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Ham and Egg Muffins are super easy to make and perfect for a low carb grab and go breakfast. These mini frittatas bake in 20 minutes and are easy to reheat!

ham and egg muffins with peppers and cheese on a plate

I love making these easy ham and egg muffins whenever I have leftover ham from Christmas or Easter. If I don’t have ham, I’ll make sausage and egg muffins or plain Southwest egg muffins with chopped veggies.

We’ve been making these mini frittatas for a few years now, so I finally got around to updating this post, which was originally posted in 2015. Wow!

I love making ham and eggs with thick slices of leftover ham, but the kids don’t care for this combo at all. Normally, I would make it anyway, but I didn’t feel like doing battle today.

Since the kiddos eat just about anything that looks like a muffin, I decided to make this version instead. And since the the Hubs is a huge fan of ham and cheese anything, we worked together on this one! 

How to Make Egg Muffins with Ham

To make these ham and egg cups, you’ll need:

  • Muffin tin
  • Non-stick spray
  • 12 eggs
  • Cooked ham
  • Cheese, chopped pepper, salt, pepper, dried onions and Dijon mustard

Start by cracking the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Then, scramble them up, and add your mustard, dried onions, salt and pepper.

scramble eggs with whisk in a glass mixing bowl

The mustard adds a nice little kick, but you really can’t taste the mustard itself at all. But if you’re not a mustard lover, you can just leave it out.

Next, add your chopped ham, shredded cheese and chopped peppers. Mix everything together, and pour the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.

red peppers and shredded cheese with scrambled eggs in a mixing bowl

Do NOT overfill the muffin tin! You might have some of the egg mixture left over, but if you fill the muffin cups to the very top, your eggs might run over. And friends, nobody has time to clean that up!

Bake the egg muffins for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. You can add some grated Parmesan cheese for extra flavor and parsley for a pop of color!

ham and egg muffins with red peppers baked in a muffin tin

How to Get Egg Muffins out of the Pan

If you use a non-stick muffin tin and non-stick spray, it’s easy to remover the muffins from the pan. Just run a knife around the edges of the muffin, and gently lift them up and out of the muffin tin.

stack of baked ham and cheese egg muffins

How to Reheat Egg Muffins

To reheat the egg muffin cups, microwave them for about 30 seconds or until warm and heated through. If you have an air fryer, use the reheat setting!

close up of egg muffins with ham and red peppers

Post was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2020.

Ham and Egg Muffins Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Ham and Egg Muffins

By: Dee
Ham and Egg Muffins are super easy to make and perfect for a low carb grab and go breakfast. These mini frittatas bake in 20 minutes and are easy to reheat!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 1 cup diced red pepper optional
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese optional
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin with non stick spray
  • Whisk eggs, sea salt, pepper, onions and mustard together, then stir in ham and shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese and optional diced red pepper if using.
  • Fill muffin cups almost to the tops with egg mixture, and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out fairly clean.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese before serving, and enjoy!


Original recipe did not include diced red pepper. It adds extra texture and color but isn’t necessary.
Dijon mustard can be omitted, as well.


Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 355mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 165IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 125mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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These cheesy ham and egg cups are perfect if you need a grab-and-go breakfast, and they make tasty snacks too. They’re yummy, healthy, easy and kid-approved. What more can you ask for?!

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  1. Carlee says:

    We are huge egg fans here, so I know these will be a hit!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    We will just love your Cheesy Ham and Egg Cups, Dee. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  3. Dee M says:

    They also heat up nicely. The Hubs had the extras for breakfast during the week. 🙂

  4. Dee M says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

  5. Dee M says:

    If you try them, let me know how they turned out! 🙂

  6. Dee M says:

    I hope you like them — we're trying out different versions since these are so easy! 🙂

  7. Mother of 3 says:

    Those sound good. We have to much ham leftover (and I've already made a good three recipes). Even better– I think I have all the ingredients already!

  8. Heart says:

    Your Cheesy Ham and Egg muffin is definitely one of the best! I'm a great fan of egg and I'm sure this one tastes good. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Sandy McAllister says:

    I going to make them right now Thanks for sharing

  10. Carol says:

    These sound really good, Dee! The Man cooked a ham for us for Christmas day. I'll have to really cut this recipe down for just the two of us!

    Warm hugs,