Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast cups


Looking for a cheap, quick, and delicious breakfast recipe?  Look no further. These breakfast cups made from scrambled eggs, bacon, and shredded cheese are the perfect addition to a brunch spread or breakfast table.  And since the egg, bacon, and cheese is contained in a delicously-doughy cup, they are super portable and easy for kids to eat!

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Here’s what you’ll need:


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                     Muffin tin                                            Eggs (5 eggs per 6 breakfast cups)


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                 Bacon (I use turkey)                          Shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat)


crescent rolls breakfast cups

Crescent rolls


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  You want to get good coverage of the spray inside of each of the muffin cups so everything comes out nice and easy later on.


Step 2: Open up your package of crescent rolls and divide the dough into triangles.  It’s easiest to just lay them out on a piece of wax paper.

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Step 3: Take one triangle and place the widest part of it on the bottom of a muffin cup.  A tail of dough should be hanging out the side.

breakfast crescent roll recipe


Step 4: Take a sharp knife and cut off the “tail” of the dough.  Then use it to line the part of the muffin cup that isn’t already covered in dough.

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Repeat this process for the remaining muffin cups. Then, put the muffin tin in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the filling.

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Step 5: Place your bacon on a microwave safe plate and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes-turn the plate-2 more minutes. (You could also cook it on the stove but this method is faster and you don’t have to worry about watching it in a pan).

turkey bacon breakfast cups

For 6 breakfast cups you only need 3 pieces of bacon—I made extra so Mr. Ly could have a snack while he waited.  Extra bacon is never a bad thing in my opinion.


Step 6: Crack your 5 eggs into a bowl.  Add 1/4 cup milk and scramble the yolks using a fork or wire whisk.  Then, add salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 7: Put your egg mixture into a pan and cook over medium-low heat for approximately 5-8 minutes.

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You want the eggs to be firm but slightly runny.  The eggs will finish cooking later in the oven.

scrambled eggs breakfast cups recipe


Step 8: Take your muffin tin out of the fridge and spoon the scrambled eggs into each cup. (As you can see from the glare on the pan I used lots of non-stick spray!)

scrambled egg breakfast cup


Step 9: Take your cooked bacon out of the microwave and crumble pieces on top of the eggs.

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Step 10: Top the eggs and bacon with some shredded cheese.

reduced fat shredded cheese breakfast recipe


Step 11: Place the breakfast cups into the pre-heated oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the edges of the crescent rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

melted shredded cheese breakfast cups


Step 12: Once the cups are finished, remove from the oven and run a sharp knife around the edges of each muffin cup.

recipe turkey bacon and shredded cheese breakfast cups


Step 13: Serve and enjoy!

scrambled eggs breakfast cups recipes


Here’s a shot showing how nicely they hold up even after a big bite!

recipe breakfast cups with eggs turkey and cheese


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  1. Sarah, As promised I’m visiting and following your site! I love it! I have 4 kids and getting them out the door without missing a bus is a challenge. These cups will be made tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yummmm…and I just finished making scones. These would have stuck with me better!

  3. Looks delicious and I haven’t had breakfast yet! What kind of muffin pan is that? If I use that spray on mine it get brown and sticky when I take it out of the oven especially if I get it on the top of the muffun tin like you did but I notice yours must be some wonderful non-stick! I want one…please do tell what kind of pan that is (brand as they are not all equal!). Thanks for the recipe too. That’s perfect for me! Have a great week!

    • I use Calphalon non-stick pans. I haven’t had a problem with the non-stick spray getting brown and sticky on the pan. I make sure to wash them in hot water with plenty of soap after I’m down to make sure to protect the coating.

      Hope that helps!

