Green Eggs and Ham photo of finished dish not available
Although this seems at first to be a breakfast meal, I think it can replace deviled eggs at a cookout, or be a side dish dinner too. The recipe came from the circular, American Profile, which was in our local Garner News paper one summer. The name caught my eye, but the preparation made me want this recipe. It's so cool to see the finished product (and they are yummy too). If choosing to chill for later or serving cold, it's probably a good itea to store these right in muffin tins. They will perspire as they cool, so when it's time to serve the chilled version, place them on paper towels first before putting on a serving platter. Just like deviled eggs, sprinkle with paprika or Old Bay to give them a festive look.


  •  3 eggs
  • 1 T all-purpose flour
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1 C 2% reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 1.5 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 C spinach leaves loosely packed (or 1/4 C thawed frozen chopped spinach)
  • 8 thin sliced deli cooked ham


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease 8 muffin tins or small ramekins.
  2. In food processor (mixer or blender), combine eggs, flour, butter, cottage cheese, cheddar and hot sauce. Blend well.
  3. Add spinach but only pulse it in so that green pieces are still visible.
  4. Line muffin tins with ham slices and press down to create cup shapes with haml
  5. Pour about 1/3 cup of egg mixture into each ham cup.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes our clean.
Each ham cup is 170 calories if using full fat versions of cheeses, butter, and ham. Lower fat content on any of these ingredients will bring the satfat down from the 11g, but the protien is great with 15g and very little in the way of carbs.
Yield for this recipe is 8 servings, and doubling should work.  
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