Ham & Cheese Egg Nests Recipe

A complete breakfast platter – served in cute little muffins and perfect any time of day.
  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and 1 tablespoon Spinach & Herb Seasoning. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in hash browns, 1 cup cheese and 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt.
  2. Divide among 1 greased (12-count) muffin pan; press and form into wells creating nests. Bake 10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, remaining ½ tablespoon Spinach & Herb Seasoning and 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Remove pan from oven. Using a spoon, press and form potatoes into wells as needed. Divide ham and egg mixture among wells. Sprinkle tops with remaining ¾ cup cheese. Continue baking 15-20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with assorted fresh berries and toast.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1 in a gallon freezer bag. Prepare step 3 in a gallon freezer bag. Place cheese in a quart freezer bag. Place ham in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 425°F and continue with step 2.

Tip: Crumbled breakfast sausage, crumbled bacon or your favorite sautéed veggies can be substituted for the ham, if desired.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Egg Nests! I make 48 every month, package 2 in a baggie and freeze. I take a baggie to work and heat up in the toaster over. It's the best, I vary ham and bacon, can be done with onion, tomato, peppers, it's great for single people, families...can't say enough about it. The perfect breakfast
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty I like these and froze them for future use. The only thing I would do differently next time is to measure the potatoes and use 3 1/2 cups vs the full package. I had left over mix and wasn't sure how they would turn out.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice idea for breakfast Neat idea. Very easy to make. First time I made them, had problems with them sticking even after spraying the pan. Second time, I used metal liners. Had no problem getting them out.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family DEVOURED them!! Just made this one for Sunday lunch! Doubled the recipe to make 2 muffin pans because it looked like something my family would like. The recipe did not disappoint!! Nothing I would change about this recipe (besides doubling it!) it was a huge hit!
Date published: 2017-09-10
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