I was inspired by this simple recipe consisting of making holes in a loaf of Italian country bread and putting eggs in it. I decided to make it a little differently using bacon and spinach. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO and appears on an episode of the Dinner Spinner TV Show on The CW!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
29 mins
total:
49 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). (If using a countertop induction oven, preheat to 390 degrees F (199 degrees C) or use the "Combo 2" setting.) Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; arrange bacon slices on top.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is partially cooked through but not crispy, about 10 minutes in the conventional oven and 6 to 7 minutes in the countertop induction oven.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); reduce countertop induction oven temperature to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until spinach turns dark green, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Cut four 2-inch holes 3/4 of the way through each loaf, evenly spaced apart, using a small serrated knife. Remove bread cutouts with your fingers; discard or set aside for another use.

  • Press 1 tablespoon of the spinach mixture into the bottom of each hole. Line each hole with 1 slice of bacon. Crack 1 egg into each hole; top with 1 tablespoon half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese over half-and-half. Transfer loaves to a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 18.1g 36% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 206mg 69% DV; sodium 755.7mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
I actually got to watch my man Vincent make this dish in person. How can you go wrong with bacon eggs parmesan cheese and great bread. Then you go and add spinach too? Love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
I actually got to watch my man Vincent make this dish in person. How can you go wrong with bacon eggs parmesan cheese and great bread. Then you go and add spinach too? Love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
Delicious! I did cut the recipe down just for my hubby and me so I opted to use some beautiful crusty Italian rolls instead of the whole loaf of bread and that worked out great! Really nice combo of flavors and textures and something that I will def be making again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2016
This is the perfect brunch for a crowd. The spinach bacon egg and cheese combo were so delicious. I love how you cut the bread and everyone gets an egg-in-the-hole sandwich! I will be trying all types of combinations every time I make it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2016
Vincent your dish is phenomenal! It's incredibly easy to make it's fun to eat and the best thing (as a mom) is the addtion of greens in a breakfast dish. This would be a perfect dish for Christmas morning when the house is full of excited kids! It would turn their attention from gifts to food. You did such a great job in the Dinner Spinner show and the decision between your dish and Cliff's was VERY hard! Your dish is definitely 5star and my guests this morning at our watch party LOVED it. I live at altitude so it took longer to cook in my oven -- almost twice as long. Next time I'll also try this with fresh spinach versus cooked. Definitely making this again and can't wait for my nieces and nephews to come over for it! Read More
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