Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

on 3/8/17 10:09 am
VSG on 02/15/17

This recipe is my go to. Just takes 30 seconds to heat them up and out the door. 82 calories each and 9 grams of protein. www.emilybites.com has repurposed a lot of recipes and I have not made one I didn't like. They aren't necessarily geared towards high protein, but rather lower calories, but there are some that are all protein, like this one. http://www.emilybites.com/2017/02/ham-and-cheese-egg-cups.ht ml. She is a rock star!

Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

yield: 12 EGG CUPS


  • 9 oz thinly sliced deli ham, divided (I used Hillshire Farm Deli Select)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 oz shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 12 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray. Press a slice of ham into each cup of the muffin tin, arranging the edges to form a ham cup. Chop up the remaining ham (my slices were about ½ ounce each so I had around 3 ounces remaining) and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper and whisk together until yolks and whites are fully combined and beaten. Add the reserved chopped ham, the spinach and half of the shredded cheddar and stir together to combine.
  3. Spoon the egg mixture evenly into the ham cups and then top each cup with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the tin in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until the eggs are set.

82 calories, 2 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 9 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

HW-280; SW-235; GW-155; Age-57; Height-5'8"
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on 12/14/17 4:47 pm
RNY on 09/06/17

I tried a version of these they were simple to make. Taste real good also. My stomach could not handle them. Love eggs but since surgery eggs do not agree with me. I have tried eggs all different ways and I can keep them down. Hope eventually I can eat them.

on 2/19/18 12:30 am

I have only been able to eat the yolk of a hard boiled egg. I am not 12 weeks since surgery. RNY. Was able to eat egg no problem in the beginning.

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