Bacon Tater Egg Cups


Bacon tater egg cups are packed full of protein and veggies! Make ahead and easily reheat. The perfect way to start your day!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 24 frozen bite-size potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)

  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, or to taste

  • 10 slices cooked bacon, chopped

  • 12 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spread potato nuggets onto a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until nuggets are half-cooked, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool until easily handled. Cut each nugget in half.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, onion, red bell pepper, spinach, green onions, and sun-dried tomatoes for 5 minutes. Drain excess liquid and stir in chopped bacon.

  5. Beat eggs, cream, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper together in a large bowl.

  6. Spoon bacon mixture into the prepared muffin cups and top each with Monterey Jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over cheese layer until each cup is nearly full. Place 4 potato nugget halves into each.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until set in the middle, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.