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Eggs in Muffin Cups Recipe

Eggs in Muffin Cups Recipe

My mother used to make these all the time for my family, so I'm just carrying on the tradition. They're quick to put together, and while they're in the oven I go get ready for the day. My children loved them, even when they were toddlers. —Lisa Walder, Urbana, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 12 thin slices deli roast beef
  • 6 slices process American cheese, quartered
  • 12 eggs


  • 1. Press one slice of beef onto the bottom and up the sides of each greased muffin cup, forming a shell. Arrange two cheese pieces in each shell. Break one egg into each cup.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Yield: 6 servings (2 each).

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 238 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 452mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 255583
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"SUPER easy and delish! I used ham instead of roast beef and sprinkled the tops with some kosher salt and cracked pepper. These would be great on a brunch buffet. I baked mine on convection for about 20 minutes until they were hard set. Will try baking conventional next time for about 15 minutes for a softer yolk. Everyone loved them!! Thanks for such an easy and versatile recipe!"

LeeM1389 User ID: 8660599 239305
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"I think a great variation of this would be use thin sliced ham then add a cooked bacon slice rounded on Inside add then Mexican shred Sargento cheese then scrambled egg whites mixed with red and green peppers and onion cook til done then add pico on top of each w lil sprinkle of parsley"

citelumye User ID: 8548914 237759
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Its a quick and easy meal for our family with sliced ham, instead of the beef."

Felioness User ID: 8068149 221476
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Haven't tried this version, but make mine w/sweet sliced ham, salso, eggs and cheese-sometimes scramble the egg sometimes use it whole. You can vary the fillings and they are all good!"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 216855
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Wow easy to make! It's like poached eggs in the oven. Very tasty, serve with toast, fruit and voila'... breakfast in a dash. If you like soft poached leave in oven for about 15-20 minutes, 25 minutes for hard poached. I could see skipping the cheese and making a hollandaise sauce to put over before serving."

heidizaksheske User ID: 942823 215878
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Made this Christmas morning for an easy breakfast. Used thin ham slices and pepperjack cheese slices. They were easy, clean up was simple and everyone liked them! Will definitely make these again!"

Irvingbaby User ID: 7153790 124099
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Just LOVED this easy yet yummy recipe! Made it exactly how the recipe was presented! YUM! Could be many different variations and I would guess they all would be delicious! So enjoyed!"

thomsmom User ID: 2041371 169691
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Great idea. I used thin deli ham since we are traditional ham bacon sausage types in my family."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 208826
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I did mine in custard cups, as one reviewer suggested. Turned out great! Can't wait to try it with scrambled eggs, maybe sausage and hash browns!"

LinDalmer User ID: 6367198 164143
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"A Gluten free recipe!"

PJGurganus User ID: 3065083 103424
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Do you think you could use sliced bacon in this recipe?"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 95547
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"quick and easy! Nice to pop in the oven with something else and forget about breakfast for 20 minutes. I used ham and it was yummy, the exposed edges did get crispy but not enough to matter. This recipe would be awesome for overnight company too, cuz it's hard to make eggs for alot of people and get them ready at the same time!"

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 164141
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"I like the idea of this recipe, it was quick fast and easy. I used this recipe with turkey instead of roast beef and it came out very good."

Sillyman1 User ID: 1306631 95544
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"I put my own twist on this recipe today and it turned out great!

My family likes scrambled eggs. Thus, I scrambled 6 eggs, salt, pepper, little milk, and one large tablespoon of cottage cheese. This lightens up the heaviness of the eggs (lower fat).
I also used thinly sliced ham and processes cheese slices.
One suggestion: I noted that the sliced ham edges burned. Next time I will cover with foil for the first half of baking time and then uncover to allow for crisping.
I would definitely make this recipe again!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 67776
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I never thought of putting eggs to this use before! Instead of using sliced roast beef, I used sliced ham instead. Tastes just as good! I also added a sprinkle of cheese on top- delicious! This makes a cute and simple breakfast or even a light supper! For a variation, try whisking the egg, some cheese, salt and pepper and pour into "meat cup"."

mummymom User ID: 5632461 96656
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"This is one of my culinary concoction. I did not think that someone could hack my brain so amazingly! Bravo!"

