When I was growing up, we called these “Eggs in Purgatory”. You can make these for whatever portion you would like. They could all be done in a skillet, casserole, or you could do individual ramekins like I did. The recipe below is for one egg, but you can easy multiply it by however many eggs you’d like to prepare.
The Trader Joe’s Marinara in the refrigerator section is PERFECT for this, and it is quite low in carbs. For the cheese, you could go with parmesan, mozzarella, or other cheese of your choice.
For 1 Serving:
1 tsp butter
2 Tbsp low carb marinara sauce
1 tsp cheese (Parmesan, mozzarella…
pinch of black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Grease the ramekin with butter. Put 1 Tbsp of sauce in the bottom of the ramekin. Crack the egg into the ramekin and top with remaining marinara. Place the ramekin(s) on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the egg has the desired amount of “jiggle”.
Top with black pepper and cheese of your choice. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to cool and melt. Pop your yolk immediately if you want it to stay liquid.
These were DELICIOUS! If you’re craving Mexican and are not cutting out grains (even low carb) or gluten, then these are going to be your new best friends.
I’m going to warn you first and foremost that this is not a staple food, and it is probably best if you are good at calculating your macros and daily carbs before dabbling with things like low carb tortillas. The other important thing to note is that the serving size here should be 1-2 tortillas. Given that there are only six low carb tortillas in the entire recipe, you will quickly find that having one is enough for a meal.
Personally, I found one to be incredibly filling and satisfying, but if your daily macros allow (and if you’re not avoiding gluten or grains), you could get away with two of these. It would definitely be an easy crowd pleaser and nobody would have a clue that you were using low carb tortillas.
For the chicken, I’m a total lazy cheater and just get the rotisserie breast meat that is already stripped off the bone from Costco. It cuts down on SO much work, but you can decide on how to procure the cooked chicken portion of the recipe.
Combine chicken, 1 cup enchilada sauce, cilantro, green chilis, queso fresco, salt and pepper, and one cup of cheddar cheese. Taste to be sure that it is seasoned to your liking with the salt and pepper. Place about 1/6 of the filling into each tortilla and roll. Place into a greased casserole dish. Spoon remaining sauce and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the tortillas.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Serve with a topping of sour cream, avocado, cilantro, green onion, or lettuce.
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 9.4g
Total Carbohydrate 14.3g
Dietary Fiber 7.1g
Total Sugars 0.9g
Vitamin D 5mcg
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.