Ham, Spinach, and Cheese Egg Boat Recipe

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch!

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

When you think of brunch, what immediately comes to mind?

(Besides being the best thing ever.)

I think of quiche (bonus points if it has a cornmeal crust), egg casseroles, maybe pancakes, hashes….

Definitely mimosas…

TONS of coffee….because even if I’m brunching, I still have toddlers.

But how about a great egg boat? I think this is what your brunch is missing. This was my first time developing an egg boat recipe, but let me tell you, I’m a believer. With egg casseroles, it’s all the same texture (kinda mushy, although absolutely delightful and something I would eat every single day of my life). But the egg boat offers an ultra crunchy outside with a soft, creamy filling. It’s the best of both worlds and is a game-changer for those of you who yearn for a variety of texture in your food.

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I went for a pretty classic combination for this egg boat – salty ham, leafy green spinach and sharp cheddar cheese. The addition of dijon mustard adds depth and a punch of flavor. I wish I was eating this right now, to be honest. Who wants to brunch with me? Any takers? In addition to this egg boat, I propose we dine on roasted broccoli quiche, citrus salad, and carrot cake muffins. We can sip on pear hibiscus brunch cocktails and easy hot chocolate.

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Used in this recipe:

Ham, Spinach, and Cheese Egg Boat Recipe

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large baguette (about 14-inches long and thick enough to cut a well in the middle)
  • 4 ounces of ham, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Cut a long well down the middle of the baguette. You want a good 3/4-inch or more of bread left on all sides after cutting out the well. Place baguette on baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle ham and spinach evenly into the well.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and mustard until combined. Pour carefully into the well over the ham and spinach. If you have leftovers, discard. You don’t want the eggs to overflow.
  5. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of the eggs and bread.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until eggs are no longer runny in the center of the “boat.”
  7. Slice and enjoy immediately.

Note: The mustard flavor is pretty prominent which I love, but if you're not a mustard lover, decrease amount to 1/2 teaspoon.

Verdict: So good. Loved the combination of the spinach, ham and sharp cheddar cheese in this egg boat.
Husband’s take: He loved these. The leftovers were a perfect on-the-go breakfast!
Changes I would make: None are necessary but I can’t wait to try new flavors or to try it with a whole-grain bread.
Difficulty: Easy!

 

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Take your egg casseroles outside the square pan with this fun egg boat recipe. Crunchy bread holds a flavorful and irresistible egg filling. These will transform brunch! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!
   
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6 comments

  1. that looks really good

  2. I’m loving this idea! Sort of like quiche and sort of a strata. Appealing to look at.

  3. Going to experiment with this recipe using asparagus spears and swiss cheese.

  4. This looks amazing! However we don’t eat ham and cold cuts though. Can substitute with something else?

    • Of course! You could substitute with pretty much anything you want! Cooked breakfast sausage would be great, or you could another vegetable for a vegetarian egg boat. Enjoy!

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