Sausage Spinach and Ham Egg Cups
Sausage Spinach and Ham Egg Cups: A meat lover’s dream, these muffin tin eggs offer both ham and sausage in this breakfast egg muffin recipe, providing a hearty filled meal with savory goodness.
These Sausage Spinach and Ham Egg Cups are quick to make, can be made ahead of time, and offer a nutritional breakfast option for when you are on the go.
Sausage Spinach and Ham Egg Cups are the perfect muffin tin eggs because not only do you get a generous serving of protein, the spinach allows you to start your day off with the healthiness of a greens in a wonderful flavor.
This egg muffin recipe is a game changer for your breakfast morning routine, offering you a quick on the go breakfast option all week long.
I love all the elements to this dish. I can make these on a Monday and have them all week long if I want.
Plus, I love that I can sneak in a leafy green vegetable that even the pickiest of eaters can consume, due to the fact that the spinach does not alter the flavor. As a mom that is a win, win for me.
Can You Meal Prep Eggs?
I am a big fan of meal prepping. Life is busy and sometimes it’s nice to be able to get ahead of the game and prep some food a head of time.
Meal prepping allows you to still have a great meal during a busy day because when that busy day or let’s be honest, busy days come a long, you already have your nutritional meal ready to go.
So, the question is though is eggs one of those dishes that can be prepped ahead? Absolutely!
Easy Egg Dishes That Can Be Prepped Ahead:
Egg cups or egg muffins can last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
What I love to do is to whip up a batch of these delicious egg cups on Monday and have a quick and easy snack or breakfast option for the kids all week long.
Another option is to freeze egg cups.
Freeze this delicious breakfast treat and save them for later for when you just feel slammed with life. They can last in the freezer for about 3 months. After the 3 month mark, I’d toss them.
As for hard boiled eggs, while they don’t freeze well, you can prep them ahead and keep them in the refrigerator for the upcoming week.
Hard boiled eggs stay good in the refrigerator for about 7 days, meaning you can make these delicious Instant Pot Eggs at the beginning of the week and have them through the weekend.
How Long Do These Prep Ahead Eggs Last?
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs—7 days in the fridge
Egg Muffins or Egg Cups—4-5 days in the fridge, 3 months or less in the freezer
Note: Hard boiled eggs do not freeze well.
What Are Egg Cups Used For?
In relation to this recipe, egg cups are referring to individual egg muffins.
These Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups are super convenient because it takes eggs and the yummy fillings that you would find in an omelet and transports them into a muffin shape, making it the perfect grab and go breakfast.
Unlike with a frittata or omelet, egg muffin cups, allow you to ditch the plates and forks, and just eat this breakfast food as a simple finger food dish.
When the morning is really busy, the kids can eat these Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups in the car on the way to school or take them in the summer to the park for a breakfast picnic.
In fact why stop there? This breakfast egg muffin recipe is so hearty it makes a great lunch too or after school snack. There are so many things this recipe can be used for.
How To Use Egg Cups:
- On the go breakfast option
- At home, minimal mess breakfast
- Hearty snack
- Transportable lunch for a picnic
- As a different and easy school lunch idea
The possibilities are endless as to how to integrate this delicious dish into your week.
Now that I have hopefully opened your eyes to what egg cups are and all the many uses for this dish, the phrase egg cup also has another meaning besides meaning the most versatile dish ever!
What else is an egg cup?
Whatever you want it to be. I love adding a variety of vegetables and proteins to my egg cups. It makes them easy and delicious, and customized to my personal palette. So if you love broccoli, add it.
Make these egg cups yours!
How Do You Get Baked On Eggs Out Of Muffin Tins?
Another thing that I love about muffin tin eggs is that not only do you not have to dirty up a bunch of dishes and forks to eat them, you also don’t have to use a lot of pots and pans for this meal.
I hate when I have an enjoyable meal that is followed by a load of dishes or pans in the sink.
Another thing that can make clean up timely is having just one lingering pot, pan, or muffin tin that has food stuck on it. Isn’t that the worst?
Here is the thing, there are some tips to make clean up easy, almost as easy as making this egg cup recipe.
How To Get Baked On Eggs Out Of Muffin Tins?
Prevention Is The Best Method.
If I can prevent the issue or mess that is always my first go to strategy. Make sure to spray muffin tins with cooking spray so you can prevent as much sticking as possible.
Let Muffin Tins Sit In Water.
Be patient and allow time for stuck on food to loosen up, making your job easier when you clean. Have the muffin tin sit in water for a few hours.
When It’s Time To Scrub Use Baking Soda And Water.
Baking soda may become your new best friend when it comes to scrubbing. Mix water and baking soda together. You want to use just enough water so that the baking soda and water mixture make a paste.
Then, take a scouring pad, accompanied with the baking soda mixture and watch food start to remove from the muffin tin with much less effort.
Don’t Have Baking Soda? Use Salt.
Salt can be used as another great cleaning agent. Unlike with the baking soda cleaning method, you don’t need to make a paste. Simply sprinkle salt on the muffin tins and clean away.
Try whatever method works best for you. I personally like to make as little work for myself as possible when it comes to cleaning pans so I make sure to grease the pan or use a cooking spray, then I let the pan or muffin tin soak before cleaning, and then if needed I will use a scrubbing agent to help with the cleaning.
Easy To Make Breakfast Egg Sandwich Options:
There are so many things you can do to make your own personalized egg sandwich.
Egg breakfast sandwiches are delicious!
Now back to these delicious egg cups.
I like to let the Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups sit for a few minutes before serving. The reason for doing this is so the egg cups will more easily come out of the muffin tins without sticking to it.
Once you have successfully gotten the egg cups out, they serve as an easy stand alone dish. You really don’t have to serve a side with them because you already have the typical sausage side dish right in there.
However, if you want a yummy, refreshing beverage to go alone with this breakfast, try Sparkling Strawberry Limeade. Not only is it easy to make and delicious, Sparkling Strawberry Limeade makes any dish “sparkle”.
Okay but seriously it really is a great drink that can dress up even the most basic breakfast. So whether you accompany this already great meal with this great drink or save it for a basic breakfast or lunch, it is a great drink recipe to have on file.
Also great with a fruit salad.
Make Breakfast Easy and Enjoyable. Have a Breakfast Egg Cup.
I can’t wait for you to try these Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups. They really have saved me on those oh so crazy mornings.
Looking for some other great breakfast cup or egg muffin recipes? Don’t worry, I have some other great ones for you to try after you try these Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups.
- Ham and Cheddar Cheese Breakfast Egg Muffinsst Egg Muffins
- Cheese and Veggies Breakfast Egg Muffins
- Easy Denver Omelet Breakfast Cups
- Air Fryer Egg Cups
Wait no longer to make your morning routine just a little bit easier and a little more flavorful. Try these Sausage and Spinach Ham Cups. You will be so glad that you did.
Sausage, Spinach,Ham and Egg Cups
- 12 slices deli ham
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 12 eggs
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup spinach thinly sliced
- ½ cup sausage crumbles
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Press a slice of ham into each muffin well.
- Divide the cheese evenly among the cups.
- Crack an egg into each cup, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add spinach and sausage crumbles
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until yolks are at desired level of doneness.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Beth Pierce says