Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups

A delicious grab & go breakfast, these Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups are every busy parent’s dream. They can easily be made ahead, and they’re stuffed full of savory ham chunks, creamy eggs, and topped with melted shredded cheddar.

Breakfast and Brunch menus usually have a lot to offer, and the range of options for those meals is pretty varied. But when your a busy parent with hungry children to feed in the am hours, the early morning menu is usually pretty basic.

And after a while, even when you have the time.to whips up some eggs, and butter a few slices of toast, even that can get a bit boring for everybody over time.

So here’s one of my favorite ways to shake things up when we’re in a rut. Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups.

They’re deliciously simple.

This is basically just your classic scrambled eggs with a side of toast. But all mashed together; and with cheese and some ham for extra flavor and protein.

Ya know, basic. But ( again ) with cheese, because cheese makes everything better.

I see these Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups as an easy and convenient way to serve breakfast on the weekends (or on busy morning with a quick reheat) and the kids see it as impressive, and oh-so fancy.

They love it, and I always love the giggles I get over them considering us high-falutin folk with our own cuisine.

This is another one of those recipes that’s easy to adapt to ingredients that fit your tastes. Start by using your favorite sandwich bread, cut the crusts off, and using a rolling pin roll each slice flat. You need 12 slices in total.

Using softened butter, butter each side of the bread and press it gently into the cup of a muffin tin. Press the bottom down and then press the sides out to form a bowl. Patch any holes with another piece of bread. You want secure ‘bowls’.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic powder, salt & pepper until the mixture’s smooth. Pour the mixture into each bread cup, filling them about 3/4’s of the way full. Add a few pieces of ham to each, and top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake the Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups at 375 degrees for 15 minutes- or until the eggs are fully set. You can check this by inserting a toothpick into the center.

Don’t stop here though. Ham and cheese may seem like an obvious choice to fortify your eggs with, but the options are endless. Play around with different cheeses or add any toppings that you would normally add to an omelette or frittata  – peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, green onion, tomatoes – there is no right or wrong way!

One thing’s for sure, these are sure to cure any case of breakfast boredom.

Ham Egg & Cheese Toast Cups

A simple grab & go breakfast option, these crisp little toast bites are filled with ham, egg, and cheddar cheese for a kid friendly 'quiche'.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham egg and cheese recipe, ham egg and cheese toast cups, kid friendly grab and go breakfast, make ahead breakfast idea
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of bread
  • 7 eggs
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ham cubed
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut crusts off of the bread and roll bread flat.
  • Butter each side of the bread and place one piece in each muffin tin to form a toast ‘cup’, gently pressing the bread against the sides of the tin and the centers down. Patch any holes you see with another small piece of buttered bread.
  • Combine eggs, garlic powder, onion, salt, and pepper and beat with a whisk until frothy.
  • Pour some into each muffin tin, filling the bread cup approximately 3/4 of the way full. Add a few cubes of ham to each toast cup and top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake the at 375 degrees for approximately 15 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

Notes

These are freezer friendly, so if you’re trying to get a jump start on weekday breakfasts make a batch, let them cool completely, remove them from the tins and freeze in a zip locking storage bag until ready to use. A quick re-heat in the microwave on a busy morning, and you’re good to go. Literally.

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups 2

post & pictures updated 3/5/19

9 thoughts on “Ham, Egg, & Cheese Toast Cups

  1. I hear ya RE trying to feed kids and get them out the door – I only have 2 kids and sometimes it is screaming all morning then shove anything in their mouths! This is such a great protein-packed breaky – love it.

    1. Oh, you just described 3/4s of our mornings (and bedtimes). Doesn’t matter how much time I seem to alote either, my guys are some major procrastinators and dawdlers. But hy, they’re healthy so I must be doing something right, right??

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