Sausage and Egg Breakfast Cups

On Wednesday morning, I got to make breakfast with my friends on Good Morning Texas.  It was such a fun experience!  On the menu, easy breakfast items moms can make for their busy kiddos in the morning.  These sausage and egg cups are perfect for that!  You can make a big batch in advance and freeze them.  Then in the morning, your kids can heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds and a hot, high-protein breakfast is ready to go!
Simple and family-friendly!

This recipe makes 12 breakfast cups.

Shopping List
1/2 pound sausage (like Owens breakfast sausage), browned and crumbled
1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
12 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, combine the browned sausage, broccoli and cheese.  Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full of your sausage mixture.
In a bowl with a spout, beat your 12 eggs.  Pour your eggs on top of each muffin cup being careful not to over-fill.
Bake 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool about 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
There!  It’s that simple!
And of course, you can mix and match this a million different ways.  Instead of broccoli, you can add spinach, chopped bell peppers, sliced green onion or mushrooms.  You could use chicken sausage instead of pork sausage, mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar…the possibilities are endless!  
If you’re going to freeze your breakfast cups, then make sure they come to room temp before placing them in a large freezer bag.
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  • Ariane September 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I will definitely be making these! My husband will love them.

  • Little Pink Rose September 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    You are adorable! You did a great job!!! I can't wait to try these!

  • Laura September 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    We made these after we saw you on GMT, and they were awesome! I added spinach instead of the broccoli, and they were an absolute hit. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes.

  • Slightly Askew Designs September 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I am so making these this weekend – they look so yummy!!! šŸ™‚

  • Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam September 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    You're adorable! I live in Houston so I just searched for the clip & watched – loved how you were rocking the "must have" denim jacket šŸ™‚ Great job & I'm definitely making these!

  • Anonymous September 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Watched you online when you made these. You were awesome! I'm going to try this recipe.

  • hillary September 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Love your recipes Shay! Time for a cookbook, girl!


  • Grace Beekman September 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    SO trying these Sunday morning! They look amazing! Great for a brunch! šŸ™‚

  • E.C. Anderson September 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Om nom nom nom nom, I looooove a good "mobile" breakfast! I'll definitely be trying maybe a "soutwestern" version of this!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  • Angela Ellingson September 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    My hubby is so excited about these! I had him watch GMT so he could see who this Shay girl I am always talking about is. šŸ™‚

  • Diana September 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    You are a natural on tv! Can't wait to try your breakfast ideas.

  • Tiffany September 15, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Simple and yet very delicious and almost gourmet. Brilliant!

  • Anonymous September 15, 2013 at 3:46 am

    We are a family of foodies, but all of the time consuming, intricate recipes I was making had completely destroyed my joy in cooking. Your blog and recipe pins have changed all of that! We have loved every recipe. Today my son was raving about your chicken enchilada skillet. I told him it was yet another one of yours and that I felt like I should send you a thank you note. His instant reply, " I feel like I should send her a thank you note!!!!!" So many, many thanks from the Clark family! šŸ™‚

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    First of all, I love the comment from the Clark family! I bet sooooooo many people freel that way. You are helping families get nutritious and delicious recipes on the table in a quick way!!! And these egg cups look SO yummy!

  • Jaren September 16, 2013 at 12:10 am

    You were so great on TV! They were all awesome recipes to share! These really are such a good idea for a protein-packed breakfast. I'm so glad I saw you use the muffin liners. I've made a similar version before and didn't use them and the clean-up was not fun! I normally put a tbsp of salsa in mine, but I love the idea of the broccoli for a nice change!

  • Jenna August 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Looking for recipes to "make ahead" before my family of 13 is altogether in a few weeks. I'm used to cooking for 3.5 people!! Glad to find this recipe to throw into my freezer. I'm thinking I may try it with bacon too. Thanks!