“Cheesy” Eggs in Ham

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Cheesy eggs in ham without the cheese, sounds…..cheesy…..

The zesty, cheese flavor you get in these ham and egg cups comes from one of the God-sends of paleo products: Nutritional Yeast.

If you have never tried nutritional yeast before, the flavor resembles a tangy powdered cheese. While you don’t get the whole stringy, melt-y cheese experience (which might not be too bad; it is not attractive to have a string of cheese hanging down your chin, been there, done that), you still get a nice similar flavor of sharp cheddar cheese.

Nutritional yeast is also great sprinkled on salads, used it to make cheese-like sauces, makes a tasty seasoning for homemade kale chips, etc.

Not only is it tasty and versatile, it also is salt-free and contains protein, fiber, and provides more than your RDA’s of some complex B vitamins such as Riboflavin (B2), Pyridoxine (B6), Vitamin B12, Thiamine (B1), etc. in just one tablespoon! The vitamins in the B complex are great in helping ease stress, treating anxiety and depression, aiding your memory, and helping reduce your risk of heart-disease. These vitamins are essential to good health and are very difficult to find in the processed, highly-refined foods of the Standard American Diet (SAD).

These muffins also have a whole serving of vegetables and plenty of protein, making them the perfect way to start your day!


Serves 1 (Makes 3 “egg baskets”)


3 slices of deli ham

1 egg + ½ cup liquid egg whites (see recipe notes for other options)

1 cup spinach, chopped

1-2 tbsp. nutritional yeast (depending on how much of a “cheesy” taste you would like)

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Ground black pepper


1.      Preheat your oven to 375° F.

2.      Line a muffin tin with your three slices of ham

3.      Sautee chopped spinach over a medium-low heat until wilted

4.      Add an equal amount of sautéed spinach to the bottom of each ham-lined muffin tin

5.      Wisk your eggs, egg whites, garlic powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl

6.      Sprinkle half of your nutritional yeast onto the spinach and then add your egg mixture to the ham-lined muffin tins.

7.      Sprinkle the rest of the nutritional yeast on top of the eggs

8.      Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through

9.      Let cool. Enjoy!


Recipe Notes

●If you don’t have liquid egg whites (the kind from the carton), use the one egg and 3 egg whites

●If you prefer to use only whole eggs, that works just as well. Use three.

●Make sure that your ham is thick enough so that the egg mixture won’t run through. If you have a very thin cut ham, you may have to add two slices per muffin tin.


Question of the Day: Have you ever tried nutritional yeast before? If so, how do like to use it?

~”I love them with scrambled eggs and on top of my fajita salads-chicken/shrimp, grilled veggies, salsa, guacamole, and nutritional yeast!”

7 thoughts on ““Cheesy” Eggs in Ham

    • That is a great question! I add the baking soda to make the eggs rise a bit more and get fluffy; you can leave it out if you would like, but the eggs won’t rise as much.
      Yes, definately try nutritional yeast and let me know what you think! 🙂
      Thanks for reading!

  1. These look and sound amazing! I read this in bed the other night which was a big mistake because then I was hungry all night. LOL!

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