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.
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How to Make the Best Instant Pot Egg Bites
I adore these Pop-And-Go Instant Pot Egg Bites. When I first learned of them and the silicone mold that’s required to make them in the Instant Pot, I was worried they might be all hype. Boy, was I WRONG!!
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, I was super excited at how flavorful they are. We ate the entire batch of 6 almost immediately and there was only 2 of us home at the time. 🙂
They say variety is the spice of life. When it comes to these Pop-And-Go Instant Pot Egg Bites variety definitely applies – you can customize them with a variety of your favorite ingredients and cheeses, and the sky is the limit! You could add leftover caramelized onions, chopped baby kale, sharp cheddar, parmesan….even leftover cooked meats like smoked salmon, grilled steak, shredded chicken. Are you getting the picture??
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 make a batch. When I stack 2 egg bite molds into my IP at once, I add 1 minute to the cooking time, fyi.
- 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
- 2/3 cup fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup fire roasted red peppers, diced
- 4 large eggs
- 3 oz. smoked gouda cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 3 Tbs. heavy cream
- 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 prepared 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 very tightly 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 it 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 5 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.
If you are stacking 2 egg bite molds into the Instant Pot at once, add 1 minute to the cooking time.
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