Overnight Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups

I don't know about you, but I love waking up in the morning and having breakfast all ready. That's just one less thing to have to worry about when trying to get ready on busy mornings. I especially love individual size portions for school mornings, which make it super easy to feed just one kid - or a whole football team - if you have one. This recipe for Overnight Oatmeal In A Jar is one of my favorite make-ahead morning meals.

I really like breakfast casseroles too, they're quick and easy and sure to please the pickiest critics, so I decided to miniaturize it and turn them into these Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups. You can customize them any way you want - swap the ham for sausage or bacon, add in some cooked veggies or get wild with your cheese. I kept these simple since that's what my kiddo likes best, but I'll definitely be experimenting with some different variations.

Just throw it all together the night before, pop them in the fridge, and have them baking while you're getting ready in the morning. Easy and super yummy, this is a great time saver recipe when you need one.
Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups
Overnight Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups
Yield: 4 cups    Printable Recipe

2 1/2 cups of cubed dry bread, you can also use toasted bread
1 cup cubed ham
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 black pepper

Divide the bread cubes into 4 sections and place in 4 ramekins. Place 1/4 cup ham in each ramekin. Then sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheese over the ham in each cup. In a medium bowl combine the milk, eggs, melted butter, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Pour evenly between each ramekin. Cover and chill overnight. When ready to eat, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 350 F. Bake uncovered for 25-30 mins or until set and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool and set up for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe Note: Your cups will be nice and poofy when you remove them from the oven but will sink a little after cooling. That's o.k! :) The type of bread you use can also change your end result. It's best to use a dry bread like challah, french bread, or any stale textured bread, so your casserole isn't too mushy.

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Cups


Unknown said...

That really is a stellar idea. I'm always scrambling to find something that Dudette's willing to eat in the morning. This looks perfect.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Always a huge fan of overnight breakfasts waiting to be easily popped in for a hot and ready meal!

a farmer in the dell said...

What an incredible idea! I love having all my ducks in a row first thing in the morning (which never happens!) This sounds delicious!

Kari Lindsay said...

Yummy...all that ooey gooey cheese on the top is speaking to me.

Unknown said...

Thanks! These are great for pleasing little taste buds.:)

Unknown said...

I know, having breakfast ready to go seems to make the day run smoother!

Unknown said...

Thanks Belinda. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Kari, gotta love ooey gooey cheese!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I love make-ahead breakfasts! You don't have to scramble and figure it out - just pop these babies into the oven & you're done :) love the idea!

Unknown said...

Thanks Julie, make ahead breakfasts are great. :)

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection said...

This sounds so delicious and couldn't be easier! Love it!! Plus, anything with ooey gooey cheese is a plus. :)

Amanda said...

These look and sound fantastic!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Waking up to a fully cooked breakfast - is there anything better?! I seriously love that you can just pop this into the oven the morning of!

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I love the combo of ham and eggs! Throw in that it's done overnight eliminating morning prep and you have me sold! Yum!

Unknown said...

Why thank you Amanda! :)

Unknown said...

I know, I love having things ready to go in the morning. :)

aimee @ shugarysweets said...

these little cups are cute! I'm so not a good breakfast maker (unless donuts and coffee cake count)! My kids would love these!

Unknown said...

Thanks Serena, ham and eggs is a favorite combo at our house, and makes its way in the dinner menu a lot! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Aimee, these are so easy and great for busy mornings! :)

sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

mmm Amber these look so good! I love make ahead breakfast. I wouldn't mind waking up to these every.single.morning.!! :) PS: I love cheese and ham together!

Cassie | Bake Your Day said...

My mother-in-law makes something similar and I love it. These are fabulous, Amber!

Unknown said...

Thanks Casse, they are pretty good! :)

Unknown said...

Sally, cheese and ham is kinda like peanut butter and jelly, right? :)

Amanda said...

These look fantastic!

Unknown said...

Love this idea! Especially since I always have leftovers when I make a ham. I'm thinking this is going to be the morning after Easter breakfast for sure.

Unknown said...

That's a great idea Danelle, these would be great for Easter! :)

Unknown said...

Cassie...grrr, I hate typing on the iPhone.

Mike @ Webakecookies.com said...

These look so good! I am having these tomorrow morning! Thanks for sharing.

Mike @ Webakecookies.com said...

These look sooo good. I think I am going to try to make this for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing

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