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Zoodle Egg Nests

The Zoodle Egg Nests are delicious 5-ingredient breakfast that is low-carb, gluten-free, and super-healthy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5-6 small zucchini
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Spiralize 5-6 small zucchini. Place the zucchini noodles into a strainer over a plate or in the sink. Sprinkle with a ½ teaspoon of the salt and toss. Then preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • When the oven is preheated take a few paper towels, or even a cheesecloth if you prefer, and wrap around the zoodles. Now give them a good squeeze over the sink so more of their liquid is released.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, then make 6 nests on a baking sheet. Create little 2-3 inch wells in the center of each one for the egg.   Carefully crack six eggs and add one to each zoodle nest. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, remaining salt and pepper, and bake for 6-8 minutes – 8 minutes being over well eggs.
  • If desired, add some pesto, harissa or hot sauce for some added flavor.

Notes

Notes:
  • While the oven is heating up, the zoodles are releasing their liquid because the salt creates a chemical reaction. This is exactly what we want for this recipe so the zucchini noodles don't release their liquid in the baking pan.
  • The eggs will keep cooking even after you remove them from the oven since the pan is very hot. So even though they may look slightly under-cooked We would pull them from the oven. You can always put them back in for a minute if need be.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 92 | Total Fat 5g  | Cholesterol 164mg | Sodium 681mg | Carbohydrates 4g | Protein 7g
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