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Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

4.63 from 16 votes

posted: 02/24/19

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These Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins are such an easy delicious breakfasts on the go. Made with simple ingredients, and easy to freeze, your family will love these muffin tin eggs.

Need another great breakfast egg muffin recipe? Make these Cheese and Sausage Egg Muffins!

two ham and cheese egg muffins stacked

The other day I was thinking about how impressed I am by big families. How do they do it? I feel like keeping track of the schedules of three kids and two adults is plenty for us. I am constantly forgetting obligations and things are falling through the cracks.

Easy Egg Muffins

If you, like me, are having trouble doing it all, let me make one thing a little easier – breakfast.

This easy egg muffin recipe is perfect for keeping your kids full through the day! It comes together with just a few simple ingredients, it takes very little time to prepare, and these muffin tin eggs are super easy to freeze and reheat later.

These make a great breakfast on the run! Or even an after school snack.

two ham and cheese egg muffin cups stacked

Breakfast Egg Muffins Ingredients

  • eggs
  • milk
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cheddar cheese
  • ham
  • green onions (optional)

Cooking this Egg Muffin Recipe

Though these are pictured in a traditional muffin tin (I love that old rustic look), I actually bought a silicon muffin tin specifically to make this recipe.

You can see in the video below how easily they pop out of it. It might be my new favorite kitchen purchase. Despite using a silicon muffin tin, I would still recommend spraying your pan.

If you don’t have a silicon muffin tin, you can get one here, or you can use a traditional muffin tin for these egg muffin cups. I just recommend that you heavily spray the pan.

over head view of muffin tin eggs in a muffin tin

Freezing this Recipe

Put the muffins on a tray in a single layer and freeze them for about an hour.

Remove them, put them in a plastic bag or air tight container, and put them back in the freezer to freeze completely.

This keeps them from becoming one big egg muffin ball in the freezer.

These muffins will keep in the freezer for about three months.

How do you Reheat Egg Muffins?

To reheat:

  1. Remove one egg muffin from the freezer.
  2. Put on a plate and cover with a bowl. Put the plate in the microwave.
  3. Cook for 1 minute at half power.

nutritional information

Another thing I love about these ham and cheese egg muffins, besides how easy they are to freeze and reheat, is how few calories they have. There are only 120 calories in each one, and they have 11 grams of protein each. That makes these some pretty healthy egg muffins.

Other Quick Breakfast Recipes

If you make this great breakfast recipe or any of my other recipes, let me know what you think!

a ham and cheese breakfast egg muffin garnished with parsley
two ham and cheese egg muffin cups stacked
4.63 from 16 votes

Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

Serves: 12 muffins
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
These Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins are such an easy delicious breakfasts on the go.  Made with simple ingredients, and easy to freeze, your family will love these muffin tin eggs. 


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 8 ounces ham steak cubed
  • 2 green onions sliced thin


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin heavily with cooking spray. (Please note that a silicon muffin tin works best.)  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and spices.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, ham, and the green onions.
  • Fill the muffin tins.  Top with the reaming 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the eggs pull away from the side of the muffin tin and are set in the middle.
Serving: 1egg muffin Calories: 120kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 2.6g (1%) Protein: 11.3g (23%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 2.7g (17%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.3g Cholesterol: 198.5mg (66%) Sodium: 271.6mg (12%) Potassium: 118.6mg (3%) Sugar: 1.8g (2%) Vitamin A: 345IU (7%) Vitamin C: 0.5mg (1%) Calcium: 78mg (8%) Iron: 1mg (6%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American


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  1. Janet says

    Hi Lisa
    I made the egg muffins. Peppers bacon , onion and kale. Almond milk instead of cows milk. They cooked through but the bottoms look funny. They were all puffed up when they came out of the oven then sank. Any thoughts as to why.? About 30 mins in oven at 350.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Janet! Given the number of changes you made to the recipe, we are in the territory of new recipe. I would have to test it to let you know what should be done differently for a different outcome. Off the top of my head, I would guess the kale added a lot of moisture to the recipe. Sorry they didn’t turn out like you were hoping for!

  2. Felecia says

    I love this recipe, but I cant keep the muffins from sinking in the middle.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That just means they need to bake a little. All ovens are different and it could be that yours runs a little cool. I would try just adding 3 to 5 more minutes to the baking time.

  3. Jammys says

    5 stars
    Wow, what a wonderful recipe! Mine was just ready, I ate one still hot! I just loved it!
    Kisses from Brazil!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it!

  4. Sharon Vaughn says

    We have made this 3 times. Adjusted the salt and garlic powder and left out the onion after the first batch. Second batch was pre cooked crumbled sausage and third is in the oven now with pre cooked bacon. Yummy.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad you like this recipe, Sharon.

  5. Sarah says

    Can we refrigerate instead of freeze? Planning on eating throughout the week.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! These are good in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  6. Gerry Carlton says

    I love your recipes, I just made a copy of this egg muffin recipe. Can`t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it Gary!

  7. Margie Pierce says

    I love your recipes! You always have great tips, i.e., in this recipe: how to freeze and reheat from the freezer. It would be very helpful if you included these in the “PRINT” version of the recipe so we would not have to transcribe the information after we print the recipe. Thanks for doing what you do!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I can totally appreciate that Margie. However, on the other hand, I get complaints when the recipes are too long because it uses too much paper for people. Gah, hard to win, you know?

  8. Molly says

    3 stars
    I must have used xxl eggs or something because each muffin puffed way up over the edges while cooking and then completely sunk once out. Also stuck to the sides really bad even with liberal spray. They still look tasty though!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh no! The muffin tin can definitely play a roll in how it cooks too. I have one that cooks these great and one that is meh. Them sinking in is a sign they didn’t cook quite long enough.

  9. Donna freiters says

    5 stars
    Awesome and easy!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Donna!

  10. MaDonna says

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



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