Hawaiian Breakfast Cups Recipe

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In Hawaii, this dish is called Hua Moa Pua’a lpu, meaning flower, cup and egg. This sweet and savory ham cup has a nice surprise inside with just a touch of mild salsa and sharp cheddar cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 thin slices deli ham
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mild salsa
  • 6 canned pineapple slices
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend

Nutritional Facts

1 breakfast cup: 131 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 226mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Line six greased 8-oz. ramekins with ham. Layer each with cheese, salsa and pineapple. Crack an egg into the center of each cup; sprinkle with seasoning blend.
  2. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until egg whites are completely set and yolks are still soft. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Breakfast Cups in Country June/July 2010, p52

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LauraManning User ID: 968398 175254
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"A tasty new way to eat eggs. I didn't have salsa, and it was still really good. I had to put 2 pieces of delhi ham in the ramekin to make it go up the sides and serve as the "cup" that the other stuff was in."

TerryLS User ID: 2190248 212000
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"tastey combination. I used canadian bacon instead of the deli ham."

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