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    Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet

    Sunny side up with a twist! Yes, you are right!! These eggs can be cooked just how you like them. Firm? Runny yolk? Something in the middle? They’re your eggs! Just nestle them in between garlicky mushrooms and wilted spinach with a little seasoning and you get a hearty, healthy, delicious breaky… or brunch… or even dinner!!

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Some days you just want to go beyond your regular eggs. You don’t want that omelette you get up to a million times. Scrambled eggs just ain’t going to do it for you today. And you definitely need something more than your basic sunny side ups to bring some cheery-cheeries (yes, such word exists… in my toddler’s song book) into your life.

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Well then, this veggie rich, lipsmackin’ thing is what’s been itching to come into your life. All you need is a few extra minutes to whip it up. Then you are looking at an awesome weekend breakfast… or even a great weekday egglicious night!

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Just few simple ingredients

    ingredients for mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet
    • Eggs – We are making a small couple’s skillet in my cute little mini cast iron skillet, so just 4 eggs. But you can easily double or triple this recipe in a larger pan.
    • Spinach – That green boost you need from Popeye’s favorite. Check out my roundup of the best Spinach Recipes.
    • Mushrooms – Any of your favorite types. We are using baby portabella.
    • Garlic – Wilted spinach and mushrooms with a hint of garlic is so irresistible.
    • Olive oil and butter – To fry these in.
    • Thyme – Just a little makes a big difference.
    • Red chili flakes – Yup, just a pinch.
    • Black pepper – Freshly cracked.
    • Salt – To taste.

    Let’s get these sunny side ups started

    raw mushrooms in a skillet

    Heat up your favorite skillet with some olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Slice you mushrooms and add to skillet. Sauté mushrooms till they get some nice color.

    cooked mushrooms in a skillet with garlic and spices

    Mix in finely chopped garlic, thyme, red chili flakes and some salt and pepper. If mushrooms starts seeping out some water, cook till most of it gets evaporated. Time to add in spinach.

    spinach added to cooked mushromms in a skillet

    You will be amazed how much spinach one small skillet can take, as it wilts pretty fast. Add it in smaller batches so it’s easier to mix around.

    cooked mushrooms and spinach in a small skillet

    Now make wells in this mushroom spinach mixture. I am only making 4 eggs, but make wells according to how many eggs you are using, one well per egg. Put a little blob of butter in each well, then crack one egg in each. Sprinkle some salt and freshly cracked black peppers on top.

    raw eggs added to cooked muchrooms and spinach

    Cover with a lid. Now it’s time to sip on that orange juice… or maybe a mimosa if you are turning this into a super Sunday brunch idea! Cook till the eggs are your desired runniness. Serve hot with some nice crusty bread to mop up those eggs and perfectly seasoned veggies. I assure you, it’s going to make your morning sunnier and cheerier!

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Variations

    Anything else in mind besides spinach and mushrooms? Try the same method with kale, arugula or Swiss chard instead of spinach. Have some of those beautiful baby cherry tomatoes? Throw them in! Maybe some chopped, cooked potatoes? Yes, why not!

    In need of some extra protein? Those Jimmy Dean sausages sure look tempting… double protein power! Or top with crumbled feta or goat cheese, or some shredded parm.

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Your breakfast will start looking so interesting with all these different skillet ideas, my friends. No more boring eggs. Period! Look at the world always sunny side up!!

    Stay safe out there!

    Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet, on my Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Try these other great Breakfast recipes!
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    Bahamian Boiled Fish
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    Stunning Scrambled Eggs on English Muffins
    Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche
    Grillades and Grits

    mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast skillet

    Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet

    Yield: 2 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    If your breakfast table needs sprucing up, try this fresh and exciting breakfast skillet. It's tasty, packed with nutrients and it's even keto friendly.

    Ingredients

    • 4 eggs
    • 8 oz mushrooms
    • 4 cups fresh spinach
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1.5 Tbsp butter, divided
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    1. Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in 8" skillet over medium high heat.
    2. Slice mushrooms and add to skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes then add chopped garlic, thyme, and red chili flakes, along with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until soft and all juices from mushrooms have evaporated.
    3. Add spinach, 1 cup at a time. As it wilts, add more until all is in the skillet and wilted.
    4. Using a spoon, make four depressions in the mushroom spinach mix. Divide remaining butter into each well. Crack one egg into each well. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook until eggs are done to your preferred consistency.
    5. Serve with nice bread!

    Notes

    This recipe makes 4 eggs. For 6 eggs, multiply other ingredients by 1.5 and use a 10" skillet. For 8 eggs, double ingredients and use a 12" skillet.

    This recipe is great topped with feta or goat cheese and some shredded parmesan.

    This is best eaten fresh, so cook what you plan to eat in one sitting.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 2 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 332Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 395mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 17g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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