I have an exciting announcement: It’s ok to eat pizza for breakfast (even though you aren’t in college anymore). Not the soggy, dorm-fridge leftovers. No no no. Prepare to stuff your pizza-lovin’ face with these paleo pizza egg cups.
There is a lot I miss about college life, but can we just talk about communal showers? G-ROSS. I don’t miss having to wear flip flops and drag my shower caddy along with me every morning. Despite the less-than-ideal shower routine, one of the best things about college mornings was heading to the dorm cafeteria and having a hot and ready breakfast.
Ten plus years later, I’ve figured a way to have warm breakfast ready for me in a matter of seconds, that packs a tasty pizza punch without the carbs and grease. Totally customizable, totally healthy, and the grab-and-go option I need with a busy toddler and a crazy schedule. Freshman 15? PHFFF – more like post-college lean! Dr. Suess eat your heart out. (yep, I gradumatated)
These paleo pizza egg cups are low carb, dairy-free, and high in protein. Make a batch for the work week and in the morning, simply microwave for 45 seconds – there you have it, breakfast. Yes, you read that right – a healthy breakfast in under one minute. Or freeze half and pull them out whenever you’re feeling an intense pizza craving.
I always use my trusty silicone baking cups whenever I whip up a batch of muffins or egg cups, but admittedly, I wanted to try making a few of these without the baking cup liners, to avoid the little cupcake indents on the side. So I did half with the liners and half without. Let me just say, never will again will I ditch the liners! Despite me diligently greasing my muffin tin, it was kind of a beast trying to get these egg cups out in one piece. Maybe I’m oven challenged, or maybe I’m heavily reliant on my flexi-silicone helpers, but if you want to avoid delicately wedging a butter knife between the egg cup and the pan, I highly suggest using these baking cups so the egg will slide right out.
To start, I combined a dozen eggs with 1/3 cup coconut milk. You can substitute in almond milk instead. Add your ‘toppings’ – I chose diced ham, olives, and green onions, but you can add whatever your taste buds prefer. Then add the dried herbs and salt and pour into a greased (or silicone lined) cupcake or muffin tin. Next, I dropped 1 teaspoon pizza sauce in each cup and took a butter knife and gently swirled the sauce a few times to combine. I decided to do this individually and not in the overall mixture for two reasons: 1. I didn’t want my egg cups to turn red and 2. I also didn’t want them to taste entirely of pizza sauce. The swirl technique gives the egg cups a pizza punch, while keeping that traditional egg flavor for breakfast. You can choose whatever method you prefer!
Bake the egg cups at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the center is done.
Adults and kids go crazy for these egg pizza poppers. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza? And who doesn’t love pizza that is healthy, low-carb, paleo and Whole30 compliant?
What’s your favorite junk food, recreated? Aside from pizza, of course!Print
Paleo Pizza Egg Cups
- Yield: 12 Egg Cups 1x
- 12 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1/2 cup diced green pepper
- 1/4 cup sliced olives
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 teaspoons pizza sauce, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a cupcake or muffin tin. Or line with silicone baking cups
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, ham (or meat of choice), vegetables, dried herbs, and salt
- Pour mixture evenly into cupcake or muffin tins
- Drop 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce into each muffin tin or silicone cup. Using a toothpick or butter knife, gently swirl the pizza sauce a few times to combine
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center is set
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Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Yum! What a fun idea and a great healthy way for us to get our pizza fix! I love egg cups for breakfast, but I’ve never thought to make them for a snack or dinner option. Perfect-o!
And yes…communal showers are NASTY. 🙂
So nasty, right?! I mean, I try not to be too prissy but something about public showers and bathrooms for that matter, just give me the ickies. I really shouldn’t talk about community showers and gross bathrooms in the same post as food, should I? Lol! Thanks Blair 🙂
Family will loves these egg cups. Thanks a million.
You are welcome a million Candy!
Amanda - RunToTheFinish says
SO FUN! I have a little recipe like this, but am way too lazy for the liners which would make them easier to get out and more portable 🙂 hence why you’re the chef and I just run 🙂
The liners!!! I actually surprised myself what a difference it was making half with them and half without. One of those little life lessons you kind of already know but have to experience to solidify your opinions 😉
Heather Davis says
Those look really good! I can’t wait to try them!
Thanks Heather! Enjoy!
