Bacon egg cups

    45 min

    Line a muffin tin with slices of bacon, add some egg, top it with grated cheese and bake! A delightfully simple idea for breakfast or brunch.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 12 slices of bacon
    • 8 eggs, beaten
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup (55 g) shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
    2. Cook bacon in a large pan over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but not yet crispy, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on kitchen paper.
    3. Line each muffin hole with a slice of bacon.
    4. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a large bowl; ladle into muffin holes to about 3/4-full. Sprinkle cheese over the top of each portion.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top and the egg doesn't jiggle, 20 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and use a butter knife or spoon to remove from muffin tin promptly so that they don't stick.

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    I made these by method as written by cooking the bacon first. I used parmigiano reggiano due to not having cheddar available to me. Once out of the oven I served them on a "nest" of mashed potatoes patties. Mine didn't come out as pretty as the photo but were delicious. Thank you SammyLamb for the nice idea.  -  25 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a nice recipe but it needs some tweaks. I did not add any salt or pepper to the egg, it gets enough salt from the bacon and cheese! Added a little pepper and a dash of milk. Keep an eye on the oven, I think the cooking time is too long personally. Other than that it's pretty tasty.  -  31 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    That’s my pic you stole from a few years back. I’ve made my own version with tea biscuits as shone. Post your own pic!!!!  -  23 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)