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
Ham and Scram Egg Bites
- 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.
SamanthaMarch 26, 2023 at 9:33 pm
I cannot believe how easy this recipe was, and how good it turned out. You can easily substitute whatever you’d like in the egg bites (Instead of ham, I used turkey sausage I cut up into small pieces and distributed amongst the 12 cups before pouring the egg mixture over). I am excited to try next time with some veggies mixed in. Thank you, Alex! This is going into my regular rotation.
AmandaMarch 7, 2023 at 1:59 am
Hi Alex! I love these egg cups so much for a quick weekday breakfast! Do you have any tips for reheating from frozen? Thank you!
AlexMarch 7, 2023 at 2:16 pm
If I freeze them, I typically set them out to thaw to almost room temp first, then I always throw mine in the airfryer for 5-7 mins to reheat!
AmandaFebruary 28, 2023 at 10:41 pm
Any tips for freezing and reheating these? When I microwave them or put them in the toaster oven the ham edges burn and the egg cup is still frozen.
AlexMarch 8, 2023 at 12:37 pm
I recommend letting them set out to thaw a bit before warming up. If you have an air fryer, the best way to reheat in in there for 4 mins or so. otherwise, you can microwave them for 1 minute.
JesseFebruary 27, 2023 at 3:12 pm
5 Stars – hands down! Will definitely be including these in my Sunday meal prep for quick, on-the-go, protein filled breakfasts! Thanks for the amazing recipe!
AlexFebruary 27, 2023 at 4:05 pm
Glad to hear these will become a weekly addition to your meal prep! Thanks for commenting
KirstinFebruary 26, 2023 at 10:02 pm
Hey, Alex! Would these work with egg whites? Love your recipes!
AlexFebruary 28, 2023 at 9:03 pm
You can– just keep in mind they’ll cook much more quickly.
MollyFebruary 9, 2023 at 11:06 pm
These were delicious and easy to pack for my daughter who has to eat breakfast at school every day after very early XC practice! Always on the lookout for new, healthy ideas for her and the rest of the family. Will definitely make these again!
AlexFebruary 10, 2023 at 6:35 pm
So happy you loved them!!!
Lindsey LumpkinFebruary 5, 2023 at 7:18 pm
Such an easy and delicious meal prep idea. I had everything except spinach (but had/used kale) and Gruyère (but had/used mozzarella) and they were still so delish! I’ll pick up all of the actual ingredients one day. Hahaha! Home run, Alex!!
Lindsey LumpkinFebruary 5, 2023 at 7:20 pm
Meant to post the stars. Oops. 5 stars!
AlexFebruary 5, 2023 at 11:40 pm
Haha love these swaps! Glad you enjoyed!
ColleenJanuary 31, 2023 at 5:55 pm
I love all the ingredients! I was skeptical about the cottage cheese but it makes the texture amazing! Also my Grandma told me to always make the recipe their way the first time and then make edits. My only edit is only use half a tsp of kosher salt or maybe a pinch. Otherwise these are a staple in my house for quick and hearty breakfasts during the week! THANK YOU ALEX!!!
ValJanuary 30, 2023 at 5:12 pm
Second time making these in 2 weeks. So simple and perfect for on-the-go breakfasts before the gym. LOVE!
AlexJanuary 30, 2023 at 5:19 pm
Yay! Glad to hear it. Thanks for commenting
Ryssa BerryJanuary 29, 2023 at 9:49 pm
It is super easy to make! And very delish for quick protein packed breakfast!! My partner and I love it. Thank you, Alex!
DenneyJanuary 27, 2023 at 2:52 pm
So quick and easy! V tasty too
ChristinaJanuary 25, 2023 at 9:29 pm
Hi! Do you have a suggestion for a good-quality deli ham?
AlexJanuary 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.
RosemaryJanuary 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm
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!!
ReaganJanuary 25, 2023 at 3:23 am
Would these freeze well?
AlexJanuary 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm
BeccaJanuary 23, 2023 at 4:37 pm
Hi! Any suggestions for a dairy free alternative for the cottage cheese?
AlexJanuary 23, 2023 at 9:32 pm
Kite Hill makes a DF ricotta that would work well!
BeccaJanuary 23, 2023 at 9:50 pm
Thank you, Alex!!!