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Butternut Squash 'Eggs in a Nest' with Pesto & Microgreens

Butternut Squash 'Eggs in a Nest' with Pesto & Microgreens

I promised I would post more frequently whenever I found a new fun recipe and I have completely failed at that promise. Between the Holidays and the entire month of January being one busy chaotic mess I have totally slacked on my "more frequent" posts but I plan to get back on track this month! With that being said, here is an awesome & quick recipe I recently tried! I wanted to get creative with our brunch this weekend as my mom was in town visiting.  I am a creature of habit and my breakfasts on Saturday/Sundays always consist of the same items: bacon, pancakes or toast & eggs. After finding some spiralized butternut squash at a new grocery store 'LIDL' in Rock Hill I started researching fun recipes to use them and came across this one: 

Butternut Squash "Eggs-in-a-Nest"

Topped with Pesto & Microgreens

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Ingredients:

  • Spiralized Butternut Squash (you can find these at most grocery stores in the produce section, either pre-spiralized or "noodles")
  • Grass Fed Butter- I used 'Banner' garlic & herb which is phenomenal (found at Reid's Foods)
  • Microgreens (also found at Reid's) 
  •  6 Eggs
  • 2 Tbs Pesto 
  • 2 Tbs Liquid Egg Whites

Directions: 

  1. I cooked these on my copper electric skillet which I am obsessed with.... Place butternut squash in a circle and make a "nest" out of it, adding a bit of butter in the middle of each "nest"
  2. I added a dash of egg white into the center of each nest in order to help the nests stay formed, once egg whites firmed up I carefully flipped them to brown both sides before flipped back over
  3. Crack an egg into the center of each nest and cover with lid, cooking until whites are completely firm; add salt & pepper 
  4. Transfer to plate and drizzle with pesto and microgreens!
  5. ENJOY!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and give it a go! I want to note that I will be trying spiralized sweet potato instead of butternut squash next time as the squash was a bit too sweet for my taste. You could also easily use zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for the nests! Get creative with it :) And as always, let me know in comments below if you try it out!

-Gabrielle <3

 

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