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!

delicious breakfast cups with egg bacon cheese recipe


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.

crescent roll breakfast recipe


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.

breakfast cups


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

muffin tin breakfast recipe


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.

recipe breakfast cups


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.

turkey bacon breakfast recipe


turkey bacon reduced fat cheddar cheese recipe


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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86 thoughts on “Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast cups

  1. 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.


  2. 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!!!


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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?😉


  6. 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


  7. 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.


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