stack ’em. [bacon, egg & spinach breakfast stacks]

May 16th, 2012 by | comments


You might not believe me (or, you might) when I tell you that this is a Weight Watchers recipe. My mom and I made a few of the recipes while I was home this past weekend, and I’ve got to tell you–they’re fantastic!

We made these bacon, egg and spinach stacks on Mother’s Day morning. One breakfast cup was the perfect amount of food to tide us over before lunch at the country club. Though I’m not on the diet, I will most definitely make these again.


6 small redskin potatoes

9 oz. fresh spinach

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

2 large eggs

2 tbsp. fresh chives

6 slices uncooked Canadian-style bacon

1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place muffin liners in a 12-hole muffin tin.

Wash and steam potatoes until just done or slightly underdone, about 10-15 minutes; cool immediately. Slice each potato into four rounds; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine ricotta, cheese, egg and chives.

Place a middle slice of potato in the bottom of each muffin hole so it lays flat. Top each with a quarter slice of bacon, 1 heaping teaspoon of ricotta cheese mixture, about 2 tablespoons of spinach, about 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese, another bacon quarter, and another heaping teaspoon of ricotta mixture. Finish stacks by placing remaining potato slices on top and sprinkling with a few remaining shreds of cheese.

Bake stacks until fully set and ricotta is cooked through, about 30-35 minutes, and then transfer to racks to continue cooling. Remove liners and serve warm.

Recipe from Weight Watchers.

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  • egg me on

    Weight Watchers?! No way! These look so good. I don’t know how you only ate one. I feel like I could half a dozen. But … then I guess I’d need Weight Watchers, so now it’s starting to all make sense. :)

    • Caroline

      Oh, trust me, I could have eaten PLENTY more, but forced myself to hold back haha!

      • egg me on

        Wow, you’ve got some real self control! I can’t stop thinking about these mini cups today ……………

  • Dinnersdishesdessert (@Dinnersdishes)

    What a fun little breakfast! I like anything in individual portions, and these sound like a great thing for brunch!

  • ceciliag

    Caroline these are fantastic, and i guess it is all about how MUCH you eat! I love these but would have trouble with only one!! This is an idea i will work with for sure! c

  • Mary

    Oh Caroline! I can tell you I would leap out of bed for one of these in the morning!!
    Mary x

  • Cheryl

    Caroline, do you have the nutritional information for these? They look amazing!!

    • Caroline

      Hi Cheryl, thank you! I know they’re 3 points for Weight Watchers, but the ww website doesn’t list the calorie count. I looked them up on a different website, and it says they’re 107.5 calories each. :)

      • Cheryl

        Wow! I don’t have to feel guilty for having a few of them! Yay!

        Keep em coming!

        • Caroline

          Exactly!! I’ve got a few more ww recipes I’ll feature soon. ;)

  • bethnorred

    Reblogged this on bethnorred and commented:
    wow.. I love Stackable food.. Eazy, Breezyyyyy

  • Choc Chip Uru

    These look stunning and delicious :D
    What a great idea to use muffin liners to stack them :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Lisa (@LisaNutrition)

    I can’t believe this is a WW recipe! I do make mini egg quiches in my muffin tin but yours looks so much more interesting! Yeah!

  • littleyellowkitchen

    I suppose I could see this as a WW recipe, but they still look amazing!!

  • belleontheboulevard

    Breakfast of champions!!!

  • ChgoJohn

    I’ll join the chorus, Caroline. There’s no way I’d be stopping after one. These look too good not to have a few.

  • yummychunklet

    Love the look of these tasty and healthy breakfast cups. These would make me actually eat breakfast!

  • My Inner Chick

    Ooooo, these look DeLISHhhhh.

    WOW! Of course, anything with Canadian Bacon turns me on.

  • Just A Smidgen

    Weight Watchers should know.. they’ve been at it for a lotta years! Excellent little snackies.. they’d do as a nice appetizer too I think!

  • thecompletecookbook

    Oh scrumity! Not sure though that I would be able to have only one…
    :-) Mandy

  • Chica Andaluza

    What a lovely idea – although I am sure I couldn´t stop at one!

    • Caroline

      Trust me, it was difficult, but I wanted to be hungry for lunch!

  • Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    I’m not surprised it’s a weight watchers recipe…everything in there is pretty nutritious and it’s not a sugar bomb or anything. It looks great, love that you put them in muffin cups and bake. Yum!

  • Tandy

    oh hum! and who needs to be on diet to enjoy these?

    • Tandy

      and that should be YUM!

  • Susan

    No wonder Weight Watchers gets such good press! These look delicious!

  • theslowroasteditalian

    These look fabulous! Potatoes, ricotta and bacon??? When do mine arrive? Hope you had a fantastic visit. Oh how I love baked breakfast…

  • The Hook

    Wow! These look messy – to say the least – but also AWESOME!!!

  • Amy

    Wow, I’m very impressed with Weight Watchers! These look amazing!

  • Courtney

    I love these – and not bad for you, too – perfect! Lucky mom!

  • Geni – Sweet and Crumby

    What a fabulous brunch idea for a party. Can you just imagine how gorgeous they would look on a tray and so easy to pick up and EAT for guests. I am loving these! And from WW?! What’s not to love?! I am Pinning it now for future reference. Love this one Caroline! Have a wonderful weekend (can you tell I am pretending that it’s Friday? If I just keep wishing it is so, I am sure it will magically turn into Friday).

    Oh, miss grammar queen…I have a question…which is correct, “I am her” or “I am she”? It’s the first line of my post…it’s chocolate so you have my permission to skip it but it’s driving me crazy thinking I may have a grammatical error in it.

    • Caroline

      They were super easy to pick up and eat–once cooled, though! We couldn’t wait though so we ate them with a fork, straight out of the oven. I honestly could have eaten three, but knew I’d be in trouble if I wasn’t hungry for Mother’s Day brunch. ;) Ugh, tell me about it. Feels like Friday for me too…soooo soon!
      I’ve been behind on posts lately, I’ll head over to yours right now! I believe it should be “I am she,” because if you switch it around, you’d say “she is” not “her is”…let’s hope I’m not wrong here haha.

  • zestybeandog

    Great idea!!!! I must make these bad boys!

  • Kristy

    There’s no way I could stop at one. These are great! And only 3 points? Awesome. Sounds like you had a good Mother’s day!

  • thedrivencook

    Who cares where they came from. They look great!

  • Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking

    What a great breakfast treat! I love your use of fresh spinach, potatoes and chives, too! Super yummy recipe, Caroline.

  • Charles

    Hi Caroline – Weight Watchers actually has some really nice recipe ideas. My wife and I both did the diet a while back (it works really well too!) – I bet these make for awesome breakfasts, although they do have all the flavours which would make it hard for me to say no to more, lol :D

  • Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    OMG girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, those are incredible.

  • Cavities & Cravings

    Oh my goodness! These look incredible. Such a great idea. And you’re right, I cant believe they’re a weight watchers recipe!

  • rsmacaalay

    Wow! They indeed look incredible. I want them

  • Sawsan@ Chef in disguise

    Wow! I can’t believe this is a weight watcher’s recipe! it looks amazing

  • eva626

    these look so good!!!! i have to make them someday. and you found them on ww . very cool

  • Ashley@Bakerbynature

    Breakfast at your place? Gah – these are just calling to me… like the whole tray wouldn’t stand a chance against me.

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