These Saucy Chorizo Skillet Baked Eggs are a great addition to your next Sunday brunch! It’s low-carb, paleo and Whole 30 friendly, dairy-free and most definitely delicious.
Skillet Egg Bake with Chorizo and Beans
This savory egg bake recipe is delicious way to start off the day! It’s almost like a southwestern version of Shakshuka, flavored with paprika, cumin, and spicy chorizo. We opted to add black beans to this skillet egg bake to round out the lower carb and dairy-free dish, but you can feel free to omit for paleo or Whole30.
What ingredients you need for these easy baked eggs:
Place skillet in oven and let bake for 15-18 minutes until eggs whites are cooked through.
You can also use the fully cooked chorizo sausage here. Dice it up and cook it until it is fully heated through and then proceed to the next step.
This recipe was updated on 4/24/19 to reflect a more streamlined process and it eliminated the addition of bacon in the original recipe.
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This Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake is probably my new favorite breakfast. It’s hearty, packed with the perfect amount of spice, and made easy with only one pan. It’s gluten-free and paleo-friendly and the perfect breakfast everyone will enjoy!
Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake
Sheet pan cooking for breakfast or brunch tends to be overlooked, but it is such an easy way to get a meal on the table at any time of day. We love this one for it’s unique Mexican inspired flavors that makes for a really great brunch.
Tips for sheet pan cooking:
Read the recipe all the way through (of course) and plan to use a timer! Most recipes require different cooking times, so make sure to use a timer so you can truly walk away from the oven and not have to worry about when your adding anything in to the oven.
Do the prep ahead of time: Cut vegetables, make sauce or mix spices the night before or that morning if you are looking to speed up the process when it comes time for the actual cooking.
Use parchment paper to make clean up a breeze.
Use the correct size sheet pan. When we say sheet pan we are referring to the rimmed half sheet pan which is 18″ by 13″. The size of the sheet pan matters because you do not want to overcrowd the pan when cooking, so if you are using a smaller sheet pan you may need to use 2 to achieve the same result.
Sheet pans for the win! This hands-off cooking method makes getting a delicious meal on the table simple and the clean up is a breeze. We just love that utilizing the sheet pan allows for unattended cooking, giving us EXTRA time in our busy lives.
If you like this recipe, try these other sheet pan meals:
In a large bowl combine diced potato, sweet potato, onion, avocado oil, and all spices. Toss to combine and pour onto a rimmed baking sheet.
Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove pan and add beans to potato mixture and using a spoon combine on the pan. Move the mixture to one side of the sheet pan add the whole chorizo sausage to the other. Return to oven for 10 minutes. (see note)
Remove from oven and create four small divots in potatoes to crack the eggs. Crack eggs in the divots and return to oven to bake for 8-10 minutes. Bake until eggs are cooked for desired texture. 8 minutes are soft runny yellow yolks. 10 minutes for more fully baked eggs.
If you prefer to slice up the chorizo and bake the slices instead of the whole chorizo you can do that at this step.
Omit beans for Whole30 and Paleo.
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I want to give some love today to my Friend Ali from the blog Inspiralized. Not only because she’s awesome, talented, and super sweet, but because it’s her book release day! Her first cookbook, Inspiralized, is officially out in stores, and you can pick up your copy today. Congrats, Ali!
Let’s talk about the book:
This gorgeous book is your ultimate resource for all things spiralized. It’s filled with stunning photographs, unique recipes, and it offers guides such as how to use the various blades, nutrition facts, how to clean and care for your spiralizer, things to avoid, tips, and recipe features such as breaking the recipes into categories (vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian).
What types of recipes can you expect to find?
You’ll find takes on your traditional recipes such as Skinny Bolognese, Thai Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Pork, Bacon Cacio e Pepe, Halibut en Papillote with Butternut Squash to unique recipes that only the talented Ali could have come up with: Pork Bibimbap with Ginger Gochugaru, Apple Potato Cheese Bun, Beet Rice Nori Rolls with Chipotle Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyiki Salmon Balls with Ginger-Pineapple Rice, Plantain Coconut Rice Pudding, and Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles.
Are you sold yet? This book has something for everyone, and more!
I decided to make us the Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata from the book and man it did not disappoint. The combination of avocado, garlic, spicy chorizo, and zucchini noodles was just so on point. We couldn’t get enough! BONUS: Ali said I could share the recipe with you all. I promise you’ll love it 🙂
Go buy your copy in stores at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Target and Walmart, or on Amazonhere. Don’t forget to check out Ali’s blog post today for a very exciting announcement that I personally cannot wait for!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Then, add in the chorizo, avocado, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until chorizo crumbles begin to brown. Add the zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Be sure the noodles are spread in an even layer in the skillet and that the chorizo and avocado are spread evenly as well. It’s essential to include this so that the slices of frittata come out with even amounts of ingredients.
Pour the eggs and season the top with pepper. Allow to cook for two minutes or until the eggs set on the bottom, then transfer to the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until eggs have completely set and begin to brown on the edges of the skillet.
While the eggs are baking, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sherry, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
When the frittata is done, slice into 4 or 8 pieces. In a medium bowl, toss the dressing, manchego and pea shoots together and then serve alongside the frittata portions.
Fat: 32 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Sodium: 417 mg
Protein: 48 g
Sugar: 11 g
Serving size: 1/4 of the frittata + 1 packed cup side salad
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