Baked Ham and Egg Cups
This easy brunch idea combines baked ham and egg cups in bread and is perfect for elegant Easter entertaining.
Sometimes simplicity is best. This recipe for ham & egg in a baguette is as simple as it gets for a delicious and budget-friendly Easter brunch option. Toasted baguette, soft-cooked eggs, and crispy ham sound like a winning combination!
Take advantage of the hot sale on ham at Safeway to make this meal.
The following ham products are on sale that you can use:
- Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ham slices on sale for $2.49 each with Just for U Digital Coupon
- Cook’s Ham Shanks on sale for $.97/lb. with Just for U digital or in-ad coupon
- Hormel Cure 81 Sliced ham on sale for $1.69/lb. with Just for U Digital or in-ad coupon
The total cost is just $5.05 to make this meal that has 6 servings, so the cost per serving is just $.84.
If you can’t find a baguette – you can always make your own, using our no-knead artisan bread recipe. Simply shape the bread into a long baguette rather than a round ball just before baking.
Pair these adorable baked ham and egg cups with parmesan hash brown cups and a delicious make-ahead baked French Toast Casserole for a delicious Easter brunch. Serve with fresh orange juice smoothies to boost your vitamin C intake as well.
Baked Ham & Egg Ingredients
1 large French baguette (24″ in length) ($1.49)
3 Tbs softened butter ($.28)
6 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese ($.38)
6 thinly sliced ham pieces ($1.25)
1/2 cup spinach leaves (.75)
6 medium eggs ($.75)
1/2 tsp kosher salt (.05)
1/4 tsp black pepper (.10)
How To Make Baked Ham & Egg Cups
These egg cups are easy to make. You’ll need to cut round circles in the baguette and scoop out the bread. Don’t toss it – you can use that bread to make homemade croutons or breadcrumbs. Fill the cups with butter, parmesan cheese, spinach, the ham and eggs and bake. Easy peasy!
Preheat oven to 400º. Make 6 evenly spaced 2 1/2″ round cuts in top of baguette, removing bread from the rounds.
Rub softened butter into each round and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Invert a 13″ rimmed baking sheet and place baguette on sheet. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven.
Cut a 2″ slit from the center to the edge of each ham slice.
Form a cup with the ham slice and place into each round on the baguette.
Place spinach leaves in each round, and then top with eggs.
Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper.
Return to oven. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until eggs are cooked to desired doneness.
Cut into 4″ sandwiches and serve.
Baked Ham & Egg Cups
- 1 large French baguette 24" in length
- 3 Tbs softened butter
- 6 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 thinly sliced ham pieces
- 1/2 cup spinach leaves
- 6 medium eggs
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400º. Make 6 evenly spaced 2 1/2" round cuts in top of baguette, removing bread from the rounds.
- Rub softened butter into each round and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Invert a 13" rimmed baking sheet and place baguette on sheet. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven.
- Cut a 2" slit from the center to the edge of each ham slice.
- Form a cup with the ham slice and place into each round on the baguette.
- Place spinach leaves in each round, and then top with eggs.
- Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper.
- Return to oven. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes until eggs are cooked to desired doneness.
- Cut into 4" sandwiches and serve.
Thanks to our friends at Safeway for letting us share this easy and delicious recipe with you.
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