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!
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!
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.)
- Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature.
- Preheat oven and spray casserole dish with non-stick spray.
- Cut the giant zucchini into slices.
- 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!)
- Put zucchini rings into the casserole dish and season.
- Bake zucchini rings until the zucchini is starting to feel barely soft.
- Gently break an egg into each zucchini hole and season the eggs with fresh-ground black pepper and a little salt.
- Put zucchini with eggs back into the oven and bake until they’re barely starting to set.
- 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.
- Serve hot, with some sour cream and Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) if desired.
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
Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara. 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.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g
Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.
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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