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Baked Egg Cups

Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning, or make ahead for a quick and easy weekday breakfast, these Baked Egg Cups with bacon only take 30 minutes to make and taste absolutely incredible.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 egg cups
Calories 168kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble into pieces.
  • Generously grease a muffin pan with reserved bacon fat. You can also use cupcake liners for convenience.
  • Mix together the hash browns, bacon, cheese, onions, pepper, paprika and salt in a bowl. 
  • Fill each muffin tin ¾ full with the hash brown mixture and lightly pat down. 
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp around the edges. 
  • Break an egg in each muffin tin, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and bake for another 6-8 minutes, or until whites are set
  • Remove and let rest for 2-4 minutes.
  • Using a butter knife, gently separate the edges from the pan.  Use a small spatula to lift each egg cup out of the pan.  Serve immediately.


Cook's Tips:
  1. To make baked egg cups ahead of time, use cupcake tins to line the muffin tin. Bake the hash brown mixture according to the instructions. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and pour evenly over the top of the crisped hashbrowns. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until egg are set. Store in plastic bag in the fridge.
  2. Sausage or any other meat can be substituted for the bacon if desired.
  3. Sharp cheddar has the best flavor for this recipe, however, any cheese can be substituted. 
  4. Use cupcake liners for easy cleanup.
  5. Egg cups are done when the egg whites are fully cooked. However, if you like an egg yolk that is cooked, add 3-5 minutes to the cook time, depending on desired doneness. 


Serving: 1egg cup | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 172mg | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.2mg