Bacon & Parmesan Egg Cups for Mother’s Day

Bacon & Parmesan Egg Cups Final 1 You guys, we finally made it to my sister’s house. My niece is SO darn precious I can’t stand it. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you can see some quick photos I snapped {like this one, this one and this one}. I forgot how small newborns were!

And how my butt goes numb after 6 hours in a vehicle. And how resiliant my bladder is.

But that is neither here nor there.

Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I thought I would share with you all an easy breakfast my Mom used to make a lot growing up- egg cups. I changed the original recipe just a bit and it turned out just as good. Perfect for all you folks who plan on making breakfast in bed for your Momma’s. Super simple and really hard to screw up. :) Oh and delicious too!

Here’s how you do it: {–>PS: don’t forget to like this photo on Facebook. Explanation here.}

Parmesan Egg Cups 1 Start out with some precooked bacon. I use the precooked kind because then the bacon gets crispy. I am a fan of crispy bacon. Feel free to use raw but beware that it won’t get as crispy.

Parmesan Egg Cups 2 So what we’re going to do is spray our muffin tins with some non-stick cooking spray. Place 1 piece of bacon around the sides and half a piece across the bottom.

Parmesan Egg Cups 3 Take a few of these babies and crack them right into those bacon lined cups

Parmesan Egg Cups 4 and top with some salt and pepper.

Parmesan Egg Cups 5 Bake until the egg is cooked to your liking. Mine took 10 minutes because my oven is hotter than the sun.

Parmesan Egg Cups 6 Once the eggs are cooling, grate a little parmesan cheese and toss lightly together with some chopped parsley.

Bacon & Parmesan Egg Cups Final 2 Sprinkle that cheese mixture over the top and serve warm! Perfect with buttered toast and orange slices.

Enjoy your weekend! Happy Mother’s Day :)

Bacon & Parmesan Egg Cups

Yield: 6 cups


9 slices pre-cooked bacon
6 whole eggs
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray 6 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Line each cup with 1 1/2 bacon slices-1 around the sides and 1/2 across the bottom. Crack an egg into each cup and top with salt & pepper. Bake 15-25 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking. Remove from oven and top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve.

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34 Responses to “Bacon & Parmesan Egg Cups for Mother’s Day”

  1. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Love these! I literally made almost the exact same thing last Sunday (well posted about it last Sunday, made them a few days before :)) They’re like the perfect brunch food. The bacon across the bottom is a great idea to hold it all in place.


    • Sandy — December 30th, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

      could u use it if you make scrambled eggs ??


      • Lauren — December 31st, 2013 @ 9:21 am

        I’m not sure, I’ve never made these with nothing but a whole egg cracked in the center. Give it a try and let me know!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I LOVE this!!! it’s like breakfast/brunch all in 1 cup!! love it


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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    These are so cute, Lauren! Love that they’re so easy and low-carb, too!


  4. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    What a cute idea – LOVE it!!


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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    These are so cute! Perfectly portable for a breakfast in bed. I love having that precooked bacon around for things like this – great use!


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    Kathryn — May 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day Lauren and that your little troublemaker spoils you 😉


  7. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — May 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    LOVE bacon and egg cups! These look like a perfect idea for Mother’s Day!


  8. #
    Anisa/The Lazy Homesteader — May 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Oh Yummy! These look amazing! I’m going to send this to my hubby… they DO look perfect for Mother’s Day! 😉


  9. #
    Rachel Cooks — May 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Yummy! Maybe I’ll tell hubs to make these for me on Mother’s Day 😉
    Congrats on the new niece!


  10. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do this for ages and just haven’t for some reason. I love the tip of using precooked bacon because crispy bacon is GOOD


  11. #
    Joan Nova — May 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Such a simple recipe and, yet, so special looking.

    Happy Mother’s Day.


  12. #
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve seen pics of these floating around on Pinterest, but yours actually look beautiful…and classy! Love the Parm too. Totally look forward to trying them!


  13. #
    Katie — May 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I can’t believe you made little cups out of bacon. These are just adorable.


  14. #
    Baking Serendipity — May 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    I love how simple and delicious these look! Happy Mother’s Day! :)


  15. #
    Jolene ( — May 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Mmmmm, bacon. Anything with bacon makes me happy.


  16. #
    Marilyn Brennan — May 13, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Excellent idea; so yummy!


  17. #
    Valerie B — May 13, 2012 at 12:53 am

    These look delicious and so unique! I am going to drag out the muffin pan and try them – it will be nice for it to get some use!


  18. #
    Sherice — May 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I could eat breakfast all day long! Can’t wait to give these a try!


  19. #
    Dinuka — May 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Thank you for the recipe! I used it to serve my mom, and my grandmother (who is visiting from Sri Lanka). I made it for my whole family (I’m 13) and it was literally a party in my mouth. That was breakfast.
    For dinner I made homemade cornbread with rainbow pasta and vegetables with different herbs. I had a great mother’s day and it started with your recipe! Thanks again and I hope you had a good one! :)
    P.S.- Dinner was an ICE CREAM CAKE!!! You should try to make one… 😉


  20. #
    Erin — May 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Cute! Love these! Such a great breakfast idea. Looks so simple to do, but also so fancy in the end! :)


  21. #
    April — May 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Made these for my mom, she loved them! Thank you so much for this recipe. Can’t wait to make them again.


  22. #
    Deborah Dowd — May 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    This looks like an easy and tasty breakfast and if I sub turkey bacon, I can stick with my diet!!!


  23. #
    Heliana — May 22, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Just letting you know – I made these yesterday (Sunday) morning for breakfast. Came out beautifully – except I should have taken them out a tad sooner (my fault). Husband and I loved them! Served with some fresh toasted bread from the farmer’s market and strawberries. Will be adding this to the ‘keep’ pile! Thank you so much for posting / sharing.

    p.s. – I used the pre-cooked bacon and it worked perfectly.


  24. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — May 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Such great little, tasty things these are!


  25. #
    Mariah — October 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I love your recipe! I live a low carb lifestyle and this is a great low carb option to make for breakfast. I am going to try this on my low carb cooking blog today! Thanks


  26. #
    Emilia — June 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Just an idea: maybe beat the eggs, add some sofned cream cheese and finelly diced scallions? Or even sauté some sausage meat, drain andadd to the beaten eggs? I think the sky is the limit, Lauren! :-)


  27. #
    M. Moran — June 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Muffins with bacon sound awesome!


  28. #
    Sandy — December 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    could you use scrambled eggs as well, looks delicious


  29. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 10, 2014 at 6:14 am

    just saw these on Pinterest. . LOVE!


  30. #
    Shirlene — September 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    can i make this using microwave with those silicon muffin pan?


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    Loris — January 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I have made these with scrambled eggs as well. If you do it that way you can put veggies or different kinds of meat in them. I just had them at a friends house and they are delicious! I will have to try it with the whole egg and the bacon on the bottom. :-)


  32. #
    Sarah — March 14, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Do you have to use pre cooked bacon or can you use uncooked?


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