  4. Love this idea! You could make adult versions with goat cheese, spinach, or so many ways! Off to pin!

    ~ Dana

  5. Sarah, those look amazing! I’ve pinned this and will try them out on the weekend …


  6. Sarah these look so good! I love this idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.

  7. Yummy looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Sarah! Thanks for swinging by my blog and for your lovely comment! I. Love. Your. Blog. Like really really love it! Your content is refreshing, I love the look, it’s not crammed with stuff that makes it confusing, its very clean and fresh!I am looking forward to reading all your posts! I am happy to be your newest loyal follower :) and excited to watch your blog grow and GROW! Big Hug, Cath from Home is Where my Heart is:

  9. There is only one word for this: YUM! Looks so delicious! Hope you have a great week. I am now a follower:-)

  10. These look so yummy and so very easy! Thanks for sharing.

  11. These sound like a perfect breakfast. Please come share at Bacon Times weekly Friday -Monday Anything Goes linky.

  12. These would go great on our breakfast buffets we have! I’d love for you to stop over and share them at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  13. LOVE this! And you’re one of my new favorite bloggers because you used turkey bacon. (come check out my blog to see why!)

  14. I’m pinning this right now for my next brunch party!

  15. Thanks for linking up, I already know I will be featuring them on Thursday at Bacon Time for my Fantastic Features Thursday post.

  16. I can’t wait to try these, they look wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

  17. These look sooo delish! I’m definitely trying this out soon! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Between Naps on the Front Porch’s linky party!

    • Hi Audrey!

      They are delish! Let me know how they turn out…I’m going to make them again and try mixing in different types of cheese and sausage. Yum!

  18. I just love these! I am a huge fan of crescent rolls and will be making these with my kids. I will be sure to link back to you when I do. Do you think they would be okay if frozen? I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Keeping It Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

  19. Yum! I’m always looking for new breakfast things! Will def have to give these a try this week! Thanks for linking up!

  20. My hubs would love these, I’ve tried Aldi’s crescent rolls and like them. I’m always looking for easy and good breakfast options. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay! Now following you on Linky

  21. This looks absolutely delicious! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

  22. i’ve seen (variations of) these all over PInterest… GOTTA try this in the weekend. ths for showing the howto!

  23. This looks yummy! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  24. Yummy! Breakfast dishes are my favorite!! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven’t already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!


  25. Wow, this is great sounding. I am definitely saving it to try it later. I wonder if biscuit dough would work too because I know I have that in the fridge.

  26. Ahh, those look great. I abhor cooking bacon on the stove, it takes forever and a day. Lol. The microwave sounds like my ideal touch. Those breakfast cups look delicious. I am soo going to make them this weekend, especially since we will be having company over. : ).. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  27. Yummy. I’ve done something like this but with biscuits and just cracking the eggs in it so that I can bake them to whatever my family likes, since my husband likes eggs over easy better. But this version looks much easier since you don’t have to roll out the biscuits!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

  28. These look so yummy! I showed them to my hubby and he wants them desperately! LOL! Got to make them!

  29. Those look fantastic. Love for you to share it at my linky party here if you haven’t already :)

  30. Those looks so good, definitely have to make those one of these mornings! I found you via the My Girlish Whims link party.

  31. I am definitely pinning these! They look so scrumptious!
    Stopping by from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy :-)

  32. Found you on Someday Crafts blog hop. This recipe sounds wonderful. My family will love it. In fact, I am going to share it online with my facebook fans. They’ll love it.

    Stop by my site, Ducks ‘n a Row, for our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. We have one every Wednesday :)


  33. These look delish! Can’t wait to try them. My kids are going to be so happy!

  34. Maddrey Blackwood says:

    My friend and I have been looking for a tasty breakfast and these are completely wonderful! We just made them and ours came out great!

  35. I can hardly wait until Sunday. :D Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  36. Those look delicious!

  37. Okay, I am totally salivating right now! I love how you showed every step…my kids will love these this weekend! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this, and anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  38. These look amazing!!! Yum, yum! Definitely pinning!
    Stopping by from Serenity Now!

  39. Yum yum yum! And girl…those are some seriously great pictures!! Really. Just throw in some coffee and I am over first thing tomorrow morning! Thanks for linking up at The Stinky Linky Party!

