Bacon Egg Cups: the effortless recipe for a tasty, protein-packed breakfast dish

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Looking for an easy, protein-packed breakfast that can double as brunch too? These bacon egg cups are an easy recipe to make which is also keto-friendly, gluten-free, paleo, and kid-friendly. And because several cups are made at once, it’s also easy to make for a larger crowd.

Bacon cups are filled with cheese, and eggs, and baked until golden. The crispy bacon adds a smoky flavor, while the cheese makes it just a little bit indulgent. Because it's made in a muffin tin, it’s a great breakfast option for busy mornings. You can even customize it as you want, so make sure to check out our tips below.

How To Make Bacon Egg Cups

These bacon egg cups come together in no time, so it's perfect for busy mornings. Place two slices of bacon in a cross shape in each hole of a greased muffin tray. Add a small amount of grated cheese to the cup. Add eggs, salt, and pepper to each hole.

Now carefully fold the outer ends inward to form a bacon flower. Bake at 200ºC (392ºF) for 15 minutes.


Bacon Egg Cup Variations

These Bacon Egg Cups are so easy to modify according to your taste preference.

Want more meat? Add sausage meat, chopped hot dogs, smoked chicken breast, smoked salmon, or tuna.

Make it cheesy by adding feta cheese, goat’s cheese, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, or gruyère.

Need more nutrients? Add more veggies: wilted spinach, steamed broccoli, roasted red peppers, sweetcorn, cubed carrots, caramelized onion, etc.

Try a combination of red pepper and feta cheese, mushroom and mozzarella, or spinach and tomato.

When using vegetables with a high moisture content (like spinach and mushrooms) make sure to cook off the excess moisture first before adding the veggies to the muffin cups. If you skip this step, the cups won’t set properly.


The bacon egg cups are best served fresh but can be made ahead of time. Place the bacon in the muffin holes, add the cheese, and refrigerate. Then just before baking, add the egg.

You can use egg white instead of a whole egg.

You can also make the bacon egg cup in the Airfryer. Place the bacon and cheese in an Airfryer-safe muffin tin, and place in the Airfryer for 5 minutes at 400°F. Add the egg and air fry for 5 more minutes.

How To Store Bacon Egg Cups

Store leftovers in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 2 days.

Can You Freeze Bacon Egg Cups? 

Yes! Wait for the bacon egg cups to cool, wrap in plastic, and freeze for about 2 months. Thaw in the microwave and heat to eat.


12 slices
salt to taste
Pepper to taste
cheese, grated


Place two slices of bacon in a cross shape in each hole of a muffin tray.

Add grated cheese to the bacon cup.

Add an egg, salt, and pepper to each hole.

Fold the outer ends inward to form a flower.

Season with salt and pepper.

Bake at 200ºC (392ºF) for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


To prevent the bacon egg cups from sticking, you can grease the muffin holes with butter, or spray them with cooking oil spray.

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