Keto Friendly Cheesy Spinach Jalapeño Baked Eggs Recipe

1 minute read • by Carina Wolff 05-17-2019





PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 8 minutes



NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 

528.9 Calories  •  45.6g Total Fat

10.2g Carbohydrates   •  6.9g Fiber

3.3g Net Carbs  •  22.3g Protein


This warm, hearty breakfast dish feels gourmet, but it won't have you slaving away in the kitchen all morning. It's quick to prepare, and it's packed with both flavor and nutrients.

Thanks to the jalapenos, this savory dish has a spicy kick, but it's balanced out by the creaminess of the cheddar and avocado.

Spinach gives this breakfast a hefty boost of fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and more. The protein from the eggs will keep you sustained throughout your morning, and you'll get in your heart-healthy monounsaturated fast thanks to the avocado.

You can always double or triple the recipe and use a bigger pan to make a quick breakfast for the whole family.



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup loosely-packed spinach leaves
  • 1 small jalapeno (half finely diced, the other half sliced for garnish)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


Allergen disclaimer: Contains eggs and dairy.



  • 6.5" cast iron skillet


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small, oven-safe pan or cast iron skillet, heat up olive oil on medium-low heat. Add spinach leaves and diced jalapeño, and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until spinach just begins to wilt. Remove from heat.
  3. Create 2 divots in the pan, and crack the eggs into them. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, and bake for about 7-8 minutes until the whites have set, but the yolks are still slightly runny. Top with jalapeño slices and avocado slices. Serve warm.


Carina Wolff is a health and wellness writer and food blogger based out of Los Angeles. She graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism and psychology. She writes for a number of websites, including Bustle, FabFitFun, Reader's Digest, and more. She also runs a healthy food blog called Kale Me Maybe, where she develops clean-eating recipes.


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