Prosciutto egg cups are an easy grab and go breakfast idea or a lovely main dish served alongside a green salad for a light lunch. They are easily adaptable to your family’s preferences for veggies and you can certainly add cheese to the mix if you include dairy in your diet. I like to bake up a batch of these and freeze them for travel…they give me plenty of protein when I’m on the go and I can even enjoy them at room temperature when I’m on the airplane.
Now, you will notice that this recipe uses a combination of whole eggs and egg whites (gasp!)…please don’t misunderstand me here…I LOVE whole eggs and wholeheartedly believe in eating egg yolks but sometimes I like a little bit of a lighter egg dish and I find that this combination works well for me. If you prefer to use whole eggs for the entire recipe…go for it…or you can always save the egg yolks and make some Caramelized Banana Dairy-Free Ice Cream!!
Prosciutto and Spinach Egg Cups
Serves 4 (2 egg cups each)
1 cup egg whites
12 slices prosciutto, cut in half
1/2 onion, chopped
8 medium mushrooms, chopped
8 ounces baby spinach
salt and pepper to taste
oil or butter for sauteing veggies and greasing ramekins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of eight ramekins. Line each ramekin with prosciutto (mine took 1.5 pieces to completely cover each one) and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, salt and pepper until frothy, set aside.
In a large skillet, heat butter or oil and saute onions and mushrooms until tender. Add the spinach and stir until just wilted making sure the veggies are all mixed together. Add a pinch of salt and some pepper, if desired. Divide the veggie mixture evenly into the ramekins and press down so that they are tightly pressed in the ramekin. Divide whisked eggs evenly into the ramekins (I found that each one holds about 6 Tbsp of egg mixture). Place all of the ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until eggs are set in the middle. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Pop the egg cups out of the ramekin and enjoy!
- onion, broccoli and red pepper
- asparagus, garlic and shallots
- zucchini, purple onion and tomato
- 4 ounces Gruyère or Swiss cheese added to the egg mixture
- 1 Tbsp. Italian or Adobo seasoning added to the whisked eggs
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