Spinach & Dubliner Cheese Egg Cups

I love cheese. I love, love cheese. I love a good cheese and in our house, we usually buy blocks of cheese and freshly grate it for our meals. When I first tried Kerrygold cheese last year (after winning a year’s supply of their cheese – yes I did!), their Dubliner cheese was a clear favorite for me. It’s a little tart and very creamy, melts nicely and goes well in many dishes. I have made a cheese sauce for steak with it and I love having eggs scrambled with Dubliner on an everything bagel! For our little appetizer dinner for Super Bowl Sunday this year, I made this Dubliner artichoke dip and loved it (mental note: must make that again soon).

For this recipe, I was inspired by a recipe that Mary’s Bites posted. I love making my version and having them with waffles for breakfast (and dinner) and have even brought leftovers to work to have a nice little late morning snack. They are so simple to make and the flavor combinations are endless. I have even thought of using swiss cheese or even adding artichokes. You can even add bacon if you wanted too, just be careful not to over fill them!

Fill the cups halfway with hash browns, I like the refrigerated ones. Bake for 20-23 minutes at 375 degrees.

I alternate by adding a little bit of spinach then cheese and then repeat so I can layer the flavors.

You can call them egg cups, mini crustless quiches or even mini omelet, I’ll just call them darn good! I love the spinach flavor together with the Dubliner cheese. I won’t tell you how many of these I can eat in one sitting!

Can you see the hash browns? Next time, I may try these in a mini muffin pan, they would be perfect as an appetizer for a small party.

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Spinach & Dubliner Cheese Egg Cups


olive oil cooking spray

about 1/3 of a 20 oz. bag of refrigerated hash browns

about 1/2 of a 10 oz. box of frozen spinach, thawed

4-5 oz of shredded Kerrygold Dubliner cheese

8 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream

salt & pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a regular-sized 12 cup muffin tin with olive oil cooking spray (wipe the excess spray off).

Add hash browns to each muffin cup, only to about a little less than half the height of the cup. Bake for about 20-23 minutes, until some of the hash browns have browned.

Beat eggs with heavy cream and add salt and pepper. Layer a little bunches of spinach and cheese into each cup. Add egg-cream mixture to each muffin cup filling to about 2/3 of the height of each cup (I used a measuring cup with spout for easy pouring). Top with a pinch of spinach and another pinch or two of Dubliner cheese.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until eggs are firm. Allow egg cups to sit in the tin for a few minutes before running a butter knife around the sides to loosen. Serve with Dubliner cheese sprinkled on top.

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41 Responses to “Spinach & Dubliner Cheese Egg Cups”

  1. 1
    Bev Weidner — August 30, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Looking at those little babies just sent me into orbit. MAMA.


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    Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups — August 30, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    These are adorable and look delicious! What a fun brunch dish!


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    brandi — August 30, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    that kerrygold dubliner cheese is like crack, but in a good way. it’s so good.


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    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — August 30, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Brilliant! Love this idea- can’t wait for the weekend when I actually have a minute to make something awesome like this. :)



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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 30, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    Mmm.. So delicious looking. My mom used to bake this similar quiche cups :)


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    Julie M. — August 30, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    Those look delicious Julie! Love me some Dubliner cheese. :)


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    Nisrine M. — August 30, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Total yum. A must make for the cheese and egg lover that am.


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    Paula — August 30, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    I think I would really enjoy these (minus the spinach though) however there are so many other foods you could add to this. Super breakfast and your idea to do them in mini muffin pans for appetizers would be fabulous. Some bacon, some mushrooms…endless possibilities! Great post Julie.


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    Quay Po Cooks — August 31, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Looks pretty and delicious. Got to try making this soon.


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    Carrie — September 1, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    Omg Julie you were so right this recipe is right up my alley! I love the Dublinger cheese so much. Can’t wait to make these. Of course I’ll try anything with cheese!


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    Lisa @ KarmaPerDiem — September 1, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Have I told you lately that I’m still jealous of your Kerrygold win?! These look amazing Julie! I’m going to try these next time we have company!

