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Leftover Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins

These Leftover Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins are a perfect use of that leftover ham and you'll end up with these delicious breakfast muffins. The perfect breakfast on the go!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, ham and cheese, leftover ham, muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 226kcal


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes cubed (1 bag)
  • 2 cups leftover ham chopped
  • ½ teaspoon pepper ground
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to soften.
  • Add the chopped bell peppers, hash brown potatoes and season with pepper. Stir everything together and cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes start to brown.
  • Add the ham and cook for another minute until the ham heats through. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • In a smaller bowl whisk the eggs, milk and hot sauce together. Pour this mixture over the ham mixture. Add the shredded cheese and stir everything together.
  • Using an ice cream scoop fill each muffin tin with the egg and ham mixture. You can fill all the way to the top, and you should have enough for 12 muffins.
  • Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set and the muffins start to get golden on the top.
  • Let the muffins cool for a couple minutes in the muffin pan before transferring to a cooling rack.



  1. I did not use any additional salt in this recipe because the ham is salty enough for my taste but feel free to add salt if needed.
  2. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To serve, reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. How to freeze: Once the muffins are cooled completely, wrap each muffin tightly in plastic wrap, then place them in an airtight container and store in the freezer. To serve, reheat frozen, unwrapped for about 1 minute.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1.2mg