Instant Pot Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites Recipe

April 4, 2018Van
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Serves: 7 Egg Bites

If you’ve never tried the Egg Bites at Starbucks, they are a mini creamy, velvety version of a frittata. They are perfect for breakfast or a snack since they are packed with protein and low in carbs. My Copycat of Starbucks’ Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites recipe was so popular, I figured I should create a copycat of the Egg White & Red Pepper ones as well.

The ingredients were easy to figure out because Starbucks has them listed out on their website, I just left out any thickeners, additives and preservatives that are included in the ones you get at Starbucks – not only is it much cheaper making these at home, it’s much healthier as well since you can control all the ingredients. The only ingredient I changed was the cottage cheese, I used cream cheese instead because it gives the egg bites a better texture without having to add a thickener or starch – if you’re not watching carbs and want the texture more similar to the Starbucks ones you can add ¾ Teaspoon of Rice Starch. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Instant Pot Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites Recipe

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.

Instant Pot Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites Recipe

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Instant Pot Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
  • Serves: 7 Egg Bites

Copycat of Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites


  • ¾ Cup Egg Whites
  • ¾ Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, about 2.9 Oz weight
  • ¼ Cup Feta Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Cream Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Jarred Roasted Red Bell Pepper, diced small
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Spinach
  • 1 Teaspoon Green Onion, green parts only, finely diced
  • ¼ Teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt or Flaked Sea Salt
  • ¾ Teaspoon Rice Starch (Optional), this is in the original Starbucks ones and will get the more texture similar if you're trying to replicate it


  • 1)

    Place ¾ cup Egg Whites, ¾ Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, ¼ Cup Feta Cheese, ¼ Cup Cream Cheese, ¼ Teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce, ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt and ¾ Teaspoon Rice Starch (Optional) into a blender and blend on high for about 20 seconds, the mixture should be smooth like pancake batter, avoid over mixing it.

    You can use any of your favorite cheeses in this recipe, but avoid using pre-shredded cheese because your egg bites will not set properly.

  • 2)

    Add in 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Spinach, 3 Tablespoons of Roasted Red Bell Pepper and 1 Teaspoon of Chopped Green Onion, blend on low for about 5 seconds just to get them mixed in

  • 3)

    Spray or brush some oil or butter into the silicone mold cavities. 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 Cup of Water into the Instant Pot.  Place the trivet into the pot and place the silicone tray on top of the trivet. Seal the Instant Pot and switch the knob to sealing.

  • 5)

    Set the Instant Pot to Manual / High Pressure for  7 minutes, once you hear the beep wait 7 minutes while it does a natural pressure release then with the knob to Venting.  Carefully remove the silicone tray from the pot, remove the foil and let it sit for about 10 minutes to cool and set before serving.

    If you like how the Starbucks one are slightly toasty on top, you can broil them in the oven for a few minutes. Enjoy!

↓ Supplies to make this recipe ↓

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


  • Jessica Wright

    July 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Would it be possible to omit or sub out the cream cheese?

    1. Van

      August 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Jessica, yes you can omit the cream cheese. Let me know how it turns out for you.

  • Laura Guzman

    August 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Where do you find rice starch?

    1. Van

      August 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Laura, you can usually find it at any Asian Market, WholeFoods or Sprouts might have it as well. You can also order it on Amazon here:

  • Erin Kimble

    October 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Do you have the nutrition information for this recipe?

    1. Van

      October 11, 2018 at 4:12 am

      Hi Erin, sorry I haven’t calculated the nutritional information for this recipe.

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