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Hash Brown Omelet Cups Recipe

A bunch of golden bite-size hash brown omelet.

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Some people, like doctors and nutritionists, think so, but the kind of breakfast that nutritionists have in mind isn’t a Pop Tart, a slice of toast with jam, or a bowl of sugar-sweetened cereal. A nutritious breakfast has to get your metabolism started with some healthy fat, some protein, and preferably a few vegetables, fruits, or berries.

A bunch of golden bite-size hash brown omelet.

Hash Brown Omelet Cups Recipe

April Freeman
Everyone should start the day with a healthy, protein-packed breakfast, and with our recipe for Hash Brown Omelet Cups, you can have a quick, easy breakfast for the whole family. What’s more, this recipe freezes well, so you can make a whole batch over the weekend and be prepared for breakfast every day of the following week.
Prep Time 15 mins
Baking Time 20 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffin Cups

Equipment

  • 1 Oven
  • 1 Muffin Pan
  • 1 Medium-Sized Bowl
  • 1 set of muffin cups
  • 1 Cheese Shredder

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 9 eggs eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ pc bell pepper
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cooked sausage, crumbled, cooked bacon, or diced ham
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put ½ tablespoon of cooking oil in all 12 cups of a muffin pan. Put the pan into the oven as it preheats.
    A set of ingredients in making Hash Brown Omelet Cups.
  • Crack the eggs into a medium sized bowl. Whisk the eggs with the milk and the salt until they are fluffy and bright yellow. Set this aside.
    A whisked eggs with milk and salt.
  • When the oil in the muffin cups is hot, remove it from the oven. The oil should be runny and shimmering. Roll the muffin cups around, swirling the oil to coat the sides of the cups with the hot oil. Add the frozen hash browns to the muffin cups, dividing them evenly. Return the pan to the oven and bake the hash browns for about 10 minutes.
    A frozen hash brown was added to a muffin cup.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and divide the mushrooms and bell peppers between the muffin cups. Add 1 tablespoon of the breakfast meat to each cup. 
    A divided mushrooms and bell peppers between the muffin cups.
  • Divide the eggs evenly between the muffin cups. You may need to use a ladle to help prevent spilling. Top each muffin cup with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese. 
    A poured of egg mixture of hash brown in a muffin pan.
  • Put the muffin pan back into the oven and bake the hash brown omelet cups for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked.
    Heated pan with hash brown omelet.
  • Remove the muffin pan from the oven. Take the Hash Brown Omelet Cups out of the muffin pan and serve them piping hot. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    A delicious golden brown hash brown muffin cup is placed on a plate.
  • These breakfast treats can be frozen for later use. Just let them cool to room temperature and then put them in a zip-top freezer bag. Seal the bag, pressing out as much air as you can. Freeze the Hash Brown Muffin Cups for up to a month. 
  • To enjoy them after freezing, just place them in the refrigerator overnight before you want to eat them. The next morning, you can microwave them for 30 to 40 seconds to reheat them, or put them on a pan and warm them in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Notes

Our recipe for Hash Brown Omelet Cups includes all of these things: fat, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. The veggies provide carbohydrates that will not spike your blood sugar and will give you some energy to tackle the morning. The protein and fat will help sustain your energy level throughout the morning as well as contribute to a sense of fullness and satisfaction. Additionally, by making these ahead of time, you have a grab and go breakfast from your own kitchen.
You can create a version of this recipe to suit your own tastes very easily. If you prefer other vegetables in your omelet, like spinach or kale, you could add those instead of the mushrooms and the peppers. If you like a spicier kick to your omelets, salsa and hot sauce would be an excellent addition. If you prefer more meat and no veggies, add those to the recipe in greater quantities. Additionally, you can tweak the kind of cheese that is included. A sharp cheddar, a spicy pepper jack, or a creamy mozzarella will subtly change the blend of flavors in this recipe. 
What if you are not the kind of person who enjoys eating breakfast first thing in the morning? Many people need to wake up for a few hours before they feel like having anything to eat. This recipe will still be a great one for you. Often, these kinds of people end up skipping breakfast altogether, because making a healthy breakfast at 10:30 in the morning when you are in the middle of a work meeting, just doesn't work. Other people end up eating something entirely unhealthy because of convenience. If you did not eat breakfast because you are not a morning person, that box of doughnuts or pastries in the break room at work is entirely too tempting. If you relate to this, you can pack one or two of these Hash Brown Omelet Cups in a container to eat mid-morning. Just warm them up in the microwave and you will have a healthy breakfast when it suits you. 
Keyword hash brown cups, Omelette

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