Birds Nest Breakfast Cups

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Birds Nest Breakfast Cups

Birds Nest Breakfast Cups


I got the basics of this recipe from a friend of mine and thought it was a great idea since these little nests can be made ahead, which I love. They are delicious, easy to make, and can be customized to your own tastes. I not only use the recipe as a delicious grab-and-go breakfast, but serve it to guests nestled into some lovely cheese grits, alongside fresh fruits and French toast made on a panini press. Oh, and dont forget the mimosas!

Cook Time: 30 m | Servings: 12 Servings | Cal: 210 Cals

Recipe Ingredients

01. 1 - 30 ounce package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

02. 2 1/2 teaspoons salt

03. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

04. 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

05. 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

06. 12 eggs

07. 2 tablespoons water

08. 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled - divided

09. 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Prep Time: 20 m | Cook: 30 m | Ready In: 50 m

Recipe Directions

01. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F 220 degrees C. Grease 24 muffin cups.

02. Mix hash brown potatoes, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese in a bowl.

03. Divide mixture between prepared muffin cups and use your fingers to shape potato mixture into nests with hollows in the middle.

04. Bake in the preheated oven until hash browns are browned on the edges and cheese has melted, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove hash brown nests.

05. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F 175 degrees C.

06. Whisk eggs and water in a bowl until thoroughly combined, season with salt and black pepper.

07. Pour equal amount of egg mixture into each nest, sprinkle with bacon crumbles and 1 teaspoon Cheddar cheese.

08. Bake in the oven until eggs are set, 13 to 16 minutes. Let cool in pans and remove by sliding a knife between potato crust and muffin cup.

Recipe Tips

You can also experiment with ham, sausage, and veggies to make them your own. I also use chicken-Asiago sausage. Excellent quick breakfast for the weekdays. Very nutritious for toddlers who enjoy finger foods. I partially freeze 2 nests, slip them inside a small vacuum bag for saving foods, and seal them. When I get to work, I just pop them in the microwave.

Recipe Statistics & Info

 Recipe Category:  Breakfast    Aug 25, 2017    August 25, 2017    737 x    Jul 30, 2021

Recipe Author Info

Recipe Author: EPHESIS Authors Website: not provided

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