Easy eggs cooked in 6 minutes in marinara sauce ~ by Serena Ball, MS, RD
Check your pantry: You’ve got tomato marinara sauce, right? Or pasta sauce?
Then check the fridge: I know you have eggs.
Great! You have dinner! Or lunch, or breakfast – or your kids’ new favorite meal: Most kids like eggs and adore pasta marinara sauce.
I’ve even served my version of Skillet Eggs in Tomato Sauce to dinner guests; one time to a group of folks who followed a variety of diets from Paleo to vegetarian and they all loved it.
The recipe featured and photographed here is from the new Cooking Light Lighten Up, America cookbook. But the recipe CAN be as easy as:
- Open a jar of good pasta/marinara sauce; heat in a skillet.
- Crack in some eggs; cover and cook and serve.
The Cooking Light recipe – called Shakshuka – is certainly a step up in terms of taste and nutrition – as one begins by sauteeing peppers and onions and then adds garlic, smoked paprika and low sodium marinara sauce before breaking the eggs into little indentations made in the sauce. Finish by sprinkling flavor bursts of feta cheese on top – and basil if you have it. I didn’t have any basil and it was still super flavorful – and filling when served on brown rice.
And speaking of nutrition. Since it’s the the new year and several of you have made commitments to starting fresh – and healthy, we are giving away three copies of the Lighten Up, America! cookbook from Cooking Light. Included in this fresh and fun book are regional favorites from around the country:
Kentucky Hot Brown from Louisville
Grinder from Iowa State Fair
Baked Mozzarella Bites – a more nutritious version of fried cheese curds from Wisconsin and Minnesota
Onion Rings via Georgia or Anywhere, USA
And this Shakshuka, which was originally an Israeli dish but is becoming popular all over America – especially as a cure for a little too much partying on the town!
Now for our giveaway….WIN A COPY of Cooking Light’s Lighten Up, America Cookbook!
We are giving away three (3) copies of Cooking Light’s latest cookbook: Lighten Up, America! featuring over 150 classic American recipes made healthier.
What dishes are you preparing to eat healthfully so far in 2014?