grandma-s User ID: 4034723 103423
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"The recipe calls for 12 eggs yet you only use 6 for 6 servings!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 4179857 124098
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"This was very good. I baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and they came out fine. Just be sure the ham or whatever you choose to put on the bottom extends above the rim of the muffin tin as it is a bit difficult to remove them if you don't do that (as I found out). Next time I will put some grated Parmesan cheese on top."

ebers User ID: 2980393 166719
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I used deli sliced turkey instead of the beef. I put it in the oven when the temperature was at 135 degrees because I was hungry and wanted to get it going!! It turned out perfect. I cooked mine for 25 minutes. I will make this again!"

aj anderson User ID: 5780055 150310
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I had to try this recipe as soon as I read it...We tried one scrambled and the other as suggested. I slightly preferred the scrambled, my husband liked both. Can't wait until company comes again so we can serve them!

What a cute idea for Easter breakfast too!"

cemab4y User ID: 5150185 95363
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"I use custard cups. Just spray on the Pam, then place a sliced ham in the bottom, and place a slice of cheese on the ham. crack the egg, and place it on the cheese. When the eggs are cooked, serve in the custard cups."

Lacywoodcox User ID: 5523674 164638
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I've made these many times but i used sliced ham and used swiss cheese delicious!!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 95543
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"These went over very well in our family... I used honey ham which was perhaps a bit too sweet - next time I will use a smokier ham. They were so easy to make and turned out perfectly. Thanks for the great idea!!!"

mary robertson User ID: 1498034 95542
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"i used this recipe for a Sunday morning meeting of my Dispatch Center and would never do so again. the eggs looked great but were hard cooked with an almost plastic like film over the top that could be peeled off. they looked as lovely as your picture but were almost un-edible - if i had time and money to waste i would experiment but i think 20-25 minutes was too long and the temp too high perhaps for eggs."

osha2012 User ID: 1027465 166717
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"What a great base idea for so many variations. I took sliced turkey, roast beef and ham, mixed and matched different variations using whole eggs or scrambled and variations of cheese as well. I ended up with 12 different cups in one tray. I even varied the spices I put on top of them. I did this for Mothers Day for my wife, sister-in-law and Brother in law. The favorite variation was the Roast beef - Blue Cheese, whole egg and italian seasoning."

Louba User ID: 3555926 151541
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I forgot to mention that I make it without the cheese."

Louba User ID: 3555926 123982
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I make this recipe using bologna. It is so good!"

[email protected] User ID: 995974 77009
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I make this recipe for Holiday mornings, and when my kids are home. They don't get get their "baked eggs" any other time"

McDucky User ID: 4701872 77006
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I'm sorry I forgot to mention I always use Black Forest Ham or Maple Sugar Ham


McDucky User ID: 4701872 123981
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I have made these Nestie Eggs for years I put a tbsp of cream or a tsp of milk on top of the egg followed by a pinch of sweet basil and grated swiss cheese on the top only I beat some of the eggs others I leave whole great way to serve a lot of people at once with home fries , fruit and a hot biscuit and jam Hmmmmmm

bessie from Nova Scotia"

mageesgirl User ID: 3366432 164634
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"It is really good. I didn't have the beef so I used balogna and my husband loved it."

jessicastant User ID: 1945813 103421
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"Even my picky eaters likes this. I used ham and shredded cheddar cheese. I didn't have the cheese slices on hand. Will definitely make these again."

jw622 User ID: 3155196 96654
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"I also used ham. I did beat the eggs first and poured them into the cups. They turned out great! Everybody loved them!"

landstromd User ID: 2714243 67774
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"We LOVED them! I prefer ham so made some of both. My husband liked both. He and my 16 year old son fought over the last one! Thanks"

cheryl coen User ID: 3915051 151536
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"Excellent! I love this recipe. It is quick & easy. We like it with ham too."

lorijkaspar User ID: 1620433 166608
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

"I also tried it with ham. Next time I am going to try scrambled eggs w/ shredded cheese in the cups."

Deb Burton User ID: 1832555 151535
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"PERFECT! I just served this to hunting company and they loved it! I enjoyed how quick and easy it was to make. I served it with ham instead of beef but we talked about using turkey or chicken too. Thanks for the recipe

Deb Burton Irwin, IA"

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