Breakfast Cups

breakfast cups 2

My holiday houseguests arrived Thursday night (about 5 hours after school let out for Christmas break). I did not make it to the grocery store before they arrived, so I offered a few leftover rosemary nuts and some slices of cranberry bread that I received as a teacher gift for breakfast Friday morning. We did not even have milk for coffee– my husband had to run out to the gas station.

breakfast cup close up

This morning, I actually had breakfast food for my guests after a major trip to the grocery store (courtesy of my husband– I almost considered that a Christmas gift). I served up some Breakfast Cups to the group, and people were not disappointed. I need another quick prep meal for tomorrow morning. Can anybody help a hostess?

breakfast cup filling


  • 1- 10 oz. Can Ro-Tel tomatoes (I use mild version)
  • ½ c. mayo
  • 1 c. grated cheddar and Monterey Jack (or just cheddar)
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 8-10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1-2 cans 10 oz. refrigerated flaky layered biscuits (I use Pillsbury Grands Original Flaky Layer Biscuits)

separating biscuits


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together tomatoes, mayo, cheese, basil, bacon, and onion.
  • Separate each biscuit into 3 layers.
  • Press each layer into a lightly greased mini muffin tin and fill with tomato mixture.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

unbaked breakfast cups

10 thoughts on “Breakfast Cups

  1. My go-to group breakfast is frittata or quiche. It’s great for leftover veggies or that small end of a block of cheese–especially if you’ve had a cheese plate or veggie platter at cocktails the night before. If you have a frozen pie crust in the freezer do quiche, if not, frittata! Don’t have that many eggs? Fluff up with milk!

  2. How about French toast? Great French toast can be made with two eggs beaten,1/2 c milk,(half and half is great if you’ve got it, can also use canned milk (an emergency pantry usually contains at least one kind) a heaping T sugar and 1 t. vanilla. Any kind of bread will work: wonder bread, left over baguettes, banana bread, I might have tried the cranberry you had on hand. Pancakes are another item that require only one egg and a little milk again can use canned.

  3. You could use leftover bacon/cheese dip (that you wrote about the other week) for the breakfast cups! Have you tried that?

    Another thing I’m trying this year is making croque Monsieur or croque Madame from my leftover ham. Madame would be delicious at breakfast, I think.

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