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Easy Brunch Egg Cups (& Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar Ideas)

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

I’m sharing these Easy Brunch Egg Cups made with Target Grocery Essentials as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #TargetCrowd

This time of year, we do a ton of entertaining at home. Our daughter’s first communion is coming up in a few weeks, followed by Mother’s Day, a dance recital, our annual end-of-the-school-year kids’ party…and more! So my husband Jack and I have been brainstorming some easy and delicious spring brunch menu ideas where we can go and enjoy our family event – and then come back home, and quickly feed a hungry crowd of family and friends!

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

These Easy Brunch Egg Cups are a perfect idea for stress-free entertaining. In fact – they’re also a really fun way to get your guests involved in the kitchen!

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

Just put out a variety of ingredients for your family and friends to choose from such as cheese, chopped fresh vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, and onions, diced or crumbled meats like ham, bacon and sausage, plus some already-prepared foods like pesto and jarred sun dried tomatoes – then your guests make their own easy brunch egg cups using whatever ingredients they like! (The Lorraine Egg Cup is shown above.)

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

We’re showing you a Caprese Egg Cup below – but use whichever ingredients you prefer!  Just a quick mix of your favorite ingredients in a microwave-safe ramekin….

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

…then microwave for just two minutes on high.  Add an extra sprinkle of cheese on top, and you’ve got a delicious and Easy Brunch Egg Cup ready to eat!

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

And, here’s another tip for stress-free spring entertaining…your can shop for everything you see here at your local Target store! Target Grocery carries a great variety of grocery essentials including all of your spring brunch favorites like bacon, cheese, eggs, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, as well as a wide selection of brand-name items.  You won’t need to shop anywhere else because Target makes it easy to get everything you need in one place, and I know that I’m getting a great value too.

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - A Family Feast

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - A Family Feast

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - A Family Feast

In our recipe below, we’ve suggested a complete list of ingredients for you to have on hand to make your own Egg Cup Brunch Bar at your next family gathering!  These Easy Brunch Egg Cups are a delicious way to please the Meat Lover in your family…

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

…as well as the Vegetarian

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - Make a delicious breakfast in just minutes!  Plus ideas for a Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar made with Target Grocery Essentials. #TargetCrowd #ad

…and with a great selection of ingredients from Target, everyone is sure to find something they will love!

We were inspired to create our own Easy Egg Cup Brunch Bar after seeing this recipe over at Target’s recipe collection.  And for more information about Target Grocery Essentials, click here.

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Easy Brunch Egg Cups (& Make-Your-Own Brunch Bar Ideas)

Easy Brunch Egg Cups - A Family Feast

This recipe is written for 6 servings, however feel free to adapt the recipe and quantities based on the number of people at your brunch. The various packages of filling ingredients will definitely serve more than 6 people.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Base Ingredients

  • 6 8-ounce microwave-safe ramekins (available at Target)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 dozen Simply Balanced Cage-free eggs, 2 per portion

Fillings (Note: Quantities will vary based on the combinations you choose to add. Each Egg Cup used approximately ¼ cup of mixed fillings and ¼ cup of cheese total.)

  • Diced, fresh green and red peppers
  • Diced onion
  • Fresh Spinach, julienned
  • Sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
  • Archer Farms Applewood Thick Cut Bacon, cooked and diced
  • Sliced deli ham, diced
  • Cooked sausage, diced
  • Pesto (jarred or fresh)
  • Sun dried tomatoes (jarred)
  • Fresh grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Market Pantry brand shredded Cheddar Jack Blend
  • Market Pantry brand shredded Mozzarella
  • Market Pantry brand sliced Swiss cheese, diced

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray each ramekin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add 2 eggs to each ramekin and beat well with a fork. (Alternately, in a small to medium bowl, beat the twelve eggs and divide evenly between the six prepared ramekins.)
  3. Add the filling ingredients and cheese depending on which version you will be making (see below for recommended flavor pairings) and gently stir to combine.
  4. Place filled egg cup in microwave one at a time, cover and heat on high for 30 seconds. Remove, stir and place back in the microwave uncovered and heat on high for 45 – 60 seconds or until puffed up and cooked in the center. If the center of the eggs are a little wet, remove them anyway as they will continue to cook in the hot dish. (Be careful as the ramekins get hot so use pot holders).
  5. Repeat for the remaining egg cups and serve immediately.

Notes

For the Vegetarian
2 tablespoons diced peppers, 2 teaspoons diced onion, 2 tablespoons fresh spinach, 2 teaspoons sliced sun dried tomatoes, ¼ cup cheese of your choice
For the Meat lovers
2 tablespoons diced bacon, 1 tablespoon diced ham, 2 tablespoons diced sausage, ¼ cup cheese of your choice
For the Caprese
2 tablespoons grape tomato pieces, 2 tablespoons sausage, 1 teaspoon pesto (gently swirled in at the end), ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
For the Lorraine
2 tablespoons ham, 2 tablespoons Swiss cheese, 2 tablespoons sliced spinach, 2 teaspoons diced onion

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. This is such a smart idea for entertaining. It not only takes some of the stress off of the host but makes it fun for guests.

  2. Wow seriously stress-free and fast! GREAT idea and super healthy too! Very nice!

  3. What a delicious idea for a family weekend brunch! Love that everyone can personalize their egg cups! Pinned, too.

  4. This is so fun! I love this idea for a crowd of people. I”m sure everyone loves it.

  5. This really is such a great idea for a brunch party! everyone gets what they want and they get hot eggs too!

  6. I love these you used applegate ham! I love that brand so much!

    I can’t get enough eggs in the mornings and I just love how you have so many options here! It is really great to be able to customize.

  7. This is perfect for my girls when they have sleepover parties for breakfast! Easy, and the girls will all have a blast customizing their own breakfast!

  8. This is so much better than the gobs of money I spend going out to brunch on the weekends here in NYC 🙂 I think next time I’ll just invite people over and do a brunch bar like this. Love the idea!

  9. Great idea – letting each person choose their ingredients and create their own egg cup. Really relieves the cook of so much work!

  10. This is such a fun and creative idea! I love the idea of everyone getting exactly what they want. This is especially important for picky eaters such as myself. 😉

  11. What a delicious and fun bunch get-together idea! And of course, I love Target…like, way too much.

  12. This is such a cute idea! I love the make-you-own aspect.

  13. Love the idea of having a bar and letting everyone filled theirs! Yummm

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