Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups

These egg cups with bacon and cheese are an easy grab-and-go breakfast. You only need three ingredients to make them and a few minutes to bake them in the oven.

photo of a plate of Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups

Egg cups with bacon and cheese are one of the easiest breakfasts ever. They only take a few minutes to put together and a few minutes to cook in the oven. When I made them everyone loved them, especially FH. He kept eating them and I had to stop him from eating too many egg yolks.

These bacon and cheese egg cups are similar to the Bacon Egg Toast Cups I made a while back, but this version doesn’t have the toast which makes them a little easier and quicker to make.

How to Make Breakfast Egg Cups

These egg cups are so easy and you probably have everything you need on hand to make them. Like my mini frittatas, I love that you can customize them with different flavors.

Ingredients

  • Bacon: You’ll want to cut the bacon into very small pieces. This will ensure that the bacon cooks through and turns crispy while it’s in the oven. You can also use ham instead of bacon or, if you don’t like either, you can omit it and just have cheese egg cups.
  • Eggs: There is one egg for each egg cup and I made six, but you can easily double this recipe to make a dozen egg cups.
  • You can choose any kind of cheese you like, but I recommend one that melts well like cheddar, gruyere, or provolone.

Bake the Egg Cups

  • First, grease a muffin tin. This will make it easy to remove the egg cups once they’re baked.
  • Crack one egg in each muffin cup. Be careful not to break the yolk.

Depending on how you like your eggs, I’ve tested this recipe two ways: a version with fully cooked yolks and another with runny yolks. The next steps differ depending on how you like your eggs.photo of the ingredients in a muffin tin

For fully-cooked egg yolks:

  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese and chopped bacon over the top of each egg and make sure the yolk is fully covered. Bake the egg cups at 400°F for approximately 10 minutes for fully cooked yolks.

For runny yolks:

  • Since everyone in my family loves runny yolks, I wanted to try making a version with less done yolks. The egg cups are delicious this way, but the presentation isn’t as pretty.
  • This version is a little trickier because you need to be able to gauge the doneness of the yolks while they’re in the oven, so I recommend sprinkling the cheese and bacon on the egg white only leaving the yolk exposed.
  • When I tested this version the egg white still ended up covering a lot of the yolk while it baked, but there was enough yolk peeking through that I could tell when they were done, but still runny.
  • Bake the eggs at 400°F, but I recommend checking on them at 8 minutes to see if they’re done. You know when they’re done when the whites are fully set, but the egg is still runny.

close-up photo of a Bacon and Cheese Egg Cup with others on a plate

These egg cups disappeared fast at our house! They’re a great grab-and-go breakfast and I love how easy they are to make. Once you’ve tried these be sure to check out my other reader-favorite egg cups!

Cauliflower Hash Egg Cups

Bacon Avocado Egg Cups

Bacon Egg Breakfast Cups

Bacon Egg Pancake Cups

Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

These egg cups are so easy to make and a fun way to serve breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded shredded cheese
  • 2 slices bacon chopped into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 6 muffin cups.

  2. Crack egg into each muffin cup, making sure to not break the yolk.

  3. Sprinkle cheese on top of the egg, covering the surface. Sprinkle bacon pieces on top of cheese. If you want a runny yolk and want to gauge the doneness of the yolk, only sprinkle cheese and bacon on the egg white and make sure not to cover yolk.

  4. Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes depending on how well done you want your yolk.

Notes:

Recipe adapted from Dine and Dish

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 egg cup)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.8mg4%
Net Carbs 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

19 comments on “Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups”

  1. Loving this idea! The cups turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    Wow, so adorable. The perfect way to start the morning. Really looks good.

  3. Oh my… I love this stuff. It’s awakening my cravings for bacon and egg.

  4. Oh!! It’s a version, even faster and easier, of the minicocotte!! And is better, because is a smaller bite. It’s perfect!! The delicious mini cocotte converted in a mini mini cocotte, and so cute!!!
    I will try it this week!

    • Oh I’ve never had or heard of mini cocotte’s before. When I do a search, it just shows me a pot. Do you have a mini cocotte recipe?

  5. This is brilliant! I just moved to a new place and my skillets don’t work on my stove 🙁 (induction) so this is a great way for me to still get a fried egg! This makes me so happy, thank you thank you thank you!

  6. I think I’d have a hard time NOT eating these! And everything is always better with bacon right? =)

  7. I’ve been wanting to make something like these for a long time. A lot of recipes I’ve found have some sort of breading or hashbrown added into it and I try to avoid those ingredients. These are perfect! Do you think they would taste as good reheated the next morning?

    • They taste best the first day straight out of the oven, but they still taste good reheated too. I eat them reheated all the time.

  8. Is the bacon cooked (half-cooked?) already? I’m making these tomorrow, so I’d appreciate a quick response if you can! Thanks

    • Yes, the bacon is already partially cooked or else it might have trouble cooking in the oven because it takes a while to cook bacon in the oven. Hope you like these!

  9. 5 stars
    Holy Breakfast Dreamfood, Batman! I can’t wait to try these!

  10. Thanks for sharing this great idea. What kind of cheese should I use for this recipe?

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