These Instant Pot Egg Bites are perfect for meal prep and only contain 5 ingredients – they are also easily customizable and are a grab and go breakfast!
Ingredients in Instant Pot egg bites
These Instant Pot egg bites are super easy with only five ingredients! Eggs, of course are the main ingredient. Six eggs will make 14 bites. Other than eggs, you will need:
- Red onion
- Red pepper
- Cheddar cheese – optional
How to make Instant Pot egg bites
In about 30 minutes, you will have a batch of egg bites that are perfect for feeding a crowd or for your weekly meal prep.
- Whisk the eggs together with salt & pepper.
- Add the veggies and cheese.
- Grease the egg moulds and fill with the egg mixture.
- Add water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. An Instant Pot always needs liquid. This is the way that the pot creates the pressure that is required to cook the food.
- Place the trivet in the bottom of the pot. While you need water for the Instant Pot to work, you don’t want your moulds to sit in it. The trivet is a great accessory that comes with all Instant Pots.
- Place the filled moulds on the trivet.
- Set the Instant Pot to cook for ten minutes.
- Let the pressure release naturally for five minutes. This means you don’t need to do anything for the first five minutes after cooking is done. Allow some of the pressure to release on its own. After that you can flip the release on the pot and allow the rest of the pressure to disperse quickly.
Ingredient substitutions and notes
This is a super versatile recipe. As it is, it is low carb and high in protein. These Instant Pot sous vide egg bites are vegetarian to make the prep process easy, but you could add some cooked bacon or breakfast sausage for more meaty protein.
You can substitute any veggies you like with this egg bites recipe. For variety, try some of these:
- Green peppers
- Grated zucchini
You can use other cheese as well. Cheese that melts into the egg bites to create a creamy flavor are:
- Monterey jack
Also, you can add other ingredients that will give your Instant Pot egg bites unique flavours. Try some of these additions to keep this staple meal prep dish interesting:
- Hot sauce
What kinds of moulds to use
I like silicone egg moulds – you can order some off Amazon with an extra trivet HERE. The ones I have make seven egg bites each, so two of these trays are perfect for this recipe. Silicone is non-stick so you never have to worry about messy looking egg bites. Plus, they are completely safe to put in the Instant Pot.
When you are shopping for an egg mould, ensure that it is made from a food grade material and can handle high heat.
If you have more moulds, you can double this recipe easily. Lots of moulds will stack in a tall Instant Pot. Doubling in an Instant Pot is super easy. You don’t even need to change the cooking time. It will take longer for the pot to come to pressure when it is full, but the cooking time will remain the same.
If you are making these egg bites in the oven instead, you could use a mini muffin tin. In a conventional oven, you will need to bake them for 20-25 minutes at 350F.
Can you use egg whites?
Egg whites are nearly fat free. They are also lower in cholesterol and calories. More than half of the protein of the egg is in the white. For this reason, you may choose to limit the egg yolks that you consume.
You can use just egg whites in this recipe if you prefer, however you will need to double the number of eggs.
If you add some milk to the recipe, you will get the fluffiness you expect from scrambled eggs in these Instant Pot sous vide egg bites.
Storing and reheating
Instant Pot egg bites will last for five days in the refrigerator. This makes them perfect for meal prep. Make a big batch and they will last for almost the whole week. You’ll have five days of no-hassle breakfast ready!
You can reheat egg bites in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, or enjoy them cold if you’re on the go.
You can also make these egg bites ahead of time for a brunch. If you want to reheat the entire batch, put them in the oven for a few minutes on the broiler setting, or pop them in the microwave and serve with fresh fruit and breakfast potatoes.
Freezing Instant Pot egg bites
If you won’t eat the whole batch within five days, you can freeze these Instant Pot egg bites.
Make sure they are completely cooled before wrapping them tightly or placing in glass bowls with lids.
You can reheat egg bites from frozen. Put them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. I recommend wrapping them in a wet paper towel while heating them to keep them moist.
More Instant Pot breakfast recipes
Meal prep tools for this recipe
- Order some egg moulds off Amazon
- Grab some glass meal prep bowls to store the leftover egg bites
- Freeze this recipe in glass microwave-safe bowls with lids for up to 3 months
Instant Pot resources
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Instant Pot Egg Bites
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup broccoli, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Egg moulds (linked above)
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup water
- Whisk eggs together in a large bowl, then stir in broccoli, red onion, red pepper, cheese and salt & pepper.
- Grease egg moulds with cooking spray, then divide egg mixture up among moulds.
- Add water and trivet to Instant Pot and carefully place filled egg moulds on top.
- Press the pressure cook button and select the high setting, then set to cook for 10 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to preheat then the 10 minutes to pressure cook.
- Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release of the rest of the pressure. Open lid when safe to do so. Remove egg bites from moulds once cool, then serve and enjoy!
Nutrition is per egg bite