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
- 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
- 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"
- 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
- Crack an egg into the center of each nest and cover with lid, cooking until whites are completely firm; add salt & pepper
- Transfer to plate and drizzle with pesto and microgreens!
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!