Go Back
+ servings
bacon egg cups
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups Recipe

Simple and portable bacon and egg breakfast cups made in a muffin tin. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 189kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • 8 oz bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup fillings of choice (see notes)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease 6 muffin tin wells, then line the walls of each well with a strip of bacon.
  • Then cut one piece of bacon into thirds and use what you need to line the bottom as well. I usually put one full-width slice on the bottom, plus one I've cut in half . . . Continue the process until you run out of bacon. You should have 4 to 6 cups total.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • While the bacon is baking, whisk together the eggs in a small bowl and prepare the filling ingredients. 
  • After 10 minutes, remove muffin pan from oven and distribute the eggs evenly between cups.
  • Add in filling ingredients. You want the cups to be about 80% full. In this batch I added cheese, tomatoes, spinach, garlic, mushrooms and fresh thyme. 
  • Place pan in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
  • After you've removed the bacon egg cups from the oven, use a butter knife to gently separate the bacon shell from the muffin tin. 
  • Lift the bacon egg cups out, season with salt and pepper, garnish with herbs if desired, and serve.


  • Filling options: diced mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, salami, pepperoni, jalapeños, garlic, spinach, herbs, shredded cheese, crab meat, lobster, or salsa
  • When I've made these the bacon is always fully cooked by 25-30 minutes. However, because it was baked rather than pan seared the surface is not caramelized we're used to. If you prefer the caramelized look, you can heat a skillet on high and roll the outside of the bacon cups in the skillet.


Serving: 1egg cup | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 105mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg