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Grits Ham and Cheese Breakfast Cups

I love a big Sunday breakfast and these Grits Ham and Cheese Breakfast Cups are a perfect way to have it all. Eggs and cheese get whipped into cooked grits and poured into a muffin pan lined with slices of sweet ham. So easy! Adapted from Southern Cast Iron magazine.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: breakfast cups, grits recipe, ham and cheese cups
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 453kcal


  • 12 thin deli sliced ham (See Note 1)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grits (See Note 2)
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 eggs large and beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Using cooking spray, coat the inside of the muffin pan. Place 1 slice of ham into each of the muffin cups. Press down and form up sides of cup.
  • Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Whisk in grits, stirring to avoid lumps. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking on the bottom of pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the grits, 1/2 cup of cheese and butter until incorporated. Add the onion powder, black pepper, milk and beaten eggs and whip to incorporate completely.
  • Pour batter into each ham lined muffin cup to the top of pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top of each cup.
  • Bake until edges are set and middle slightly jiggles, 20-25 minutes.


  1. I like to use Smoked Honey Ham, but feel free to use whatever you prefer.
  2. For this to cut time down I use quick-cooking grits.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 279mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.5mg