cutting the cord at the end of the month), but really? The real reason is I’m a sucker for Joey and Pacey.

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That and I can’t get enough of the HORRIBLE 90’s fashions that I once thought were cool. Baggy rugby shirts for females? Bull hair cuts for boys? Or the fitted plaid button ups paired with an oversized corduroy jacket and baggy “mom” butt jeans? There’s even one episode where Jen (who really was stretching it as a 15 year old when she looked 36) was rocking those glittery butterfly clips and “tattooed” choker necklaces. The sad thing is, every time I bought myself those so trendy clips, my brothers would smash them. Chock it up to growing up in a house filled with boys, but I was sure they were just trying to ruin my life and make middle school even more miserable than it was already.

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Horrid fashions aside, I seriously can’t get enough of this ridiculous melodrama. Growing up, my parents never let me watch it due to its “suggestive undertones” so I could only sneak a few episodes here and there when I was sleeping over a friends house or when they left me to babysit my little brothers. They actually came home early once and caught me mid-season 4, and of course, I got grounded. Now I want to laugh because all of the main characters are 10 years older than they are supposed to be playing, so their sexual escapades aren’t exactly an accurate portrayal of the average 15 – 16 year old.

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You better believe as soon as I got to college and reruns of this fantastically terrible show were on TBS, I soaked it all up. And then two years ago when Netflix released all seasons, I binge watched the sh** out of them, much to my poor husbands dismay. And now I’m back at it, having started just a few days ago. My reasons now aren’t accidentally innocent, I’m sort of going through an emotional roller coaster, so the show is purely a distraction to what’s really going on.

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But it’s a good, good distraction. And really, how freakin’ cute is Joshua Jackson and pre-Scientology Katie Holmes?

Cheesy Baked Spinach Eggs

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Serves about 4. Inspired by Bon Appetit.
Prep time: <10 minutes
Cook time: About 15 minutes


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped leeks
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 – 3 slices of turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 – 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Mix in the garlic, onions and leeks and cook until just softened, about 4 – 6 minutes. Stir in the tomato, lemon juice and spinach. Increase heat to high and cook until spinach is wilted, about 4 minutes.
  2. Move the mixture to another skillet, draining the excess liquid from the spinach and discarding. Mix in the cooked bacon (I used 2 1/2 slices), salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Make five small indentations into the mixture.
  3. Carefully crack the eggs over the indentations. (Do this so the yolks don’t break and you don’t get any egg shells). Sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Add cracked black pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Bake the eggs until for about 12 – 15 minutes, or until the egg whites are set (but the yolks are still a little runny) and cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with chopped basil and additional salt and pepper. Serve warm with crusty bread or toast.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 300
Fat: 15.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 7.75 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 19 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6

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  1. Friday, July 25th, 2014
    YUM, I love this cheesy baked spinach eggs! Perfect for weekend brunch! :)
  2. Friday, July 25th, 2014
    Now I know what to binge-watch next. I never watched damson's creek when it was first on because my parents were, like, "OMG—sexual content" (never mind that Woody Allen movies were perfectly acceptable), but now that I'm a grown-ass single lady with a puppy who won't judge me, I can watch whatever I want ; )
  3. Posted by Meagan @ A Zesty Bite on
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    I haven't seen a Dawson's creek episode in probably 10+ years. Oh the memories of that show.

    Now I would like to create some more memories with this egg bake. Looks gorgeous.
  4. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    my kind of meal!
  5. Friday, July 25th, 2014
    Love this recipe! Love it. I'd take this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. BTW, I've still never seen Dawson's Creek. I should look it up on Netflix :-)
  6. Friday, July 25th, 2014
    I love this! I also love adding veggies in my eggs, so this would make the perfect breakfast ( or dinner)!
  7. Posted by Ginny McMeans on
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    I love baked skillet recipes like this. Looks great!
  8. Posted by Rose | The Clean Dish on
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    Wow your parents were very strict! Dawson's Creek is one of the tamer shows that ran in the 90s, in my opinion. I just recently re-watched some episodes on Netflix. It made me feel so nostalgic!! We don't have TV either and I wouldn't want it any other way!!

    Your spinach eggs look fantastic. They have Sunday brunch written all over them :)
  9. Posted by Brenda@SugarFreeMom on
    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    I would love to enjoy this for breakfast EVERY day!
  10. Posted by Lora @cakeduchessa on
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    I never watched Dawson's Creek, but I remember how popular it was!!Your eggs look fantastic, Claire!!
  11. Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    hahaha I totally had those butterfly clips. I wore them once and felt like such a fool (but I still secretly loved them). The 90s were SO BAD!

    This recipe is gorgeous. Baked eggs are one of my very favorites.
  12. Posted by Meseidy on
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    Anything with eggs and I all over!!
  13. Posted by christine on
    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    I was a sucker for Joey and Pacey too. Screw Dawson! So thanks for luring me back into wanting to watch this show. I'll probably have it on Netflix by the end of the day. Maybe I'll binge on these cheesy spinach eggs while I'm watching lol.
  14. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Sunday, July 27th, 2014
    I forced my daughter to watch all of Dawson`s Creek with me. It`s awesome.

    And these eggs, more awesome than Dawson`s hair. My hubby would love this. I must try it.
  15. Sunday, July 27th, 2014
    The memories Dawson Creek brings back! I also never got to indulge in it much as I was growing up due to parents! Maybe I should start now :) These Eggs look terrific!!
  16. Monday, August 4th, 2014
    I am SO in love with this dish! I think it should be the cover of a cookbook - just gorgeous!