Wow, today has flown by! My post is a tiny bit late. A little too late for dinner ideas tonight, at least for the East coast. But it’s perfect for breakfast tomorrow! Growing up we would often have eggs in a basket, eggs in a nest, eggs in a hole, whatever you like to call them. I actually hated them because they were always made with Rye bread. Yuck! Sorry if you like or liked Rye bread. I always thought it was gross. Of course I was a kid that ate powdered or chocolate donuts and Dr. Pepper for lunch in high school. That’s kinda gross when I think back on it. I wasn’t a very healthy eater growing up, but I’m making up for that now with this Paleo version of eggs in a basket! With NO yucky Rye bread! Much better! I wonder what meals my kiddos will say “I hate when my mom made that”! What meals did you dislike growing up?
You will use the bottom part of a butternut squash for the eggs in a basket. I was able to get 5 rings about 1/2 inch thick. The number of rings will depend upon the size of your butternut squash.
- 1 butternut squash (the bigger the squash, the more rings you will be able to cut)
- Eggs (1 or 2 per ring)
- Any veggies or meat (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Peel the butternut squash and cut the top off (where it starts to get bigger)
- Scoop out the seeds. I use a melon baller to do this and it works great. You can rinse these cook them if you like.
- Slice about ½ inch thick.
- Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and lay your butternut squash rings on the parchment paper in a single layer.
- Bake the squash for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes remove the pan and crack one or two eggs in each ring.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes depending upon how soft or hard you like the yolk.
- While that is cooking chop up your veggies and sauté in a skillet. If you are adding meats, like bacon or sausage, cook those as well.
- Take the eggs in a basket out of the oven and spoon the veggies and/or meats in the center and serve.
You can roast the rest of the butternut squash and serve as a side for dinner or stay tuned for my upcoming posts for some new butternut squash recipes.