Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

Use your electric pressure cooker to whip up Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites for a fluffy, flavorful, protein-packed meal that works double duty for a quick breakfast or in a lunchbox.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger
This recipe was created in partnership with Eggland’s Best. All opinions are my own. 
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Quick Breakfast Packed with Protein

I love any recipe that makes me want to roll out of bed in the morning because I can’t wait to eat it for breakfast. And, of course, bonus points if Brent and the girls feel the same way! That’s why we are all so excited about my newest recipe, Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger

Moment of truth…selfishly, I created these Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites with smoked gouda and ham for myself after I tasted one of my favorite coffee shop’s newest breakfast offerings (Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites). My fluffy and flavorful egg bites made in the pressure cooker and are a fun spin on what the coffee shop serves. However, they are more affordable, ready in less time than it takes to drive to and wait in the drive thru at the coffee shop and more nutritious because they use Eggland’s Best eggs. You see, compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best has more than double the vitamin B12, ten times the amount of vitamin E, and six times more vitamin D. Plus, it has 25% less saturated fat. The great news is that Eggland’s Best also has the best flavor.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger


Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

With this recipe, everyone in the family can customize their egg bite(s) to fit their favorite tastes. Whether you choose to go all out veggie, stick with a classic flavor combo like sausage and cheddar cheese (Brent’s favorite) or get creative with a Mediterranean-inspired batch featuring tomatoes, basil, spinach, olives and feta, the options are endless. Best of all, these Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a grab and go breakfast or they can be served in a lunchbox alongside other breakfast favorites like pancakes and fruit. So use your silicone mold and cook up a batch on Sunday to make the week easier.

Watch to learn how easy it is to turn this breakfast into a delicious breakfast-themed lunchbox…..


Instant Pot vs Sous Vide?

If you’re scratching your head as you read this thinking “seuse who?” then you’re not alone. Odds are that if you aren’t familiar with this French style of cooking (pronounced soo veeD) then the first time you drove up to the coffee shop window you likely got nervous and just ordered the “egg bites.”

No worries! I’ve been there too. Without digging too deep into cooking techniques, food science, etc., sous vide cooking is when food is added to a plastic pouch or glass jar and cooked in steam or a water bath at a precise temperature (usually for a longer amount of time than it would normally take to cook).

However, I’m using the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) to quickly steam the eggs in a similar style as sous vide cooking but much faster. This method allows the egg bites to be light, fluffy, airy and perfectly cooked.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger

Quick Breakfast and Lunchbox Favorites

Do you have a favorite recipe that you enjoy for breakfast but that also makes a delicious addition to a lunchbox like these Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites? If so, share in the comments!

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Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites, from Holley Grainger

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger

Instant-Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7 egg bites 1x
  • Category: Breakfast or Snack, Lunch, Lunchbox
  • Cuisine: French


  • 4 extra large Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cups finely chopped basil
  • 4 Tbsp chopped ham


  1. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot; place trivet inside. (Note: This is the trivet that came with the Instant Pot.)
  2. Add eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, milk and salt to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in basil.
  3. Equally divide ham among individual cups in a silicone baby food maker mold. Pour egg mixture equally over ham. Cover with foil and gently place on trivet inside Instant Pot.
  4. Cover Instant Pot, select “Steam” and set timer to 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, allow the Instant Pot to natural release for 10 minutes then do quick release by switching valve to “venting.”
  5. Remove the silicone mold from the Instant Pot and allow to cool completely. Flip the egg bites out of the mold onto a plate. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


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