👉 CupEggBake



I’ve seen these on here maybe? Or Pinterest I don’t remember but I used three slices of meat per cup to make sure the egg didn’t soak through while baking and it was perfect! I have hens at home so eggs were free, I used budding meat (ham and turkey 1 pack of each) which are .79¢ at my store and then topped with salt and pepper and shredded cheese which is $2 at my store! Pretty cheap and healthy🙂
Preheat oven to 425 And assemble while preheating. Do not add the cheese yet! Once preheated, bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven and sprinkle on cheese then bake for another 5 minutes. You can adjust the time of baking depending how cooked you like your eggs. Mine are firmer with no runny yolk at my preference


Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake


  • 6 slices of budding meat (3 ham, 3 turkey)
  • 6 eggs (preferably fresh from your hens)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Prepare Muffin Tin:
    • Grease a 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or olive oil.
  3. Line Cups with Meat:
    • Take three slices of budding meat (ham and turkey) and place them in each muffin cup, ensuring the slices overlap and create a “cup” to hold the egg. The meat will act as a barrier to prevent the egg from soaking through while baking.
  4. Crack Eggs:
    • Carefully crack one egg into each meat-lined cup. Repeat until all cups are filled.
  5. Season with Salt and Pepper:
    • Sprinkle each egg with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pre-Bake Eggs:
    • Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes. This initial baking step helps set the eggs slightly.
  7. Add Cheese Topping:
    • After 5 minutes, remove the muffin tin from the oven. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the partially baked eggs.
  8. Continue Baking:
    • Return the muffin tin to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the eggs reach your desired level of doneness. Adjust the baking time if you prefer a runnier or firmer yolk.
  9. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Carefully remove the Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake from the oven. Allow them to cool for a minute before using a spoon to lift the cups out of the tin. Serve them on a plate and enjoy your delicious and affordable homemade breakfast!

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding chopped vegetables, herbs, or spices to the eggs for extra flavor. Enjoy your budget-friendly and healthy egg bake!

Here are some tips to enhance your Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake:

  1. Variety of Cheese:
    • Experiment with different types of cheese to add variety and depth of flavor. Cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, or a blend of cheeses can bring different tastes to the dish.
  2. Vegetable Additions:
    • Enhance the nutritional content by adding diced vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, spinach, or tomatoes to each cup before cracking the egg. This not only adds flavor but also provides extra vitamins and minerals.
  3. Herbs and Spices:
    • Elevate the flavor profile by incorporating herbs and spices. Consider adding a pinch of dried oregano, basil, or a sprinkle of smoked paprika for a smoky kick.
  4. Sauce Drizzle:
    • Drizzle a small amount of hot sauce, salsa, or your favorite condiment over the finished cups for an extra burst of flavor.
  5. Customize Meat Choices:
    • While the original recipe uses ham and turkey, feel free to mix and match or use other types of deli meats like bacon, sausage, or salami for a different flavor profile.
  6. Precook Vegetables:
    • If using vegetables, consider sautéing or pre-cooking them slightly before adding to the cups. This ensures they are cooked through during the relatively short baking time.
  7. Fresh Herbs as Garnish:
    • After baking, sprinkle some fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or cilantro on top for a burst of freshness and visual appeal.
  8. Serve with Sides:
    • Accompany your Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake with sides like a simple green salad, whole-grain toast, or avocado slices for a well-rounded meal.
  9. Customize Egg Doneness:
    • Adjust the baking time to achieve your preferred level of egg doneness. If you like a runny yolk, reduce the baking time slightly; for a firmer yolk, extend the baking time accordingly.
  10. Make-Ahead Option:
  • Prepare the cups up to the point of adding cheese, cover, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, sprinkle the cheese and bake, saving you time and making it a convenient breakfast option.
  1. Serve with a Sauce:
    • Consider serving the Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake with a side of hollandaise sauce or a simple tomato sauce for added richness and flavor.

Feel free to get creative and tailor the recipe to your preferences. Cooking is an art, and these tips are just a starting point for making a delicious Cheesy Meat Cup Egg Bake

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