5 + Cooking in a Cup Recipes
Cooking in muffin cups or silicone cups is a fun way for kids to
create individual snacks, desserts or dinner items. We recommend
spraying each muffin tin or cup and/or using muffin liners to
prevent messy clean up. We've included 6 ideas on muffin tin cooking
here including a breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner and desert recipe.
Check out our Kindle cookbook for more muffin tin recipes.
Cooking in a Cup
Breakfast in a Muffin Tin- Potato and Egg Cups
- 3 or 4 medium russet potatoes or frozen shredded potatoes
- Salt and ground pepper
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 12 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F. Shred 3-4 potatoes. Brush a 12-hole
muffin pan with melted butter use liners or silicone cups for easier
clean up. Press 3 to 4 tablespoons of grated potato into each muffin
hole, using your fingers to shape the potato into a nest. Brush
lightly again with melted butter, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Allow the nests to cool and then crack an egg into each one.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 15 minutes until
the whites are set.
Makes 12 cups
Dinner in a Muffin Tin
- 2 puff pastry sheets or pie crust, cut into circles
- can refried beans
- 1 lb ground beef, cooked
- 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning mix
- Shredded cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1 chopped avocado
Add ground beef and taco seasoning into a skillet, cook until no
longer pink and drain. Preheat oven to 180° C/350°F. Brush muffin
pans with olive oil. Line each pan with pastry. Press the pastry to
fit neatly into the cups. Spoon refried beans into each cup and top
with ground beef. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes, or
until cheese melts. Sprinkle with lettuce, tomato, onions and/ or
Makes 12 pies.
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Lunch in a Cup
Along with the Taco pies and Spaghetti pies that can be used for
lunch recipes try this pizza recipe:
Dessert in a Muffin Tin- Cherry Pies
Make mini cherry pies in muffin cups.
Cut pie dough into small circles. Press dough into muffin tins and
add cherry pie filling. Bake at 350 degrees until crust is golden
Snack in a Muffin Tin
Hummus Salad Cup
- 12 mini ready-made pie crusts
- 1 Cup hummus
- 1/2 Cup chopped tomato
- 1/2 Cup chopped cucumber
Preheat oven to 180° C/350°F. Brush muffin pans with oil and
place one pie crust in each cup. Bake for 10 minutes or until pie
crust is crisp and golden.
Hash Brown Cup
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 lbs bag frozen diced hash browns *
Preheat oven to 180° C/350°F.
Add muffin liners to muffin pans.
Brown beef in pan and drain fat.
In a large bowl, mix beef, cheese, and eggs.
Add hash browns and stir to combine.
Use an ice-cream scoop to place spoonfuls of mixture into muffin
pan, filling each muffin tin to the top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 24 muffins.
Serve with ketchup if desired.
*You can use fresh potatoes but you'll need to chop them. Then boil
them in a pan of water until soft.
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