Cheesy bacon egg cups are an easy way to dress up classic bacon and eggs. Even better, they make a quick and delicious meal prep breakfast for the week or to serve at brunch.
Just partially cook the bacon, and add them to a muffin tin along with a cracked egg and shredded cheese. Just 178 calories and 0 carbs. It's a Whole Lotta Yum!
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Perhaps you've tried simple bacon egg cups in the past, we made these extra fancy by adding in a layer of parmesan at the bottom to form a bottom crust, plus we love to add a little more cheese on top along with a fresh herb garnish.
Whether you make bacon egg muffin cups for meal prep or for a special brunch or breakfast in bed or perhaps as a zero carb snack, they're quite the treat. Baking eggs in a muffin pan seriously makes breakfast super simple and hands-off other than partially cooking the bacon as the first step.
And it's easy to tweak the baking time to cook the eggs just to your liking! We prefer them "over medium," meaning a little firm inside but still having a little bit of runniness too. If your preference is a firm egg, we give you the cooking time to make them that way as well. Both are delish!
Serve the bacon egg and cheese breakfast cups with a simple fruit salad, air fryer shredded hashbrowns, or air fryer home fries.
Bacon and Egg Cup Ingredients
Baking eggs in a muffin pan is super easy to customize. Feel free to experiment with the types of cheese you add or you can make them dairy free. We made 12 bacon egg cups but this is an easy recipe to scale back and make a half dozen instead.
- 12 large eggs
- 12 slices of bacon - standard size bacon work best here, thick bacon might not cook fully before the eggs are done.
- cheese - Both parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese were used, and mozzarella, gruyere, havarti, or Colby jack are good options.
- salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish- fresh herbs such as sliced chives or chopped parsley
- Skip the cheese and add spinach leaves to the bottom of the muffin tins.
A standard-sized 12 cup muffin tin
How to Make Bacon Egg Muffin Cups
Bacon egg cups are actually easier to make than they might at first appear. Partially bake the bacon so it's easy to bend and then add the egg and cheese into the muffin cups. By baking eggs in a muffin pan with bacon, you have more time since they won't require constant monitoring like stovetop eggs would require.
Partially Cook the Bacon
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the bacon on a baking sheet and bake it for 8-9 minutes, or until it's starting to brown but is still easy to bend. This time can vary slightly depending on the thickness of your bacon.
Let the bacon cool slightly to make it easier to handle for the next step.
Assemble the Bacon Egg Muffin Cups
Grease a standard muffin tin, wrap each muffin cup with a slice of partially cooked bacon, and sprinkle a little parmesan and shredded cheddar on the bottom of each cup.
Carefully crack one egg into each of the muffin cups. Sprinkle a little more cheese on top of the egg.
Bake the eggs on the center oven rack for 10-12 minutes.
How long you cook your eggs depends on how you like them! Our family prefers eggs over medium, which means the yolk is mostly cooked but still has a little bit of runniness. For us, that was 10 minutes. If you prefer a firm yolk, that will take around 12 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with a fresh herb such as sliced chives. Serve and enjoy!
- The cheesy bacon egg cups will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. They'll reheat well in an air fryer, the oven, or even a microwave (but will be a little softer). Don't overheat them or it could overcook the eggs.
- We highly recommend nitrate free and sugar free bacon to make the bacon as healthy as possible plus to keep the carbs down, Trader Joe's has a great option for a reasonable price.
- This recipe hasn't been tested using turkey bacon, but since it's already precooked it should work to skip the partial bacon baking step and just wrap a slice of turkey bacon inside of each cup.
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There is no recipe card on this recipe, how can I print this one?
Can these be reheated if meal prepping?
Yes! The bacon will be a little softer but they'll still be delicious.
I have been on the hunt for diabetic friendly breakfast foods, these hit the spot. A little time consuming, but not bad and everyone loved them.
Patrice Henley says
How do I print some of these recipes??
There's a recipe card at the very bottom of the post! Thanks Patrice!