Instant Pot Egg Bites are the perfect way to fuel your belly and eat low-carb. Even if you're not on the keto diet, this simple egg bite recipe is one you're going to love.
Loaded with protein, this is the perfect quick breakfast or snack for everyone to enjoy.
With just 15 minutes needed from start to finish to make these tasty egg bites, you'll never have the need to say that you can't eat healthier because you don't have the time!
This simple egg breakfast recipe can be made ahead of time so that you can grab it and eat it on the run. There are not many recipes that are better than this to start your day!
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Why This Recipe Works
Egg bites really got their "claim to fame" with those who were looking for keto-friendly foods that actually tasted good at the same time. Once everyone realized that a silicone mold and their Instant Pot could create this tasty recipe, it became a viral recipe sensation overnight.
This Starbucks Copycat egg bite recipe is really simple - and really good. The best part about cooking eggs in the Instant Pot is that you can easily change up how you make these egg bits every single time.
Have fun with the add-ins and find a combination that you're crazy about. Once you realize that you can make a different flavor of egg bites every week, you'll soon learn why creating recipes are addictive and fun!
- A fast recipe that packs a great flavor!
- An easy way to eat low carb without feeling as though you're missing out
- Perfect for meal prepping for the week
Eggs - You can use brown or white eggs, farm-fresh or cage-free. Any eggs will work.
Cottage cheese - There is keto-specific cottage cheese with extra added protein that you can use as well.
Cream cheese - Full-fat cream cheese works just fine.
Mix-ins - These are all the other ingredients that you'll add for flavor. For ideas, scroll down.
Mozzarella - Shredded mozzarella pairs perfectly - but you can use any type of shredded cheese.
Water - Added to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
What are mix-in ingredients for egg bites?
You can add anything that you want! Just make sure to dice into small pieces so that everything will fit into the molds. Some options for ingredient mix-ins are:
Peppers, mushrooms, spinach, kale, zucchini, broccoli, and asparagus.
Sun-dried tomatoes, green chiles, and olives.
Parmesan, Gruyere, Cheddar, Swiss, and Feta.
Seared bacon bits, frankfurter, chicken leftovers, or sausage.
How to make Instant Pot Egg Bites
First and foremost, gather all the ingredients and all the mix-ins that you're going to use! Remember that you can change these up the next time you make them, so don't stress too much.
Step One: Crack the eggs into the blender.
Step Two: Add the cottage cheese and the cream cheese into the blender.
Step Three: Blend all the ingredients well and then pour the mixture into a bowl.
Step Four: Add in the mix-ins of your choice. (Be sure that if you're adding in any meat, it's already cooked!)
Step Five: Add the shredded cheese.
Step Six: Fill the molds with the egg mixture.
Step Seven: Place the trivet and water into your Instant Pot.
Step Eight: Place the molds onto the stand. Set the Instant Pot to low pressure for 6 minutes.
Step Nine: Once the time has passed, do a Quick Release. Take your molds out and carefully dish your egg bites.
The biggest way to vary this recipe is to change the mix-ins. Do some vegetarian egg bites, some meat, and cheese egg bites, and mix and match as you want!
If you're worried about the eggs sticking to the molds, spray with nonstick cooking spray before adding. They should easily come out and hold their shape.
How To Serve
There's not much to it! Just pop these pressure cooker egg bites out of the mold and serve! You can add some parmesan cheese to the top if you'd like for another low-carb ingredient.
How to Store
Egg bites store really easily! Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge OR freezer for later!
Freeze them for up to 1 month and in the fridge for up to 4 days.
How to Reheat
To reheat from the fridge, pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds - 1 minute. Just keep an eye on them as every microwave will heat at a different temperature.
To reheat from frozen, move them to the fridge first to thaw, then the microwave after that to warm up.
Yes, Instant Pot Egg Bites can be part of a Keto diet. Simply make sure your mix-ins do not include higher-carb veggies (like tomatoes) and utilize heavy cream rather than milk or full-fat cottage cheese.
If your mold bends and touches the other side easily, then it is silicone. If it is stiff and not bendable, then it is plastic.
If the egg bites are spongy, it means that you're mixing them too much. Just mix until combined, and then pour into the molds.
Instant Pot Egg Recipes
Instant Pot Egg Bites
- Silicone molds
- Instant Pot
- Trivet or wire steam rack
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup cottage Cheese
- ¼ cup cream Cheese
- 1 cup mix-ins chopped, optional
- ½ cup mozzarella shredded
- 1 cup water for the Instant Pot
- Add the eggs, cottage cheese and cream cheese into the blender and mix.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and add in whaterver mix-ins you'd like.
- Add the shredded mozzarella and stir.
- Pour the mixture into the silicone molds.
- Add water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet on the bottom.
- Put the mold on the trivet.
- Put on the lid and cook on low pressure for 6 minutes.
- When the cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
- Open the lid, serve and enjoy!
6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Egg Bites”
I made them and they were awesome!! I did have to cook them longer than the recipe stated. I added 3 minutes when I realised they were not done. I use jumbo eggs and an maybe the cookware I used is deeper. Anyway they were delicious…I used roasted red peppers, pepperoni, spinach with the usual herbs and spices.
Thanks for pointing that out, you're absolutely right. The cook time can vary based on the size of the molds, but I'm glad you were able to figure it out ◡̈ Those additions sound amazing!
These are amazing! I added in some real bacon bits. Also in my instapot (Ninja Foodie) I found 10 mins was perfect. I have tried to come up with a similar product to Starbucks with no luck. I even purchased an egg bite sous vide machine and sent it back. These were PERFECT. I will be keeping these on hand for breakfast or a healthy snack! Thank you for one more fabulous recipe.
Great idea, sounds delicious! I'm so glad you love the recipe!
Great recipe. But the needed to cook a little longer.
I'm glad you liked it! And good to know about the cook time, I'd be curious if others had the same experience. May depend on preference.