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Portugese Baked Eggs Recipe

Portuguese baked eggs recipe with basil, kale and ricotta

Credit: Lisa Guy

Eggs make a valuable addition to your diet; they’re rich in protein and vitamin B12 for making red blood cells and maintaining a healthy nervous system, and vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and immune health. Eggs also contain choline, needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is vital for healthy brain function and memory. Always buy organic eggs when you can.

Serves: 4



  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced capsicum
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful finely chopped kale, stems removed (optional)
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ⅓ cup ricotta
  • 3 organic eggs
  • Handful grated cheese such as parmesan or cheddar
  1. In frying pan over medium heat cook onion, capsicum and garlic in some olive oil until soft. Add tomato, kale, basil, paprika and chilli flakes and cook for another 5 mins.
  2. Make 3 holes in mixture and spoon in some ricotta then top with an egg.
  3. Sprinkle with grated cheese and cook until eggs look cooked through.
  4. Place under grill to cook eggs further and melt cheese.
  5. Delicious served with crusty bread.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .