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This Caprese Skillet with Eggs, Quinoa, and Beans has all the flavors of a classic caprese salad. It’s so easy to make and comes together in less than 20 minutes! This will be your new favorite weeknight meal.
During the summer, I can’t get enough of caprese salads. I want to eat caprese salads anyway I can and this skillet is my favorite way to do just that! This skillet has all the key flavors of caprese with melty mozzarella swimming in tomato sauce. I add cooked quinoa, cannellini beans, and soft cooked eggs to make it a filling and healthy meal. All sprinkled with fresh basil right before serving. YUM! While this is good for a breakfast, I love to serve this for dinner alongside a glass of crisp white wine (or serve it for lunch with a glass of wine if you’re in the brunchin’ mood ;)). To make this super easy (and in less than 20 minutes), I use pre-made marinara sauce (Kirkland makes my favorite–Costco, FTW!), but if you have the time, homemade marinara sauce makes this skillet even better. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top would not be out of place!
Fresh basil, melted mozzarella and tomato-y goodness! What more could you want?!
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Caprese Skillet with Eggs, Quinoa, and Beans
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup quinoa cooked
- 1 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 4 eggs
- 4 oz buffalo mozzarella
- 2 - 4 tbsp fresh basil thinly sliced
- balsamic vinegar for serving (optional)
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add the marinara sauce, being careful not to splatter. Add cooked quinoa and cannelloni beans, mixing to combine with the marinara sauce. Make four little evenly spaced holes in the mixture. Crack an egg and place one in each hole. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add the mozzarella cheese, cover with a skillet with a lid until cheese is melted and eggs are cooked to desired doneness. Top with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if desired.
*prep time does not include time to cook quinoa or marinara sauce
HELPFUL RECIPE INFORMATION
All recipes are tested and developed in my home kitchen. Unless otherwise stated, I always use extra virgin olive oil and this Himalayan pink salt in my recipes. All recipes are tested and developed using a fan oven and an electric range.
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This Caprese Skillet is one of my favorite easy weeknight dinners and I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do. If you make this, please rate this recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below. You can also mention @indiafromindiana or tag #indiafromindiana on Instagram so I can see what you’re making in the kitchen!