Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups #RealFoodRecipes


I love eggs in any way, shape or form. They’re actually quite nutritious, no matter what the health police might want you to believe. See my post, The Incredible Edible Egg for more info on why you should feel free to eat eggs every day if you want!

I love quiche and frittata, but sometimes I don’t want to wait for them to cook. Also, the rest of my family isn’t as much of a fan as I am, so I often end up with a lot of leftovers… not that I mind. But these little egg cups are nice single-serving sizes that you can refrigerate and heat up and take on the go when you have a busy morning or need a quick lunch. These have been a LIFE SAVER on my 21-Day Sugar Detox.

You can put anything you like in these egg cups. I used leftover steamed broccoli from dinner and shredded cheddar. Here’s what they look like when they come out of  the oven.


Yum, right??? Here’s a printable if you want to print the recipe for future reference.

Also, check out Lady & the Blog for a similar recipe with bacon!

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
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Serves: 8-12
This variation on the Cheesy Egg Cups above is a great way to get nutritious veggies onto your breakfast plate. This is a great way to use leftover vegetables from dinner. You can substitute spinach or asparagus for the broccoli.
  • 10 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • ½ cup steamed or roasted broccoli florets, chopped (this is a good way to use up leftover broccoli from dinner)
  • 2 ounces (½ cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion or scallion, finely minced
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.
  3. In the bottom of the muffin cups, layer the broccoli, the cheese, and the minced onion. Then add the egg mixture to fill each muffin cup about ¾-full. If you want, you can stir them up a bit with a fork to incorporate the cheese and veggies into the egg mixture.
  4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm or cool completely and refrigerate for later. Reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast.

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10 Responses

  1. Hi Jo-Lynne–Thanks for posting this recipe. I’m all for protein packed breakfasts that one can take ‘on the go’ and run out the door. Have you ever frozen these?

  2. I made this today for my childcare kids for lunch -using what we had so there were some substitutions – but wow its so good!! Thank you!!

  3. These were great for dinner tonight. Kids loved them. Bringing for my lunch at work tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. See meals can be delicious paleo and gluten free and vegetarian. Good food is good food.

    1. You are right. I thought of that after it published. I changed the Pinterest description but forgot to come back adn change it on this post. 🙂 I follow more of a Primal lifestyle – mainly because I didn’t want to give up dairy. 🙂

  4. These were really good but I think I may add more cheese next time. That or make sure I have a sharper cheddar. I had a Mexican blend on hand and used that this time. The baby liked them too!

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