Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in a Ham Cup

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 Baked Egg and Mushrooms in a Ham Cup

This recipe would be a great dish to serve for breakfast, brunch, or in tonight’s case: Brinner. (aka: Breakfast for Dinner!)  I am not a sweet eater, so this was a perfect sized dish to serve along side the other dishes brought to cooking club this month.  This recipes looks super fancy, but it’s simple to make!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

Begin by taking sliced mushrooms (1 lb or so) and chopped small onion in olive oil in a skillet. Add Salt and Pepper. 

  • Cook mushrooms until beginning to soften.  Add fresh spinach or strained defrosted spinach into skillet. 
When most of the moisture is gone, add light cream cheese (about 2 tablespoons, but can be adjusted according to what you have in the house. You can use sour cream or even crème fraîche.) Stir in until the cream is mixed in thoroughly. 
– I added fresh thyme at this point to mixture. 
Begin to assemble cups:
Using a muffin tin, take 12 slices of Virginia or Black Forest ham and fit them into each of the cups. (Make sure the ham is cut thick enough to not have any holes in it. approx. 10 oz.) Divide the mushrooms among each of the cups. 
(I have to admit, I made more than I thought would fit and it was SO delicious! You could serve these mushrooms with chicken and pasta any day!) 

Crack 1 egg into each of the 12 cups. 
  • Bake in middle of oven until whites are cooked but yolks are still runny, about 15 minutes. 
  • (note: The whites may not look cooked, but if baked too long, you’ll lose the runny yolk. BE careful!) 
  • Season the eggs with salt, pepper, and extra thyme.  Serve with french bread or biscuits.  


This is the recipe I basically followed.  Just wanted to give credit when due!


One Reply to “Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in a Ham Cup”

  1. I cooked these ham cups this evening, and Charlie and I both give it a thumbs up! I already had sauteed spinach and onions (in butter) that I eat with yogurt, and I used some sliced ham we have for sandwiches. It looks as good on our plates as it does on yours.


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