Tuesday Eats: Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups

quinoa cups

I’m apologizing now for the back to back quinoa recipes. Before I leave St. Louis I always try and make food ahead of time to leave with B so he isn’t scrambling early in the morning or coming home after a long shift with nothing edible in the fridge. These muffin sized cups are perfect for warming up for breakfast and eating on the go. You can make these a variety of ways and mix and match whatever ingredients you have on hand. Each cup is  packed with protein and it’s a great way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies. Store a few in the freezer and pull out to reheat whenever you need a breakfast bite or quick snack. If you’re aiming for a more ascetically pleasing snack, use all white quinoa instead.

Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups
via iowa girl eats

2 c. cooked quinoa
2 eggs
2 egg white
1 c. zucchini, shredded
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 c. diced ham (could also use chicken sausage)
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and spoon mixture into each cup. Bake 25- 30 minutes. If you’re using a mini muffin pan, bake those for 15-20 minutes.





  1. June 17, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Well aren’t these just the cutest things ever!! I’m sure they keep you feeling fuller longer too because of the quinoa! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. June 17, 2014 / 7:47 am

    What a good fiancé you are!!! These look so yummy and healthy!!!

  3. June 17, 2014 / 8:09 am

    These look like such a great breakfast! I can’t wait to make a batch. Nice tip on using white quinoa, I never thought of that.

  4. June 17, 2014 / 9:09 am

    Oh my gosh — how sweet are you? Levi’s lucky if I stock up on peanut butter and jelly before I leave town for work. I have a feeling he eats his fair share of drive through meat when I’m out of town :).

    I’m not a ham fan, but I bet these would be great with chicken sausage — great suggestion!

  5. June 17, 2014 / 10:18 am

    These look delicious! I have yet to make quinoa because I feel like it’s going to be super difficult to make!! I need to try it out.


  6. June 17, 2014 / 10:19 am

    These look amazingggggg. Anything with cheese..I’m in!

  7. jillian
    June 17, 2014 / 11:12 am

    mmmm i love that most of your recipes are healthy! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  8. June 17, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    These sound great and like such an EASY and DELISH breakfast on the go. I will be trying these out soon 🙂

  9. June 17, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I am all about prepping for easy meals on the go and those look so good and full of protein! Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Shelby
    June 17, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Not a big fan of quiche, but the quinoa looks like it’d change the texture and the eggs wouldn’t even be noticed!

  11. June 17, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    i love how the quinoa looks like little seeds. these sound aewsome!

  12. June 19, 2014 / 7:43 am

    I am always in the market for new quinoa recipes, and a grab-and-go breakfast always appeals to me – thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try this out!

  13. October 11, 2014 / 9:10 pm

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