Y’all, these Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Cups are so good and so easy! I just love how the salty ham gets a bit crispy around the edges and then you’ve got the gooey cheese, they’re just delicious. And they’re easy enough for a busy weekday morning, but fancy-looking enough for company.
To start, you’ll need some thinly sliced ham, some prepared pimento cheese (I like the Palmetto Cheese brand), some eggs, and some salt and pepper. Now, you can make as many of these as you need. I usually make two for each person, so I made 6 in this batch. You lightly spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray then place a slice of ham in each cup.
Next place about 1 tablespoon of the pimento cheese in each cup. Press it with the back of a spoon to get it all the way down in there and spread evenly.
Next, crack a small egg into each cup. For those of you who prefer scrambled eggs, you can simply crack the egg into a small bowl and scramble it before you pour it into the cup.
Top each with a little salt and pepper and then bake them in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs. See, there you go. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy! Breakfast is served! Y’all enjoy!
Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Egg Cups
- 6 pieces thinly sliced ham
- 6 tablespoons prepared pimento cheese I like to use Palmetto Cheese
- 6 small eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray the cups of a muffin tin. Carefully place a slice of ham into each cup, ensuring it covers the sides. There will be some overlap.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of pimento cheese into each cup and gently press it into the bottom.
- Crack an egg into each cup over the pimento cheese. You can also crack the egg into a small bowl and scramble it and then pour it onto the cup if that's more your speed.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the egg is done to your liking – shorter for runny yolk, longer for firm yolk. Serve immediately.
* If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. The values do not include optional ingredients or when ingredients are added to taste. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.