  40. Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  41. This is probably the best looking egg ever. Your egg muffins look great and this is something my kiddos would even try!

    Artful Rising

  42. This is making me hungry! We have a monthly family birthday party that is sometimes for breakfast, so I think I’m going to have to make these for it. Yummy!

    Erin at

  43. Sarah-

    These look yummy. Now, I just need to master a GF dough… :)

    Looking forward to my guest post in May. :)

  44. I can’t wait to make these for my kiddo’s! I’m a new linky follower, hope you can visit and follow back :)

  45. Yum! Found these on Pinterest and can’t wait to make them. New linky follower here!

  46. Mmmm! Don’t those look tasty! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  47. Just came across this from the linky in the “Toys in the dryer”, and just decided to make them with a few changes (what I had on hand). I love how clear everything is in your post and it’s all very well illustrated. Thanks for sharing :)

  48. Thank you for linking up at Gomhp last week .
    You were chosen to be featured at Gomhp
    Make sure to stop at this weeks party and link up …
    <3 Brooke

  49. Those look delicious. I’m going to have to come up with a gluten free version. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I’m featuring this today.

  50. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured you over @ Southern Lovely. Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

  51. these look great do you think they would freeze well?

  52. These look so yummy! Love that they are little bite sizes. I featured you today, come take a look :)

  53. wow this looks delish .. thanks for the fab tutorial .. very clear and precise .. thanks xox

  54. These are made of everything I love! And all together, I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday, I’m featuring these breakfast cups as the treat of the week!

  55. These look delish! We love to have breakfast for dinner around here and these would work great, especially with some hash browns or home fries on the side. YUM :o) I am definitely going to have to try these.

    Found you via Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty party. I am your newest follower.

    Have a great week.

  56. This is such a fun idea for when friends come around for breakfast. Everybody gets served at the same time. Difficult to do with panfried eggs for 10…

    Thank you for your contribution to our ‘Time for a Party’ link-up.

    Tomorrow we’ll open a new party at and we’d love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

  57. That is the most fantastic thing I have seen since Bacon was invented.


  58. You’re being featured tomorrow on One Artsy Mama! Yay! Thanks again for linking up!

  59. These look so yummy! I can’t wait to make them for breakfast this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Mmmmmm! These look divine- adding to my “to make” list for brunches, showers, parties, etc. Perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

    PS: Featuring ya tomorrow! Yay!

  61. Great idea, I dont always want to eat breakfast but i have to. This will be great to keep on hand.

  62. I just pinned these and I am making them tomorrow morning! I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing! I am now a new follower! : )

  63. Just a note to let you know you’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

  64. How are these the next day?

  65. These look great! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring them on my “Top 10 Crescent Roll Recipes” post @! Feel free to stop by and grab a “featured” button!

  66. Our daughter (Christi @ Frugal Novice) makes these and loves them. They have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old, and these are great for little ones.

  67. Made these last night and they were a huge hit! Thanks so much!

  68. I’m lazy and use pre cooked crumbled sausage and Bacon bits. I also make white gravy to go on top. It’s a huge hit with everyone I’ve made them for.

  69. grannyjani says:

    Am going to try these for my granddaughters 5 th birthday brunch. Would like to know how many this recipe makes as I couldn’t find this anywhere.

  70. These were awesome! Made them for my son (on his birthday) breakfast in bed. Yum!!!

  71. Ive been wanting to make these for a long time. Are they good the next day? What’s the best way to reheat them? Can you freeze them? ;)

  72. Great, easy recipe! I will be making these for a family brunch this weekend!!

  73. liz mayard says:

    do you think that instead of cooking the bacon and just having it on top, we could but it in with the eggs? this looks so delicious

  74. Just made these for Sunday breakfast. Cooking now and smelling wonderful! Can’t wait to eat ;)
    Thank you for all of your great ideas. Reading your blog makes my early morning coffee even more enjoyable.

  75. Need to make at least 40 for a car club could you give me a recipe I could follow ? Sounds fast & easy ! thank you !


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