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Hawaiian Breakfast Cups Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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