What makes these breakfast egg cups so delicious? It's the prosciutto! These egg cups make an easy make ahead grab and go breakfast. The perfect breakfast idea for busy families.
You can make this egg cup recipe with as little as one ingredient really. I make these breakfast egg cups often with only 3 simple ingredients.
They are easy and quick to make and make the perfect make ahead breakfast if you are meal planning for the week.
Make them vegetarian or Whole30 by excluding ingredients that are off limits.
Tips and Tricks
You can make clean up easy by using re-usable silicone muffin liners or a silicone muffin tray. These egg-white prosciutto cups are ready in 30 minutes. For the original recipe, I used only three ingredients:
- Egg Whites (from a carton)
- Sliced Prosciutto
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
I didn't add any salt as the prosciutto is salty enough. I lined the muffin liners with prosciutto.
Then I poured egg white inside the liners, stopping just before the rim. I then sprinkled some shredded cheddar on top and popped them in a 350ºF toaster oven and baked them for 30 minutes.
It's not to say that you couldn't and more ingredients to make these egg-white muffins your own.
How to make these Egg Cups Unique
This egg cup recipe doesn't have to be so boring. Although a three ingredient prosciutto egg cup tastes just fine.
You can make these your own by adding your favorite ingredients. You can leave out animal protein if you are vegetarian. If you are on Whole30 you can leave out the cheese.
Here are some ingredient ideas to make these egg cups unique:
- Vegetables (broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, etc.)
- Use whole eggs or egg whites
- Sundried tomatoes
- Ricotta, mozzarella, feta or other cheese
What makes prepping these egg cups so great is that you can control how many you want to make. Use approximately one small egg per cup or ⅓ cup of egg whites per cup.
If you are using whole eggs, remember to beat them otherwise they will cook unevenly.
I normally make 4 egg cups so that I can eat 2 every other day during the week at breakfast time. Even though these egg cups are good, I try to eat eggs in moderation. All foods are good for you in moderation, right?
These egg-white prosciutto cups should be consumed right away. I recommend that you consume them within 2 days of making them. If you are making them as part of a meal plan for the week, I suggest that you freeze them and take them out as you need them.
Remember to defrost them overnight in the refrigerator the day before you plan to consume them.
Note that the storage guidelines provided on this page and site are estimates from personal experiences. We are all adults and as an adult you are responsible to ensure that the food you eat is safe to eat. Since, I'm not a food safety expert, you are responsible to review your local guidelines on food storage prior to storing any food left-overs.
For Canadian Guidelines check Government of Canada's Food and Safety Guidelines for further information and resources.
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- 4 slices of prosiutto
- 1 cup egg whites
- ⅓ shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat oven to 350ºF
- Line muffin cups with prosciutto.
- Fill all muffin cups half way with egg white. Continue pouring egg white in each muffin cup alternating so that you have evenly divided all the egg white. Do not fill muffin cups all the way to the top. Pour egg white to just before the rim. (alternatively you can use whole eggs, beating them first before you pour them in the muffin cups/tray).
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each egg muffin cup.
- Bake in oven or toaster oven for 40 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
Nutrition data is calculated automatically by Nutritionix and isn't always accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health.