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Wonton Egg Cups

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Fun, protein-packed, make ahead-friendly wonton egg cups recipe for delicious hand-held breakfast bites. | nelliesfreerange.com
 Fun, protein-packed, make ahead-friendly wonton egg cups recipe for delicious hand-held breakfast bites. | nelliesfreerange.com
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prep time 15 minutes
cook time 20-25 minutes
yield 12 egg cups

Overview

These hand-held egg cups nestled into crispy wonton wrappers are fun to eat, easy to make, and a fantastic way to increase your protein intake! Instead of stopping on your way to work or skipping breakfast altogether, set the tone for a great day by prepping them ahead of time and reheating (just pop one in the toaster oven) before you head out the door.

BY:Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 6 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2-3/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup cheese of your choice, grated and divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 365F.
  • Grease a standard muffin pan with nonstick spray or butter, then layer two wonton wrappers into each cup. Rotate the second wonton wrapper slightly; this creates a star shape and covers more of the muffin cup surface area so that your filling won't leak out.
  • Place muffin pan in the oven and bake wonton cups for 5 minutes.
  • Remove muffin pan from oven and decrease oven temperature to 350F.
  • Allow wonton cups to cool slightly before removing, then grease the empty muffin tin again to prevent sticking.
  • Return the baked wonton wrappers to their respective cups.
  • Divide diced veggies between cups and top with 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Crack eggs into a large spouted measuring cup (for easy pouring) and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes if desired. Whisk well, then pour mixture into the middle of each wonton cup over veggies and cheese. Go slowly and be careful not to overfill the wontons, because the eggs will expand as they cook (see notes for sunny side egg preparation).
  • Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through and fluffy.
  • Dig in while the egg cups are still hot and add your favorite toppings!

Nellie's Notes:

If you love runny yolks and would rather keep your yolks intact, you can simply crack one egg over the top of each cup after filling it with veggies and cheese, and sprinkle it with the seasonings in place of the whisked eggs. Then bake until eggs reach your desired level of doneness.

Want to add some pizzaz to your egg cups? Try topping them with chopped green onion, sour cream, Greek yogurt, pico de gallo, everything bagel seasoning, hot sauce, or all of the above!

If you're a meat lover, try adding chopped ham, bacon, or crumbled turkey to your cups before pouring in the egg mixture.

Leftovers can be stored up to 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in the toaster oven for crispy cups or microwave if preferred.

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Comments Reviews

GayleMarch 30, 2021

I make extras to keep in the freezer. Just pop them in frozen in the microwave for 30 seconds. Love them!

Nellie's

Sounds like a great idea, Gayle! Thanks for sharing this helpful tip!

Karen Del VecchioMarch 01, 2021

These are great. So easy and delicious. I shared the recipe with family and friends too!

Nellie's

We're so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Karen! Thanks for giving it a try and sharing it too!

TracyFebruary 07, 2021

These are wonderful, and so pretty! Making them for the second time now, and using feta with the spinach. Just a note while rereading the recipe - ingredients list should say 24 wonton wrappers!

Nellie's

We're so glad you've been enjoying the recipe, Tracy! These egg cups are always a yummy bite to wake up to. Great catch on that recipe mix-up, we'll have our team fix this asap!

PattyJanuary 28, 2021

No links anywhere to the wonton wrappers!

Nellie's

Hi Patty! You can check any local grocery aisle for the wonton wrappers. Sometimes they are near the refrigerated produce section, at other stores they may be in a specialty or international foods aisle. We hope you enjoy the recipe!

Donna RaeJanuary 19, 2021

The photo with this recipe seems to show a whole unbeaten egg baked into the wonton cups, but the recipe text indicates the eggs should be whisked with seasonings before pouring into the wonton cups. I’m stumped... are there instructions for cooking the eggs unbeaten?

Nellie's

Great question, Donna Rae! We love preparing these wonton egg cups both ways, though the instructions do outline a beaten egg method. If you're a runny yolk lover and would like to use whole eggs instead, we suggest skipping the beating step and instead cracking one egg into each cup to nestle it atop the yummy veggies and cheese. You'd then want to sprinkle any salt or spices you'd like overtop the cups (we suggest skipping the final sprinkle of cheese) before popping them in the oven! Bake time may vary according to how you prefer your yolks, so we would also encourage checking these wonton cups a little early to prevent overcooking. We can't wait to hear how it goes!

Judith MoseleyFebruary 07, 2020

Your Pinterest icons do not seem to work. When I click on both of them nothing happens. I have tried them several times. Please correct. Thanku

Nellie's

Hi Judith! We're so sorry about this inconvenience, and we've got our team working on it to get that fixed right away. Thanks so much for letting us know!

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