Baked Egg Cups

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  • Number of Servings: 6
6 slices lean deli ham6 eggs1/2 cup 2% shredded Cheddar cheese1 Tbsp chopped chivespepper, cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray 6 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray. Arrange the ham slices so they line the muffin cup completely. The edges will stick up above the cup. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and break an egg into each cup, gently breaking yolk. Sprinkle with pepper.

Return to oven for 10 minutes. Check the eggs. If they are done to your liking remove and sprinkle with cheese and chives. If not, continue cooking, checking every minute or so.

Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Nutritional Info Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.6
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 201.3 mg
  • Sodium: 533.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 14.1 g

Member Reviews
    This is such a great, tasty recipe! I have been looking for a way to get a high-protein, portable breakfast that is not in the form of an energy shake or bar! This fit the bill exactly. I used black forest ham and I cooked the eggs for about 13 minutes - I like mine a bit more done. A++++++ - 4/15/09
    Fantastic! I too let the eggs cook longer as I like them firmer. The ham became a little burned as a result. Next time, I believe I'll cook the ham for only 5 minutes before adding the eggs, and cook the eggs 13-15 minutes instead of 10. Should balance out nicely. Such a great breakfast!! - 6/9/09
    I loved these quick and easy breakfast cups! I added some chopped onion, red & green pepper and a few brocolli bits for more veggie punch. You could even throw in a few toasted pine nuts...yummy! - 6/25/09
    Very good and easy to make. I freeze a bunch and eat 1 for breakfast during the busy workweek. My hubby also loved them. I used reduced fat cheddar cheese on top. - 10/29/08
    i make these all the time! in the other 6 muffin cups i put some hash browns to make all my breakfast at once to save time - 6/28/09
    This is really a mini quiche.......I put every thing in the food Processor then spooned it into "Pam"Oversize muffin cups (made 6) Baked 20 min. added extra cheese on top back into hot oven (heat off) to melt. Great !! 5 Star rating. Freeze then heat & eat --Microwave several seconds then off ..... - 11/1/09
    I have made something like this before! Instead of putting the ham on the bottom I have used reduced fat croissent roles, just put them flat for a crust. I have also used egg beaters instead of regular eggs, and put whatever veggies I need to get rid of. Made them for Mother's Day, they were a hit - 6/30/09
    I love this recipe!! I improvised a bit -- I baked the ham for 5 minutes in the cupcake tin, then added raw scrambled eggs (including onion, lowfat cheese, salt, pepper, and chives), and baked for 16 minutes. Then, cooled for about 5 minutes before serving. Perfect! - 7/12/09
    this is a great idea! I was so excited to make it, I couldn't wait til I had all the ingredients - so mine were just turkey bacon, eggs and basil. My husband said "does it GET any better??" These would be great on english muffins! - 7/26/09
    I make these in the microwave all the time. Ninety seconds on high and they're done. - 7/21/09
    I've made these 3 or 4 times now and my whole family loves them. My kids eat two sometimes for breakfast. Easy to keep for a few days in the fridge and heat up for breakfast before school. Will make over and over again. I left out the chives since my young kids would have balked at them. - 2/7/09
    I love these cups, they are so delicious! I took out the ham and added fresh diced mushrooms, julienned red & green peppers and onions! Yummy... - 7/2/09
    Loved this handy option (and fun for kids). I used deli turkey instead of ham to line cups and added whatever vegetables I had on hand as well. Actually ended up mixing the whole mixture together as if I was making scrambled eggs and poured in the lined muffin tin. - 8/5/09
    Sounds good; I've made these many times in custard cups and using artichoke bottoms or asparagus on the bottom. I no longer use any pork or processed meats. - 7/2/09
    great with turkey bacon and takes less time to cook. sometimes you have to add a little oil to tins as the turkey bacon is not as greasy as regular bacon. - 7/2/09
    These are IN my Nutrition Tracker as a staple! Used fresh chives from my herb garden and baked eggs 15 min after toasting ham. No need for spray with a non-stick muffin pan & ham has enough fat to prevent stick! Thanks sooo MUCH for sharing!! Can't wait to try some of the suggestions here! - 7/12/09
    Great recipe! I make these and freeze them. I heat them up, and my boys can grab 1 or 2 as they run out the door for school. - 7/2/09
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    I've made this before and used sauteed mushrooms. It's something easy to make when we have visitors. Yum! - 5/8/08
    Awesome! I made them this weekend and everyone loved them. I added chopped peppers and actually made them with mostly egg whites. - 8/3/09
    This was simple and great. I did not have any chives so I used tarragon, and I sprinkled the cheese on top the raw egg and baked it with the egg. This will become a regular brunch in our house. We served it with cucumber slices. daughter squashed it between two pieces of toast. LOL - 7/8/09
    I must agree with FLORIDASUN and LOVEBEAM above in their praise, and add some of my tricks as well.

    I cut the fats by using Egg Substatutes, in a carton, and at a certain kitchen gadget store (initials are W-S) I found an oil mister which uses hand pump air as a propellent for the cooking spray. - 7/2/09
    This is really incredible! My husband and I tried it for breakfast this morning! It's very easy, low prep time, and tastes excellent! We will have it again. - 7/11/09
    Very simple and easy to make the night before. I prepared three for the work work. Good to spicing things up. - 8/4/08
    great recipe, I am always amazed that folks critize a recipe knowing going it what it is about! Also when they substitute and it doesn't turn out dah! - 8/24/09
    This is a new family favorite. We use ham slices and turkey slices. If you have not tried it you should. - 7/4/08