Who loves a breakfast treat that can walk out the door with you?? We sure do. My family is always on the run, so it’s great to have a super tasty hand-held egg snack that can go with you. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of boring ole hard-boiled eggs as a snack. When I first made these Pop-And-Go Instant Pot Egg Bites in my Instant Pot, I was super excited at how flavorful they are…..we ate the entire batch of 6 almost immediately!
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Weekend Instant Pot Batch-Cooking
Each weekend, I try to cook ahead for the upcoming week. Since we are all big breakfast eaters, I like to make sure that my Saturday or Sunday batch-cooking includes items that we can grab-and-go as we leave the house each morning (to conquer the world!) …..Breakfast Burritos are always popular with my guys, as are Cowboy Breakfast Bites, and NOW we’ve got these Instant Pot Egg Bites to add to our rotation – great news!
Easy Recipe Tips for Making Pop-And-Go Egg Bites in the Instant Pot
- What equipment do you need for making egg bites in the Instant Pot? Just a trivet in the bottom of the pot and a silicone egg bite mold is all that’s required. I like to make 12 egg bites at once in my Instant Pot, so I fill and stack 2 molds in my Instant Pot when I made a batch.
- Can you customize your egg bites? Heck yes!! I really like it that I can make a VARIETY of egg bites, and super easily, at that. Any cooked meat can be added to the egg mixture – we usually use cooked and crumbled sausage or bacon, but you could also add chopped steak, salmon, or pork just as easily. I’ve found it’s a great way to use up small amounts of leftover grilled meat that’s not really enough to serve as a meal.
- But what if I want vegetarian egg bites? Go for it. Your vegetable options for these Pop-And-Go Egg Bites are absolutely endless. This recipe features roasted red peppers and fresh baby spinach with smoked Gouda cheese, but what about artichokes with Asiago or Parmesan, or swiss chard paired with Fontina cheese?
Printable Pop-And-Go Egg Bites Recipe
Instant Pot Pop-and-Go Egg Bites
Who loves a breakfast treat that can walk out the door with you?? We sure do. My family is always on the run, so it's great to have a super tasty hand-held egg snack that can go with you. I don't know about you, but sometimes I get tired of boring ole hard-boiled eggs as a snack.
- 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 3 oz. smoked gouda cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 3 Tbs. heavy cream
- 2/3 cup fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup fire roasted red peppers, diced
- 1 tsp. granulated onion onion
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
Using the sauté setting on your Instant Pot, add 1 Tbs. butter; when the butter is sizzling, add spinach and red peppers and saute for 1 minute.
Spray a silicone egg bite mold with non-stick cooking spray, then spoon the spinach/red pepper mixture into the bottom of each cup.
In a food processor, process the eggs, gouda cheese, cottage cheese, heavy cream, onion powder and salt for about 30 seconds.
Pour the prepared egg mixture into each egg bite cup, filling each one 3/4 full. Using a small spoon, mix the ingredients in each cup. Cover the egg bite mold with foil.
Add 1 cup of water to the Instant pot; add trivet to the bottom of the pot. Using a foil or silicone sling, lower the filled egg bite mold into the Instant Pot, placing on top of the trivet.
Lock the Instant Pot lid into place. Choose High Pressure for 8 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure.
When the timer sounds, perform a natural release for 10 minutes, then a quick release if any pressure remains.
Use the sling to lift the egg bite mold from the Instant Pot. Remove the foil and let the egg bites stand for 5-10 minutes to cool before gently removing from the mold to a plate.
Serve at once, or refrigerate and reheat as needed.
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