    :-) Lisa


    • JulieD replied: September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

      I know, Lisa! But don’t cry for me, my last shipment is next month. Time flies, huh?


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    Eliz — September 2, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Wow, I’m crazy about cheese snacks like this. Looks yummy, I’ll make it for my family for Friday night dinner and report back how it turned out :)


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    Madi @ Sit Down and Eat Your Peas! — September 2, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    I have an overwhelming love for breakfast food which is only surpassed by the ocean of love I have for cheese! haha these look uh.MAZING! I’ll have to try something like em this weekend when I’m craving some eggs and cheese. You won a year’s supply of cheese? Hoo-ly! Literally. My dream.


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    Courtney — September 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Yum, Julie these look incredibly delicious. Perfect for when I have my family for brunch :)


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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — September 4, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Wow Julie, a whole year of Kerrygold cheese? Mmmm…..that’s incredible!! Recently I’ve been getting into many different types of cheese. Cheese is AMAZING!!


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    Jessica — September 6, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    I am with ya girl! I could live off cheese for the rest of my life and be completely happy. I can’t wait to try these egg cups!


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 6, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    These look fabulous!


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    Shaina (Food for My Family) — September 6, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    These sound mouthwateringly good. Kerrygold is one of my favorites, and I can’t get enough.


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    Karly — September 7, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    Hmm, I’ve never tried the Dubliner cheese and now I must!

    These are both too cute to eat and too yummy looking not to!


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    Leah @ LoftyBites — September 8, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    mmmm cheese! I just made a frittata and was looking for my next egg recipe. These look so tempting that I pinned it to my Pinterest board immediately! Will let you know how they turn out :)


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    shelly (cookies and cups) — September 12, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    Julie ~ do you love cheese? hehe
    These look like such a great brunch dish!
    Except I am generally not fancy enough to eat bunch, so breakfast it is!


  22. 22
    Tina — September 12, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    YUM! All of my favorites wrapped into one! Definitely trying these babies!!


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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 12, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    I am a Dubliner fanatic! I love it on eggs, it really goes well with everything. I am so jealous that you won a years supply! I will have to make your egg cups for my boys, they would love them!


    • JulieD replied: September 13th, 2011 @ 12:17 am

      The year is about to be up! :( I’m obsessed with dubliner too. It’s is awesome in and on top of eggs. I love it in eggs on an everything bagel. I hope you and your boys enjoy them! :)


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    leslie — September 13, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    mmm.these are the perfect little brunch food!


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 14, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    yum! I’m loving these!


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    sweetsugarbelle — September 14, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    Making these TODAY!!!!


    • JulieD replied: September 14th, 2011 @ 11:16 am

      Callye, I hope you enjoy them!! :)


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    Elizabeth of AsianinAmericamag — September 14, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    Oh Julie, ths little cutie pies look soooo good! I could just smell the cheesy aroma while I was reading your post and the recipe. Must try this soon! Thanks for sharing!


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    Deborah — September 15, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    I’m a cheese lover, too. In fact, I was just looking through my fridge today and found like 5 different kinds! This looks so good!


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    Kristen — September 15, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    I love how simple this recipe is! Looks delicious – we’re big Kerrygold fans here!


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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 15, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Mmmmm! Dubliners cheese is my fav. I just know this would be a hit!


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    Kim @ What's That Smell? — September 17, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    These look yummy and easy! Fun for the kids to help me make too.


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    Valerie C. — September 22, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    I have to make these!!! Thanks.


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    Megan — February 4, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Yeah so I am making these in the morning. Just got back from the grocery store and completely forgot to get the heavy cream. I have no milk…so I am going to use butter instead….I REALLY hope it works…..


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    Nannette — October 26, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    I would like to try to make these in a mini muffin pan, they would be perfect as an appetizer and also add a little brown sausage to some of them. Do you have any directions for this?


    • Julie Deily replied: November 3rd, 2013 @ 1:32 am

      Hi Nannette, I don’t as I have not tried them in a mini muffin pan. I’m sure it would work well and you would just need to adjust measurements and baking time. If you try it, please let me know how it goes.


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