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Poached Eggs With Asparagus and Mushrooms

Poached eggs aren't just for weekend brunch. The fiber in whole grain bread will help keep you feeling full, and the crisp asparagus and sautéed mushrooms make for a flavorful veggie topping.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Poached Eggs With Asparagus and Mushrooms
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 279 kcal


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 40 large asparagus spears ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups water hot
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread toasted
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium-high heat.

  2. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until mushrooms release liquid.

  3. Add asparagus; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until asparagus is tender-crisp. Remove from heat. Set aside.

  4. Bring water to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil.

  5. Place one egg into a small bowl. Hold bowl close to the water’s surface and slip the egg into the water, repeat with three eggs, being careful not to crowd saucepan; cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until whites are completely set. Gently lift eggs out of water. Set aside. Repeat with remaining eggs.

  6. Place a piece of toast on each of four serving plates. Top evenly with mushroom and asparagus mixture. Top each plate with two eggs. Season with salt and pepper (if desired); serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Add 1 tsp. vinegar to water before poaching eggs to help egg whites firm up faster and to keep them from dispersing in the water.
  • The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Poached Eggs With Asparagus and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 372mg124%
Sodium 222mg10%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.