Eggs with Smoked Sausage, Spinach, and Tomatoes

Recipe - Eggs with Smoked Sausage

Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Smoked Sausage, Spinach, and Tomatoes

Serves 4 │ 1 egg and 1/2 cup sausage mixture per serving

This zesty breakfast dish also makes an excellent light lunch or dinner. The vegetables balance the smokiness of the sausage and the peppery hot sauce.

  • 1/2 teaspoon canola or corn oil and 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil, divided use
  • 4 ounces low-fat smoked turkey sausage, casings discarded, diced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley or finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons mild Louisiana-style hot-pepper sauce

In a large, heavy, nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the sausage for 5 minutes, or until beginning to brown lightly, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small plate.

Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl. Don't beat them. Reduce the heat to medium low. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, swirling to coat the bottom. Slide the eggs, one at a time, into the skillet. Cook for 1 minute. Pour the water into the skillet (not directly over the eggs). Sprinkle the eggs with the sausage, spinach, tomatoes, parsley, pepper, and hot-pepper sauce. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked.

Nutrition Analysis (per serving)

  • Calories: 168
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.0 g
    • Trans Fat: 0.0 g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 201 mg
  • Sodium: 362 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
    • Fiber: 1 g
    • Sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 11 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

This recipe is reprinted from American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It. Copyright ©2015 by American Heart Association. Photos by Lucy Schaeffer. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.