Did you really think I was going to skip out on all the yummy food posts? 😉
I know, in all fairness it HAS been a while. But, there was good reason for that. YUM eating is now here and the domain is being forwarded. Thank goodness that option exists so that all the hard work from YUM isn’t a total waste. I’m just in a different place in my life and when I started to niche out and go into the food world, I wasn’t expecting it to trigger so much. I should have just stuck with the lifestyle site I had in the first place and not listened to people who say you have to pick one thing and stick with it. Boo! (LOL) But, in the same breath, YUMeating was a WONDERFUL experience for me. It was something I shared with Mr. McConnell and kiddo. We traveled, we ate, we shared good memories. Now, that chapter in my life is over and it’s time to write the next one.
One of the things I am really trying to do is be kinder to myself. That means, eating better foods; especially those which do not make my inflammation and immune issues worse. I’m still in the kitchen experimenting with different flavors and food combinations, it’s just a different kitchen now.
I love cast iron cooking. It is one of my favorite things. I’m still not sure why I like it so much. Maybe because it reminds me of life during simpler times. Maybe because it is due to all of the memories with my mom and her parents. Seems like someone was always using a cast iron skillet. But, it could really be due to the fact I firmly believe food tastes better in a seasoned skillet. Either way, I’ve decided to experiment a bit more with my favorite pan; this time, with breakfast.
I love asparagus. Sadly, this time of year it is getting harder and harder to find. Not only that, a bit more expensive. I was able to find a few bundles reasonably priced and knew I needed to try them with breakfast. I kept seeing all these egg and asparagus bakes on Pinterest. I figured now was as good of time as any to put it to the test.
Super Easy Instructions
First I chopped the bundles of asparagus into pieces. I lightly seasoned the cast iron skillet with olive oil. Put the asparagus in the pan and then cracked open a few eggs putting them right on top of the asparagus. Added some salt, pepper, and some grated Parmesan cheese. YUM!
Low Carb Asparagus Egg Bake
- 2 bundles of asparagus chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 eggs
- Parmesan cheese
- cast iron skillet
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in the cast iron skillet.
- Add the chopped asparagus.
- Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Crack and add the eggs to the top of the asparagus.
- Add salt and pepper to your tastes.
- Place back in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese.
- Place pan back in oven and bake for an additional 3 minutes.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is so yummy looking! I love how easy it is to make, too.
Megan Elford says
I’ve never actually used a cast iron skillet for cooking, but I’ve heard it’s the only way to go. I bet it adds it’s own flavour to everything, and makes food taste that much better 🙂
I love asparagus (minus the stinky pee part! lol). I never thought of having it for breakfast! YUM!
Oh my gosh. I know! LOL
Liz Mays says
This sounds like a delicious healthy meal to try out! I’m always happy to include more asparagus in my diet.
I have been looking for some healthier meals. Also the need to taste good or I’ll never eat them again! This might make it to my list of healthy food to try.
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
i love asparagus but I’ve never cooked them this way. I’m going to try this out.
Cherri Megasko says
This looks great! I make asparagus frittatas all the time, but I like the idea of a liquid yoke. I’ll definitely be trying this one.
That looks yummy. I’m looking for healthier recipes to serve my family. I can’t wait to try this.
This sounds like a great healthy breakfast option! I love eggs and asparagus but never thought to put the two together!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am always looking for healthy recipes to try. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try it this weekend.
That looks absolutely enticing! Both the hubs and I love asparagus, but we’ve never tried that yet. Thanks for the recipe!
lisa @bitesforbabies says
I love asparagus and eggs together! That is actually how I make my eggs…I usually make them like this with sauteed onions and red peppers!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Wow, that looks really good. I can’t wait to make this some morning. I love the whole idea about it.
MJ. L says
I’ll be going on an all protein low carb diet next month, I will have to try this recipe!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That sounds so good. I actually didn’t like asparagus until recently and now I love it.
This loos delicious!! I love anything with eggs and asparagus is a new favorite. Great recipe!!
I seldom eat eggs anymore, but this egg bake recipe looks delicious in every sense of the word! I love that it’s low carb, too.
Liz Mays says
It definitely looks like a nice healthy option. It’s quite a pretty looking meal too.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I am fond of cast iron skillets also, my favorite one to use actually belonged to my Grandmother! 🙂
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
One dish meals make me happy. You’re making me want to eat more asparagus!
I really like asparagus but I rarely make it. I will have to try this egg bake.
Glad to know there will be more yummy recipes in my future. This one sounds like the perfect way to start out a day. I do much better if I start my day with healthy choices.
Omg now this looks so tasty!!!! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies! I will have to give your recipe a try.
Crystal Lopez says
Cast iron cooking is super yummy! This definitely looks like a dish that I would love to have anytime of the day!
Chasing Joy says
I like that it is all in one dish. Not much clean up.
Marcie W. says
I love both eggs and asparagus but can not remember the last time I had them together. I think this makes a great breakfast option, especially since the end of the holiday season means back to a stricter calorie intake for me!
Oh my. This sounds delicious and so different than any other recipe I have tried.
I like eggs and asparagus. This sounds like the perfect recipe for me.
I am pinning this for later. My husband wants to go on a low carb diet after the holidays.
I love asparagus! I never thought to have it for breakfast with eggs looks great!
What a perfect recipe for someone watching their carbs. Yummy!
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way says
I love a simple recipe. You really let those asparagus shine! Congratulations on making changes that are best for you!
I haven’t tried an egg on top before! Definitely makes the meal more satisfying!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
What a unique dish! I love the idea of this and candidly would eat it for any meal too. Great recipe.
Oooh, I would eat this up! Looks so good!
I’m always happy to come across new ways to use asparagus. This sounds really good to me!
Looks like a great healthy dish. Also looks really yummy
Kelly Hutchinson says
This looks so darn good! I love how easy it is to make. This would be great for Christmas morning.