Pretty little baskets of root vegetable breakfast goodness are so, so easy and yet pretty enough to impress company!
Whole30 goodness has inspired me to make these delightful little whole food “baskets” with baked eggs. They couldn’t be easier – or more impressive. They take just a few minutes of prep, and that includes spiralizing the veggies.
So, I like omlettes as much as the next person. But. They can get boring. Making these little root vegetable baskets of goodness are just the ticket out of Boredomville.
All you do is spiralize the veggies, toss them in a little olive oil and press them into large muffin tins. If you don’t have a spiralizer, my first suggestion is GO BUY ONE! This is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have purchased. Ever. So, so easy to use and results in so much adventurousness in the kitchen! While you’re waiting for your spiralizer to arrive, you can make this recipe by grating the veggies on the large holes of a box grater. This won’t be a s pretty as the effect you get with a spiralizer, but it will work.
This dish just takes minutes of prep and then about 40 minutes total in the oven.
One tip: if you like your veggies crunchy, use very few veggies. If you like your veggies a little softer, use more veggies per muffin tin. That way, the veggies are more crowded and tend to steam more. I like the crunch factor, so you can see in the photos that the veggies are pretty crisp.
This is so easy and fun that I will make these pretty much every weekend. For the rest of my life.
Eggs in Root Vegetable Baskets
1 large Russet potato, peeled
1 large sweet potato, peeled
1 large beet, peeled
2 tablespoons of olive oil
6 large eggs
A sprinkle of Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spiralize the veggies on a thin setting, so that veggies are about the size of spaghetti noodles. (NOTE: If you don’t have a spiralizer, grate the veggies on the large holes of a box grater.
Toss veggies in oil and then press them into 6 tins of a large muffin tin. You could also use one-cup ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes. Check frequently every 2 minutes until vegetables are almost done to your liking. (They will cook a little more with the eggs added, so you let them be at least a little al dente.)
Remove from oven and crack one egg into the well of each muffin tin. Bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let cool for just a minute or two and then run a knife around the edges of each baked egg bundle. Remove carefully and set on serving plates. Serve immediately.