Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups for #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper turns 2 this week! Happy Birthday to Isabel and all of my friends who are part of the movement to bring families back around the dinner table. I decided to go with breakfast for dinner (or lunch, or, well, umm, breakfast), with these Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups. Easy, versatile, freezable, reheatable – you have to make up a batch!

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups | | #eggs #breakfast #glutenfree #vegetarian

This week, as part of our birthday celebration for #SundaySupper, Isabel asked us to share our favorite recipes, themes, or moments from our time as part of this amazing group. I have a couple of favorite themes from my time as part of this amazing group – over a year and a half, minus my two blogging breaks during my first trimester and after Baby Smiles was born. One was Kids in the Kitchen, when The Bug and I made Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Guacamole. Classic Bug, trying to shove every ingredient in his mouth instead of actually helping me. The kid is a bottomless pit, but it was fun to make, and to pick a recipe based on his love of Mexican food from a young age. Another was Breakfast for Dinner where I shared these Dark Chocolate, Orange and Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups, because it was my first week back after my “maternity leave”, and after a rough first few months with Baby Smiles, getting back to blogging really felt like getting back to life, getting out of the Baby Fog, and doing something for me again.

But honestly, my favorite moment happens every week. Truthfully, sometimes everyday. You all know I love to tell stories about my family. The Bug has been featured prominently on the blog since Day 1, and now that Baby Smiles is starting to eat real food (this is the first #SundaySupper recipe he actually got to try!), he will come into the picture more and more. Each week as I go through the comments, I undoubtedly see something from Isabel or Nicole or Renee or Liz or someone else saying either something sweet about the boys, or mentioning how it reminds them of when their kids were younger, and how things are different now.

This happens regularly as I share my daily goings-on on Facebook or Instagram, too. And I love getting these comments. Yes, of course I enjoy hearing how adorable and awesome my kids are, but what I really love is the inspiration these ladies give me, as a foodie AND a mom. Because I see the types of moms they are, I see the wonderful connection they have with their children and their kids’ amazing accomplishments, and I know that it truly comes back to the family dinner table – literally and figuratively. It is setting aside that time with your family, whether it is Sunday Supper, breakfast before school, or maybe your schedule doesn’t allow for a meal, but you turn off the cell phones and radio and whatever else while you are in the car and talk. You go to their football games, support their choices even if it brings them far away from you, have their friends all jammed into your living room.

And I can only hope, pray, and do my very best raising these little guys to be as wonderful as my friends’ children. I can make them delicious and nutritious meals so that they grow up healthy and with a love of food to nourish their body and soul. I can sit down to enjoy these meals with them, as we have done almost since they day each of them was born, pulling up a bouncer seat or high chair to the table, in order to know what is going on in their lives, to know who they are, and to make sure they know that Daddy and I are always there for them.

That is what Sunday Supper means to me.

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups | | #eggs #breakfast #glutenfree #vegetarian

As I said, I wanted to pay tribute to the Kids in the Kitchen AND Breakfast for Dinner themes, so I scoured the recipes from those events. The Bacon Egg and Sausage Breakfast Cups from Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes popped out at me as something I could make with The Bug, but I wanted to turn it into a vegetarian recipe, so that he could take leftovers to school (his preschool is attached to a Jewish Temple, so in order to ensure that meals being rated together at a table are Kosher – since most of the students are not Jewish and may not know all of the requirements – is to just have everyone bring in vegetarian dishes).

Well, I don’t know if my broccoli took up more room than her sausage and bacon or what, but once I mixed it up, there was no way I was fitting the potato/broccoli/cheese mixture into the cups and then cracking an egg on top. Dang, I was hoping for a little runny yolk on mine! So I just whisked up all twelve eggs and combined it with the veggie mixture.

Soooo, it’s nothing like Nicole’s recipe, but these Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups turned out great! The hubby raved about them at dinner, I snuck one the next day as a snack, The Bug took some for lunch. Even Baby Smiles ate some! And I still have more in the freezer, so this is a perfect make-ahead meal for busy days. They can even be little appetizers! And obviously you can switch up the veggies and cheese to whatever you have or like.

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups | | #eggs #breakfast #glutenfree #vegetarianJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy! You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

And make sure you check out all of the delicious items that the group is bringing to the party at the bottom of this post!

