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Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

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St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind recipes like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Soda Bread, Irish Stew and Irish desserts. Apart from Corned Beef & Cabbage, which is naturally low-carb, all these are high in carbs and calories.

These cute eggs baked in green pepper rings and so easy and look impressive for a festive breakfast treat. To make them more satisfying, I served them with cooked spinach and crispy bacon.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.3 grams
Protein17.6 grams
Fat29.3 grams
Calories360 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 20%, fat 75%
Total carbs6.1 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars3 gramsSaturated fat13.7 gramsSodium575 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium487 mg(24% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 rings of large green pepper, approx. 2 cm / 1 inch thick (~ 40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 small red onion (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced bacon (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp ghee or duck fat
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the bell pepper, remove stem and seeds. Slice it into two thick (2 cm / 1 inch) slices just near the centre of the pepper (the widest part). Save the rest of the pepper for a salad or with your breakfast.
    Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with half of the ghee or butter and add the pepper rings to the pan. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes. Crack an egg into each of the bell pepper rings. Don’t worry if some of the egg white leaks out, you can simply remove it later on with a spatula. Season with salt and ground black pepper and cook until the egg white becomes firm. When done, set aside.
    Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  3. In a separate pan, warm the remaining of the ghee or butter and add finely chopped red onion. Cook for a few minutes until slightly brown. Then, add sliced bacon and cook shortly. Add washed and drained baby spinach, season with salt and cook for another minute.
    Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  4. Place everything on a serving plate and enjoy! Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  5. The cooked bacon spinach can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Low-Carb Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g8 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
2 g0.4 g0.1 g12 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.4 g0.9 g0.1 g7 kcal
Bacon (organic)
0 g3.5 g4.5 g54 kcal
0 g0 g15 g136 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
4.3 g17.6 g29.3 g360 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (5)

Looks delicious going to try that soon.

So cute!!! I have to make this for my hubby 😊

Thank you Hayley!

All 3 of these recipes are so creative and beautifully presented.  Beautiful pics.  The Shamrock Eggs is just so CUTE!  

Thank you very much!! 😊