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Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs

Any time you end up with a large zucchini, these Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs are a fun way to use it! 

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge zucchini fan, and at my old house I grew it in my garden and would often end up with giant zucchinis that I had fun experimenting with. Now that I have a garden space that’s too small for growing zucchini, I’m always happy when I’m gifted some, and these Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs were inspired by an extra large zucchini I got from my brother Mark and his wife Lisa.

I experimented with my niece Kara for this recipe, and first we had the idea of making Popeye Eggs in a frying pan, subbing zucchini for the bread with a hole cut out for the egg. That was pretty much a total failure, because the egg didn’t stay contained in the hole in the zucchini the way we’d imagined and we ended up with a mess in the pan.

But we still like the idea of zucchini rounds with the center cut out and an egg broken into the hole, and we came up with this cheesy baked version. When I shared a picture of this on Instagram (before we had even tasted it) everyone who commented seemed to think it looked good. Of course eggs, zucchini, and lots of melted Monterey Jack Cheese couldn’t help but be a tasty combination, but Kara and I both ate ours with a dollop of sour cream and some Green Tabasco Sauce for even more of a flavor punch. And if you end up with a large zucchini, this is definitely a fun way to use it!


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How to Make Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs:

(This is just a summary of the step; scroll down to see the complete recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven and spray casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Cut the giant zucchini into slices.
  4. Cut out a hole in the center of each zucchini with a cookie cutter (or use a small glass like we did if you don’t have cookie cutters!)
  5. Put zucchini rings into the casserole dish and season.
  6. Bake zucchini rings until the zucchini is starting to feel barely soft.
  7. Gently break an egg into each zucchini hole and season the eggs with fresh-ground black pepper and a little salt.
  8. Put zucchini with eggs back into the oven and bake until they’re barely starting to set.
  9. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over the top of the zucchini and eggs and bake until cheese is melted and yolks are cooked to your preferred doneness.
  10. Serve hot, with some sour cream and Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) if desired.

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More Recipes for Zucchini with Eggs:

Low-Carb Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole
Cheesy Low-Carb Zucchini and Basil Strata
Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs
Cheesy Low-Carb Crustless Zucchini Breakfast Tarts

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Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

If you happen to end up with a large-sized zucchini, you can use it to make these Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs!

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of zucchini, cut 3/4 inch thick
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • Spike Seasoning (or any other all-purpose seasoning that's good on eggs)
  • salt and fresh-ground pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese (more or less to taste)
  • Sour Cream and Green Tabasco Sauce for serving if desired (optional)

Instructions

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature while you prepare the zucchini and bake the rings.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Spray a 9" x 12" casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Cut the giant zucchini into slices at least 3/4 inch thick. (A little thicker wouldn't hurt if you want deeper rings.)
  4. Then cut out a hole in the center of each zucchini with a cookie cutter or a small glass.
  5. Put zucchini rings into the casserole dish and season with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
  6. Bake zucchini rings 15 minutes, or until the zucchini is starting to feel barely soft when you pierce it with a fork.
  7. Gently break an egg into each zucchini hole and season the eggs with fresh-ground black pepper and a little salt.
  8. Put zucchini with eggs back into the oven and bake about 2 minutes or until they're barely starting to look set. (Cook just long enough that you can sprinkle the cheese over without breaking the egg yolks.)
  9. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over the top of the zucchini and eggs and bake until cheese is melted and yolks are cooked to your preference, probably about 10 minutes more.
  10. Serve hot, with some sour cream and Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) if desired.

Notes

Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs are a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend reduced fat cheese and other low-carb diets would prefer full-fat.

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    3 Comments on “Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs”

  1. How well do these reheat?

    • They can be reheated, but if you prefer them with the yolks runny, reheating will definitely change that. I have only had leftovers once, but I did reheat some the next day. Not as good as freshly made of course.

  2. Very informative post!Thanks for sharing it with us.