Need convenient breakfast ideas? I’ve got three breakfast eggs cups for a quick and easy breakfast on the go.
I made tacos, pizza, and spinach and bacon egg cups, or mini quiches in one pan since I couldn’t decide which one of the three to make.
Are Egg Cups Healthy?
Made with eggs, milk, cheese, and your choice of add-ins, egg cups are a good source of protein and healthy fats which will keep everyone full, longer.
I usually bake a batch over the weekend and pack them into lunch containers for the kids and me to enjoy through the week. Since you can mix up the flavors, we never get tired of having egg cups.
What Else Can You Call Egg Cups
Whether you call them mini quiches, mini frittatas, mini egg muffins, or egg cups, all of these apply to these cheesy, bites of goodness.
All that really matters is that you make enough to enjoy today and keep on hand for the next week because trust me, these will go fast especially if the kids know you’ve made them.
What to put in Egg Cups
The basic recipe for mini egg cups is so versatile so you can add any of your family’s favorite ingredients! I like to think of it as a mini frittata bar and add in leftovers from lunches, dinner, or the odds and ends in my veggie drawer. Here are some tasty ideas:
- Chopped veggies: onion, tomato, red pepper, spinach, carrot, mushroom, broccoli, peas, cauliflower, etc.
- Meat leftovers: sausage, bacon, shredded chicken, taco meat, etc.
- Deli meats: turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni, etc.
- Grated cheese: mozzarella, cheddar, Colby Jack, Swiss, Mexican cheese blend, etc.
- Black beans
- Salsa or pico de gallo
Best Egg Cup Recipes
Personally, I find the best egg cup recipes are the ones that include leftovers, it’s a creative way to reduce waste and the one time my kids don’t mind eating leftovers.
The MOMables favorites:
- Taco night leftovers = Taco Egg Cups
- Pizza toppings = Pizza Egg Cups
- Leftover salad ingredients = Spinach & Bacon Egg Cups
How to Freeze Egg Cups
These Egg Cups make mornings so much easier because they can be made ahead and stored in the fridge or freezer. That means kids can prep their own breakfast when they wake up in the morning, simply by walking over to the freezer. Amazing.
All you have to do is allow the egg cups to cool down completely before placing them in a zip bag and freezing for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds, if frozen, or 1 minute if defrosted.
How to Pack Mini Egg Cups for Lunch
You can pack mini egg cups in a thermos to enjoy them warm, or in a lunchbox at room temperature. Both ways, they taste great!
Here’s how to do both, according to your kid’s preferences:
- To enjoy these at room temperature, place 4 to 6 mini egg cups inside the main compartment of your lunch container.
- To eat warm, heat the mini egg cups in the microwave for 1 minute, stopping the microwave halfway through to flip them over. Immediately transfer them inside a thermos container and close the lid.
- Finish packing this lunch by adding fruit, veggies, and your favorite sides inside a bento box. Pack everything inside a lunch bag.
Before you go, here is the full recipe for Pizza Mini Quiches, trust me, your kids will thank you!
How to Make Mini Egg Cups
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup pepperoni slices
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease 24-count mini muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in chopped pizza toppings and shredded cheese. Mix to combine all ingredients.
- Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow mini egg cups to cool in pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.