Egg cups by Kathy

The perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack for low-carb loving meal planners!

I spent the weekend with my pal Kathy. I awoke Sunday morning to an air thick with the smell of sausage, and it was very, very good. Here’s what she was making…

Please note – Kathy’s version was prettier and a little yummier than mine. She used raw ground sausage, 2 small asparagus spears, and pepper jack cheese. I should have snapped a pic, but I was too busy scarfing down these bad boys!

Ingredients:

  • non-stick cooking spray
  • raw ground or fully cooked sausage – a regular sized package works well, with some left over for sauces or another breakfast
  • 12 eggs
  • 12 lightly cooked (not mushy) broccoli florets, small enough to fit in a muffin cup OR 24 short-cut, lightly cooked spears of asparagus, with two to each egg cup
  • a few dozen very thinly sliced pieces of pepper jack or sharp cheese – just get a brick from the store, slice it as thin as you possibly can, then refrigerate the rest in a resealable plastic bag
  • ground pepper and crushed red pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Generously spray each cup of a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray
  • Put a small amount of sausage in the bottom of each muffin cup, then add an egg and either one broccoli floret or two short asparagus spears to each cup

     

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes; pull out of the oven and sprinkle with pepper

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  • Top with sliced cheese – just enough to lightly cover the top of each egg

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  • Increase the oven temperature to 375 and bake for another 5-7 minutes
  • Take out of oven and top with crush red pepper, if desired
  • Run a butter knife around each egg cup, then gently lift out of the muffin pan
  • Enjoy!!!
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