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Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe

Keep a batch of these Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins in your freezer for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings. These low carb/keto-friendly muffins are easy to make and taste delicious.

Do you go through different phases with the food that you eat? For me, eggs can be one of those foods that I eat in phases. I either want them every day, or I cannot stand them.

Lately I have been in the “want them every day” phase. But as much as I love scrambled eggs with cheese and Bacon Egg Breakfast Tacos, both of those can get old rather quickly.

Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins Photo

Last week when I was cleaning out the fridge, I found a leftover chunk of ham behind some of the other leftover containers. I started dicing it up and placing it in freezer bags for future meals, so it would not go to waste.

All of a sudden, I decided to change up the eggs I had been eating by making some breakfast egg muffins. They are so easy to reheat for an easy grab and go breakfast or lunch.

Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins Picture

We already had eggs and cheese in the fridge, so it was a no brainer to mix all of these ingredients together and make some easy keto breakfast egg cups. I love that they are loaded with protein and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

I do not know why I thought a batch of 12 egg muffins would last me the rest of the week. Apparently, I forgot about our children’s love for egg muffins.

They devoured these Broccoli Cheese Egg Muffins when I made them a few months ago, so I should have known the same thing would happen with these Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins.  

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It’s a good thing I have plenty of leftover ham in the freezer to make more. Now all I need to do is pick up another bag of shredded cheese, so I can bake another batch of low carb breakfast egg muffins.

Tips for making Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins:

Spray your muffin tin with nonstick spray. This will keep the eggs from sticking to the pan later. You can also use silicon muffin molds if you have those.

Dice the ham into small bite-size pieces.

Whisk the eggs completely. Stir in the ham, 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.

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Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to fill the greased 12-cup muffin tin completely. The cavities will be full. Trust me. They will bake up just fine.

Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top of the egg mixture.

Bake the egg muffins for about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let the egg cups cool in the pan for two minutes.

Run a butter knife around the edges of the egg muffins to loosen them from the pan. Lift them out gently and serve hot.

Once the breakfast egg muffin cups are completely cooled, you can place them in a Ziploc bag or container and refrigerate them for a few days. Reheat them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds or until heated through.

File 1 - Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

Can you freeze egg muffins for later?

Yes, you can freeze these easy baked egg cups. Place them on a parchment lined tray and freeze for one hour. Remove and place the frozen eggs in a freezer safe container or bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Heat each frozen egg muffin for 30-40 seconds in the microwave.

File 2 - Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

Other ingredients you can use in Baked Egg Muffins:

  • Spinach
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Onion

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Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker
Keep a batch of these Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins in your freezer for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings. These low carb/keto-friendly muffins are easy to make and taste delicious.
3.07 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 1 egg muffin
Calories 199 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Diced Ham
  • 1 3/4 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 12 count muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together the eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in the ham and 1 1/2 cups cheese.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to fill the prepared muffin tin with the egg mixture. The cavities will be full, but they will bake up just fine.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the egg mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 2 minutes.
  • Run a butter knife around the edge of the eggs and gently lift them out.
  • Serve immediately. Once the eggs are cooled, place in a Ziploc bag or container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 16gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 202mg
Keyword Breakfasts, Brunches, Cheese, Easy, Eggs, Family Meals and Snacks, Ham, Low Carb, Muffins
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