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Ham-ocado Egg Bites, A Mini Muffin Tin Recipe

Ham-ocado egg bites: A leftover ham mini muffin tin recipe!

Welcome to the January 24, 2016 edition of Sunday Scratchups: Your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery sales and frugal ingredients. Recently many of us picked up clearance ham, while avocados have  been on sale all over town, so: Ham-ocado Egg Bites is an easy gluten free, low carb recipe using leftover ham that your whole family is sure to love!

Ham-ocado egg bites: A leftover ham mini muffin tin recipe!

This easy cheesy leftover ham muffin tin recipe makes 12 mini muffin tin-sized egg bites (so you’ll want to double it if you’re feeding a family of four).

Ham-ocado Egg Bites

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 a slice leftover cooked ham, diced
1/4 a large avocado, diced
Shredded cheddar cheese
green onions or fresh parsley for garnish, optional

Directions

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Add diced ham and avocado to the bottom of twelve of the muffin tin cups.

Whisk together eggs, milk, and smoked paprika and pour a little egg mixture into each cup over the ham and avocado, leaving a bit of room at the top for these to expand.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add a little shredded cheddar cheese to the top of each egg bite, then bake for 5 more minutes until cheese is starting to brown and egg bites are cooked through.

Garnish with diced green onion or fresh parsley, if desired.

A super easy, crowd pleasing recipe

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I should have made more! I enjoyed some Ham-ocado Egg Bites for lunch, and had a hard time keeping Mr. 8 from devouring all of the leftovers after school. He wasn’t pleased, but grudgingly saved a couple for MashupDad to try — so next time I’ll double the recipe to serve four for everyone to enjoy, because this is a keeper.

Definitely add the smoked paprika to kick things up a notch. You can use regular paprika if you don’t have smoked, but it really works well to enhance the inherent smokiness of the ham and provide a savory contrast to the cool creamy avocado. Ham-ocado Egg Bites are great for breakfast or for brunch, but also make for a fun & easy breakfast-for-dinner post-holiday option with a little leftover ham when you’re burnt out from cooking during the holidays!

Ham-ocado Egg Bites, printable recipe

Ham-ocado Egg Bites, A Mini Muffin Tin Recipe

Ham-ocado egg bites is an easy + flavorful leftover ham mini muffin tin recipe! Gluten free + low carb.
Course Breakfast
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 a slice leftover cooked ham, diced
  • 1/4 a large avocado, diced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions or fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Add diced ham and avocado to the bottom of twelve of the muffin tin cups.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, and smoked paprika and pour a little egg mixture into each cup over the ham and avocado, leaving a bit of room at the top for these to expand.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add a little shredded cheddar cheese to the top of each egg bite, then bake for 5 more minutes until cheese is starting to brown and egg bites are cooked through.
  • Garnish with diced green onion or fresh parsley, if desired.

Notes

Definitely add the smoked paprika to kick things up a notch. You can use regular if you don’t have smoked, but it really works well to enhance the inherent smokiness of the ham and provide a savory contrast to the cool creamy avocado.

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Diane

Sunday 24th of January 2016

These look delicious! Where can I get the smoked paprika for a good price? Thanks!

rachel

Sunday 24th of January 2016

You can buy just a small amount of a spice for a recipe or to see if you are going to like it in the bulk bins at places like Fresh Thyme. There isn't a good McCormick coupon out right now or a spices sale unfortunately -- I got mine ages ago at Whole Foods with a sale + stacking manufacturer coupon, store coupon, and Ibotta. :) MySpiceSage sells it at a good price but it's out of stock http://www.myspicesage.com/smoked-spanish-paprika-p-228.html -- watch to see if it comes back.

christine

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Did you know you can freezer avocados? I saw this on the Kitchen, a show on Food Network. Just take the avocado out of the shell and remove the pit. Freeze the halves. I have used them in a smoothie this week and they were vibrant green. No brown. I have not let them thaw yet to see what it would look like for guacamole. But I tend to buy too many when they are on sale and get a mushy one so freezing them seems like such a $ saver!

rachel

Sunday 24th of January 2016

I haven't tried that, but I do make and freeze guacamole (without the tomatoes -- just thaw and add in tomato before serving). It comes out great!

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