These egg white cups combine potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and feta with egg whites to make a nutrient dense breakfast that’s great reheated and perfectly portable. As you’d expect from my blog, this is a super simple recipe. You’ll only need five simple ingredients, excluding spices, to make these egg white cups.
Ingredients for These Egg White Cups
To make things as simple as possible, the recipe calls for convenience forms of every ingredient. I’ll briefly cover the ones you might have questions about modifying.
You may raise an eyebrow when you come across canned potatoes in the recipe card below. I first used canned potatoes in my loaded air fried chicken and potatoes recipe and have been hooked since. They’re perfect for quick recipes because you don’t need to do any chopping or cooking to soften the potatoes.
That said, if you’d rather use fresh potatoes, peel and finely dice them to cook for a few minutes until soft before adding the mushrooms. If you didn’t want to peel the potatoes, you could use baby gold or Dutch yellow potatoes like I used to make breakfast potatoes in the air fryer. They’re softer and creamier than russet potatoes.
The recipe calls for frozen or canned chopped spinach for convenience (and because, Popeye).
If you wanted to use fresh, you’ll need to cook the spinach over medium heat until it begins to wilt. Then remove the spinach from the heat to cool and chop.
This is the only fresh ingredient the recipe calls for, but you could certainly use a canned version of sliced mushrooms if you’d rather. If you go this route, be sure to fully dry the mushrooms before adding since the canned versions retain even more moisture.
Liquid egg whites are just so darn easy for these types of recipes, and it would be a shame to waste 9 egg yolks. That said, if you wanted to use whole eggs, that would work great.
A large egg usually weighs around 70-80 grams. So, to replace the egg whites with whole eggs you could whisk 5-6 eggs together.
Final Notes for Your Egg White Cups
I would highly recommend tasting the potato, mushroom, and spinach mixture before going in the muffin tin to assess the level of seasoning. The feta cheese will add some saltiness and slight flavor but if your veggies are bland before going in, your egg white cups may be lacking in the flavor department.
Okie doke, that’s all I have for you. You’ll find the full recipe card below.
- 1 1/2 C (396g) Liquid Egg Whites, or the whites of 8-9 eggs
- 15 oz can Diced Potatoes, drained
- 1/2 C (115g) Chopped Spinach, canned or thawed from frozen and drained
- 1 1/2 C (100g) White Mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 1/2 C (56g) Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1/8 tsp Salt and Pepper
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper, to taste (optional)
- Preheat an oven to 350F and spray a 12-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. I used a silicone muffin mold on top of a baking sheet.
- Add the drained potatoes and mushrooms to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the salt and peppers over the mixture. Cook until the mushrooms begin to brown slightly and the potatoes begin to crisp around the edges, about 6-8 minutes. (If you'd like crispier potatoes, cook them a few minutes on their own before adding the mushrooms.)
- Add the spinach and stir well, spreading out the spinach as evenly as possible. Reduce the heat and cook until everything is evenly mixed and no moisture remains, about 4-5 minutes.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin as evenly as possible.
- Crumble the feta cheese and sprinkle it over the spinach mixture.
- Pour the egg whites over the mixture. If you're using liquid egg whites from a carton, you may want to go straight from the carton for easy pouring. You can place the carton on a food scale and zero out the scale to see how much you're pouring into each slot. (The amount may vary based on the size of your muffin tin.)
- Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the egg white cups are fully cooked through. Let the cups cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin tin. Refrigerate leftover egg cups for 2-3 days.
- Each egg cup has 1 Smart Point.
- If you use canned mushrooms, be sure to drain well and remove as much moisture as possible.
- For fresh potatoes, dice and cook a few minutes before adding the mushrooms.
- For fresh spinach, cook the spinach on its own until the spinach begins to wilt. Remove from the heat to cool and chop. Add the cooked spinach at the same step in the recipe.
- Taste the veggies before adding to the muffin tin/mold to assess your level of seasoning.
- To substitute whole eggs for egg whites, whisk together 5-6 large eggs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 egg white cups Serving Size: 1 egg white cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 4.7gProtein: 5.3g
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