These instant pot sous vide style egg bites are a delicious bite size snack or breakfast that is perfect on the go. Packed with protein and amazing texture, add your favorite combination of toppings and batch freeze for the week!

instant pot egg bites in a plate with two forks. Plate of fresh fruit next to the egg bites

*This post has been updated. Original post was dated 4/21/18*

When these egg bites first came out, thanks to Starbucks -people were really excited. I wasn’t at all surprised because they offered such a delicious protein packed option without the carbs, in a convenient bite size snack that was perfect on the go.

While these soft creamy puffy egg bites sure are absolutely delicious, relying on Starbucks to enjoy one is mega inconvenient and can easily break the bank. My devotion to Starbucks only goes as far as an occasional stop or desperate trip to get work done away from my distracting cat.

As far as these egg bites… well, I am going to be making these at home from now on 🙂

Egg bite in a blue silicone mold. Topped with fresh broccoli, ham and bacon.
Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

how to make egg bites in instant pot

Turns out, making sous vide style egg bites at home is a lot easier than you think. First you need to get yourself this silicone mold which fits perfectly into a 6qt instant pot. It works if you have a bigger size pot but it will not fit into a smaller instant pot.

As for the ingredients you will need eggs, cottage cheese and shredded cheese of choice. I played around with a few cheeses and recommend that you pick cheddar, gruyere or monterey jack cheese for better flavor. Also, I do not recommend you adding greek yogurt in this recipe as it turned out sour and the consistency wasn’t as good.

Although I am using broccoli, ham and bacon in this recipe, some of the other flavors I tried were;

  • sun-dried tomato and spinach
  • pepper and onions
  • tomato and chives
  • bacon and cheese
  • ham, broccoli and bacon which is the combination I liked the most.
egg bites in a blue silicone mold. a platter of fruits next to the egg bites
Egg Bites in a plate with fork

For this recipe we use the “steam” mode for 8 quick minutes then allow for 10 minutes of natural pressure to be released. When you first open the pot the sous vide eggs are all super puffy but they quickly deflate to fill the cavity of the silicone mold.

Now you have your own Starbuck sous vide style egg bites with bragging rights my friends! I love how they came out super soft, mega flavorful, they refrigerate so well (even better if you use a stacker bag!!) and you can freeze them too!

Aren’t these egg bites the most perfect breakfast on the go? They are super convenient bite size protein packed little nuggets. I am so thrilled you are giving this recipe a try!

here are the recipes you’ll need to go with this:

  1. DEFINITELY this super creamy luxurious Dalgona Whipped Coffee (Shh.. its actually very easy to make and only 3 ingredients needed!)
  2. This QUICK Bread! I don’t know about you but I cannot start my day without a piece of toast 🙂
  3. Finish off with a Fruit Salad!
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instant pot egg bites
4.70 from 20 votes

Instant Pot Egg Bites

by Silvia Dunnirvine
These instant pot sous vide style egg bites are a delicious bite size snack or breakfast that is perfect on the go. Packed with protein and amazing texture, add your favorite combination of toppings and batch freeze for the week!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
NPR: 10 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Servings: 7 egg bites



  • 5 cage-free eggs
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, gruyere or cheddar
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • Ham, chopped
  • broccoli, florets
  • bacon, bits


  • Add two cups of water to the instant pot. Place metal trivet on the bottom of the pot
  • Add eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese and pinch of salt to a blender cup. Pulse it for 30 seconds or until all ingredients are combined, no lumps are appearent and mixture is creamy
  • Pour egg mixture into silicone mold, about 3/4 full. Add in pieces of ham, broccoli and bacon, or whatever toppings you like. Slowly lower the silicone mold into the pot.
  • Close the instant pot lid and turn venting valve to sealed position. Turn the instant pot on steam mode for 8 minutes. When done, allow for 10 minutes of NPR
  • The egg bites will deflate once you open the pot. Allow it to cool down before removing from instant pot


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Egg Bites, Instant Pot Egg Bites, Protein Egg Bites, Starbucks Egg Bites Copycat
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Instant Pot Egg Bites
Instant Pot Egg Bites

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  1. Egg bites are so delicious. I can’t wait to make them again. I love the texture and all this flavors with ham, broccoli even with spinach. This is great recipe for breakfast meal. I love it.

  2. Yes im just wondering about the nutrition info please. Ive made these 3 xs know. I add a bit of spinach and green onion. And i trade off between bacon and ham. I love these.

    1. Thank you Cindy!! The application I use no longer calculates nutritional info but maybe you can find a reliable app that you can use. Silvia

  3. Hi! Do you have to use silicone molds? Could I use oven safe glass containers instead -assuming I grease them first?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Jen! I haven’t tried this recipe without the silicone molds, I think they are so convenient and you get most out of the space. Some other feedback I received with regards to this, you can use silicone “muffin” molds if you have any. I am just a bit hesitant regarding the sizing and how that will affect the cooking time as well. Hope this helps 🙂

    2. Hi Jenn, I have made these using a round, glass Pyrex and they turned out great. One thing to note, though, is you may need to increase the cook time as the center of mine was undercooked when I used a 6″ Pyrex (it was fine when I used the 7″ one). I put it back in the Instantpot for an extra 5 minutes and it was fine.

  4. I bought the mold you recommend, and have made them twice. Both times, they were very difficult to remove from the mold. Any tips? The second time I used a bit of olive oil spray in each cup.
    Could it be that I am not letting them rest or cool long enough?

    Otherwise, they are delicious!!


    1. Hi Sally, so sorry to hear that. I actually remove mine almost right away and they do not stick at all! Did spray the mold help at all? Gosh, I wish I could help more but honestly I have no idea why they are sticking for you… mine practically jump out of the mold!

  5. I have used the small jelly jars since I don’t have a silicone mold. Since they are manufactured to withstand high temperatures for even longer, they work fine,, but make sure you have greased them well.

  6. Can you try to explain how they compare to the Starbucks egg bites? I love those and tried replicating in the oven. Bad idea. I like the texture of Starbucks eggs.

    1. Starbucks uses the sous vide method of cooking, this recipe is the Starbucks sous vide imitation because I actually cooked them in an instant pot. I don’t think you will get the same results in the oven. They are fluffy and delicious!

  7. I make these every weekend. Recipe doesn’t work well with eggbeaters FYI. Texture just comes out wrong. I love these every morning with some avacado. Yumm.

    1. I am so happy to hear Erin, and thank you so much for your feedback and update on eggbeaters!! xoxo

  8. I really love this recipe – Thank you for posting! One tip I would add is to NOT put the rack into the IP after you add the water but instead, set your filled silicone mold on it and lower them both into the pot at the same time. Makes it much easier to lower into the pot without spilling.

  9. This was exactly what I was looking for. I enjoy the Starbucks version but wanted to find a way to make these at home. This recipe was perfect. And it will be my base recipe as I experiment with even more combinations . Thank you so much!

    1. That’s exactly what I do, I use the base and keep on trying different combinations. Thanks for your feedback Amanda, glad you enjoyed it!