Zucchini-Baked Skillet Eggs

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I have a lot of friends that like eggs.   I also have a lot of friends who don’t like to cook.  I would say that a vast majority of those non-cookers avoid it because they either (a) don’t have a ton of free time and (b) hate doing dishes.  Well guess what, my loves?  I was inspired by you all last weekend and make this in honor of you egg-obsessed, dishes-hating, busy busy people.

This recipe is super low maintenance and designed just for you :)

I’ve said this before, but one cooking trick that I randomly started using a couple of years ago is grating my zucchini. This trick is useful because I love love love zucchini, I am always strapped for time and I still like to cook most of my meals during the week.   I just shred it up with a cheese grater, throw it in a skillet with some green onions, olive oil, pepper and garlic powder and let it sautee for a bit while I run around doing something else.  Zucchini naturally has a lot of water in it, so whatever you add it to (like eggs) gets a lot juicier too.

This breakfast idea is great whether you are cooking for one or multiple people, so adjust the quantities as you see fit.  All you need to do is sautee the zucchini with spices, drop some eggs on top and pop it in the oven.  I made it with three eggs, but like I said, you can make any quantity here.

What will you need? (for three eggs)

1 large zucchini, grated

2 green onions, chopped

3 eggs

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt, pepper, chili powder (for some color)

How do you make it?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium skillet, heat your olive oil and sautee the grated zucchini with salt, pepper and garlic powder until golden brown.  Chop up one of your scallions and throw it in last minute!  This will take max 5 minutes.

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While the pan is still hot, crack your eggs on top of the mixture and allow the bottoms to cook for only a couple of minutes.  Add some chopped scallions, salt, pepper and chili powder on top, as seen below.

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Take your entire skillet (hopefully you are using one that is bake-safe) and pop it in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking.  When you remove it from the oven, you can cut it into pieces and serve to hungry, awaiting mouths.

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Or you can just eat the entire thing yourself, that works.

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Feel free to get creative with this!  As always, you are encouraged to do something different than I did.  Just let me know how you changed it up!

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  1. Oh wow. I absolutely adore eggs, and this is a simply wonderful idea. I will definitely be making it, and soon!

  2. Love it! I too like to cook the majority of my own meals – and with the hubby travelling so much the next month this is a perfect meal for one! :) Looking forward to trying it!

  3. What a great idea! I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate veggies into my diet! I was hoping to have a bunch of zucchini in my garden this summer, but my dog trampled over it! Hope I can still grow some!

  4. So I finally made this, and it was delicious! (I couldn’t stop myself from adding a few drops of hot sauce on top) Thank you for the inspiration!

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