Recipe: Baked Eggs in Creamy Leeks & Mushrooms

The world is in an obesity crisis. We’ve all heard the message … but how do we solve it, globally, in South Africa and very often, personally!

There’s much to think about on World Obesity Day coming up on March 4 but here’s the good news….

Research shows that eating fresh mushrooms can make a very positive contribution.

  • According to a recent Thai study published in the US National Library of Medicine, “Edible mushroom proteins are high in quality, low in cost, widely available, and meet environmental and social requirements, making them suitable as sustainable alternative proteins.” Protein, of course, is key to staying fuller for longer.

We are simply of the opinion that eating fresh mushrooms, with all their provable health benefits, can help break cycles of unhealthy eating while delivering daily satisfaction to make the whole process of “being healthy” that little bit more easy to achieve – and swallow.

Baked Eggs in Creamy Leeks & Mushrooms Recipe

Serves 2


  • 200g portabellini mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g leeks, washed & sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 200ml low sodium chicken stock
  • 4 Tbsp plain fat free yoghurt
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 large free-range eggs

To serve:

  • Low carb bread or sprouted wholemeal bread
  • Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil, for cooking
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray is also ideal for cooking as it allows for good coverage and fewer calories.


  1. Preheat oven to 190˚C.
  2. Heat a drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick frying pan or spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned.
  4. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
  6. Place the pan back on the heat and add leeks.
  7. Cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned.
  8. Use a lid to create steam and help cook the leeks without needing extra oil.
  9. Once softened, add the garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant.
  10. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  11. Reduce slightly but keeps things nice and saucy.
  12. Switch off the heat and stir through the yoghurt and nutmeg.
  13. Add the golden mushrooms back into the mix and taste to adjust seasoning.
  14. Divide mixture between two oven safe small casseroles or mini frying pans.
  15. Using a spoon, make little egg-sized indentations in the creamy mixture.
  16. Crack an egg into each well and season with salt.
  17. Bake until egg whites are set and yolks are done to your liking.
  18. 12 to 15 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs.
  19. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  20. Serve with warm low carb toast and enjoy!

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