These easy Egg Bites are an instant pot copycat version of my favorite Bacon Gruyere Starbucks sous vide egg bites. Quick, easy and totally delicious.
How I created this Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites recipe
I don’t drink coffee so I’m not much of a starbucks shopper. But a friend told me I had to try their sous vide bites… and oh my gosh – melt in your mouth perfection! Now I love sous vide and I like to use mine a lot but most of the sous vide egg bite recipes use small glass mason jars and that’s a lot of dishes…
That’s when I started hearing about “cheaters” sous vide egg bites in the instant pot – you can use easy to find molds, don’t have to worry about water getting in and ruining the bites and it only takes 7 mins (of steam time, obviously you still have pressure up and down time) vs the hour they take in the sous vide bath.
So I figured I’d give it a try. I didn’t love the results the first time – I used a blender and did “pressure cook” and the texture was just off. The next time I used a food processor and just barely pulsed everything together and then used the “steam” function on my instant pot and it was SO much better!!!
The best part is you can change up the bacon for ham, the Gruyere for any other cheese and add any other spices to really have fun with these egg bites. I make 18 at a time and enjoy them for a quick, easy and filling breakfast all week!
Just take me to the Egg Bites Instant Pot Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for making these egg bites in the instant pot, along with links to other instant pot recipes and get straight to these delicious bacon Gruyere egg bites – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Tips to Make the Perfect Sous Vide Egg Bites in the Instant Pot
– I like to cut my bacon into strips before I fry it – I feel I get a faster, even, fry compared to frying whole slices of bacon – and I get nice even cuts that way vs the crumbs I get when I cut the bacon after cooking.
– The first time I made these I used my blender and while the bites were okay I wasn’t in love with the texture and there were no little pockets of cheese. The next time I used the food processor and just pulsed the batter together and the results were much better
– Also when I used the blender the eggs were over beaten and the bites rose too much and were miss shaped, so don’t over beat the eggs – if you do let them settle before cooking
– Don’t use the “pressure cooker” setting, make sure you use the “steam” setting. I used “pressure cooker” the first time and the egg bite texture was not as velvety as a sous vide bite would be, but the steam setting is much much closer to the perfection of sous vide!
To make these Sous Vide Egg Bites you’ll need
- Electric Pressure cooker – I have an 8 quart instant Pot
- Egg bites mold – I use two of these 9 cavity, if you have a smaller pressure cooker use the 6 cavity mold
- Food Processor
- non stick pan
Copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe
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Bacon Gruyere egg bites instant pot
- 9 slices bacon
- 10 eggs
- 1 C cottage cheese
- ½ C half n half/whipping cream
- 1 ½ C gruyere cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Chop bacon and fry until crispy (keep the grease)
- Divide into the silicone egg bite molds (I use two 9 capacity molds)
- Pour the Bacon grease into your Food processor or blender (I prefer the food processor)
- Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until combined (you want chunks of cheese so don’t over process)
- Divide the batter into the egg bites mold
- Add 1 cup of water to the instant pot (I use an 8 quart)
- Place foil then the lid over the top of the Silicone egg bites and stack on top of the instant pot rack
- Lower into the instant pot and close
- Steam for 7 mins
- Natural release for 10 mins then quick release
- Place a plat on top of the mold and flip over, they should release easily!
- Enjoy right away or refrigerate and enjoy later.
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0oh wow! These were SPECTACULAR! So creamy and light. Dare I say BETTER than sbux! I’m hooked! That is for the recipe. The only thing I tweaked is I used my immersion blender and pulsed 4 or 5 times.
I’m so glad you like the recipe as much as we do! I’ve used a normal blender, hand blender and food processor – they all work, just don’t over mix to keep those chunks of cheese!
First time making these and they turned out awesome! Thank you for the recipe and instructions. I have only had my IP since Christmas and lived how easy this prep is. No more Starbucks for me.
I am so glad you enjoyed them and welcome to the world of the instant pot! I make these every week, my kids are huge fans too!
Cant wait to try this recipe. I too, tried the other way with the blender and pressure cook setting and ended up with a weird texture. One question, you say to put the lid on top of the foil? So, you put the plastic lid that comes with the mold in the instant pot? Does it mis-shape them at all?
I’ve tried it with the lid and without, it didn’t make a difference so now I just leave the lid off, but no it didn’t miss-shape it.
Can’t wait to try these! How long do they keep in the fridge? I’m looking for an easy breakfast for myself for work days and LOVE these from Starbucks, but I don’t love the price.
cooked eggs last 4-5 days in the fridge
I love these…but mine always come out misshapen. Any ideas why? How full do you fill the cups?
I do 1/4 C in each cavity – and yes as they steam they get a little misshapen but they shrink into the mold and they taste amazing
Mine did not cook all the way. Any suggestions?
I’ve never had them not cook through, did you change anything? maybe try adding a min to the steam time?
These are amazing! I make them every weekend for the week ahead and store them to have every morning.
that’s totally what I do!
Hi! These turned out amazing! This was my first successful IP recipe. I love the Starbucks egg bites but recently found out I’m sensitive to chicken eggs. So, I used duck eggs instead and they turned out perfect and delicious. I’m the only one eating these, so I’m curious if they can be frozen and reheated? Thank you for all the tips and an excellent copycat recipe!
I’m so glad you could use other eggs! And yes they freeze fine!
What can I use in place of the bacon grease?
you can leave it out – I add it for flavor
Ashley, is the nutritional value for 1 egg bite or 2?
for one – I do it that way so people can adjust the serving size to 14 If they have the smaller pot
Absolutely delicious! I make up a batch and freeze them in packs of two. Easiest breakfast ever. Pop in the microwave while the coffee brews and you’re done. Thanks.
that’s what I do! so glad you like them as much as me!