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Basil Parmesan Bacon Egg Cups

These basil parmesan bacon egg cups are a quick and easy savory breakfast or snack filled with protein.

That’s a mouthful isn’t it? And these are literally just that.

Breakfast, a high protein post workout snack or a cute little idea for brunch in one mouthful. Maybe two.

After seeing these done a few months ago by someone else, the idea had been in my head to try out with some different flavors.

Basil and parmesan sounded like a pretty good complement to the maple bacon I had on hand.

Basil parmesan bacon egg cups

If you liked the kale & feta egg bake, this is even easier.

No sautéing necessary, just layer the ingredients in a muffin tin and bake it off for the perfect little bacon wrapped egg bite.

Bacon egg cups

It’s hard to argue with anything surrounded in a ring of bacon.

I know bacon is pretty much all the rage these days. People putting it in cupcakes, in cake and crumbling on top of pretty much anything and everything else that’s edible.

But to me, bacon is still best with eggs. It’s classic, it’s quintessential breakfast and you know what…it’s really not that bad for you.

I happened to actually look at the nutritional stats for it when making this (something I guess I’ve just never done, assuming it was pretty horrific) and I was kind of shocked to see it at only 40 calories a piece.

Sure, it’s high in fat and all that jazz. But that made me feel better about the occasional piece or two I have.

Turkey bacon, tempeh bacon, they’d probably all work fine too. It’s basically just a tasty holder for the egg and cheese when it comes down to it.

I’m writing this from 35,000 feet or so in the air knowing I was going to be spending this weekend in a cabin in Colorado and internet would be suspect at best.

It’s 2pm somewhere in the mountain time zone, I ate lunch at 11am in the eastern time zone and this horrible flight has nothing but peanuts, sunchips (worst chips ever) or biscoff cookies. While I’d love a biscoff cookie, I don’t think that would do anything for the creeping hunger that’s starting to slowly make me nervous about when and where I’m going to eat (because not knowing the time and location of my next meal seriously gives me anxiety).

So, I’m not sure if it’s all that or the fact that these bacon egg cups were really that good, but I can’t stop wishing for one to appear in front of me right now.

Basil parmesan egg cups

And since that isn’t going to happen, I’ll just happily sip the vodka, cranberry and lime that’s going straight to my head.

I love these for a quick breakfast but if we’re being honest, they’re best eaten when they’re made so the bacon remains crispy.

If you’re looking for a better meal prep version of these, I highly recommend trying these sous vide egg bites!

Basil parmesan bacon egg cups

Basil Parmesan Bacon Egg Cups

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These basil parmesan bacon egg cups are a quick and easy savory breakfast or snack filled with protein.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 leaves of basil
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons liquid egg white (*optional)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 small ramekins with olive oil or baking spray.
  3. Wrap each bacon slice around the inside of the ramekins.
  4. Layer half the shallots on the bottom of each ramekin.
  5. Next, layer 2 leaves of basil in each ramekin and half the parmesan cheese.
  6. Repeat again with shallots, basil and parmesan.
  7. Crack an egg on top of each ramekin and if using, pour egg whites to fill the gaps (this will help the "cup" stay together after baking).
  8. Garnish with salt & pepper.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until egg white starts to turn white. Finish by broiling on hi for 2-3 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 212mgSodium: 751mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

Saturday 7th of February 2015

Such a great idea Gina, I love new ways to add bacon to a recipe!


Saturday 7th of February 2015

These look so good! I'm confined to turkey bacon but I think it would work. Thanks for sharing, happy Saturday!


Sunday 13th of May 2012

I made these today for Mother's Day brunch and they were a hit! Everyone agreed this recipe "was a keeper."

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 13th of May 2012

So glad everyone liked them!

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Friday 11th of May 2012

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Monday 7th of May 2012

lol you should post more from the air. I imagine that'd become quite an expensive way to blog though. I've seriously always wanted to make breakfast egg cups but just haven't for some stupid reason. These look great!

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 7th of May 2012

I should do a lot more things half in the bag, it definitely keeps life more interesting ;)

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