Spinach and Ricotta Baked Eggs

Eggs are just the best aren’t they?… and we eat a lot of them at Be Strong, whether you boil them, poach them or scramble then or maybe have them in the humble omelette, you really can’t beat them for filling you up and providing you with the protein you need, at breakfast, lunch or tea!

So it’s always nice when a new egg recipe comes along, and this is a beaut! Perfectly baked eggs, with creamy ricotta and spinach. A dash of garlic, lemon and chilli to give it some zing, and this meal is decadence itself, perfect for dipping with warm pitta strips!


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Spinach and Ricotta Baked Eggs

  • Author: Rachel Wilcock
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Creamy baked eggs



450g spinach

2 tsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tsp chilli flakes

50g Italian ricotta

½ lemon, zest

pinch ground nutmeg

4 eggs

2 pitta breads, cut into 2cm strips


  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Boil the kettle. Put the spinach in a colander in the sink, then pour over the boiling water so the spinach starts to wilt. Leave to drain for 5 minutes, then gently squeeze out any excess water.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the wilted spinach, season and stir to combine. Reduce the heat, then transfer ¹⁄ ³ of the mixture to a glass jug.
  4. Add 2 tbsp ricotta and use a stick blender to whizz until smooth, then return to the frying pan and mix in.
  5. Stir through the lemon zest and nutmeg.
  6. Make 4 wells in the spinach mixture and crack the eggs into the holes.
  7. Remove from the heat and dot the remaining ricotta around the pan.
  8. Transfer to the oven and bake the eggs for 12-14 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your liking.
  9. Meanwhile, put the pitta strips on a baking sheet, drizzle with the remaining 1 tsp oil, season and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Serve the eggs straight away with the pitta chips for dunking.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20


  • Calories: 463

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