Creamed Spinach with Eggs & Bacon

creamed spinach with eggs bacon
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  • 4Servings


  • 8 slices bacon (8 oz)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds spinach (2 bunches), stems discarded, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large, ovenproof skillet, crisp the bacon over medium heat, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. of fat.

Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in half of the spinach and cook, turning with tongs, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining spinach. Carefully pour off some of the liquid; season the spinach with salt and pepper. Add the cream and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 minutes.

With a spoon, make 8 small wells in the spinach. Crack an egg into each hole. (The eggs will spread and run together a bit.) Sprinkle with the cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set but the yolks are slightly runny, 6 to 8 minutes. Spoon into shallow bowls; serve with the bacon.