Wake up Your Sweetheart with Some Breakfast Love: Heart Shaped Sunnyside Egg on Sauteed Spinach Recipe

Breakfast Love on a Plate

Breakfast Love on a Plate

Eggs that are easy, whimsical and delicious – what better way to show love at breakfast?

Eggs are delicious paired with sauteed spinach – I like this approach better than folding spinach into an omlet – you get more spinach and less egg with the same fantastic flavor combination! Yummmmm . . . low-carb festive goodness!

Eggs are a low-cost high-quality protein bonanza – 5 grams of protein for only about 60 calories that have been found to be healthy for your heart, brain and eyes! And fresh flavorful eggs are available to all of us 365 days a year in any grocery store. A high-protein breakfast has been associated with weight loss – So eggs are a fab frugal choice!

If you don’t have a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to make this festive Valentine breakfast, no worries – just use folded aluminum foil like I did! I used the non-stick Reynolds foil for this.

Folded aluminum foil can make a heart-shaped mold for your eggs

Folded aluminum foil makes a heart-shaped mold for your eggs


Serves 2 to 4 – Prep time 20 minutes

1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large bunch spinach, chopped
4 large eggs

Add onion and 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet. Saute over medium high heat for about 3 minutes, until onions are softened. Stir in garlic and bell pepper and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, until all vegetables are softened.

Add spinach to skillet and cook, folding spinach frequently so that it wilts. As soon as all spinach is wilted, remove from heat and place on a serving plate.

Use a large heart-shaped metal cookie cutter or fold aluminum foil into a large heart shape. Place heart in skillet and spray lightly with oil. Crack egg into heart shape and cook, according to your preference. To cook yolk thoroughly, cover skillet with a lid. Serve while eggs are warm on top of sauteed spinach.

Yummy Eggs by other food bloggers:
Tomatoes and Eggs, Herbivoracious
Chorizo And Eggs, Simply Recipes
Herby Eggs, 80 Breakfasts
100 Ways to Cook an Egg, Endless Simmer
Heart Shaped Egg in a Nest, Pinch My Sugar
Mexican Baked Eggs, Kalyn’s Kitchen

— posted by Donna


  1. says

    Perfect for breakfast in bed. Donna, it looks like a “bleeding heart” there – was that intentional? ;^)

    This is also a nice low carb option!

  2. says

    Ah ha! I saw the picture and thought, “Oh, I couldn’t do that because I don’t have a heart shaped cookie cutter.” Ehehehexcellent.

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