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Eggs en Cocotte with Spinach and Bacon

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: French
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: eggs en cocotte, oeufs en cocotte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 552kcal
Eggs en Cocotte are an easy way to cook eggs for breakfast or brunch. You can use whatever veggies, cheeses, herbs, etc. that you have on hand! 
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  • 8 eggs
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 16 tablespoon heavy cream
  • kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Grease the cooking dishes with butter or olive oil. 
  • Cook bacon as desired, set aside. I prefer the microwave for this. So easy. No mess. 
  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter or add olive oil. Sauté spinach until just wilted. Distribute evenly among cooking/serving dishes. 
  • Add 4 tablespoon heavy cream to each dish. 
  • Create a small well in the spinach, and crack two eggs into each container. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook in a water bath: Place cooking/serving dishes on a baking pan and place it in the oven. Carefully add hot water to the pan so it goes ⅓ to ½ way up the sides of the cooking dishes. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking. Remove from oven, crumble bacon on top. Serve immediately. 



  • This recipe assumes that your cooking vessels will hold two eggs easily. Just cut ingredients in half if using a smaller container and only cooking one egg in each. 
  • Don't add the water to the water bath until the pan and your eggs are in the oven. This is so much easier than trying to carry a water-filled pan full of little bowls across the kitchen!
  • I like to use my Lodge cast iron mini servers or my Lodge cast iron mini skillets for this recipe because the presentation is so cute!! 
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Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 446mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5450IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2.9mg