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Power Greens Breakfast Skillet

A cast iron breakfast skillet containing three cooked eggs nestled among wilted greens and caramelized onions is sitting on a woven mat. The eggs have runny yolks and are lightly seasoned with pepper. The scene suggests a prepared meal, possibly breakfast or brunch. MyFitnessPal Blog
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Start your day off right with this veggie and protein-packed breakfast skillet. It’s loaded with dark, leafy greens and sweet, caramelized onions. Elle Penner, R.D., notes it’s perfect for weekends or weekdays—just caramelize those onions ahead of time for a mouth-watering breakfast in under 10 minutes!

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Elle Peelle penner 150pxnner, M.P.H., R.D., is a nutrition and wellness writer, recipe developer, blogger and nutrition consultant whose favorite things include her camera, carbs and quality time with her toddler. For more from this busy mama, check out Elle’s lifestyle blog or connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Elle Penner. Original recipe can be found on According to Elle.

 

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48 Responses

  1. 3 eggs, serves 2. That’s going to cause a fight! I’ll eat the lot to stop any discord 😉

  2. Looks great, I’d eat the whole thing! I have one problem however. I don’t see how it is 570 calories. Three eggs are only about 210. Where are the other 360 calories? Butter and cheese maybe 200, veggies hardly worth tracking.

    1. No idea where these numbers come from either, highly misleading.

      I just entered the ingredients individually, onions 46, butter 194,cheese 65, veg 28, eggs 194. Total 435, each helping 217.50 calories, 9 carb, 14.50 fat and 13.50 protein.

    2. I agree – one egg could b 80-90 calories, onions and greens pretty much zero – does the butter or EVOO and Parm chz make it that much more caloric? Not too many calories in the grated Parmesan cheese that comes in the sprinkle can…..can get reduced fat.

  3. This sounds delicious! I’m going to use 4 eggs for 2 people, you know, so it makes sense. 😉

  4. 30 minutes or 3 minutes to caramelize the onions? Looking forward to making this!!!!

  5. 30 minutes or 3 minutes to caramelize the onions? Looking forward to making this!!!!

  6. 30 minutes or 3 minutes to caramelize the onions? Looking forward to making this!!!!

  7. 30 minutes or 3 minutes to caramelize the onions? Looking forward to making this!!!!

  8. would be nice to add a printer friendly version. unless it’s there and I’m missing it. but this looks delicious! can’t wait to try it.

  9. would be nice to add a printer friendly version. unless it’s there and I’m missing it. but this looks delicious! can’t wait to try it.

  10. I’ve done something similar but with greens and whatever veg I have on hand. I like zucchini & cabbage. I use a small amount of coconut oil instead of butter & add a tsp or 2 of turmeric. Then top with egg & sprinkle with China seeds. Caramelized onions are great, but so time consuming.

  11. Love it! I’ve never tried it with kale but with spinach is great!

  12. Yes, does sound good. I am with the others though, the calories are a bit off. Also would love to see a print button on the recipe pages!

  13. This meal was good and my Mom and I shared the three eggs. Thank for the post.

  14. This meal was good and my Mom and I shared the three eggs. Thank for the post.

  15. Just made this recipe this morning. Fantastic! If you use a 12 inch skillet, add more greens and you can add a 4th egg for the second person.

  16. Just made this recipe this morning. Fantastic! If you use a 12 inch skillet, add more greens and you can add a 4th egg for the second person.

    1. It’s not really 21 carbs. The numbers are way off. Try putting items in separately and you’ll see a big difference.

  17. Delicious yes, but filling no….I’d need 4 eggs and double the onions and veg etc to satisfy me for a couple of hours at most…..

  18. Delicious yes, but filling no….I’d need 4 eggs and double the onions and veg etc to satisfy me for a couple of hours at most…..

  19. Just made this for breakfast and I’ve got to say this is an absolute winner! I used a bundle of chard and cut the eggs down to two ( I shared with my boyfriend :333 ) and we both fell in love with it. Will definitely be making again!

  20. Looks amazing, so doing this when i finish my night duties…. Im def adding in mushrooms as well!!!

  21. Looks amazing, so doing this when i finish my night duties…. Im def adding in mushrooms as well!!!

  22. i tried it today and it was really good! even my husband who isn’t a big fan of greens liked it

  23. sounds good but recipes that artificially lower calories like this annoy me, nobody is going to cook 3 eggs for 2 people, the real calorie should be with 2 eggs and 359 calories per serving

  24. DELICIOUS!!! BEST MEAL EVER, I make it with 1 or 2 eggs, cook up the onions and spinach and added mushrooms. I store them each in their own containers and have my brunch meal all ready to set up, just add the eggs. This is the best meal EVER.

  25. Making this right now; added baby bell 5 mushrooms to onion sautée. Cannot wait to dive in. I am adding a dash of hot sauce on those eggs 🙂
    Yum!

  26. I make something similar with spring onions and watercress as well as baby spinach, any leafy green will do really.

  27. Sounds delicious. That cholesterol count can’t be correct though. One large egg has about 170 mg to 213 mg of cholesterol. Three eggs at 271 mg?? Hmm!

  28. I don’t understand the recipe? Are you cooking this in the oven or on the stove? These two sentences are contradictory: “set the OVEN broiler to Low and move the rack to the middle if it’s not there already. Add greens to the skillet and continue to cook on the STOVE”.
    So are the onions cooking in the OVEN and the greens are cooking separately on the STOVE? or are they both cooking together?