Looking for new ways to eat eggs in the morning? Try out these Spiralized Zucchini Nest Eggs! Metabolic Balance approved – this recipe is super simple, perfect for busy mornings to weekend brunch! ⁠

Eggs are incredibly nutrient-rich. Not only does each egg contain 6 grams of protein, but eggs have more nutrients, vitamins and minerals per calorie than most foods. Egg yolks are a great source of healthy fats, meaning you’ll stay full and feel satiated for longer. ⁠

If you’re on our Metabolic Balance program, you’ll be happy to know this recipe is approved. You can swap out zucchini with other vegetables that you have on your meal plan, for example, cabbage, beets, parsnips, etc. Have potatoes on your meal plan? Swap out the zucchini for spiralized sweet potatoes to get your starch in! ⁠

The herbed cheese mixture gives this simple recipe an extra boost of flavour. Try it out today! ⁠


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 medium eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Toss zucchini with oil, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, salt and garlic powder until evenly coated. Using 1 cup zucchini each, create 4 nests on the prepared pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir ricotta, basil, Parmesan and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon of pepper together in a small bowl. Spread 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the center of each nest, creating an indentation. Crack an egg into each indentation. (It’s OK if some of the egg spills out.) Bake until desired doneness, 12 to 15 minutes for medium set or 14 to 18 minutes for hard set.


  • Look for a package of spiralized zucchini in the produce section or make your own with a spiralizer
  • If you only have large eggs on hand, they will work but might overflow the nests a bit. Add 3 minutes of additional cook time if using large eggs.
  • You can replace the zucchini with other vegetables of your choice or starches (squash, potatoes, etc.)

Recipe by Eating Well.