Baked Potato Caprese Breakfast Egg Cups

by Jennifer on September 13, 2011

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It’s not all about kids you know.

I like to make dishes just for my man sometimes.

My hubby works at home as well and so I made us a fun breakfast the other day.

Now that both kids are in school, I have been trying to get my hubby into the habit of going to the gym with me once they are in school.

To celebrate day 1, I made him this fun recipe – heck, most men would be thrilled to hear ‘I am making you some bacon if you go to the gym with me’

I left out the fact that it would only be a few bits paired with tomatoes and mozzarella, a naturally low fat cheese.

The inspiration for this recipe came from my bloggy pal Jessica but decided to ‘beef’ it up a bit for my man. Grrrr….

smashing the potatoes is rather therapeutic peeps….

drop them into the ramekins…..

decorate them with tomatoes, mozzerella and basil….

add the egg and bake….

Baked Potato Caprese Breakfast Egg Cups (yield: 4)
adapted from How Sweet It Is
4 small baby potatoes, microwaved and smashed
4 organic eggs
12 organic grape tomatoes, halved
2-3 ounces of mozzarella cheese, roughly chopped
4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
8 teaspoons 1% milk
salt and pepper
butter cooking spray
4 ramekins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place the 4 baby potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes. If the potatoes are not easy to pierce, microwave 1 more minute. Using a potato masher (or cup) smash each potato. Whack!

3. Spray each ramekin with butter spray and place one potato in each ramekin. Top with half of the pieces of tomato, cheese and basil and one egg.

4.  Add 2 teaspoon of milk to each ramekin. Top with the remaining tomatoes, cheese and basil on top and set on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, then turn on the broiler. Move the baking sheet to the bottom rack and broil for 4-5 minutes depending on how set you like your eggs.

Deborah September 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

This is my idea of the perfect breakfast!

Felicia September 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Yum! I have to get some ramekins-Can’t believe I don’t have any!

Jennifer September 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Run to Pier 1. Cheap, useful and cute.

Jennifer September 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Thanks deborah – love fun breakfasts

Jeanette September 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

What a cute idea for breakfast, and a lucky husband!

Suzie September 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Whoa! That looks awesome.. I would whip my egg (because the yolk grosses me out).. but I think I’m gonna try it!


Betsy September 13, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Yum, I love this idea!

Amanda L (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) September 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

This looks delicious! And I’m loving that Portuguese Rooster you have on display!

Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) September 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

You finally gave me a reason to need ramekins. These look amazing!

Jennifer September 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I am kinds sorta blushing over the fact that you came by to give me some comment love. Run to Pier 1 and grab some of the ramekins – so affordable ad dang cute!

Diane {Created by Diane} September 15, 2011 at 1:41 am

oh I love these, it’s so fun to have things baked in ramekins.

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