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Ham, Cheese and Egg Tortilla Cups

June 16, 2020 (Last Updated: June 11, 2022) by Chris Collins

These Ham, Cheese and Egg Cups are baked in Tortilla Wraps for the ultimate hand held breakfast or brunch!

If you’re looking for an easy way to feed a crowd, these egg cups are absolutely perfect! Plus they’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Follow me…

closeup shots of egg cups in muffin tin garnished with chives

Tortilla Cups

For the outside of the cup you’ll need large (burrito sized) flour tortillas. Corn tortillas are not suitable as they tend to crack when you tightly fold them.

From there you’ll need to slice smaller circles. You can use a cookie cutter, small pot, glass, anything like that. You’re looking for them to be around 4.5″/12cm.

Can I make these without tortillas?

You can use the ham as the cup and leave out the tortilla if you wish. I do much prefer them with the crispy tortilla outer cup though.

How to make tortilla cups - 4 step by step photos

Ham, Cheese and Egg Cups


I recommend patting the ham slices dry with paper towels if they contain excess moisture. You want the slices fairly dry or they make the tortilla cups soggy.


You can really choose any cheese you fancy. Swiss works great, as does Cheddar. You’ll want square slices so they help create the ‘cup’ for the egg. Grated cheese doesn’t work as well here.


Give them a good seasoning of salt and pepper before they go in the oven. Medium sized eggs here are a better fit than large eggs.

Top Tip – Ensure you place the ham on the inside of the cups so if it does release excess moisture, it won’t make the tortilla soggy.

How to make egg cups - 5 step by step photos

Serving Ham Egg Cups

Once they’re baked you’ll want to give them a good sprinkling of chives. These add a nice extra layer of flavour, so I definitely recommend adding them!

In terms of what to serve with them, they work great by themselves as a quick breakfast or brunch, but you could serve them with a little side salad for lunch.

overhead shot of egg cups fresh out the oven with egg yolk showing

And there we have it! All my top tips for the perfect ham egg cups.

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these ham egg cups shall we!?

egg cup sliced open with yolk pouring out on plate served with salad and baby plum tomatoes

How to make Ham, Cheese & Egg Cupsย (Full Recipe & Video)

closeup shots of egg cups in muffin tin garnished with chives

Ham, Cheese and Egg Tortilla Cups

These Ham, Cheese and Egg Cups are baked in Tortilla Wraps for the ultimate hand held breakfast or brunch!
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Servings (click & slide): 12 cups
Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: American / British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories per serving: 270kcal
Cost per serving: 50p / 50c


  • 12 Hole Greaseproof Muffin Tray
  • 4.5"/12cm Cookie Cutter (or small bowl)
  • Sharp Knife and Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4 Burrito Sized Flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 12 square slices of Cheese (of choice)
  • 12 slices of Ham
  • 12 medium Eggs
  • Fresh Chives, finely diced (to serve)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  • Use a 4.5"/12cm cookie cutter or cut around a similar sized pot, glass or bowl to create 3 mini tortilla circles from your 4 large tortillas (12 mini in total).
  • Fold them into the muffin holes (lightly grease if needed) then fold in cheese slices. If you're ham is wet/overly moist I recommend patting dry with paper towels, otherwise it may release too much moisture into the cups. Fold in your ham slices, push around the edges to make room, then crack in the eggs.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then pop in the oven at 375F/190C for 15-20mins, or until completely cooked through, or the yolk is cooked to your preference. I usually sacrifice one to test when the white is fully set.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve them up!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Low Carb - You can make these without the tortilla wraps, using the ham as the cup, and they still work great!ย 
b) Chives - Try not to think of these as just garnish, they add an extra layer of flavour to the cups
c) Timings - The longer you bake, the more firm the yolk will be, but the crispier the tortilla will be. If you want an extra runny yolk you will have to sacrifice the crispiness of the tortilla ever so slightly. Like I mention in the method, use a knife to slice open one to test.
d) Calories - per cup, using 12x 2/3oz slices of cheddar. Slight over estimate as not all the wrap is used.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Ham, Cheese and Egg Tortilla Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.84g24%
Saturated Fat 7.293g36%
Trans Fat 0.351g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.625g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.116g
Cholesterol 202mg67%
Sodium 707mg29%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 13.2g4%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 1.04g1%
Protein 18.05g36%
Vitamin A 516IU10%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 1.73mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    October 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Great idea….does the tortilla become crispy?

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      October 13, 2022 at 9:52 am

      They don’t come out overly crispy, but you could always pre-cook them to crisp them up if you’d prefer!

  • Reply
    September 23, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    how thick of slices of ham and cheese

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 24, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Thin enough that they’re pliable enough to mould into the tortilla cups without tearing.

  • Reply
    June 21, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Has anyone tried pre-cooking the tortillas in the cups to get them crisp, then adding the inside ingredients to avoid the soggy tortilla

  • Reply
    January 11, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Can these be frozen?

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 13, 2022 at 10:23 am

      I’ve unfortunately never frozen these before so couldn’t offer guidance on this.

  • Reply
    January 3, 2022 at 11:08 am

    3 stars
    Why do my yolks keep blistering way before the white is set. Iโ€™ve either got to have runny whites which is gross or super hard yolks ๐Ÿ™

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 4, 2022 at 11:08 am

      All ovens can work slightly differently, so try and lowering the heat (maybe 180C/350F). I also find they carry on cooking ever-so-slightly as they rest. C.

  • Reply
    November 10, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    5 stars
    What a clever way to serve eggs! We will give these a try for sure!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Hope you love them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    November 10, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    5 stars
    These cups look incredibly easy to make and can certainly become a fantastic entertainer – just what I have been looking for!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Dionne ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    November 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    5 stars
    Such a fun twist for breakfast. I love these.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Katherine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Amanda Wren-Grimwood
    November 10, 2020 at 11:44 am

    5 stars
    Definitely making these. I know they’ll be gone in seconds!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Absolutely! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    November 10, 2020 at 11:38 am

    5 stars
    These are going on my holiday brunch table, for sure! Yummmmm!!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Woo hoo! Great to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    beth sachs
    November 10, 2020 at 10:59 am

    5 stars
    The perfect weekend breakfast. My kids LOVED them!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 11, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Awesome to hear!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    November 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    3 stars
    Sounds great but I either end up with cooked through yolk or egg-snot. What’s the solution to getting the tops of the eggs cooked without cooking through the yolk?

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 5, 2020 at 10:12 am

      It can be a tricky balance to strike, cooking at a slightly lower temp might help prevent the tops from cooking before the centre does!

      • Reply
        November 5, 2020 at 4:49 pm

        Thanks Chris!