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Spinach Pasta Nests with Eggs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 

Delicious for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: asparagus, cheese, eggs, nests, pasta
Servings: 8 Servings
: 148 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 spinach pasta nests packaged "nests" are available at most grocery stores
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus tips
  • 8 fresh eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • dried parsley flakes
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º Lightly butter standard size muffin/cupcake tin.
  2. Fill a large pasta pot with 8 cups water and add 1 tablespoon salt. Bring water to a boil. Add pasta nests and boil gently for 6 to 7 minutes or just until al dente'. Turn water down to simmer. Drain; place pasta shells in buttered muffin cups. Using your fingers, create a small well in the center by pushing the pasta to the outside edges. Don't worry if its not perfect, you just want to make a well to hold the egg.
  3. Wash asparagus and pat dry with a paper towel. Snap off the tips of the asparagus spears. Save the stalks for another use. Add asparagus tips to simmering water; blanch tips for 30 to 40 seconds. Remove tips from water with a slotted spoon. Immediately immerse in ice water. Leave in ice water for 20 seconds. Remove from ice water and drain. Place 3 to 4 asparagus spears in pasta nests.
  4. Crack your eggs into the well/center of each nest. Sprinkle eggs with salt, pepper and parsley flakes. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until eggs are set with no uncooked whites surrounding the yolks. Remove pan from oven, carefully remove nests. Garnish nests with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pasta Nests with Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 1023mg44%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.