Bird's Nest Breakfast Cups Recipe
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Bird's Nest Breakfast Cups Recipe

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“This is a lightened up version of an original recipe that called for regular bacon and eggs,” writes Aris Gonzalez from Deltona, Florida. “Everyone loves it and thinks I really fussed, but it's so easy! It makes such a pretty presentation that I often serve this to overnight guests.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 turkey bacon strips
  • 1-1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until partially set but not crisp. Coat six muffin cups with cooking spray; wrap two bacon strips around the inside of each cup. Fill each with 1/4 cup egg substitute; top with cheese.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bird's Nest Breakfast Cups in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p56

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whatever148259480 User ID: 6418646 85565
Reviewed May. 13, 2012

"Did this for Mother's Day breakfast...the whole family loved it!"

eli05 User ID: 3750978 172242
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I added spinach and it was so good!"

shabby_chic User ID: 5669463 173697
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"My family can't get enough of these. I fill the cups with each family members favorite ingredients so everybody gets exactly what they like, still very easy. Making them again tonight for breakfast in the morning."

sanross User ID: 5298340 171122
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I made this with 97% fat free ham slices and it came out great."

saltywood User ID: 1339207 173694
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"I haven't made this yet, but can't wait. I will add some hash browns on the bottom of the cup to use as a crust."

mclinard User ID: 5358592 85506
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Made these for Mom for her birthday. Very easy to make and taste awesome! I made as written but added some sauteed green peppers, onions and mushrooms. Mom was thrilled! Thank you for sharing."

cooking4-2healthy User ID: 4792034 160350
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I am not great on turkey bacon but would fix this again."

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 104029
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"The precoooked bacon strips are great for this. I used a mini muffin pan to make a bunch of bite-sized cups for a brunch potluck."

peggyjgrona User ID: 5173134 176015
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"I have made this with a slice of ham covering bottom and sides of muffin cup. Good."

katiepatatie User ID: 4639464 85500
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"I made these on Mother's Day for my family and everyone loved them. None of us like egg bakes or quiche, so I thought I'd try this out. I mixed the cheese in the egg mixture before filling the nests. Even my brother-in-law, who was griping about the turkey bacon while I was preparing them, stopped eating to tell me how good they were. Great easy recipe."

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