Eggs. They are my go-to source of protein and always stocked in my fridge. If I run out of food to eat, I can always fry myself an egg. I eat two hard boiled eggs almost every morning for breakfast. I use them to make my homemade mayo. But sometimes they just get boring.
Need some egg-spiration? Try these Prosciutto Egg Cups! They are super simple and sure to please a crowd. They are going to be your new favorite brunch food! I’ve added just a handful of veggies to mine, but the possibilities are really endless. Whatever you’ve got in your fridge, throw it in! I like using tomato as a base for these, then pile my other ingredients on top.
If you’ve never tried prosciutto, it’s sort of like a very mild bacon that’s oftentimes eaten uncooked. Its only ingredients are pork, salt, and spices. But with a hefty price tag of $3.99 for just 4 oz at Trader Joe’s (that’s $16/lb!), it’s a rarity in my household. However, if you’re looking for an easy brunch recipe to impress guests (or simply your significant other), these egg cups are totally worth the cost.
- 2 slices prosciutto (28 g): $1.00
- 4 large eggs (200 g): $.56
- 1/2 roma tomato (50 g): $.11
- 1 handful diced red onion (30 g): $.06
- 8 spinach leaves (15 g): $.14
- Salt, to taste: $ practically zilch
- Pepper, to taste: $ basically nada
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Coat 4 muffin cups with oil.
- Cut prosciutto in half lengthwise, making 4 long slices.
- Wrap prosciutto around the inside edge of each muffin cup.
- Place one tomato slice on the bottom of each cup.
- Top with onions and spinach.
- Crack an egg over each cup.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set.
- Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Loosen with a knife and remove from muffin tin.
Total Servings: 2 | Total Cost: $1.87 | Cost per Serving: $.94
Calories: 235 | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Carbs: 10g | Full Nutrition Facts
Curious where I get my prices from? Even though I may have found an ingredient cheaper, to keep things simple, I’ve calculated all costs based on my Budget Grocery Price List, my list of maximum prices I’ll pay for any groceries.