Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests

Love baked eggs? Let me show you how to make baked eggs in spaghetti squash nests for a beautiful, easy, paleo, and gluten-free grab and go breakfast idea!

Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests | Love baked eggs? Let me show you how to make baked eggs in spaghetti squash nests for a beautiful, easy, paleo, and gluten-free grab and go breakfast idea! | A Sweet Pea Chef

I’ve been working on creating new recipes for the kiddos (and us) in the mornings when life is pretty hectic.

P.S. If you know how to make mornings easier and smoother, share in the comments below!

In the past, I’ve found myself starting to rely on pre-packaged, frozen waffles or sugary cereals to get by for breakfast.

But, not any longer.

Eight baked eggs in squash nests set in muffin tins, ready to be served

The funny thing is that, once you start opening your mind to all the possibilities of what can be healthy and easy in the morning, the whole world opens up.  You start thinking about gluten-free pancakes, chocolate chia puddings, and delicious protein shakes.

But, even better, you feel like a better parent.  A better person.  A healthier person.

Two baked eggs set in nests made from spaghetti squash and served on a plate, topped with sliced chives.

And, I have to say, I like feeling that way.

So, I’m going to make that extra effort to make sure the kiddos have healthy breakfasts, like these baked eggs in spaghetti squash nests.  These were pretty amazing.  They’re like eggs with hash browns had a baby with muffins.

And who doesn’t love baked eggs with hash browns and muffin babies, am I right?

Wait, what?

Side angle photo of two baked eggs in squash nests served on a white plate

First, things first:

How To Make Squash Nests

Squash nests are basically a mix of spaghetti squash noodles, onion, flour, egg white, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cheese. And If you’ve never made spaghetti squash noodles, rest assured: they are super simple to make.  I have a whole post on how to make spaghetti noodles right here, if you’d like to check it out.  Then, once you have the noodles all ready for ya (they last for several days in the fridge, which is perfect), it just takes a few minutes to prep these tasty little guys and then pop them in the oven.

Baked eggs in squash nests, fresh out of the oven and ready to be plated and removed from the muffin tin.

How To Bake an Egg in a Squash Nest

Once you’ve baked your squash nests, remove the muffin tin from the oven and crack one egg carefully into each tin, making sure not to overflow the nest. Bake for another 10-12 minutes, or until the egg whites are fully cooked and no longer transparent.

One word on adding the baked eggs.  Make sure, when making the spaghetti squash nests, that you leave plenty of space for an egg to fit right on top. You just want the nest to be the border of the muffin tin, not fill it up.  Otherwise (and, trust me, I speak from experience), the egg will overflow its nest and you will have a sad egg on your stovetop.

Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests

Follow these easy steps and you’ll have yourself a delicious, healthy, high-protein, low carb, grab and go breakfast your kids will love!

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Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Love baked eggs? Let me show you how to make baked eggs in spaghetti squash nests for a beautiful, easy, paleo, and gluten-free grab and go breakfast idea!

Categories: Breakfast, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Grab n Go, Healthy
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: spaghetti squash and eggs, spaghetti squash breakfast, spaghetti squash breakfast recipe
Servings: 12 egg nest
Calories: 75 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked spaghetti squash noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 8 eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour (can also use coconut flour or another gluten-free flour)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Place the cooked spaghetti squash in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a fry pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add the onion to the bowl with spaghetti noodles, along with the egg white, garlic powder, salt, pepper, flour, and cheese, and mix well.
  5. Scoop a little less than 1/4 cup of the noodle mixture into each muffin tin. Using your fingers or a spoon, press the squash noodles down and around the sides of the muffin cup. This will create your nest.
  6. Place the nests into the oven and bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the top edges become golden and crispy.
  7. Reduce the heat to 375 and remove the muffin tin from the oven.
  8. Crack 1 egg into each tin, taking care not to overflow the nest.
  9. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the egg whites are fully cooked and no longer transparent. (For fully cooked-through eggs, cook 2-5 minutes longer).

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests
Amount Per Serving (1 egg nest)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

17 thoughts on “Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests

  1. Hi buddy,
    Great, Seriously This post was damn awesome, One thing that strikes me the most is your style of writing… Whoa, you explain kinds of stuff so elegantly, I could understand the concept behind this very well just by reading it once.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article, I definitely will share it on social media platforms.

  2. 5 stars
    I cook spaghetti squash in the crock pot. I just poke it a few times with a fork, put in in a large crock pot (mine is oval shaped) and let it go all day on low. Very easy!

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I made this last week and am pleased. I baked longer to make the yolks well done, and then I froze them. I have two for a serving. If anything, I would reduce the salt a little.

  4. Could you use the nest materials to make something akin to a potato pancake without the potato? since you’re baking them or even frying the squash stuff up? thanks!

  5. Hi Lacey! I just came upon your site because I just bought myself a spaghetti squash. This is one of the more original ways to use it. One quick question, could the eggs just be beaten so that this dish becomes more like mini quiches instead? Thank you!

    1. I’ve had them cold and they are good, but it really depends on your preferences. I’ve also reheated in the microwave for about a minute and that heats them up nicely. 🙂

  6. These look great and I will try them. However, I do have question. The pictures show eight nests, the recipe states eight servings, but, not counting the one egg white, the recipe only lists six eggs. I want to know how you got those six yolks to divvy themselves into eight nests!

    1. Lol, Karen – looks like you’ve got yourself a proof-reading job! 😉

      Thanks for pointing that out. You’re right. The recipe does serve 8 and I accidentally put 6 eggs. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect 8 eggs in the ingredients. Thank you! 🙂

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