Ham and Scram Egg Bites

If you need a great recipe for a healthy, low-carb breakfast on the go, try these Ham and Scram Egg Bites.

I had a good giggle when I named these bites the “ham and scram” but I have a funny little story behind that. I was recently in Long Beach for a project and during our drive to the studio every day, we saw a local restaurant called the “Ham and Scram” and thought it was quite a clever name. I also thought, “What a clever name for a breakfast on-the-go recipe!” So here we are! 

Breakfast is that meal of the day that we all struggle with during the week. Grabbing something healthy and delicious is a constant struggle. These “Ham and Scram” bites are super easy to make and perfect for meal prep. Ham slices make cups in a muffin tin that are the perfect vehicle to fill with an egg mixture. The eggs bake nice and fluffy and the ham gets a little crispy on the edges! 

I simply filled mine with chopped spinach, green onion, and a little gruyere, but these egg bites can really be filled with whatever your heart desires! I will say, the version I made here is simply delicious and you should definitely try this recipe as-is before getting creative.

Also, you might be wondering why the bites include cottage cheese. The cottage cheese helps keep the egg texture a little more creamy and not rubbery so the end result is like a mini ham and cheese crustless quiche but make the ham the crust. So perfect! 

As far as meal-prepping goes, be sure to allow them to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days for best results. To reheat, you can simply pop them into a microwave for 20-30 seconds or reheat them in an air fryer! These also freeze well if you are looking for a freezer-friendly breakfast bite. 

If you are looking for more easy and healthy breakfasts that work great for meal prep, here are a few of my personal favorites.

Perfect Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

Paleo Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars

Green Chile Beef Egg Cups

Ham and Scram Egg Bites

Serves: 12 Egg Cups
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ lb thinly sliced black forest ham
  • 8 large eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped baby spinach
  • 2 green onions very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup grated gruyere cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Line each cup with a slice (or two) of ham, depending on how thin your ham is sliced by placing individual ham slices over each muffin cup and gently press down in the middle until a cup shape forms.
  • In a blender, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth. Stir in the spinach and green onions.
  • Ladle about ¼ cup of the egg mixture into each of the cups. Top with the shredded cheese.
  • Transfer to the middle rack of the oven and bake until the eggs have just set, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly in the muffin tin, about 5 minutes. To remove from the muffin tin, I carefully loosen up the edges using a mini-silicone spatula or butter knife around the edges of the cooked egg bite, then carefully lift out. Serve immediately or if preparing for meal prep- transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before storing in an air tight container. These keep well for 3-5 days in the fridge.


  • Reply
    January 27, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    5 stars
    So quick and easy! V tasty too

  • Reply
    January 25, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Hi! Do you have a suggestion for a good-quality deli ham?

    • Reply
      January 26, 2023 at 12:19 pm

      I usually go to my meat counter at Central Market and have them freshly shave it for me for best results.

  • Reply
    January 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely in love with these for a quick, protein packed breakfast! I love how easy these are to make ahead, too- five stars for flavor & ease!!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Would these freeze well?

    • Reply
      January 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      They do!

  • Reply
    January 23, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Hi! Any suggestions for a dairy free alternative for the cottage cheese?

    • Reply
      January 23, 2023 at 9:32 pm

      Kite Hill makes a DF ricotta that would work well!

      • Reply
        January 23, 2023 at 9:50 pm

        Thank you, Alex!!!

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