These Sausage, Egg and Cheese Muffins are baked in a muffin tin and come together quickly in less than 25 minutes with only 4 ingredients! You will love these easy muffins as a low-carb and healthy breakfast meal prep idea. Keto-friendly, too!
Egg muffins are perfect for those busy mornings when you have no time to think about what to make for breakfast! You can pop these into the microwave whenever you find yourself needing a filling, fast, and healthy breakfast or snack.
As a nutritionist, I try to keep a healthy stash of breakfast ideas for my family when we are scrambling to get ready on a busy weekday morning! I love our breakfasts to be loaded with protein and healthy fats so that it keeps everyone satisfied until lunchtime. These egg muffins deliver on protein, and are also tasty, too! Fluffy and cheesy, with an airy texture.
Reasons you will love this breakfast
- Only 4 ingredients!
- Breakfast egg muffins are baked egg cups (similar to a mini quiche or frittata if you prefer a fancier name) that are typically loaded with veggies, cheese, and another protein. Although I do love a full sized quiche, or frittata for company, these muffin cups make things easy and portable!
- You can enjoy them on their own, or as part of a larger breakfast or brunch spread. Try them with my Strawberry Breakfast Bake or Baked Oatmeal!
- Egg muffins in a muffin tin are easily customizable by swapping in your favorite cheese, changing out the protein, or using all different types of vegetables or fresh herbs.
How to make Cheddar and Sausage Egg Muffins
All you need for this recipe is just 4, yes only 4, ingredients!
- Cheddar cheese
- Breakfast sausage
- Milk, half and half, or heavy cream
We start by preparing a muffin tin by lightly greasing. Also, heat a large skillet to medium heat. Once hot, add a bit of oil and sausage to cook. Total cooking time for the sausage should be right around 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Distribute the cooked sausage evenly among the muffin cups, top with cheddar cheese, then distribute the egg mixture. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 – 17 minutes. That’s it!
Using egg Muffins for meal prep
Egg muffins are perfect for meal prepping and having healthy breakfast options on hand!
For the fridge: these will store well stored in an air tight container, individually wrapped, for up to 5 days in the fridge.
For the freezer: individually wrap each egg muffin separately, then store in a large ziplock freezer friendly bag of freezer friendly container. You can thaw in the fridge overnight, or thaw directly in the microwave when re-heating.
In order to avoid sticking, use a non-stick spray on your muffin tin. You can also use cupcake liners or parchment paper, but also be sure to use non-stick spray on these as well!
If you prefer to avoid spray, generally grease with butter or olive oil before filling each muffin cup.
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Easy 4-Ingredient Egg Muffins
4-Ingredient Cheddar Sausage Breakfast Egg Muffins come together in just 25 minutes! You'll love these Keto-friendly muffins that are perfect for meal prep, or for a breakfast and brunch gathering.
- 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 9 large eggs
- 1/3 cup milk, heavy cream, or half and half
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners or grease the muffin cups generously.
Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Once hot, coat the skillet with cooking spray and cook the sausage until browned. Consistently stir and break up the sausage. Total cook time should be right around 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
Once sausage is cooked, equally distribute the sausage among all 12 cups. Top with cheddar cheese. Pour the egg mixture on top, and fill to the top of each muffin cup.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes (depending on oven), or until tops are lightly golden and the muffins are fluffy.