Air Fryer Egg Cups – Your New Go-To Breakfast Option

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Air fryer egg cups are a game changer for breakfast enthusiasts! They are like mini frittatas or quiches, which are delicious and easy to make. When you want a nutritious, no-fuss breakfast option make some egg muffins.

They give you the perfect balance of fluffy eggs and golden edges. And they are easy to make in bulk for meal prep. I like to make the filling one day, and then I can combine it with eggs and eat it for breakfast all week.

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Another thing I love about air fryer egg cups is their impressive versatility. You can mix and match ingredients to suit your preferences or use up leftovers.

Customize your egg muffins with different vegetables, meats, and cheeses to create endless combinations. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can experiment with other seasonings and garnishes.

This article will explore how to make air fryer egg cups with various fillings, creating a delicious, time-saving, and versatile meal. We’ll also discuss cooking times and temperature settings, ensuring you achieve the perfect consistency for your egg muffins.

Looking for more air fryer breakfast recipes? Try air fryer pancakes, air fryer frozen waffles, and air fryer hard-boiled eggs.

🥚Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Pork sausage
  • Bell pepper, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Fresh spinach
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
labeled ingredient photo for egg cups.

🥣How to Make Air Fryer Egg Cups

  1. Cook sausage – Put the sausage in a frying pan and cook on low heat until it is no longer pink.
  2. Add veggies – Add the bell pepper, onion, and spinach to the frying pan. Cook for 2 minutes to wilt the sausage.
  3. Cool and store – Store the filling in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Make egg cups – Spray 2 silicone baking cups with cooking spray. Combine 1/3 cup of filling with 1 egg and some cheese in a mixing bowl and whisk well. Divide the egg mixture between 2 silicone muffin cups.
  5. Air fry – Air fry the muffin cups at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until the top is brown and the muffins are cooked. Serve immediately.
Closeup of the sausage filling.
Sausage filling
Mixing the egg and sausage filling.
Mixing the egg with sausage filling
Egg cups after air frying.
Before air frying
Egg cups before air frying.
After air frying

🍴Serving Ideas

These egg cups make a filling and complete healthy breakfast. Pair them with a side of fresh fruit or a simple fruit smoothie. Add condiments like hot sauce, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the side for extra flavor.

💭How to Store

You can either store the filling and make the egg cups as you want them or make them all and reheat another day. Keep the filling in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

If you cook all the egg cups, let them cool down completely. Then place them in an airtight container or wrap each one individually with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The egg cups can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

🍳How to Reheat Egg Cups

Set the air fryer at 350°F and heat the egg cups for 2-4 minutes until warm. Make sure to keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.

air fryer egg cups made in silicone muffin cups.

❓Are Air Fryer Egg Muffins Freezer Friendly?

Absolutely! Air fryer egg muffins can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To do so, let the egg muffins cool completely, then wrap each in plastic or foil individually. Place the wrapped muffins in an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag.

When ready to enjoy a frozen air fryer egg muffin, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 2-4 minutes.

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🥓Filling Ideas and Variations

Experimenting with fillings keeps breakfast exciting and lets you customize the egg muffins. Here are some tasty variations to try.

  • Veggies: Tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, grated carrots, and broccoli are all great additions to your egg cups.
  • Meats: Cooked crumbled bacon, diced ham, or shredded chicken can add an extra protein punch to your breakfast.
  • Cheeses: Cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, feta, and goat cheese are all delicious options that can be used to customize your egg muffin’s flavor.
  • Herbs and spices: Enhance the flavor with fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and chives, or add a kick with spices like paprika, cumin, or chili powder.

Mix and match these ingredients and create your own unique combinations. The endless possibilities are among the best parts of making air fryer egg cups.

air fryer egg cups cut open on a plate.


Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • 2 air fryer egg cups are one serving.
  • Make sure to whisk your eggs thoroughly when combining them with the filling. This will give you a fluffier egg cup.
  • Use nonstick spray in the muffin cups so the eggs don’t stick.
  • If they get too brown on top, reduce the cooking temperature by 10-20 degrees F.


Can I use silicone cups in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use silicone baking cups in the air fryer. Silicone cups are a great option because they are non-stick, easy to clean, and can withstand the heat of an air fryer. They are a handy air fryer accessory.

Can air fryer egg muffins be eaten cold?

Yes, you can eat them cold if you are pressed for time. You can also reheat them quickly in the microwave.

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Air Fryer Egg Cups Recipe

Published By Anne
Air Fryer Egg Cups are mini frittata or quiche-like bites that are delicious and simple to make. They are a perfect balance of fluffy eggs and golden edges.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings: 5
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  • 4 ounces pork sausage
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


Make the filling

  • Put the breakfast sausage in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook it, occasionally stirring, until it is no longer pink.
    4 ounces pork sausage
  • While it cooks, dice the bell pepper and onion. Add the bell pepper, onion, spinach, and salt to the sausage mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 onion, 2 cups spinach, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Let the mixture cool completely and refrigerate in an airtight container for 4-5 days until ready to make the egg cups.

Make the egg cups

  • Put 1/3 cup of the sausage mixture in a medium bowl for a single serving. Add 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of cheese and stir to mix well. To make all the muffins at once, combine all the filling with 5 eggs and 1/2 cup of cheese in a medium bowl.
    5 eggs, 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • If you make all the egg muffins at once, you will need 10 muffin cups. For a single serving, use 2 muffin cups. Spray the muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Divide the egg mixture evenly between the cups. Put them in the air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.


  • Make sure to whisk your eggs thoroughly when combining them with the filling. This will give you a fluffier egg cup.
  • Use nonstick spray in the muffin cups so the eggs don’t stick.
  • If the egg muffins get too brown on top, reduce the cooking temperature by 10 degrees F.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1828IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Muffin cups made with egg, sausage and peppers on a plate.

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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Egg Cups – Your New Go-To Breakfast Option”

  1. Hi Anne,
    I am curious why the cooked items need to be cooled completely before proceeding with the recipe? Thank you!

    • If you don’t cool them the eggs cook a little faster and the texture is different. It won’t hurt anything not to cool them, it just won’t be as fluffy. Thanks!


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