Three spinach egg cups stacked atop one another on a light background.

These spinach egg muffin cups look small and unassuming, but really, they are prep-ahead breakfast superstars. They have a little bit of everything: they are high protein, give you a dose of veggies, and are delicious eaten both warm or cold. They’re dairy-free and gluten-free, if those are dietary needs that apply to you. And most importantly, they’ll keep your tummy full and satisfied when you’re tackling your day.

What do I need to make spinach egg cups with turkey?

You’ll love the simplicity of this meal prep breakfast! Gather these ingredients:

  • Turkey deli meat. We used roasted turkey breast.
  • Baby spinach. 
  • Eggs.
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Garlic powder.

Protip: Make it vegetarian!

Want vegetarian egg bites instead? You can leave out the turkey and up the spinach. 

Top view of a turkey egg muffin on a light background.

How do I make spinach egg muffins?

Grab a muffin tin, and let’s cook!

  1. Preheat the oven. Grease six cups of a muffin pan, and line each with a slice of turkey (optional).
  2. Press spinach into each muffin cup. 
  3. Break an egg over the spinach in each well of the muffin tin. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Bake in the preheated muffin for 10-15 minutes, depending on how firm you want the egg yolk to be.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before lifting the egg muffin cups out of the pan with a spoon.

How long do these need to bake?

It depends on how you like your eggs! We typically cook these for 12-15 minutes, until the yolk is like that of a hard-boiled egg—that makes it super easy to grab them to eat cold in the morning. If you prefer more of a soft-boiled egg, reduce the cooking time to 10-12 minutes.

Three turkey spinach egg cups are stacked.

How do I store these egg bites?

Pack your cooled spinach egg cups into an airtight container in the fridge, where they will keep for up to three days. If you want egg muffins that will last a little longer, try our Ham Egg Cups with Cheddar Cheese instead—they can keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Protip: The fridge is your friend!

We don’t recommend freezing your egg cups. The freezer can give the eggs a weird texture.

What’s the best way to reheat spinach egg cups?

We like to eat these cold, and think of them like fancy hard-boiled eggs. But if you’d prefer warm egg bites, heat them in the toaster oven or conventional oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Protip: Reheat in the oven!

Avoid the microwave! Reheating in the microwave = rubbery eggs, and nobody wants that.

Want more make-ahead breakfast ideas?

Three spinach egg cups stacked atop one another on a light background.

Spinach Egg Cups

Yield: 6 egg cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Looking for a protein-packed weekday breakfast? Try these make-ahead spinach egg cups with turkey for a satisfying start to your day!

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 slices roasted turkey breast lunch meat (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally spray six cups of a regular-size muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Line each one of the sprayed cups with one slice of turkey breast, if using.
  3. Divide the chopped spinach evenly between each cup, pressing down to pack in.
  4. Carefully break an egg into each cup—it’s okay if a little bit spills out of the turkey “bowl.”
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over the egg cups.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes (for a soft yolk), or 12-15 minutes (for a hard yolk). Let cool for 10 minutes in the muffin tin, then use a knife to loosen the sides of the cups and lift them out with a spoon.

Notes

For vegetarian egg cups, leave out the turkey.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 631mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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