Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe, Copycat of Starbucks Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

December 26, 2017Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Serves: 7 Egg Bites


The hype for Starbucks Egg Bites is real! I reverse engineered this recipe by looking at their list of ingredients for the Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites and experimented with timing and proportions. This is the closest I’ve come to the original Starbucks ones, my husband says they are even better than Starbucks! If you try this recipe, leave a comment and let me know how they turned out for you 🙂

Instant Pot Egg Bites Ingredients

My recipe is perfectly proportioned to make 7 Egg Bites in these wonderful silicone trays that fit perfectly into the Instant Pot. You can double my recipe if you have two of these trays, but keep the same steam time if you want to cook both at once. Click on the image below to purchase one on Amazon.

Check out my delicious recipe for Deviled Egg Bites using this mold.

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Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
  • Serves: 7 Egg Bites

Copycat of Starbucks Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites


  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 4 Thin Bacon Strips
  • ½ Cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, about 1.4 oz in weight
  • ½ Cup shredded Gruyere Cheese, about 1.4 oz in weight
  • ⅓ Cup Cottage Cheese or Cream Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter, melted
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt or Flaked Sea Salt


  • 1)

    Cook your thin bacon to your liking, then cut each strip into thirds.  Place two cut pieces into the bottom of each silicone cup.

  • 2)

    Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend just until the mixture is smooth and everything is combined (about 20 seconds) Try to not over-mix

  • 3)

    Fill each silicone cup about 75% full.  Wrap  the silicone tray well with foil, you want to avoid getting extra moisture into the egg bites.

  • 4)

    Place 1.5 cups of water into the Instant Pot.  Place the trivet into the pot and place the silicone tray on top of the trivet.

  • 5)

    Set the Instant Pot to Manual / High Pressure for  7 minutes and do a Natural Pressure release for 7 minutes.  Carefully remove the silicone tray from the pot and let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool and set before serving. Enjoy!


You can use any of your favorite cheeses in this recipe.

This recipe can be made in 4 small mason jars or ramekins instead of the silicone mold. Just cover the jars with foil before steaming and you can serve them directly in the jars.

↓ These smaller molds will fit in the 3 Qt Instant Pot ↓


  • Jen

    February 4, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Can you freeze these?

    1. Van

      February 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Jen, they never last long enough in my house to freeze, but I have heard of people freezing them and reheating them in the microwave.

  • Karen Newberg

    February 6, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I have the silicone cup thingy. Can I use the lid instead of wrapping it tight with foil?

    1. Van

      February 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      My silicone molds came with lids as well, but the lids aren’t made with silicone & they aren’t oven safe, so I wouldn’t recommend using the lids in the Instant Pot.

  • jonoby

    February 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Recipe worked perfectly! I greased the silicon molds with a bit of spray oil to ensure they didn’t stick and they popped out like a charm. Thank you for your efforts to perfect the recipe.

    1. Van

      February 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Jonoby, thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Have you had the real ones from Starbucks before?

      1. jonoby

        February 12, 2018 at 4:34 am

        Hi Van, I have, and the flavour is really similar. The advantage that the Starbucks bites have is the method that they use to warm them up. They get a little “toastier” on the outside, which you can’t get from microwaving. Nevertheless, these are delicious!

  • Donna

    February 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I found 8 minutes on manual to overcook the eggs. I filled my cups 2/3-3/4 full. I did a bit of experimenting with time and for me 5 mins was plenty on manual with 5 minutes natural release steam then open steam valve. The egg bites came out so much creamier! Delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  • Melissa

    February 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Can I use silicone muffin cups instead of the pan you use?

    1. Van

      February 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Melissa, silicone muffin cups would work too.

  • Cindy

    February 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Can these be made in the oven?

    1. Van

      February 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      The texture will be a little different, but you could definitely do it – try 350F for 15-20 minutes in the oven.

  • Stephanie

    February 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Do you have recipe for the peppers sous vide from Starbucks?

    1. Van

      February 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Stephanie, I haven’t experimented with that one yet, but looking at the ingredients in the original ones, you could try using 5 egg whites, 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese, 1/3 Cup Cottage or Cream cheese, some diced red bell peppers, chopped spinach, chopped green onion, a few dashes of hot sauce and 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt.

  • Betsee

    February 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

    When you double them up, do you place one silicon tray on top of the other, or do you use another trivet? Just wondering because of the “growth” of the eggs when it’s cooked.

    1. Van

      February 24, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Hi Betsee, I just stack the silicone trays on top of each other, you don’t have to use another trivet.

    2. Keli

      February 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      I just made two trays worth and the top tray was barely cooked, bottom tray done. Weird as I thought that the heat would distribute evenly?

      1. Van

        February 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

        Hi Keli, that’s strange, I haven’t run into that issue yet and I always make to trays at once. Was it cooked at high pressure?

  • Ronna

    March 2, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I just made two trays of these. They are delicious! I used an Applewood Smoked Gruyere. So flavorful. I crumbled my bacon into smaller pieces because I think it’s easier to eat this way. Thank you for coming up with this recipe!

    1. Van

      March 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      I’m so happy you enjoyed these Ronna! Sounds like they would be really delicious with Applewood Smoked Gruyere!

  • Linda

    March 4, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I loved your recipe…it was proportioned to perfection with the silicone tray and was just delicious…thank you. It’s A keeper for sure. I never knew what all the hype was about these little egg bites but they are truly worth making Wow!

    1. Van

      March 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! Yes they are very delicious and a nice change from the typical breakfast dishes.

  • Merita

    March 5, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I’d like to use egg whites instead of the whole egg. will that work with this recipe?

    1. Van

      March 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Merita, about 5 eggs whites should work fine for this recipe, just be careful with over mixing because the egg whites will puff up a lot more if they are over mixed.

  • Britt

    March 8, 2018 at 4:59 am

    I’m visiting family, they have an instant pot (I don’t) but they don’t have an small vessels to make these bitesized, can I just put all the ingredients in the instant pot and make a crust-less quiche? They’ve never used their instant pot, it was a gift for xmas….

    1. Van

      March 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Hi Britt, the Instant Pot needs liquid in to create steam, so you wouldn’t be able to just place it directly in the pot. You can use small mason jars, ramekins or a pie dish that fits into their pot.

  • Lydia

    March 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

    After 7 minutes, my eggs were still liquid. What happened??

    1. Van

      March 13, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Hi Lydia, were you using high pressure? Did you make any adjustments to the recipe? Some people have told me that they like using 5 minutes and it works. You can cook them for another 5 minutes to get them to set.

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