These low carb ham, egg & cheese cups are the perfect fast, easy, healthy breakfast. Made with only a handful of ingredients, you can have breakfast ready for the whole week in under 30 minutes.
I am always searching for ways to simplify my life, and one way that I do that is by meal prepping. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure that you have healthy options that are convenient. Because convenience these days is key.
We live very busy lives, even with the pandemic. I find that if I take a couple hours on the weekend to prep just a few items, I am more likely to stay on a healthy track. By having healthy food options portioned out and ready to grab, your days will go a whole lot smoother.
These low carb ham, egg & cheese cups are a great healthy breakfast. Loaded with protein, they will keep you full for hours. The best part is, they are so delicious!
Made with 100% natural ham, farm fresh eggs, a little sharp cheddar cheese and topped with everything bagel seasoning, these little cups are a breakfast that you will be looking forward to.
What You Need
To make these ham, egg and cheese cups you only need a few things.
- Standard size muffin tin
- Ham of choice (I use Hormel 100% natural ham)
- Eggs (I used farm fresh eggs for these which is why the yolk is so orange but regular store bought eggs will work just fine)
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Everything bagel seasoning
How To Make Ham, Egg and Cheese Cups
These low carb ham, egg and cheese cups are super easy to make. They take about 5 minutes to throw together and then you just have to pop them in the oven to bake.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your muffin tin. Fill each muffin hole with a piece of ham. I like to use the Hormel natural ham because it is round and is the perfect size for these little cups. Fill however many holes that you need for meal prep. I did 10 holes total, which would be 2 cups for breakfast Monday-Friday.
Sprinkle a little cheese into the bottom of each ham cup. I like to put the cheese in first because it kind of acts like a glue for the ham and the egg.
Crack and egg into each cup. Don’t worry if it doesn’t go in perfectly, it will bake just fine. I usually try to keep the yolks in tact, but if you prefer, you can take a tooth pick and pop the yolk.
The last thing you have to do is sprinkle on some Everything Bagel Seasoning. This stuff is seriously so good. I will put it on anything! But if you do not have any or don’t love it as much as I do, salt and pepper work just fine. I have made them both ways and they are still great! I also will sprinkle just a little more cheese on top.
Bake in the oven for 14-20 minutes depending on your desired doneness for the egg yolks. I like for mine to be mostly done, but not hard like a hard boiled egg. I baked these for 18 minutes and they were perfect. If you prefer yours less done, start at 14 minutes and go from there.
Thats it! So simple, but such a great protein filled breakfast that you can grab and go on your way out the door. I usually seperate mine into small containers or little ziplock bags to make them easy to pack in a lunch box.
Feel free to add whatever you like to make these your own. I think diced onion and peppers would be delicious sprinkled on top.
For more easy healthy meal prep breakfast ideas, check out these Sugar Free Oat Flour Banana Mini Muffins.
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- 10 eggs
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese or cheese of choice
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease muffin tin
- Fill 10 muffin holes with ham
- Fill each cup with about a teaspoon of shredded cheese
- Crack an egg into each cup
- Sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning and a little more cheese
- Bake for 14-20 minutes depending on preferred doneness of the yolk
- Cool and separate 2 cups each into containers or baggies for meal prep
If you do not have or like Everything Bagel Seasoning, sprinkle with salt and pepper instead.
If you like the yolk more runny you can check them after about 12 minutes and go from there.
Feel free to make these your own and top them with different seasoning or add in some veggies! I think diced onion and peppers would be great.