Broccoli-Cheese Hashbrown Cups

Let it be known that I am not an egg person. My mom raised my sister and in an egg-free house, my husband dislikes eggs, and I have just never been able to stomach straight up eggs. It's a shame too, because there is nothing more beautiful than a perfectly stacked eggs benedict, or a pile of fluffy scrambled eggs, or some happy eggs sunny-side-up completing a breakfast platter.

One of the breakfast-eggy foods I DO like are these hashbrown cups. Are they not the cutest!? You barely need a recipe for this- it's just hashbrowns, the egg mixture, whatever "extras" sound good, and cheese. Boom. I'm sure crumbled bacon, sausage, different cheeses and veggies would all be acceptable.

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I calculated the nutrition facts for this particular recipe, and the cups come out to only 75 calories each. That's it! You can eat, like, all of them. There's my logic for ya... it's low-cal so eat a ton of it. Smart.

These are great leftover as well. Just heat them up for a few minutes... and don't forget the hot sauce and ketchup. :)- R

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Broccoli- Cheese Hashbrown Cups

makes 12 cups

2 medium potatoes, grated (you'll have extra)

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

3 large eggs

a few tablespoons of milk (I used unsweetened plain almond milk)

pinch of salt and pepper

handful broccoli florets, chopped very small

2 or 3 cherry tomatoes, chopped small

2 ounces pepperjack cheese, grated or diced finely

cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. mix grated potato with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill 12 muffin cups about two-thirds full with potato, pressing to form a "cup" shape that lines the sides of the tin. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until potato is browning and getting crispy. Meanwhile. mix eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Distribute egg mixture evenly between cups. dot each tin with broccoli and tomato. Return to oven; bake until egg appears cooked. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown. Serve plain or with favorite sauce (ketchup, hot sauce, sour cream, etc.)  

 

 

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