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, 0g fiber), 11g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.


  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 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 212000
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

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

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