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Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese

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Indulge in a delightful and satisfying meal with our Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese recipe.

This tasty skillet meal offers the perfect blend of simplicity, convenience, and low-carb goodness. With just a few easy steps, you'll create a protein-packed dish in no time. So treat yourself to a hassle-free and indulgent breakfast that will keep you fueled and satisfied until lunch.

Recipe Tips

You can serve these Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese on their own or with our 90 Second Keto Bread which makes it an even more satisfying and nutritious way to start your day.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 2 eggs + veggies

Allergy information for Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 eggs + veggies)

Net carbs7.2 grams
Protein33 grams
Fat49.1 grams
Calories614 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 22%, fat 73%
Total carbs9.6 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars4.4 gramsSaturated fat27.2 gramsSodium726 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium121 mg(30% RDA)Potassium663 mg(33% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 small red onion, sliced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200 g Swiss chard or spinach (7.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (15 ml)
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 cup grated Swiss (gruyere) cheese, grated (115 g/ 4 oz)
  • 4 large eggs
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare all the ingredients you'll need. Slice the onion and mince the garlic. Grate the cheese. Roughly chop the chard (keep the stalks separate from the leaves).
    Note: You can use spinach instead of chard. Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese
  2. Grease a large skillet with butter and cook the onion on medium-high until fragrant and lightly browned for 3-5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chopped chard stalks and cook for another minute. Add the roughly chopped chard leaves and cook until wilted for 30 to 60 seconds. Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese
  4. Pour in the cream and add the mustard. Add most of the grated cheese, reserving some for topping. Stir to combine and cook until it starts to simmer. Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese
  5. Crack in the eggs and top with the remaining grated cheese. Cook on medium until the whites are opaque and cooked through. Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese
  6. Season with salt and/or pepper to taste and serve while still warm. Serve immediately while still warm, on its own or with our 90 Second Keto Bread. Creamy Eggs with Gruyere Cheese

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 eggs + veggies)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Onion, red, fresh
2 g0.4 g0.1 g12 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Chard, Swiss, raw
2.1 g1.8 g0.2 g19 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1 g0.8 g15.2 g146 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.3 g0.3 g5 kcal
Cheese, Swiss , Gruyère
0.2 g17 g18.1 g233 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 eggs + veggies
7.2 g33 g49.1 g614 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

OK.  This is really good!  I have made this a couple days running and I love it!  It is simple, fast and the mustard cream sauce makes it feel indulgent.    I use my Guinea hen eggs, which are smaller than chicken's but also have a higher yolk/white ratio like a duck egg.  Thanks Martina!  Great recipe!

Thank you! I think that the Swiss cheese makes all the difference. I've tried it with cheddar and it was ok but Gruyere was much better 😊

Actually, I used a Merlot Asiago and it was also great!

Now that's a nice cheese!