These mini muffin tin omelets are my new heart song. Filled with eggs, cream, sharp cheddar cheese, turkey sausage, and green onion, they are low carb, protein-rich, filling, and delicious.
I’ve been making a pan of these mini muffin tin omelets every week for myself, one for the kids, and one for my husband. They cook up so quick and easy, completely hands off, and just pop right out of the muffin tin once cooled a bit. I then let these mini omelets cool completely and place them in a zipper seal bag in the fridge for quick and easy heat-up breakfasts. Being low-carb and protein-rich, these muffin tin omelets are the ideal filling grab-and-go breakfast option.
30 to 45 seconds in the microwave and they taste like they were just made! Keep in mind they can be frozen and reheated as well. Some might even venture to eat cold but I like mine nice and toasty warm. I find that having things like this handy helps me stay on track. Because I have a “good” snack to grab rather than a bad one so I am far more likely to make that “good” choice. These muffin omelets keep me from cravin’ sweets during the day.
You only need 5 ingredients for muffin tin omelets: eggs, heavy cream, turkey sausage, green onion, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Quickly beat the eggs and cream together, add the remaining ingredients, fill up your muffin tin, and bake for 20 minutes. Doesn’t get much easier or quicker than that!
Some of my friends mix up just the egg mixture and put that in the muffin tins, then allow their family to add their own toppings to each individual little omelet. An eggcellent idea if I ever heard one! Whether you call them muffin tin eggs, a mini frittata, Denver omelet muffins, or a muffin omelet, they taste delicious all the same. So let’s get cookin’.
- Heavy cream
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Turkey sausage
- Green onion
- Salt and black pepper to taste
How To Make Muffin Tin Omelets
In a large bowl, beat together eggs and cream until well blended.
Stir in all other ingredients.
Grease a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and divide the omelet mixture evenly among the muffin cups.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until set in the center.
Allow the egg muffins to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin.
- Once the omelets are fully cool, place them in a zipper-seal bag or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or air fryer.
- Here are the freezing instructions for muffin tin omelets:
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
- When the muffin tin omelets have cooled, place them on the prepared baking sheet and keep some space between ’em. Pop them into the freezer.
- When frozen, transfer the muffin omelets to a large storage bag or freezer-proof container then place them back in the freezer.
- Reheat in the microwave (about a minute but microwaves vary) or warm back up in the oven at 350 degrees on a baking sheet with some tin foil on top. Enjoy!
- This is my favorite combination. But there are so many variations on this baked omelet muffin recipe:
- Feel free to substitute the turkey sausage for any other cooked meat of your choice, like crumbled breakfast sausage, chicken sausage, crispy chopped bacon, chopped prosciutto, or even leftover diced ham.
- Add other vegetables, like 1 cup of finely diced bell peppers, 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of finely chopped broccoli florets, 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms, a handful of chopped Kalamata olives, or 1/2 cup of roughly chopped fresh spinach.
- Use milk or half and half instead of heavy cream.
- Add a different type of cheese, like crumbled feta, grated parmesan cheese, simple shredded cheddar cheese, or mozzarella cheese.
- Substitute the green onion for finely diced yellow onion.
Check out these other easy breakfast recipes:
- 8-12 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup turkey sausage or chopped meat of your choice
- 3 chopped green onions
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, beat together eggs and cream until well blended. Stir in all other ingredients. Spoon into a well-greased muffin tin, dividing evenly among the cups.8-12 eggs, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup turkey sausage, 3 chopped green onions, salt and pepper to taste
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until set in the center. Allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin. Allow them to cool fully before placing them in a zipper-seal bag and storing them in the fridge. Eat within 5 days.
What would be the difference between using the lower number of eggs vs higher number? Would you end up with an “egg-ier” muffin or just more concoction to make more muffins.
I am lactose intolerant so would soya or oat milk work as a replacement for the heavy cream?
I have never used either soy or oatmilk but I would think that Yes you can use those. And I have made an oatmilk creamer before for a guest when they were lactose intolerant. I used Oatmilk and blended with some coconut oil to increase the richness to make more like a cream. That helps with the fluffiness of the combination. But any milk should work out fine.
Can I use aluminum cupcake pans?
You can if you like. I don’t use aluminum much any more due to the concern about that heavy metal leaching into foods. This is what I use now for muffins and cupcakes… https://amzn.to/3f3IpoH
But of course you can use what you are most comfortable with.
Excited I have all ingredients on hand for these! Been wanting to make a breakfast casserole but this is completely doable with what I have right now. Thanks!
gotta go to TN for working on the house that is for sale [all prayers welcome!] and I take whatever we eat…too busy working and the stove is clean.LOL
So these muffins are on my to-do list today and am so happy for the recipe…. blessings!! xxoo, joAnne
Thanks ! Will make this tomorrow !!!!
I hope you enjoy them Cynthia!!
I like your recipes. So easy to swap out ingredients. Going to make with ham (chopped) and fresh mushrooms & fresh spiniach and cheese have to add cheese With a salad will make a great supper!!!
Thank you so much, I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes!!