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Spicy Baked Eggs with Spinach (Smoked Serrano Chili Powder)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

These baked eggs get their bold, spicy heat from smoked serrano chili powder, which is made from serrano chili peppers that have been dried, smoked and then ground. The chili powder lends significant heat, so adjust it to your taste. If you prefer soft-set eggs with runny yolks, begin checking them for doneness after 10 minutes. Serve with buttered flour or corn tortillas.


  • Unsalted butter as needed
  • 4 oz. coarsely chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 2 Tbs. heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked serrano chili powder, or to taste


Preheat an oven to 375°F.

Generously butter the insides of four 6-oz. ramekins. Divide the spinach among the ramekins and crack an egg over the top. Drizzle 1/2 Tbs. cream over each egg and season lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the eggs with the smoked serrano chili powder, dividing evenly.

Bake until the egg whites are firm and the yolks are cooked to your liking, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Adapted from a recipe by Williams-Sonoma.