Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Potato Egg Cups

Potato Egg Cups

To continue our freezer breakfast theme - check these out! My kids were exceptionally excited about these - I found the idea for these at Ella Claire Inspired. We sampled one of these out of the oven and YUM! I think two would be a good serving for breakfast or one and another item - like a piece of fruit or toast. 

The beauty of these is that you can totally customize this to your own taste! My kiddos LOVE sausage - I'm not a huge fan myself. If I were to customize these for myself - bacon, swiss, chopped spinach, and mushrooms. Ham, bacon, or sausage would all work well, your favorite cheese, and any veggies or herbs that your family enjoys.

Potato Egg Cups

(makes about 2 dozen)

1 - 32 oz package of tater tot style potatoes (I'm certain you could also use hashbrowns as the base!*)
1 lb. sausage, browned
1 small green pepper, small diced
1 small red or orange pepper, small diced
4-6 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
16 or so eggs, beaten 
Salt & Pepper to taste (in eggs)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 - 12 count muffin tins. Thaw tater tots enough to press into bottom of muffin tins (about 3/spot) - we used the bottom of a cup. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 2-3 tsp. sausage, diced peppers, and a sprinkle of cheese. Pour eggs over all - almost to the top. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are set. Cool and freeze if desired. Pop in the microwave to re-heat.

* I have since tested hashbrowns and they also work well!