Ham & Cheese Egg Nests Recipe

A complete breakfast platter – served in cute little muffins and perfect any time of day.
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  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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cooking methods

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and 1 tablespoon Spinach & Herb Seasoning. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in hash browns, 1 cup cheese and 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt.
  2. Divide among 1 greased (12-count) muffin pan; press and form into wells creating nests. Bake 10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, remaining ½ tablespoon Spinach & Herb Seasoning and 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Remove pan from oven. Using a spoon, press and form potatoes into wells as needed. Divide ham and egg mixture among wells. Sprinkle tops with remaining ¾ cup cheese. Continue baking 15-20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with assorted fresh berries and toast.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1 in a gallon freezer bag. Prepare step 3 in a gallon freezer bag. Place cheese in a quart freezer bag. Place ham in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 425°F and continue with step 2.

Tip: Crumbled breakfast sausage, crumbled bacon or your favorite sautéed veggies can be substituted for the ham, if desired.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 330 Total Fat: 20g Sat. Fat: 12g Cholest: 245mg Sodium: 860mg Carbs: 19g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 19g

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Breakfast for dinner is delicious! We loved making these simple ham & cheese egg nests. The recipe made more than 12 and we made a second batch with bacon. Great for any meal of the day and a quick grab and go option when needed!
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooooo yummy! Made these on Sunday, so my kids could have them for the week and the aroma was incredible while they were baking. The whole family wanted to split in just to try and they were a huge hit! Even my pickiest eater lived them. They were very easy to make and loaded with flavor.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Egg Nests! I make 48 every month, package 2 in a baggie and freeze. I take a baggie to work and heat up in the toaster over. It's the best, I vary ham and bacon, can be done with onion, tomato, peppers, it's great for single people, families...can't say enough about it. The perfect breakfast
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty I like these and froze them for future use. The only thing I would do differently next time is to measure the potatoes and use 3 1/2 cups vs the full package. I had left over mix and wasn't sure how they would turn out.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice idea for breakfast Neat idea. Very easy to make. First time I made them, had problems with them sticking even after spraying the pan. Second time, I used metal liners. Had no problem getting them out.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family DEVOURED them!! Just made this one for Sunday lunch! Doubled the recipe to make 2 muffin pans because it looked like something my family would like. The recipe did not disappoint!! Nothing I would change about this recipe (besides doubling it!) it was a huge hit!
Date published: 2017-09-10
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