Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas & Spinach Simmer eggs in a rich tomatoey cream sauce studded with chickpeas and silky spinach for a super-fast vegetarian dinner. Serve with a piece of crusty bread to soak up the sauce. Be sure to use heavy cream; a lower-fat option might curdle when mixed with acidic tomatoes.


25 mins


20 mins




  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach, chopped (about 5 ounces)
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


    Step 1

    Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the spinach has wilted and the garlic is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.

    Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, cream and salt. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl, taking care not to break the yolk. Make a well in the sauce roughly large enough to hold the egg and slip it in so that the yolk and most of the white is contained (some white may spread out). Repeat with the remaining eggs, evenly spacing them around the pan. Sprinkle the sauce with thyme; cover and cook until the eggs reach desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium-set. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 egg & 3/4 cup sauce Per Serving: 323 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 25.9g; dietary fiber 6.5g; sugars 6.1g; fat 18.3g; saturated fat 6.1g; cholesterol 202.9mg; vitamin a iu 3593.3IU; vitamin c 21.5mg; folate 164.9mcg; calcium 157.3mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 83.5mg; potassium 769.1mg; sodium 628.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg. Exchanges:

2 1/2 fat, 2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 starch, 1/2 lean protein


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