Spicy Sausage Egg Muffins

Hi! So, I realize I just posted a breakfast recipe with a little spicy kick last week, and I also realize these have a lot of the same ingredients as the Breakfast Enchiladas there’s a very good reason for that and that reason is that one time when I made the enchiladas I realized very quickly that I had forgotten to grab tortillas at the grocery store. Tortillas are kind of a big part of enchiladas and as I’ve mentioned a few times before running to the store for just one item just doesn’t happen when you live kind of far from said store. I improvise a lot when it comes to cooking because of this reason and sometimes my favorite meals have been created by having to do this. I guess you could say it’s kind of an awesome thing that the store isn’t a hop, skip, and a jump away because I think that’s where my creativity has a chance to shine through. I know, I know baked egg muffins aren’t a new thing and that I am not the first and will not be the last to come up with a tasty version of them, but I am kind of in love with the flavor in these little guys. Just enough spice from the green chiles, garlic, and onion to kick your breakfast game up a notch or two.  If you’ve been reading here for awhile you know that Eric is a pretty routine kind of guy when it comes to his breakfast. Every single morning (with the exception of holidays) he has to have one of my Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches and I swear that if he doesn’t have one of those babies to start off his busy work day that he thinks that his whole day just might fall apart. He ate these muffins every morning for a week! He absolutely loved these and didn’t miss his beloved lil sandwiches one bit. I just made these up again for breakfasts this week and I knew I had to share them with ya! I hope you enjoy them, because I sure do. If you’re in a breakfast meal prep rut be sure to try these out because they come together quickly and are just perfect for on the go eating. Or eating very quickly, standing up while your toddler pulls out every single pot, pan, and cutting board from the kitchen cupboard. 

Into the kitchen!

Chop up an onion! (and a couple cloves of garlic that aren’t pictured because, well, life.)

Toss the chopped up onion and garlic in with some turkey sausage. Continue to brown the sausage and cook the onion and garlic all together. 

Add a small can of mild green chiles!  After the meat is browned and the onions are soft remove from the stove and set into a larger mixing bowl on the side. 

 

In the same pan coat with a bit of cooking spray and add hash browns, season salt, and pepper. Cook them for about 5 minutes. They don’t need to be crispy, just heated through nicely. 

 

Add the hash browns to the spicy sausage mixture. (You can see there’s a bit of cilantro in here, I’ve made these a few times now and I prefer them personally without the cilantro so I won’t be including it in the recipe. HOWEVER, if you LOVE cilantro feel free to add a bit!) 

Then add some liquid egg whites or egg beaters then mix it all up! I actually have a mixture of both here because I didn’t have enough of one or the other. 

Scoop the mix into muffin tins that are coated with cooking spray. Pop into a preheated 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Note: Oven times seem to vary when it comes to eggs so to make sure they are cooked through stick a knife in them and it should come out clean when they cooked perfectly. 

Yum!!! Make these this week! Make these today! Make these right now and then let me know how it went because I love to hear if you loved, liked, or hated my recipes. Okay, I don’t really like to know when you hate them. I promise you won’t hate them though. Have a great week, y’all!

With love from my kitchen to yours,

Star

P.S. If you haven’t yet, try my Breakfast Enchiladas too! Ta Die For!

 

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Spicy Sausage Egg Muffins

A delicious combination of egg whites, turkey sausage, hash browns, and chiles. Perfect for on-the-go breakfasts!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 4 ounce can mild green chiles
  • 3 cups liquid egg whites or egg substitute
  • 3 cups hash browns , I use simply hash browns
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lawry's Season Salt
  • Pepper , to taste
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet over medium high heat add turkey sausage, break up a bit with spatula then add onions, garlic, and chiles. Continue to cook until the sausage is browned and the onions are soft. Remove from skillet and set into a large mixing bowl on the side. In the same skillet over medium high heat, spray lightly with cooking spray and add hash browns, season salt, and pepper. Cook until warmed through nicely, about 3-4 minutes. They do not need to be crispy and browned. Add hash browns in with the turkey sausage mixture. Add egg whites and mix together thoroughly. Spray a muffin tin generously with cooking spray and scoop mixture into each spot about 3/4 full. Pop into the oven for about 15-18 minutes. Insert knife into middle to check if they are done. The knife should come out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Each egg muffin is 2 Smart Points, 2 Points Plus, 85 calories. 2g fat, .5g fat saturated fat, 6.5g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, .5g sugars, 7g protein.

 

24 Comments

  1. These are to cute, pop it in your mouth hole! Yummmmmm!

  2. These look great! Do they freeze well?

    • I’m not sure yet, but I have a few in my fridge maybe I’ll stick them in the freezer to see how it goes!

  3. Tammy Berry

    Looks delicious.. How many Smart Points?

  4. Looks yummy! Are these mini muffin tins or regular sized? Couldn’t tell for sure!

  5. These are amazing!!!!!! Just the right amount of spicey goodness!!! Thanks for another yummy breakfast.
    Karen Mac.

  6. karen mcintosh

    These are amazing!!!!! Just the right amount of spicey goodness!!!!! Thanks again for another yummy breakfast.
    Karen Mac.

  7. Saved as a favorite, I really enjoy your blog!

  8. How many total servings in this recipe?

  9. I love these so much! I used half hashbrowns and half shredded zucchini and they are out of this world! I got 24 muffins out of the mix, which makes them a really economic choice as well. Thank you for this recipe! I keep a few thawed in the fridge and store the extra in the freezer.

  10. I just finished making these and they came out amazing. I used spicy turkey sausage and I love them. Thanks for all your great recipes. I’m on WW currently and love trying WW friendly recipes. Next on my list are your bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches on English muffins. Already got all my ingredients to start.

  11. I just finished making these today and I love them. I used spicy turkey sausage and they were amazing and soooo flavorful. I’m on WW currently and I love trying different WW friendly recipes. Next on my list are your bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches on English muffins. I already have all my ingredients ready to go. Thanks for your posts.

    • Yum! I just love these muffins! I honestly eat them as snacks more so than breakfast! So happy you enjoyed and I hope you enjoy the breakfast sandwiches too!! (P.S. You’re welcome, but thank you for stopping by to comment and enjoying the recipes!)

  12. I was able to make 24 of these for 1sp each. Am I doing something wrong?!

  13. I’ve put these in the recipe builder so I can make them this week and mine also came up to 1sp. I’m looking at the photos, is there cheese in these? Maybe that’s where the 2sps are coming from? Granted, I used Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles as my turkey sausage instead of fresh, I have a bag of them I need to use up.

  14. I am going to make these today to prep breakfast for the week. Does this recipe make 12 or 24? Thanks!

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