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Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...

Quick-and-easy spicy tomato egg skillet

Breakfast for dinner is the quickest way to get a meal on the table. These eggs cooked in tomato sauce are the perfect fit.

Quick-and-easy spicy tomato egg skillet

Some nights you just need dinner fast. This spicy tomato egg skillet is the perfect solution. Make it for one on a night alone or easily adapt it for the entire family. Either way, dinner's ready in 20 minutes, and you didn't even have to defrost anything from the freezer.

Spicy tomato egg skillet recipe

Serves 1


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme (or any other herb you have on hand)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1-2 eggs, depending on your preference
  • Freshly grated Parmesan for topping


  1. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes with the juices and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir to combine and let simmer on medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes until the tomatoes cook down a bit.
  5. Stir in the baby spinach and let it wilt into the tomato mixture.
  6. Make an indention for the egg (or eggs if using more than one) with the back of a spoon and crack the egg into that spot.
  7. Let cook for about another 7-10 minutes until the whites are firm and the yolk is cooked to your preference.
  8. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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