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Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe

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Instant Pot egg bites are a simple and easy make ahead breakfast the whole family will love! In just a few minutes and with a few ingredients, this grab and go recipe is perfect for your meal prep!

egg bites on a plate with fork and napkin

I am a huge fan of make ahead breakfasts that my kids can prepare by themselves. We almost always have these egg bites, rainbow veggie breakfast egg muffins, apple baked oatmeal, or chorizo frittata freezer breakfast sandwiches on hand. 

I love, love, love that my kids can make their own breakfasts in the morning. They know what options are available and how to easily reheat them. That leaves me with a few extra minutes to prepare myself for the day, and drink my coffee in just one more minute of peace before we start the chaos of the day. (Seriously, teaching my children to do their own laundry and get their own breakfasts has been life changing!)

egg bites on plate next to silicone egg mold

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These make an easy make ahead breakfast or a protein packed snack to keep on hand! Easily versatile, simple to make, light and fluffy, and so flavorful – these bite sized almost quiche like egg rounds are so easy to love!  

My kids love that they can make them on their own, and we can easily change them up so they always feel new and different. I love them because not only are my kids getting their own breakfast, but eggs are such a powerhouse ingredient, and are packed with protein, choline, and great amino acids. We always have some kind of egg for breakfast because I know they will help fuel my kids energy. It’s a win-win for all of us!

overhead view of egg bites on plate

How to make Instant Pot egg bites

These egg bites are so simple to make!  For the full recipe, make sure to scroll down to the recipe card below. Here is a brief overview of how to make them:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the eggs and cottage cheese until smooth.
  2. Pour the egg mixture into a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Mix in your seasonings and the ham and cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. Spray the silicone egg molds with cooking spray.
  5. Carefully pour this into your silicone egg molds.
  6. Snap the lids on the molds and carefully stack them. Place the stacks on the metal trivet.
  7. Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot and gently lower the trivet down into the pot.
  8. Place the lid on the pot and turn the vent to the sealing position.
  9. Turn on to high pressure and cook for 8 minutes.
  10. Quick release the pressure.
  11. Carefully pull the metal trivet out of the Instant Pot. Remember, its hot!
  12. Use a silicone spatula to carefully remove the egg bites from the mold by circling around the edges of the mold wells (if you got the set I linked to above, it will come with this tool!).

*Recipe Notes: It is important to use extra large sized eggs in this recipe in order to get the proper amount of mixture. If you don’t have that sized egg, add an extra egg in!

collage showing steps to make instant pot egg bites

Do I need special tools to make this?

Yup, you do. First, you need an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. A 6 quart or 8 quart is best, the silicone molds don’t fit in a 3 quart one.

Second, this recipe uses two layers of silicone egg bite molds, however you can easily half the recipe and create one layer, too. I like using this silicone egg mold set (because they come with lids and I am a sucker for storage containers with lids), but any set will do. If you get a set without lids, make sure you add a layer of parchment paper on top of each mold to keep excess moisture out.

Prepping ahead of time

These egg bites can be prepared and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

How to serve this to your family

To reheat these in the microwave, cook for 30 seconds, or until warm.

You can serve these with a side of sour cream or salsa, if desired. They also work great beside any muffin, toast, or other breakfast bread and pastry.

egg bites on plate next to silicone mold of egg bites

Variations to make

In this recipe we used ham and cheddar cheese, but don’t let that stop you from switching it up! You can easily use different meats, cheeses, or add veggies and more! Try some of these options:

  • Meat: bacon, sausage, or any leftover bites you have
  • Veggies: bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, kale, broccoli, or asparagus
  • Cheeses: parmesan, gruyere, cheddar, swiss, feta
  • Other add ins: olives, sun dried tomatoes, chiles
egg bites on a plate

Kids in the kitchen: How your kids can help you cook

Teaching your kids how to cook and bake with you is so important to their confidence and independence in the kitchen. It is also a great way to get them curious and interested in the food they eat! 

These egg bites are so simple to make, and are great for budding chefs to prepare on their own! 

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you push the buttons on the blender and help you measure the ingredients.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus help you shred the cheese, cube the ham, crack the eggs, and whisk everything together.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you pour the mixture into the containers and use the Instant Pot.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

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Yield: 14 servings

Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe

egg bites on plate next to silicone mold of egg bites

Instant Pot egg bites are a simple and easy make ahead breakfast the whole family will love! In just a few minutes and with a few ingredients, this grab and go recipe is perfect for your meal prep!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 Extra Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup large curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

    1. In a blender or food processor, combine the eggs and cottage cheese until smooth, about 3 minutes.
    2. Pour the egg mixture into a bowl and stir in the ham, shredded cheese, salt and pepper.
    3. Spray the egg molds with cooking spray.
    4. Fill each mold with 1/4 cup of the egg mixture, being careful not to get any on the outside mold.
    5. Place the lids on the molds and stack them together on the trivet.
    6. Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of the instant pot.
    7. Carefully place the trivet into the pot.
    8. Turn the sealing vent to "seal".
    9. Cook on low pressure for 8 minutes.
    10. Allow to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes.
    11. Quick release any remaining pressure.
    12. Carefully remove the trivet from the instant pot.
    13. Enjoy!

Notes

STORAGE - These egg bites can be prepared and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


REHEATING - To reheat these in the microwave, cook for 30 seconds, or until warm.

VARIATIONS - In this recipe we used ham and cheddar cheese, but don’t let that stop you from switching it up! You can easily use different meats, cheeses, or add veggies and more! Try some of these options:

  • Meat: bacon, sausage, or any leftover bites you have
  • Veggies: bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, kale, broccoli, or asparagus
  • Cheeses: parmesan, gruyere, cheddar, swiss, feta
  • Other add ins: olives, sun dried tomatoes, chiles

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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