Sunday Supper MovementWhat is your favorite thing about Sunday Suppers in YOUR family?

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups
Make your favorite omelet portable and poppable.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Serves: 24
  • 20 oz. bag shredded potatoes
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • pepper
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb frozen broccoli florets, cooked as per package instructions
  • 12 eggs, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease or spray two muffin pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between 24 muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until eggs are set ad top is lightly golden brown.


Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Egg Muffin Cups | | #eggs #breakfast #glutenfree #vegetarian

Here are a few more of my favorite #SundaySupper themes and recipes:

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Plus here is the entire #SundaySupper birthday party menu…

Brilliant Breads and Breakfast Fare:

Amazing Appetizers and Cocktails:

Spectacular Soups and Salads:

Enticing Entrees:

Decadent Desserts:

Want to see lots more yummy food from me and my friends, and cute pictures of my kids? 

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  1. says

    Sometimes I even forget to comment about the food when friends share great family (or animal) stories! So glad to have met you via Sunday Supper :)
    PS…your muffin cups look terrific!

  2. says

    Such a nice recipe and a heartfelt post. I also very much enjoy your comments and the conversations we have in our group and all over social media. It really makes my day when I check on things and see such great camaraderie between all.

    • says

      Thanks Renee. This year has been kind of solitary between the end of a tough pregnancy and having a newborn, so having so many people I can connect with from home has been a help.

  3. says

    You are so sweet, Brianne. I can tell that you are the best mommy and your adorable boys will grow up knowing that! This is a wonderful recipe, even if it didn’t turn out exactly as you planned. Your muffin cups sound like the perfect breakfast, any time of the day!

  4. says

    I am with you – I love getting inspired by the other dishes made by Sunday Supper contributors! There are always so many diverse options to think about.

    Loving these muffin cups, and it is great you can bring them along as leftovers for lunch time too!

  5. says

    You know how much I enjoy following the bug and baby smiles. They are the highlight of many of our events. You are an amazing mom and I know that those boys will lead a very happy life…. in the end that is truly what we want for our children.
    Thank you for all the inspiration and fabulous recipes over the last 18 months. I have loved watching your blog evolve and grow. You are extremely talented!

    • says

      Thanks so much for everything Isabel! It has been so much fun. I wish I could do even more – more of the chats, hosting, sharing, etc than what I do and I will, in time. But Sunday Supper does also remind me of my priorities! Those boys! :-)

  6. says

    These muffins are perfection, even without that runny yolk you so wanted. I’ll be making these soon! The whole grab-and-go breakfast thing is so important to me because I always, always wake up later than I intend to, lol.

  7. says

    This is such a wonderful and adverse group of people. But what brings us all together is food. And I love that we don’t try to be perfect. When recipes don’t go the way we want, that’s okay! I mean, look how you pulled together these great muffin cups! YUM!

  8. says

    What a great post! Our children are everything to us and making them a part of our daily blogs/kitchen cooking is amazing! Boo just started getting in the kitchen with me again and it’s so fun! I have the ingredients to make these so maybe her and I can try them this week! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. says

    It looks like you have come up with a great twist on the recipe and it’s so handy to have a delicious muffin like this stored away for when you need it. Such a lovely post as well – your boys are blessed to have you!

  10. says

    Ooh I’d love to try these for my kids and I’m sure they’ll love it!Filling and delicious :) I’m sure your kids will grow up to be healthy and happy and thats what we want as parents.Its been a pleasure cooking Sunday Suppers with you!

  11. says

    What a wonderful trip down memory lane!

    It is very exciting that Baby Smiles is able to enjoy your delicious cooking and baking. Great idea to start with one of Nicole’s recipes. She puts so much love into her dishes, too.

  12. says

    Count me in as one who loves seeing the pictures of your little guys and hearing the sweet stories. Although we still have one at home he’s really not a baby any more so it’s fun hearing others stories. By the way these Broccoli Potato Cheese Egg Muffin Cups look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  13. says

    I love hearing about your kids, seeing what’s in Bug’s lunch, and everything. It’s fun to get to know them, pkus you give me great ideas for my kids! I can’t wait to make these cups for my little guy – they look so good!

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