Southwestern Egg Muffins

It is a new year. Have you started writing 2013 yet or are you still, like me, adding a little curve to the bottom of the 2 in 2012?

With the new year often comes declarations of grand goals…you know, those resolutions things. Of course, like so many, mine include healthier eating.

Someone really smart once said {something like this} that if you start your day off making the right food choices, then, you are most likely going to continue to make good choices throughout the day. Breakfast really IS the most important meal of the day.

So, let’s make a healthy choice and start our day with great things like shredded potatoes, lean ham, veggies and egg whites. I’m talking Southwest Egg White “Muffins” here.

What You’ll Need:
2 cups shredded potatoes (go easy on yourself and just buy simply potatoes)
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced lean ham
16 oz Egg Beaters {or similar} egg whites
1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
Cooking Spray

Let’s Make It:
1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Coat muffin pan with cooking spray. {We’re working with eggs here so be generous with the spray}.

2) Spray a large skillet lightly with cooking spray.  Add the shredded potatoes, chili powder, garlic and onion.  Saute over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The potatoes will not be fully cooked.

3)  While the potatoes cook, combine the ham and red bell pepper in a bowl.
 Add in the egg whites and stir well.

4)  Add 1/4 cup shredded potatoes to each of the muffins cups.
 Fill each muffin cup until approximately 2/3 full.  Top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.

5)  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
 

I eat mine with a side of salsa.
 Sometimes, I dip my pieces but most of the time I just pour the salsa on top.
 Breakfast is served…

 

Southerwestern Egg Muffins
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups shredded potatoes (go easy on yourself and just buy simply potatoes)
  2. 2 tsp chili powder
  3. 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  4. 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  5. 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  6. 1/2 cup diced lean ham
  7. 16 oz Egg Beaters {or similar} egg whites
  8. 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  9. Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Coat muffin pan with cooking spray. {We're working with eggs here so be generous with the spray}.
  2. Spray a large skillet lightly with cooking spray. Add the shredded potatoes, chili powder, garlic and onion. Saute over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The potatoes will not be fully cooked.
  3. While the potatoes cook, combine the ham and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  4. Add in the egg whites and stir well.
  5. Add 1/4 cup shredded potatoes to each of the muffins cups. Fill each muffin cup until approximately 2/3 full. Top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
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  1. These look so tasty and simple. Going to try these soon and will pin. Found you via the Pinning Party! New follower on Twitter :)
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  2. These egg muffins are so pretty! Love them! Pinning :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!
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  3. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Ooohh I just pinned that one for my hubby!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
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  4. This will be a perfect school morning breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!!
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  6. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I’m currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter! http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-giveaway.html
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  7. Looks yummy, although I would probably substitute something for the potato to make it lower-carb!
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  8. These look delicious. We have a monthly family potluck birthday party that is sometimes for breakfast, and these would be perfect for me to bring. I can’t wait to try them!
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  9. Quit it! You’re making my mouth water. haha! We made some egg muffins, but just put shredded, precooked bacon and cheese in it. I made them in my mini-muffin tin. Guess I need a larger muffin tin so I can add potatoes!
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  10. These look yummy! Like oven cooked latkes…. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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  11. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing… gonna ‘pin’ them if that’s OK?
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  12. These look delish! Thanks for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday!

  13. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party –Weekend Kitchen Creations at http://www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  14. I found you from the Flaunt It Friday link up. Your southwestern egg muffins look delicious and I love the fact that you added hashbrowns to them. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

  15. These look delicious! I featured them today. Plus, I pinned, tweeted, stumbled and +1′ed them!
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  16. Mmmm…they look really yummy!
    KC
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  17. We love weekend breakfast at our house and I am always looking for new recipes. I cannot wait to try these muffins.
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  18. I love these! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!
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  19. These look great for breakfast. I’m always looking for something different. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful looking recipe.

    We may have met by chance..but we become friends by choice.
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  20. These look fabulous! Featured on FB ~ thanks for linking up :)
    xo
    Heather

  21. Oh, these look so good! I think I could eat them for dinner as well. Figures, I’m hungry now. lol. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  22. These sound great and would be a wonderful change from our pancakes for Breakfast for Dinner Thursday!
    I would love for you to stop by and share on my weekly recipe link up, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. Here is the link to this week’s linky:
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/01/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-68-baked-oatmeal.html

    • Shannah Coe says:

      What a great idea to use these as breakfast for dinner?! They would be really filling and perfect for that.

  23. Do you have the nutritional information on these?

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