Baked Prosciutto and Egg Cups

Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. But it’s hard to make breakfasts that are easy to make and satisfying. Egg cups are the perfect solution.

If you are looking for a different breakfast idea that is a whole meal in just a couple of bites, I’ve got one for you! We had this egg cups recipe for breakfast yesterday and I’m already craving it again! Thanks to Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine for this yummy recipe!

Baked Prosciutto and Egg Cups

Egg cups are an easy to make breakfast idea that puts a meal in a muffin cup! Try this recipe as is, or switch up the meats and veggies to make it your own.

Photo Credit: Kate Sears

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  • Cooking spray
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces (I used the pre-shredded kind...I'm lazy like that)
  • 3 large basil leaves, torn (Right out of the garden! I used more because we really like basil)
  • 6 eggs
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray 6 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill each cup with a prosciutto slice.
  3. Divide half the cheese and basil among each cup. Crack an egg into each cup. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and basil around the eggs.
  4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Season with pepper. Run knife around cups to unmold.
  5. Serve the cups over buttered toast or with fresh fruit.

And word to the wise: do not add any salt to the eggs! The prosciutto is VERY salty and you will regret it! Trust me, my husband did it and was not a happy camper!

The kids liked this recipe too, though I think they’d like it better with ham and if I beat the eggs first. They didn’t like seeing the yolk from the eggs; they thought it was gross.

Next time I make this egg cups recipe I think I’ll add some spinach or green onions…or both! Yummy!

If you are looking for other egg cup ideas, I’ve got a couple. Try my Veggie Delight Egg Cups and my Mini Quiche recipe. Both are family favorites.

Looking for more breakfast recipes? Check out my Breakfast board on Pinterest.


  1. YUM! Making these this weekend for sure. Prosciutto and eggs are two of my favorite things. (I'm trying not to be CRAZY JEALOUS of your girl crush on Lerner since A)I have one too and B) and also on you and C) where was I when you two were hanging out??) xo
  2. Man, those look good! I'm going to have to try them...thanks for sharing!
  3. Very cool idea! Such a fun way to do breakfast. I love everything in one bowl--less mess and generally way easier!
  4. These would be great for a Sunday brunch!
  5. I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I make my "Egg McMuffins" this way, so that I have a supply on hand for fast get-away breakfasts. It will be a lot easier to remove if you use those large cupcake liners for this breakfast. And, then you'll have beautifully fluted eggs on the plate! Very classy. Come visit when you can.
  6. Yummy! This looks delish! I love sharing recipes...I need to link up with Lerner. And I totally agree, major girl crush.
  7. Love this recipe, especially because I can customize it for each of the kids and leave out the dairy for my girls who are allergic. Most of the time I have to skip recipes that include cheese because there's no way to separate it out. Thanks for the idea!
  8. Ha! I just got over my jetlag and got around to reading all the G&T Tuesday linkups and here you and Rachel are talking about girl crushes. What an awesome way to start the day! Almost as awesome as your recipe. Maybe it's because Blogher hangovers are still so fresh in my memory, but that looks like AWESOME hangover food. Seriously, awesome. I almost want to get sloppy drunk, just so I can have the hangover to eat those... almost. I bet they'd be awesome with salsa... like juevos rancheros. Only fancy. Thanks for sharing/linking.
  9. What a cool idea! Looks yummy.
  10. My teenage boys love when I make them breakfast, and this looks like a recipe they would enjoy! Thanks for sharing. stumbled
  11. Wow! Breakfast doesn't have to be boring with this idea.
  12. I don't eat meat, but I love the idea of making little egg dishes in a muffin tin! I'm going to try it!
  13. I wonder if there is a substitution for the meat for us veggies out there? Anything in little cups can't be passed up!
    • Stephanie says:
      For vegetarians... Maybe try red peppers, tomato, portabello mushroom caps? You wouldn't necessarily be able to do it in the muffin tins, but still self contained. Maybe just a tortilla?


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