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These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

I’ve been on a mission lately! A mission to feed my kids healthy, protein packed, homemade goodness for breakfast.

You see, we’ve been a cold cereal family for a long time and the guilt has finally gotten to be too much for me. I cook for a living! I should be providing my kids something warm and nourishing in the morning, right? 

Well, they mostly disagree, because they love that sugary cereal. Then I came at them with these little handheld cups of ham, cheese, potatoes, and eggs and they saw the light! 

Breakfast doesn’t have to take forever to make and it can be fun to eat. 

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

I made a dozen of these quiche cups for our family and just stored the leftovers in a dish in the fridge. The kids have been popping them in the microwave for a quick breakfast each morning, but I’m noticing that they’re even warming them up for an afternoon snack.

They really are filling with all of the protein from the ham and eggs, the carbs in the crispy potato crust will give them energy to start their day, and the cheese just brings it all together and adds a great flavor! 

We used the Good Cook muffin tin for these and, while I did spray the tin down with some non-stick cooking spray, I am happy to report that none of the quiche cups stuck in the muffin wells! Success! 

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

We thought these were much better than a full sized quiche, because they’re portable and every kid (and, yeah, me!) loves eating with their hands. Who has time for utensils on a busy morning? Not to mention, less dishes is always a winning factor! 

Please don’t be limited to the ham and cheese variation you’re seeing here, though! Get creative and have a little fun with these guys. Bacon and sausage are obvious choices, but what about leftover taco meat? Add in some pepper jack cheese and a little onion and you could have a fiesta for breakfast! 

You can skip the meat and load these up with veggies as well. Spinach, bell peppers, leftover green beans, really anything goes! 

So, tell me! Which flavor combination are you going to try first?

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

Ham & Cheese Mini Quiche Cups

Preparation 10 Cook Time 15

These easy quiche cups are perfect for a grab and go breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups refrigerated hash browns
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin liberally with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the hash browns and flour. Press the hash browns evenly between 10 muffin wells to form the crust. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown. While the hash browns are baking, dice the onion. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until softened. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and milk until frothy. Stir in ham and cheese, salt and pepper. Add in the onion. Remove the hash browns from the oven and pour the egg mixture evenly into each muffin well lined with hash browns. Return to the oven for 15-17 minutes or until the quiche has set and the top is still a little moist looking. Run a butter knife around the edges of each quiche to loosen and remove to a plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Find more delicious recipes from Karly at Buns In My Oven

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21 Wonderful Things to Do with a Pineapple

Let’s celebrate the wondrous pineapple! With hot temps and tropical dreams in our heads, isn’t it time we ditched classic summer eats from the 1950’s (jello salad, anyone?) and starting enjoying the bounty of fresh fruits, right from the isles? Yep! We thought so, too!

With the launch of our improved Good Cook Pineapple Slicer, which makes cutting into a fresh pineapple easier than ever, we’ve pulled together 21 wildly delicious ways to enjoy that pineapple once you’ve sliced it. Grab a fork and dig in, because you’re gonna want to eat everyone of these delicious ideas!

1. Serve it grilled on top of ice cream with a drizzle of caramel syrup for a truly delicious dessert.

2. Make a pie or cupcakes. My favorite recipes are Pineapple Coconut Muffins and Dang Good Pie Recipe. Kassie Buck, ILoveMyCouponFans.com

3. Puree pineapple into your favorite margarita mixer. Add a single slice of jalapeno, and enjoy!

4. Grill it! It brings out all of the natural sugars and is delicious! Dolores Brister, Deals From MsDo

5. Puree pineapple, bananas, and vanilla pudding then freeze for easy Fruity Puddin’ Pops.

6. Pineapple is awesome on teriyaki kabobs! Think chicken, sweet onions, bell peppers and pineapple all marinated in teriyaki and grilled on a hot summer day – yum! Chrystal Johnson, Happy Mothering

7. Toss in your favorite curry recipe for a sweet kiss to your Indian dish!

8. I love to use pineapple with old bananas to make a hummingbird cake. Oh so delicious! Erin Slocum, For Him an My Family

9. Add it to homemade sweet and sour chicken for an authentic Chinese Take-Out dish…made at home!

10. I make pineapple salsa…it’s yummy on everything from pork to fish. Nicole Bangerter, Mom Always find out

11. Swirl fresh chopped pineapple with Pina Colada mixer and ice in your blender for a cool, Pina Colada mocktail!

12. Smoothies, baked Pineapple with toasted Coconut, Fruit Salad, Definitely grilled at this time of year..or any time of year LOL! Shari Lynne, Faith Filled Food For Moms

13. Serve it on top of fish tacos to add a bit of tropical flair to your dinner.

14. Many don’t know how to cut a pineapple properly, so I created a post that breaks the steps down and makes it so simple. Shari Lynne, Pineapple-How to Cut One Up and Pick One Out

15. Combined with cake, coconut, and cherries it makes for an excellent dessert! I have a recipe I can share. Jamie Zewe, Cake Mom

16. I love making Pineapple and Mango salsa. Carla Gonzales, Good Cook Kitchen Mama

17. Thread pineapple, onions, and shrimp onto a Good Cook skewer and get your grill on!

18. I have also seen how you can plant the top and it will actually grow into a pineapple tree.fun! Shari Lynne, Faith Filled Food For Moms

19. Freeze pineapple and toss into smoothies instead of ice for a nice, thick sipper!

20. Hollow out and use for a yummy, cream cheese Pineapple spread. Shari Lynne, Faith Filled Food For Moms

21. Toss pineapple into your favorite Strawberry and Spinach salad for a flavor pairing that is out of this world!

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