Creamed spinach gives this vegetarian version of easy eggs florentine a great twist. It pulls together in a jiffy for a super easy breakfast, brunch or supper!
Easy Eggs Florentine
Calories 175 kcal
Toast English muffin. Spread creamed spinach over the top and place under broiler. While muffin is cooking, fry an egg to the desired doneness. When spinach begins to brown, top with Parmesan cheese and continue broiling until melted. Remove from broiler and top with the fried egg. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Hack: Slice English muffins in half horizontally and return to original packing. Place in sealable bag and place in freezer for up to 3 months.
Hack: Make more than one egg and store them for later use. For the best quality, I suggest cooking scrambled eggs in an egg ring as this provides for uniform cooking and reheating. Cook just until set. These eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. To freeze eggs, place on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until firm. Seal in a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer. To reheat, thaw or remove from refrigerator and microwave at 20-second intervals just until heated through.
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Did you know? Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!
Quick and easy creamed spinach is a classic side dish is easy to put together and is a wonderful accompaniment to a roast or steak. Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!
Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people
Calories 240 kcal
- 16 oz frozen spinach, thawed with liquid squeezed out
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 tsp)
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
Melt butter in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until transparent (about 2-3 minutes), then add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Whisk in the flour and cook until thickened.
Pour in the milk, whisking constantly until the white sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/4 cup of milk to the sauce, whisking it through until reaching your desired thickness.
Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
Hack: Freeze leftovers in servings-sized portions for later use. Consider freezing a few ¼ cup servings for the recipe below.
Hack: Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!
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Did you know? Spinach is one the most nutrient-dense plant-based foods you can eat!