This post has been sponsored by Eggland’s Best. As usual, all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting my blog!
If you’re looking for a fun, dog-friendly snack for your pup, eggs are the way to go! These Ham and Cheese Sweet Potato Egg Cups for Dogs will have your pup begging for more.
On a scale of 1-10, how spoiled is your dog? Winnie is a DEFINITE 10. No doubt about it. When I was a kid, I remember someone calling me a spoiled brat (I can’t even remember who called me that or why they did, but ugh, how rude!) and when I told my mom, she said “yes, you are spoiled, but you’re not a brat.” That has always really stuck with me. There’s nothing wrong with spoiling those you love, as long as you teach them to be humble and kind without a sense of entitlement. Right? Wellll, the problem with Winnie is that she’s not only spoiled, but she actually kind of is a spoiled brat. And while she’s most definitely kind and the sweetest pup ever, I think she does feel entitled. Like she deserves the world and it’s my sole duty in life to give it to her. And I’m willing to admit that this is 100% my fault. I hate disciplining her and want to give her everything she desires. It’s at the point now that if Chris reprimands her (generally for getting on the couch and trying to steal food off my plate), she’ll immediately run to me and nudge her way into my arms for comfort and protection.
The thing about dogs, though, is that it’s kind of OK if they’re spoiled brats. Sure, it can cause some issues (i.e. Winnie thinks it’s OK to try to take food off our plates and um, she loves drinking out of my water glass and even whines about it when it’s too far for her to reach), but it’s not like they’re going to grow up, move away from home, and go out in the world and act like total jerks to everyone they encounter. Being a dog brat is totally different than being a human brat. I’m OK with having a dog brat as long as she’s a sweet one.
So, now that we have that out of the way (as if you didn’t already know my dog was majorly spoiled), I can tell you about the latest treats I made for her and hopefully you’re not continuing to roll your eyes at me. I made these Ham and Cheese Sweet Potato Egg Cups for Dogs as part of my partnership with Eggland’s Best and actually showed you how to make them during an Instagram takeover I did a couple weeks ago. But in case you missed it or didn’t take notes, I’m sharing the recipe in this post, too! Here we are making our on-screen debut… doesn’t Winnie look like such a Pup Star??
These Egg Cups for dogs only require five ingredients and are super easy to put together. The recipe makes 12 mini cups and they’re perfect for keeping in the fridge for the week and bringing out to treat your pup whenever you feel like a little spoiling is necessary. Which is pretty much all the time for me.
As usual, Winnie was very interested in the cooking process and had to inspect every element along the way. I already knew that she loves every ingredient going into this, including sweet potatoes, so I was sure she’d be a fan.
She’s also OBSESSED with eggs and always begs when there’s an egg in view (hard-boiled, scrambled, sous vide-style, she loves them all!).
And I was right because she LOVED these Ham and Cheese Sweet Potato Egg Cups. To the point where when I put this stack in front of her at the table, she immediately tried to eat them all.
The thing is… They are really, really good. I actually ended up stealing a few from Winnie (oh, the glare I got from her when she saw me sneaking one!) and I’m planning on making another batch soon (with some salt and pepper added) for easy and satisfying bring-to-work breakfasts. Don’t tell Winnie!! Then again, I’m a sucker so I’m sure I’ll make her her own batch, as well.
They’re better than plain old egg cups because of the sweet potato crust. And since you shouldn’t really be feeding your dog pie crust (not that I’d judge you if you did!), a sweet potato crust is the perfect substitute… For dogs and humans. If your dog is anything like mine, ham and cheese are always hits. And parsley? Parsley helps freshen breath! Winnie won’t eat it plain, but she definitely will in a treat like this one.
I know everyone thinks their dog is the best, but I feel so lucky that I have a pup as personable and cuddly as Winnie. She wants to be with me ALL the time and is such a good little buddy. Orrr maybe she’s just totally playing me and using me to get what she wants AKA more homemade dog treats.
In any event, it’s working and I’m going to keep testing out dog-friendly recipes to spoil her with!
I hope your pup loves these Ham and Cheese Sweet Potato Egg Cups for dogs, too! And don’t forget to enter Eggland’s Best’s Pup Star 2 Sweepstakes for a chance to win tons of awesome prizes- you still have a week to enter!
To see my other recipes for dogs, check out these:
- 1 cup grated sweet potato (about 1 sweet potato)
- 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 3 Tbsp diced ham
- 4 Eggland's Best large eggs
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a 12-cavity mini muffin tin.
Place grated sweet potato and grated cheese in a bowl and mix together. Spoon mixture into the bottom of muffin tin cavities and lightly press down with your fingers.
Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and lower heat to 350 degrees.
Place a few pieces of diced ham over the sweet potato/cheese.
Crack eggs in a small bowl and whisk together with chopped parsley (if you're making these for yourself, add in salt and pepper here, too).
Pour egg mixture evenly into each muffin tin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until eggs are set.
Let cool slightly in pan before removing to cool completely. Serve immediately or keep in fridge.