WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Marinara Baked Eggs
Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce is what I'm serving up today. Though you may think of eggs as breakfast food, this dish makes a great quick and easy lunch or supper.
I was delighted to find a variation of this baked eggs with tomatoes recently. It's a real keeper because it's easy, tasty and can feed just 1 or 2 or up to a full crowd of diners.
Though as written the recipe serves one, it can be multiplied easily. If you decide to make this for 3 or 4 people and have an iron skillet, feel at home bringing the whole hot skillet to the table. It's very mouthwatering to serve it sizzling with the parmesan just beginning to melt every so slightly.
Although the taste will be the same, baking the eggs in individual souffle cups is another possibility for more formal occasions. Pretty versatile for a couple of humble eggs and tomato sauce!
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Italian Baked Eggs?
According to my calculations, each serving has 240 calories and:
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make Italian Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: In a small ovenproof skillet, heat the oil and add the onion and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 7 or 8 minutes, or until softened.
Step 3: Stir in the marinara sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Carefully crack each egg into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 5: Bake for 10 minutes.
Step 6: Top with Parmesan and basil leaves, if using. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes, Substitutions and Variations
In these days of food convenience and widespread availability prepared sauces like the Marinara can be found everywhere. Good ones too! I love the Trader Joe's brand which comes in several variations such as organic basil, traditional and several others. Classico Tomato and Basil is another good low SmartPoints choice for Weight Watchers.
If you have the time and want to make up a quick marinara then make extra and freeze the rest for another time. Do add the chopped red pepper if possible; it gives the sauce a special texture and flavor that is very yummy.
Cook the eggs until set around the sides. My husband likes "well done" eggs and if that's the case for you, then cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Personally I favor slightly runny so that the egg runs into the sauce and makes a great dip for my bread.
Assemble the dish up to 1 day ahead and keep it covered in the fridge.
This basic recipe lends itself to doubling really easily. Choose a larger pan to cook up the sauce and crack 4 or up to 6 eggs into it depending on your crowd.
Spicier? Add some chopped jalapeno with the onion and red bell pepper or a good pinch of dried red pepper flakes with the marinara sauce
Smokier? Add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika to the marinara sauce
What Should I Serve with Eggs Baked in Marinara?
A couple of wholegrain bread rounds or hunks of baguette are excellent for dipping into the bowl and soaking up the sauce and eggs. If you're having this for lunch or dinner, enjoy a cold glass of sauvignon blanc or your favorite tea.
A simple mixed green salad would round it out and make a complete meal.
Ways to Use Leftovers
Any leftovers can be reheated in the 350F degree oven for a few minutes until warmed through or in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds.
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Italian Marinara Baked Eggs
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped
- ¾ cup prepared marinara sauce (I like Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara)
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
- Basil leaves, if desired, for garnish
- Heat the oven to 375F degrees.
- In a small ovenproof skillet, heat the oil and add the shallot and pepper. Cook over medium low heat for about 7 or 8 minutes, or until softened.
- Stir in the marinara sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
- Carefully crack each egg into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Top with parmesan and optional basil leaves. Serve hot.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Easy Healthy Egg Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Baked Ham, Cheese and Egg Cups
- Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Salmon Scramble
- Western Omelet Muffins
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