Seriously, I LOVE this idea. Egg cups kind of freak me out. Well, cold eggs kind of freak me out – but this recipe sounds too dang delicious to pass up! I just have to try it. And I think my little nephews who are staying with me right now would love them too!!
Don’t be weirded out – I promise once they hit your lips your feelings of weird will be feelings of love!!! xoxo 🙂
Angie Kleser says
Breakfast? How about Supper tonight. Yeah, take that! ;))) Thanks!
YEEEEAAAH! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, I’m game for these whenever! Thanks Angie.
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
These are such a brilliant idea – I know my husband would love them and it would be fun to play with the “topping” ideas!
Thanks Alisa. I totally love that these can be customized to fit whatever pizza-lovin’ combo you (and the hubby) like!
Jen K says
I need these in my life right now!
Yes you do Jen!! 🙂
Stephanie Miller says
Yum! These look like a fun way to change up eggs for my kids in the mornings! Of course, for them I will need to leave out onions and peppers, but can add the extra to mine! Can’t wait to give them a try tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!
My one-year-old loves these Stephanie. I am sure your kids will too – I mean, it’s pizza! I hope you and the family love ’em!
Lindsay AFM says
This sounds delicious!! Thanks for making it look so easy!
Of course! Breakfast shouldn’t be hard, right?!
Oh I love you for these!!!! And fortunately I never had the communal shower experience :p lol
LUCKY girl! I guess I got used to it but looking back, ugh cringe! xo
Heather with WELLFITandFED says
Seriously love egg cups. Always have at least a dozen in the freezer for quick snacks and breakfasts. May I also just compliment you on your photos. I seriously think these are the best ones you have ever done. Great job.
You are so prepared! I love it!! Freezing “to-go” options like this keep me sane (and healthy). Thank you for the photography compliment! It means so much to me Heather!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
Amazing! I love pizza and these look so yummy! Thanks Chrissa.
I figured this might be a good recipe to share, because let’s be honest, who DOESN’T love pizza?!
Taylor@Food Faith Fitness says
These look awesome! Can’t wait to give em a try 🙂
Enjoy my friend! Perfect for a super busy blogger like yourself!
Alexandra @ My Urban Family says
Yum! I love this idea! And, I’m with you on NOT missing those dorm showers. Yuck.
Bleh. I will never take my own shower for granted ever again! Thanks Alexandra.
Stacey S says
Ok. YUM!!!!! Making asap. Question / store in fridge, right? How long do you think they will last? I’m so bad at determining this stuff.
Yep! Sorry I probably should have included that. I would say you could stretch it 6-7 days in the refrigerator. I’m not great at determining it either, but I figure a week is the max for most things 😉
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
These are so much fun! love that you swirled in the sauce rather than mixing into the whole egg mixture. So smart!
Just gettin’ my artsy fartsy on with a little pizza sauce. It’s abstract. Thanks Jessica!
Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy says
Oh SNAP! Now these look delicious and super easy to make on Sunday Meal Prep for the week!
Holla back for the Sunday preppers!!! A girl after my own heart! Thanks Natalie. Happy prepping 🙂
Made tonight for tomorrow and the next day and the next days breakfast on the go! ????
NICE WORK!! 🙂
I miss my college dining hall so much! Those were the days. So many cereal options! lol
AAAAAH I forgot about the cereal! YES! We also had a self-service ice cream machine. Mmmmm.
Sarah Grace says
Coming over after finding you through the FB group post on listing the three words 🙂 Love your blog! And thankfully I always had an apartment so I never had to experience the communal showers 😛
Girlfriend so glad you stopped by!! Thank you so much for the sweet words. Lucky duck that you never had to experience communal showers! 😉
Look so tasty – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.
Awesome! Thanks so much!
Tracy Snyder says
The dorm shower routine -totally gross! But these are the exact opposite. Great idea! Pizza is everybody’s fave here. Thanks for sharing this at Welcome Home Wednesdays.
So gross. Ugh I get the shivers just thinking about them. Thanks Tracy! Pizza is a win win here too.
What is the pizza sauce?
I used Muir Glen!
We have had MAJOR trouble finding any kind of ham, turkey, etc. that is Whole30 compliant. What do you buy?!
Hi Kim! Pederson’s farms has a compliant bacon you could use and Applegate Farms has a complaint prosciutto
Thank you! These will be made soon.