Eggs and Prosciutto Baked Mushroom Caps

This is a fantastic dish that is so simple to make. Composed of portabella mushrooms, soft baked eggs, flavorful prosciutto and dressed with walnut pesto, it is healthy, flavorful and at the same time minimal. It’s also very filling and, as an added bonus, elegant in appearance. I truly believe that food tastes better when it looks better, and this creation is a beauty. Eat this dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner…or even as an appetizer. There will be extra pesto, which can be used for other meals. It adds great flavor to fish, chicken, zucchini noodles and veggies.

 

EGG AND PROSCIUTTO BAKED MUSHROOM CAPS

(serves 2-4)

 

INGREDIENTS

4 fresh eggs preferably pasture raised

4 portabella mushroom caps

4 slices of prosciutto

2 tbsp. fresh parsley minced

1 tbsp. olive oil

sea salt to taste

PESTO INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

2 garlic cloves, peeled

2 cups fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup walnuts

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

PESTO INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients into a Vitamix  or blender.

Blend until it is a smooth, even paste.

 

BAKED EGG AND PROSCIUTTO MUSHROOM INSTRUCTIONS

  1. After washing mushrooms remove the stem and create space for the egg by scraping out the insides with a spoon.

  2. Grease the bottom of a baking pan with olive oil and place the mushrooms on it.

  3. Put one slice of prosciutto inside the mushroom.

  4. Crack an egg into a small bowl and pour it on top of the prosciutto in the mushroom cap

  1. Place the baking pan into an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees F

  2. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs.

  3. Remove from the oven, add a small dollop of pesto, garnish with parsley and serve.

Colleen Flynn

Colleen Flynn is a whole-food and wellness enthusiast. She has studied at the Nutrition Therapy Institute and is currently training at the Nutritional Therapy Association to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Colleen believes that food should please your taste buds while nourishing your body. She creates simple recipes to help you integrate whole foods into your diet and experience the life-enhancing power of nutrition.