This Instant Pot Egg Bites recipe with baby spinach and roasted red peppers is an easy and delicious recipe that you can make ahead for healthy meal prep.
If you have tried Starbucks’ sous vide egg bites, you are going to love the velvety texture of these Instant Pot egg bites!
These are soft, creamy egg bites with cheese, meat, and vegetables, making them a healthy breakfast that is also full of protein that will keep you full all morning.
The most important part of this recipe is an Instant Pot! I use a 6-qt DUO-Plus for this recipe.
Instant Pot Egg Bites Silicone Pan
The silicone pan used for these egg bites is a fantastic Instant Pot accessory that you can use for all kinds of different recipes!
You can use them for mini meatloaves, oatmeal bites, brownies, and so much more.
How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites
Gather and prep all of your ingredients – shred the cheese (if you didn’t buy pre-shredded) and chop your turkey sausage, spinach, and roasted red peppers.
Start working on your egg mixture by adding your eggs, cottage cheese, salt and pepper into a bowl.
Next, use an immersion blender to combine it all together.
You can use a regular blender or a food processor as well, but the immersion blender is definitely the easiest choice (it’s SO easy to clean compared to a blender or food processor!).
I had never blended cottage cheese with eggs before and I’m not a huge fan of plain cottage cheese (it’s a texture thing), but these won me over! It creates a soft, creamy texture that I absolutely love.
You can spray the egg bites if you are worried about them sticking.
I don’t spray the egg bite molds first. These should pop out pretty easily.
The only trouble I’ve run into is when my chunks of meat or veggies are too big on the bottom, preventing the egg mixture from getting down in between there.
Add your meat and veggies into the mold.
Top it off with the cheese.
And then carefully pour in your egg mixture.
Set the valve to sealing and use the “Steam” button on your Instant Pot and set it for 7 minutes.
Remember, it’ll take your pot some time to come to pressure. It’s usually about 10 minutes for this recipe for me, but it may vary.
When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to naturally release (meaning you don’t need to open the valve…just let the pressure release on its own!).
It usually takes 10-15 minutes for the pressure to fully release on my Instant Pot, but that may vary for yours.
Tips For Making Egg Bites
Chop the ingredients finely
This will prevent your bites from falling apart and make them even easier to remove them from the pan.
Get creative with your flavors!
The sky is the limit when it comes to the meats, vegetables, and spices to go in these egg bites.
Try broccoli cheddar, green chile chicken, or tomato basil.
- 6 eggs
- ½ c. 1% cottage cheese
- ½ c. plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 6oz turkey sausage links, cooked and chopped
- ¼ c. roasted red peppers, chopped
- 4 oz Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 2 c. baby spinach, chopped
- Blend together eggs, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper.
- In silicone egg bite molds, layer sausage, cheese, red peppers, and baby spinach into the molds.
- Pour egg mixture in, filling each cup about ¾ full.
- Cover the pan with foil.
- Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot. Put the silicone mold onto the trivet and lower into the pot.
- If you are cooking two pans at once, twist the upper pan slightly so that the cups are not directly on top of each other.
- Close the lid, make sure the valve is set to “Sealing,” and press the “Steam” button. Set the time for 7 minutes.
- When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to naturally release, which should take 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the molds from the pot and allow them to cool slightly for a few minutes before gently removing the bites from the molds.
* You can refrigerate or freeze these if you make them ahead of time. Microwave for 30-45 seconds to re-warm from the fridge. Microwave 60-90 seconds to re-warm from the freezer (both heating times vary depending on your microwave)
**Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points: 1 point/egg bite
WW points calculated with the WW app, 2019
Serving Size: 2 egg bites
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
Looking for More Healthy Breakfast Recipes?
Try the super easy Cold Start Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe (3 ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time!).
Or keep some Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs on-hand for a healthy snack full of protein!
Looking for a breakfast recipe that doesn’t use an Instant Pot? Try this Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet.
Feeling something sweet? Try our Healthier Fluffy Pancakes recipe!