Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

Ham and Cheese Egg Cups are a delicious and healthy make ahead recipe! Made with deli ham, whole eggs, mozzarella cheese, and green onions … these breakfast egg muffins are baked in the oven, protein packed, low carb, and take less than 30 minutes to make. They’re an easy grab & go breakfast for busy mornings!

close up shot of three ham and cheese egg cups on a small plate, one is split in half

The perfect make ahead breakfast recipe…

I am a breakfast lover. I truly believe it is the most important meal of the day! It can never be skipped and it has to be delicious. But I also like to sleep in.

So having a healthy, satisfying, and yummy breakfast ready to go is the perfect solution! I can sleep soundly for another half hour knowing I won’t need that time to prepare my morning meal.

These Ham and Cheese Egg Cups are my favorite meal prep option! They’re sure to keep you full for hours, are perfect to grab & go on busy weekday mornings, and are incredibly easy to make.

In under 30 minutes and with only 3 simple ingredients you can have a great breakfast ready for the whole week. Or for the whole family, if you’re not meal prepping!

egg cups on parchment paper on a black tray topped with green onions

Ingredients needed…

These Cheese, Egg, and Ham Cups require only 3 simple ingredients! Plus salt, pepper, and green onion for lots of delicious flavor.

  • Ham: You will need 12 slices of deli ham for the base of these cups! I love the salty delicious flavor it provides.
  • Eggs: 12 large eggs are also used in this recipe.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: These cheese egg muffins are of course made with cheese! 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese is used here, but any kind would work.
  • Salt & Pepper: Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Green Onions: Green onions are totally optional, but give these egg cups both a beautiful look and delicious taste!

Ingredient swaps & additions to Egg Breakfast Cups…

These breakfast egg cups are actually quite customizable! You can switch up the ingredients to meet your preferences and tastes.

Ham: The base of these egg muffins if of course slices of ham, but you could replace this with a different deli meat of your choice. Perhaps turkey or prosciutto!

Cheese: Mozzarella is used here, but pretty much any crumbled or shredded cheese can be swapped in! Swiss, feta, and cheddar cheese are all great options.

Herbs: Green onions add delicious flavor here in my opinion, but a fresh herb would add even more. Whichever ones you’d like!

Vegetables: A great addition to this easy breakfast would be vegetables! Throw in some cherry tomatoes or bell pepper.

Seasoning: Salt and pepper are the only seasonings this simple recipe calls for, but feel free to add in more. Like garlic powder, onion powder, or even red pepper flakes for some spice!

overhead shot of ham and cheese egg cups on a white background with a knife, cheese, and green onions on the size

How to make Ham & Cheese Egg Cups…

This low-carb breakfast is super easy to make! All you need is less than 30 minutes to meal prep a healthy morning meal for the whole week.

Step 1: First set the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Next lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray. Add the ham slices to the muffin tin. Divide the mozzarella cheese among the 12 cups and sprinkle on top each piece of ham.  Then add the whole eggs on top of the cheese.  Season with salt and black pepper.

Step 3: Bake for 15-18 minutes. Top with green onions and enjoy!

close up shot of 3 egg muffins topped with green onions

Frequently Asked Questions

What ham should I use?

You can use any deli ham of your choice for this recipe. I recommend an averagely thick slice, not thin!

How long should I cook Ham & Egg Cups for?

This depends on what you would like the consistency of your eggs to be!

At the high end of the instructed time, 18 minutes, the egg whites will be fully cooked through and the egg yolk will be slightly jammy, but mostly cooked.

For a runnier yolk, cook for less time. Closer to or even less than 15 minutes! However, the egg whites will then also be less firm and cooked.

overhead shot of ham and egg cheese cups on parchment paper on a black tray

How to best serve this breakfast recipe?

I like to serve these egg muffins as is with a touch of extra cheese, hot sauce, salt, and pepper! It’s a scrumptious low carb breakfast.

You could also add some toast or fruit on the side for a more well rounded and filling meal.

How to reheat these egg muffin cups?

To reheat this recipe, simply pop in the microwave for 30-60 seconds depending on the serving size.

How to best store Ham and Cheese Egg Cups?

Store Ham and Cheese Egg Cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for about 1 week!

close up shot of one ham and cheese muffin

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Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

Ham and Cheese Egg Cups are an easy, delicious, and healthy make ahead breakfast recipe! Made with deli ham, whole eggs, mozzarella cheese, and green onions … these muffins are baked in the oven, protein packed, low carb, and take less than 30 minutes to make. They’re perfect for a satisfying, savory on-the-go breakfast!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 46 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. First set the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Next add the ham slices to a lightly greased muffin tin.  Divide the mozzarella cheese among the 12 cups and sprinkle on top of the ham.  Then add the eggs on top of the cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  4. Top with green onions and enjoy!

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