Bacon and Cheese Egg McMuffin Cups…

It’s Thursday!! I am so excited for the Bertolli event coming up next week. Can’t wait to see which of my readers gets to go with me, I pick the winner tomorrow! If you think you can take Mon-Wed off, don’t forget to enter HERE.

Break out your Large Muffin pan folks, we are making Egg McMuffin Cups today! I love this recipe, it’s almost too easy and too cute!

Who needs McDonalds when you can make your own delicious 4 ingredient Egg McMuffin yourself?! These are a blast to put together and look so cute on a plate. My kids loved this little breakfast in a cup.

I LOVE drizzling some good hot sauce over mine, definitely give it a try if you like things spicy 🙂  Have a beautiful Thursday, see you all soon!

Here’s the lowdown….press your english muffin inside Texas Size Muffin cups, line inside with bacon, sprinkle inside with cheese, break an egg inside, season with salt and pepper, bake and woo hoo you are done!! Mmmm!

How cute?!

Bacon and Cheese Egg McMuffin Cups

3 whole english muffins, split

6 slices ready cooked bacon, not microwaved, just right out of package

1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 large eggs

Pinches of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Press english muffins carefully into bottom of  a 6 cup Texas size muffin tin. Form a little circle with the bacon and place around inside of muffin. Sprinkle inside with cheese then top with a whole egg in each cup, keeping inside the bacon ring. Sprinkle with pinches of kosher salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg is cooked through, not jiggly 🙂

2. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin. Serve as is or with some of your favorite hot sauce and a side of fruit!!

6 servings


Have a great rest of your week and weekend, come back soon 🙂


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78 Responses
  1. Magdalen

    Looks delicious! I have never heard of “ready-cooked bacon”! I will probably just put a alice of streaky bacon in.It will cook very quickly.

  2. Traci Moore

    Recipe looks good and I am looking forward to trying. Just one hopefully helpful comment for you; Egg McMuffin is a registered trademark and you would be safer from litigation by dropping the “Mc”

  3. Thank you so much, this is a fabulous recipe!!! In case anyone is wondering: I used uncooked bacon, and it turned out great. My hubby and I like our bacon cooked but still wiggly, so if that’s your thing, you don’t have to worry about the fully cooked bacon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Lindsay

    Great, genius idea! I can’t wait to make this for my husband. He will absolutely love this!

  6. Katy

    You can actually also make them by just using and english muffin or bread on the very bottom and putting the bacon around the edges and the somehow still magically stay together! leaves a little more room for egg too!

  7. Nick

    I just made these with vegetarian bacon such a nice and easy breakfast option. The only problem I had was the one egg slid off at first haha had to fix the bacon tighter and use the cheese to kind of seal the edges.

  8. Becca

    I just made these (minus the bacon) one with a wheat sandwich bread and the other wish some cinnamon raisin bread – i am so satisfied now. Thank you for this! I’ll certainly be making these for my guests this weekend for brunch!

  9. Oh wow! That looks absolutely delicious, I love how you took an old favorite and added your own twist. You also did an amazing job with the pictures, I will definitely try this recipe over the weekend.

  10. Debbie

    LOVE your site. I have made a couple of your recipes so far. last night I made this one as a test drive because I want to make them for a retirement breakfast for a co-worker. LOVED by all. They were so yummy and easy! Thanks for such a wonderful site.

  11. Sharon

    I don’t eat eggs (a tragedy, i know) and I’m never up when my husband leaves for work. I’d love for him to have these at breakfast. How do you think these will freeze and reheat for a quick morning dash out the door?

  12. Marisa

    These are a huge hit in my house. I made them on a whim this weekend while we had out of town company. I didn’t have any bacon so I used good quality herb crusted turkey lunch meat and they were so good. My 4 yo keeps asking for them!!!

  13. these look great, I think my kids might even eat these! ๐Ÿ˜€
    would sure help me out at breakfast time if they do…

    Thanks for sharing this fab idea. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Awesome idea Jenny! Everything I love all together for breakfast….eggs, cheese, bacon and bread. I will be giving these a try.

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    Hi Jenny, Often you’re first on my bloglist and then I check – just to see that the blog wasn’t updated. Perhaps there’s a problem?
    I always love to see your blog updates! I just recognized that often I get the information that your blog is updated, but then it’s still the old post.
    Do you have any idea?
    Thank you and thanks for your great recipes!!!!

  16. Laurie-Jean

    I’m so making these clever little cups this weekend!! I think this breakfast will become a mainstay at our home. I have to admit right off the bat I’m going to have to mix(no pun intended) it up a bit and scramble the eggs before I pour them in the cups. (Sigh..he can’t tolerate eggs cooked any other style) I think it’ll work just fine.
    Thanks bunches for this yummylicious treat!

  17. Marcia

    I had BT (no lettuce) on a Thomas “everything” toasted bagle for dinner tonight. Alas, I had to use that pre cooked bacon that does not need to be refrig. My refrig died Tuesday and a new one is coming this week end!

    I use thin buns for my Egg McMuffin to reduce the carbs. Several different brands available but I like that bagel the best.

    The special pan I want is a muffin top pan. Don’t you think that would work?

  18. Such a great idea! My husband and I eat a version of this every morning for breakfast, just not stuffed inside a muffin cup and with canadian bacon instead of regular bacon…plus we add some tomato slices on top! This is definitely a great breakfast!

  19. These look really good. And seem super easy to make. Next time I have family over for the weekend I’m gonna give these a whirl.

  20. Adena

    “3 whole english muffins plus one half, split”
    Is what you list in the recipe so what is the one half spilt for. from the pics it looks like you have a half in each tin so that’s what i plan on doing but just curious what you mean by plus one half spilt…….help a confused girl out.

  21. terri

    If there are six openings in the tin, why do you need more than the 3 whole muffins? What’s the half of one for?

    1. My mistake, I need to edit the recipe, it should just be 3 whole english muffins, split giving you 6 halves ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Jenny, those are TOO adorable! I’m making dinner for the in-laws next week but it looks like I’m making brunch now too!! They’ll get a kick out of these.

  23. Ok, these are so darn awesome!! I LOVE them! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet (should I be admitting that?), and now I’m starving!!

  24. This is such a great idea! They look great and I bet they are bit healthier than the ones you’ll find at McDonalds. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. MamaD

    These look so yummy! Do you think they would work with the egg scrambled for those not big fans of runny eggs??

    1. Michelle

      That’s what I was thinking, I’m not a fan of over easy or runny eggs either, my yolk has to be cooked all the way or just egg whites…But they sure do look yummy especially with salsa or hot sauce. Thanks for the great idea. Do you think you could freeze them for a quick breakfast when your in a hurry to get out the door?

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