Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese
These cottage cheese and egg muffins are one of my favourite breakfasts and since I had some leftover ham I figured that it was a great opportunity to update the photos for this recipe which I originally posted back in 2008! I first came across the idea for these muffins on Kalyns Kitchen and they reminded me of the cottage cheese muffins that my mother used to make when I was a kid so I had to make them. The primary ingredients of these muffins are the cottage cheese and eggs with a bit of flour to bind things together and from there you can add pretty much whatever you want! I particularly like the ham and cheese combo but I use other ingredients depending on what I feel like. Because of all of the moisture from the cottage cheese these muffins come out nice and light, fluffy and moist and what's better is that with a minute in the microwave the leftovers from the fridge are just as good as freshly made so you can make a batch on the weekend and have quick breakfasts for the week. They also freeze really well so you can make them for later on when you know you will be busy. What a great way to enjoy some leftover ham, or a great reason to pick up some more ham!

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese
Just look at how light and fluffy they are inside!

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese
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Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese
Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese

Cottage Cheese and Egg Muffins with Ham and Cheddar Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 (2 muffin servings)

Soft, light and moist cottage cheese and egg muffins with ham and cheddar cheese.


ingredients
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces ham, diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions, sliced
directions
  1. Mix the cottage cheese, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt followed by the ham, cheddar cheese and green onions, pour into a greased 12 muffin pan and bake in a preheated 400F oven until golden brown and a toothpick poked into the centre comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

Option: Instead of ham and cheese, use your favourite ingredients! (I like to add pickled jalapenos to these!)
Note: These muffins freeze well!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 223, Fat 8.6g (Saturated 3.9g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 133mg, Sodium 589mg, Carbs 18g (Fiber 0.8g, Sugars 1g), Protein 18g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

39 comments:

maybahay said...

yum! these would be perfect for a packed or picnic lunch on the weekend.

Beth G. said...

These look DELICIOUS!! What a yummy combo~

Jerri said...

these look & sound great!

Peabody said...

I could make those for my breakfast. Looks yummy.

Peter M said...

Kevin, the cheddar top looks real good!

Also, perhaps try a combo of flour and corn flour...not too gritty.

Bellini Valli said...

These would be great for a breakfast on the go Kevin!!!...or anytime for that matter!

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

wow, these look soooo good and easy! :)

katiez said...

I'm not sure which I like the looks of better - either way, they sound wonderful!

Danny and Jackie said...

delicious and very moreish

Greg said...

These look very rich. Oh so tempting.

tigerfish said...

Love the melted cheese on top. Yums!

Deborah said...

These look and sound delicious!!

Kalyn said...

I had to come and see these muffins you made that were kind of like mine, and they do look delicious. Sorry I missed them (I can't keep up with you; you must cook all the time!) I agree the almond meal is a bit pricy (it's about $12 for 4 cups here, but still not cheap) but I like the almond flavor and I'm avoiding white flour so it works well for that.

lilythelily said...

Great work! :-)

Megan said...

Think I might give these a try this weekend so we have breakfast all week!

preslisa said...

Hey Kevin! I came across your blog today while looking for a savory muffin recipe. I decided to give yours a try, changed a few things to my preference, and I LOVED them. I'm really inpressed with your cooking! I like how creative you are. I definitely will try more of your recipes. Check out my blog. I posted this recipe! =)

Sarah said...

You see it's very rare to find a good food blog lately, many of them only concentrate on the pictures and the actual recipe is left aside. In your blog, I see you put a big effort on the recipe and I've been liking the mixtures and adaptations you do. Great Work

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Wow! I'll be trying these this week. Thanks for the recipe :)

~Sarah

Anonymous said...

Do you have the original recipe with the almond flour? I am wheat free, and searching for good recipes with almond flour.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Here you go: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/12/cottage-cheese-and-egg-breakfast.html

Shanda said...

Thank you for the recipe! Do you think these would work as a freezer meal?

Kevin said...

Shanda: I would say yes!

RAMONA said...

I definitely will try more of your recipes!Yummy!

Anonymous said...

You mention flavor changes - ideas please. I think I would like something a little savory - pepper maybe or some pepper jack cheese for part of the cheddar.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, would that be creamed cottage cheese, or dry curd? Phyllis

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Creamed cottage cheese. I have never actually encountered dry curd cottage cheese; I will have to look for it!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: You can really do anything! Pepper jack cheese would be great! Maybe some pickled jalapenos? I also enjoy combos like Italian sausage and roasted red peppers using goat cheese as the cheese. Mushrooms or mushrooms and spinach or spinach and artichoke hearts would also be nice.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: If you meant with the ham, the broccoli would make an excellent addition!

Anonymous said...

Due to medical requirements I can't have cottage cheese. Can I substitute Ricotta in the same volume?

Maria said...

Great breakfast on the go!

Grandbabycakes said...

Holy moly I love how portable these are! And they look heavenly!

Biz said...

I love the comparison of your 2008 picture - when I look back on my blog in 2008 and 2009 I think "how the fuck did I think that looked appetizing?!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Love the cottage cheese spin on these muffins!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

Kevin, I LOVE these savory muffins!!! and esp love the cottage cheese!!!

Lea Ray said...

These look and sound wonderful! I will be making a batch of these this weekend.

Jenny said...

These are awesome Kevin!! Great recipe!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

I need these for breakfast now!!

Kati said...

I made these for breakfast today and they were amazing. Thanks for another great recipe, I know I can always find great things on your site. I shared this on my blog today.

Kevin Lynch said...

Kati: I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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