ham, egg, and cheese cups are an easy breakfast to cook that you can grab and go

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Cups

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Cups sounds interesting, but what exactly are they? Actually, they are pretty straightforward. Scrambled eggs, topped with cheese and cooked in a ham cup. Now you are probably wondering, what is a ham cup? Fascinating enough, a ham cup is just a piece of deli ham that is placed in a muffin tin and acts as a cupcake liner for the scrambled eggs and cheese. Basically, this yummy breakfast is a low carb, eat on the go, breakfast that actually fills you up. You can’t saw that about most low carb options, can you?

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs have been around for centuries. In fact, some say cave people prepared scrambled eggs. Can you imagine that? I can’t imagine cave people venturing out and creating culinary dishes at all. I don’t think I would be as daring as they were in trying different meats, veggies, and spices together!

If you live under a rock, I’ll fill you in on what scrambled eggs are. Scrambled eggs is an easy, quick, and tasty way to cook eggs. Novice chefs will have no problem cooking this yummy breakfast. It’s one of the first meals I ever learned to cook. True story!

All you need are some eggs, a little milk, a greased pan, and some heat. Oh, and you will want a spatula or large spoon to keep the eggs from overheating in the pan as they cook.

The interesting thing about scrambled eggs is they are a mild tasting breakfast, yet as you cook them, the eggs basically coagulate and create curds of eggs. Generally, you don’t want to eat dairy that has coagulated and forms curds! Yet, we scramble up eggs and cook them to that consistency and truly enjoy them!

Ingredients Needed

This breakfast is loaded with protein. I absolutely love. And one of the best things is that you won’t need too many different ingredients to make it! Just some eggs, milk, salt, pepper, cheese, and ham.

Here are the exact measurements for each of the ingredients:

  • 10 Eggs
  • 1/8 cup Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Ham deli meat

How To Make

These ham, egg, and cheese cups are super easy to make. If you know how to make scrambled eggs, you are almost there! Don’t fret if you haven’t made scrambled eggs before, they are super easy. Just follow my instructions and you will be fine.

Scrambled Eggs

  • Crack egg and empty egg into a medium size bowl. Repeat with each egg. Discard shells.
  • Add milk to the bowl.
  • Whisk eggs and milk well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lightly spray frying pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat pan over medium heat.
  • Once pan is heated, add eggs to the pan.
  • Scrape the bottom of the eggs every couple of minutes so that they scramble. Turn heat to medium-low.
  • After approx 5 – 7 remove from heat.

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Cups

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Put 1 piece of deli ham in each muffin tin so that it forms a cup.
  • Once eggs are cooked, add a scoop of scrambled eggs into each ham cup. Repeat until all cups have eggs in them.
  • Top the eggs with cheddar cheese.
  • Cook for 11 minutes so that the cheese is fully melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Low Carb

Truth be told, I haven’t joined the no carb/low carb movement. Honestly, I’m a little obsessed (okay, a lot obsessed) with carbs, in general! I am Italian after all. I mean, a girl needs her pasta and bread…and junk food. Giving up carbs is not something I choose to do. I would rather exercise more in order to eat the foods I love so much.

However, I do realize that sticking with a low carb diet does have tremendous health benefits that can help many people lose weight. If you are one of those super strong people with willpower, and you are into the keto diet or low carb meals, I commend you. You have much more inner strength than me!

If you are looking to add more low carb breakfast or snack ideas to your repertoire, you might be interested in the following recipes:

egg salad from easter eggs
Egg Salad
adding the toasted coconut almonds to the raspberries and vanilla yogurt for the frozen yogurt bark
Frozen Yogurt Bark

More Breakfast Options

If you are always on the search for yummy breakfasts that are out of the ordinary, easy to make, and taste scrumptious, check out the following recipes:

Sausage and biscuits
Sausage and Biscuits
lemon blueberry french toast bake
Lemon Blueberry French Toast
finished canoli pancakes
Canoli Pancakes
bananas foster french toast easy to make with pecans, brown sugar, bananas, bread, cinnamon, and eggs
Bananas Foster French Toast

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Cups

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Cups are the perfect grab and go breakfast! Low carb meal, high in protein, easy to make, and delicious to eat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy brunch recipes, low carb
Servings: 12 cups
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 10 Eggs
  • 1/8 cup Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 lb Ham deli meat

Instructions

Scrambled Eggs

  • Crack egg and empty egg into a medium size bowl. Repeat with each egg. Discard shells.
  • Add milk to the bowl.
  • Whisk eggs and milk well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lightly spray frying pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat pan over medium heat.
  • Once pan is heated, add eggs to the pan.
  • Scrape the bottom of the eggs every couple of minutes so that they scramble. Turn heat to medium-low.
  • After approx 5 – 7 remove from heat.

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Cups

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Put 1 piece of deli ham in each muffin tin so that it forms a cup.
    making ham, egg, and cheese cups with a muffin tin and deli meat
  • Once eggs are cooked, add a scoop of scrambled eggs into each ham cup. Repeat until all cups have eggs in them.
  • Top the eggs with cheddar cheese.
    adding scrambled eggs to deli ham in a muffin tin to make ham, egg, and cheese cups
  • Cook for 11 minutes so that the cheese is fully melted.
  • Serve immediately.
    adding scrambled eggs to deli ham in a muffin tin to make ham, egg, and cheese cups
  • ENJOY!
    ham, egg, and cheese cups are an easy breakfast to cook that you can grab and go

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