Traditional spanakopita gets a morning twist in these tasty breakfast sandwiches. Wilted spinach and arugula add color, while a fried egg adds a boost of protein. We break the egg yolk here, but you can keep it intact if you prefer a runnier one (just be careful when you flip it!)., September 2021


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Break eggs, one at a time, into the pan. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 1 to 2 minutes. Break the yolks with a spatula. Flip the eggs and cook until just done, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach and arugula in batches and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Add dill, garlic powder, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

  • To assemble sandwiches, place the eggs on the bottom halves of the English muffins. Top each with ¼ cup of the spinach mixture, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon feta (reserve excess spinach mixture for another use). Serve topped with the remaining muffin halves.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich
308 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 194mg; sodium 502mg; carbohydrates 31g; dietary fiber 6g; protein 15g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 3mg; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 2974IU; potassium 291mg.