Oh man (lady – whatever). You are going to love this idea! Unless you don’t like eggs. But for those of you who love eggs, and for everyone who wants an easy, real food meal that will pack a punch with nutrition and keep you full until the next meal…
Please allow me to introduce you to these delightful little Ham and Egg Breakfast Bowls:
See that? The ham is the bowl. Isn’t that clever? I didn’t think of this myself, but was enlightened by my friend who was excited to tell me about her fun breakfast of the day. She knew I’d need to know about this idea. She knows me (and my hungry crew) well, don’t you think?
Everyone get out your muffin tins and get ready to have some fun.
How to make Ham and Egg Breakfast Bowls
You will need:
Thin Slices of Ham
Garnish like Fresh Spinach, Green Chilies, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onion, Broccoli, or Salsa
Push a piece of thinly sliced ham down into each muffin cup.
Crack an egg into each “ham bowl.” Poke each egg yolk with a fork and carefully scrambled it around inside the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, top with cheese, and garnish however you like. Bake in a 350° oven for 10-20 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.
You can make these ahead of time, then rewarm them for a quick, ready-made breakfast or lunch! (That’s my favorite part, of course.)
You can also scrambled up your eggs in a dish, and then scoop some out into each ham bowl if you prefer. My kids like the texture of these better if I do it that way.
- Muffin Tins
- Thin Slices of Ham
- Shredded Cheese
- Sea Salt
- Garnish like Fresh Spinach, Green Chilies, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onion, Broccoli, or Salsa
- Push a piece of thinly sliced ham down into each muffin cup.
- Crack an egg into each "ham bowl."
- Poke each egg yolk with a fork and carefully scrambled it around inside the bowl.
- Sprinkle with salt, top with cheese, and garnish however you like.
- Bake in a 350° oven for 10-20 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.
So, what type of ham do you use? Is there a natural ham that you recommend? I’m still wrestling with whether or not even the “naturally occurring nitrites found in celery powder, etc.” are still really
OOPS.. comment was sent before I was finished.
What I meant to add was that I’m wondering if even the “natural” choices are really a safe option. Our farmer’s market has ham and bacon cured with only sugar and salt – not smoked. I just have never tried them because I think we’d miss the smoke flavor too much. Wouldn’t they just taste like salty pork? Have you ever tried these?
I use Hormel Naturals (a better option though still a compromise) or some slivered ham from our local farmer whom I trust to raise their animals wisely.
We make these with french toast every year for our Mother’s Day brunch. Yum :)
Tried these this morning and they were a hit. I only made six incase they didn’t go over well but the three oldest scarfed them down and the youngest hates eggs, so he wouldn’t even humor me with a taste (typical!). Thanks for sharing this tasty and easy recipe!
Thank you so much Laura! (as always, hee hee) Our dc is bringing in at least a dozen eggs from their chickens each day. We were chatting this a.m. about having to hunt down as many egg recipes as possible. Great timing for this yummy recipe!
Hi again Laura. These were a hit for all of us!!
Great idea! I’ll make these for breakfast tomorrow. A review will be soon to arrive! :)
I just made these last night for community group- huge hit!!! I do want to say though- at 350 and 20 minutes- my eggs were not set at all. I had to bump up to 400 and wait another 20 minutes before they finished cooking. I know my
Oven is a little weak- but just wanted to add in case someone is making these in a time crunch (like I was:-)
I think this is the best recipe ever! Quick, easy, you can make as many or as few as you want and my son actually likes it! I have one question. I was wondering if this might work with uncooked bacon? Or would that be too greasy? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!
Yes, I think it would work. Turkey bacon should work as a good way to avoid them being extra greasy. :)
would like to see nutritional infomation for all recipes. am D2 and need to watch carbs. this was is excellent choice thank you
Erinne Johnson says
These have become my husband’s favorite breakfast. I love that I can be creative mixing inall sorts pf veggies and no matter what the family still loves it.
RaShell @ Mommy's Apron says
I am running to the kitchen to make these right now! Thank you.
Kari Coppinger says
Well these were fun and tasty!