whole family kitchen : baked eggs with kale and bacon

by - Friday, January 04, 2013

Sometimes for lunch we're craving something warmer and heartier - especially as the temperatures begin to fall.  This is super simple to throw together and most importantly, is absolutely customizable to whatever you happen to have on hand.  (Always a plus, no?)  We had some leftover bacon to cook, but I'm thinking this might be just as great without any meat at all: spinach and feta, apples and havarti?  I know I've been trying to incorporate the all-mighty kale into our diet, and thankfully just about every way I've cooked it so far Sofia has really enjoyed.  It is loaded with so many wonderful nutrients for grown-ups & littles alike!

Baked Eggs with Kale and Bacon


• 4 large brown eggs
• 1/2 c half and half
• 1/2 c milk
• 1 cup cooked kale
• 1 shallot
• 1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese, divided.
• 4 strips of bacon, chopped. (save grease!)
• salt and pepper to taste
• olive oil for greasing pan


Preheat oven to 350º.  Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook shallots and kale together until translucent and bright green. Meanwhile, have your bacon cooking in a separate skillet over med-high heat.  Once bacon has cooked, chop into pieces and set aside to cool.  Save a few tablespoons of grease.  Add bacon grease to kale and shallots while cooking, then set aside to cool.  In a large bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, salt and pepper, cream and milk. Fold in the chopped bacon, kale and shallots. Take two 5 ounce ramekins or tart pans and grease with any remaining olive oil.  Pour in egg mixture, and top with shredded parmesan.  Bake the ramekins on a cookie sheet in heated oven for approximately 40 minutes or until tops have turned golden.  Serves two 5 ounce ramekin portions.

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  1. Yum! This looks so good! I've seen baked eggs floating around a lot recently, I'm thinking it's time I try it out too!

    Happy weekend

  2. Yum! This looks really good and seems pretty simple to make!

  3. yum! this sounds and looks scrumptious!

  4. Don't you love how bright the kale gets when cooked? I swear, it's one of the best colors ever. This looks mighty tasty... I don't cook with eggs as often as I should!

  5. I really need to try this! Reminds me of the slightly unhealthier version I made last winter (heh...) http://wewanderandponder.com/2011/11/20/sundaybaking-day/. Now I'm just hungry, Kate!

  6. I love this! I remember reading a recipe for baked eggs (perhaps Ottolenghi?) and thinking I should do that, but this has given me the extra inspiration I needed! Beautifully photographed, as always. xx

  7. A few years ago I pounced upon a baked egg recipe in a Bill Granger cookbook I had and cooked it so many times that I swore I would never eat baked eggs ever, ever again. But I think enough time has passed to bring it back into the rotation (sparingly, this time!). Lovely photos :)

  8. Ooh I'm going to make this for dinner tonight!! LOvely, lovely, lovely! Thanks for sharing. Hope all is beautiful in your world :) x

    1. Please let me know how it turns out!! I'm going to try again with apples and havarti later in the week, I believe x