Pick up a case of 4-ounce jars and you’ll never have the rushed morning breakfast problem again.
I often make egg bites using my sous vide circulator to cook the eggs low and slow, but there’s no reason why you can’t make them super fast in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot® instead. The texture is a little different, but some people prefer the eggs out of a pressure cooker, which has a more traditional, firmer, scrambled egg texture rather than the silky smooth sous vide egg bite. Either way, the beauty of this dish is that you can make them, store them in the refrigerator and then grab a jar as you head out the door. They can be eaten cold (like a quiche) or you can remove the lid and microwave the glass jar for warm version. Popping a jar into your bag is also much tidier and easier than a bagel wrapped in a paper towel too.
The other nice feature of this recipe is that you can easily swap out ingredients for different flavored egg bites. Try cooked bacon and chopped tomato with Swiss cheese, or crumbled cooked sausage with pepper Jack cheese, or cooked spinach and gouda instead of the broccoli and ham. It’s a great way to use up that tiny quantity of leftovers that you don’t know what to do with.
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This is so easy to make. I drive truck and make a large batch and keep them in a electrical cooler. This is very tasty.
I am a big pressure cooker user. Can’t wait to try
Absolutely delicious. I used the sous vide method in my multi-cooker (170°/1 hr.) and substituted bacon for ham. Definitely making again.
Thank you Meredith! This is definitely the best “Egg Bites” recipe I’ve tried. I would suggest spraying the jelly jars with vegetable or olive oil spray.
This recipe sounds just terrific. My partner and I are still ‘getting to know’ our Instant Pot but we LUV recipes like this, especially me because I am a breakfast and egg “nut.” I can’t wait to try this, but will probably first do it with ham & cheese (our omelet fave) and then next with sausage crumbles, etc.
I will try to remember to get back and let you know how all goes, but first we have to get the little jars!
Can these be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze egg bites. Store them in an airtight container or bag with as much air removed as possible and then re-heat in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes.
You can freeze the egg bites for up to 2 to 3 months and reheat them in a microwave or air fryer. It’s best to defrost them before reheating.
I have seen silicone egg bite molds – if i used one of these in my instant pot would you recommend the same cooking times?
Yes, you can use the same cooking time for glass, metal or silicone inserts in your pressure cooker.