Perfectly cooked Mediterranean-style Instant Pot egg bites with red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. This protein-rich breakfast recipe is partly inspired by the Starbucks sour vide egg bites but are made with whole eggs and nutrient-dense ingredients. They are delicious and convenient and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days for those on-the-go breakfasts, lunchboxes and snacks. Low-carb, gluten-free, with 8 (green) Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving.
Egg bites are both delicious and convenient and making them in the Instant Pot mimics the French "sous vide' technique resulting in a velvety texture bursting with flavour.
We decided to go with the Mediterranean flavours using sauteed onions, sweet red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley and added creamy feta cheese for both flavour and texture. These eggs bites are very nutritious (check the full nutrient breakdown in the recipe card below) and are great for anyone following a low-carb, gluten-free, or Mediterranean diet.
You can use this recipe as a template to create your own versions of Instant Pot egg bites. Check out our cheesy jalapeno egg bites version here.
How To Make Egg Bites In Instant Pot
Besides the Instant Pot and the trivet, which usually come with your pressure cooker, you will also need a silicone egg bite mold that fits inside the pot. These molds usually have 6-7 casings and you can pick one or two up on Amazon or as part of an Instant Pot accessory set (also available online).
These molds are quite handy as you can use them both in the pressure cooker and in the oven and make mini-muffins, egg bites, cake pops, meatloaf bites, baby food and so on. If you have two molds, you can stack them on top of each other and make a double batch of this recipe.
Once you have whisked the eggs and milk, you can add whatever you else you feel like. Here are some egg bites suggestions:
- Chorizo egg bites
- Crispy bacon & mushroom
- Cheese & chives
- Pizza egg bites
- Sausage & broccoli (use pre-cooked sausage)
- Buffalo chicken (use pre-cooked chicken)
- Asparagus & goat's cheese
How much egg mixture per egg bite do I need?
You will usually need about one egg per bite, plus a little milk and other fillings. For a 7-bite mold, you can still get away with 6 eggs (maybe some of them could be large eggs). You're looking at 6 medium to large eggs + ¼ cup milk of choice + 1-1.5 cups diced fillings.
The egg bite mixture is usually seasoned with salt and pepper but the amount will depend on your fillings. If you're using grated cheese or feta, or say bacon, you won't need too much salt as these ingredients are already well seasoned. It's better to go a bit under as it's always better to add extra salt when serving.
Here is a handy video of how to make Instant Pot egg bites.
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Mediterranean Egg Bites In Instant Pot
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup diced onion ⅓ large onion
- ½ cup sweet red pepper ½ pepper, diced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 6 eggs
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- ¼ cup milk of choice we used almond milk
- ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes about 4 tomato halves, preserved in oil, chopped
- ⅓ cup feta cheese roughly cut-up
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- You will need a 6-bite mold like this, a trivet (comes with the Instant Pot) and a piece of foil
- Turn the Instant Pot on and press the Saute button. Once warmed up, add the olive oil, onions and red peppers and a pinch of salt. Stir through and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Make sure to stir a few times.
- Press Cancel to stop the Saute function. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add a cup of water to the pot. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper until frothy. Add the onion and pepper mixture, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and feta. Stir through.
- Place trivet on the table and the silicone egg-bite mold on top. Ladle the egg mixture into individual egg bite bolds, almost to the top. Make sure to distribute the fillings evenly.
- Using the handles of the trivet, carefully lift the mold and insert both into the pot with the water. Cover loosely with a piece of foil. This will protect the eggs from any dripping condensation liquid during cooking.
- Pop the lid on top, make sure the top valve is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual/Pressure Cook (make sure it's set to HIGH pressure) and adjust the timer using +/- symbols to 8 minutes. The Instant Pot will take 5 minutes to come to pressure and the timer will start.
- Once the timer is done, allow 5 minutes for natural pressure release. Then move the top valve to Venting to do a quick release of the remaining pressure inside.
- Open the lid and remove foil. Carefully, remove the trivet (using its handles) and the mold from the pot and place on the kitchen counter. Allow to cool slightly.
- Egg bites should easily come out of the molds but you can also use a knife to gently loosen up the edges. Put a plate on top of the egg mold, then holding the plate and the mold firmly together, swiftly turn them upside down so that the mold is now on top of the plate. Squeeze the bottom of the molds to loosen up the egg bites a little more and lift the silicone off, allowing the bites to come out on to the plate. You can also remove each bite individually without this upside-down plate trick.
- Serve these Instant Pot egg bites with some buttered toast, potato hash, or as they are.