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Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

These delicious egg bites pack a punch of creamy flavors thanks to cottage cheese. Paired with crispy bacon and Colby jack cheese, cottage cheese egg bites is an easy and delicious bite-sized, grab-and-go breakfast!

If you are a fan of Starbucks sous vide egg bites, cottage cheese egg bites are very similar to it, without using the fancy sous vide method! These bacon egg bites are baked in the oven, yet maintain that moist and soft texture.

A platter of cottage cheese egg bites with bacon

Love eggs for breakfast? Don’t forget to also check out these other egg-cellent (see what I did there?!) options: Easy Frittata, Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders, Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole and Bacon Spinach Cheddar Quiche.

Why Egg Bites with Cottage Cheese

As you probably have guessed it, the secret ingredient that takes these cottage cheese egg bites to the next level is in fact….cottage cheese.

These egg bites are actually soft, moist and not ‘rubbery’ in texture. You know how eggs often gets hard and rubbery after baked in the oven. Well, not these cottage cheese egg bites!

Cottage cheese adds a rich and creamy texture to the egg bites and reduces the “eggy” texture in them. With its mild and fairly neutral flavors, cottage cheese doesn’t overpower the taste of the other ingredients in the egg bites as well.

I have to admit, it took me a long time to even want to publish an egg bite recipe on the blog because it was hard to get the texture right. It wasn’t until I tried making egg bites with cottage cheese that I fully approved of egg bites.

Cottage cheese egg bites are super versatile and can be made with your favorite protein and/or vegetables. We are keeping ours simple here and making it with bacon…because bacon makes everything better and we love our bacon around here.

Bacon egg bites are not only delicious, but makes the best grab-and-go and make-ahead breakfast. I store them in the refrigerator or freezer, and warm them up in the microwave and eat them on the go or really quickly sitting down by the kitchen counter.

If you want to spruce up your morning routine, give this cottage cheese egg bites a try. The best part…it takes under 30 minutes to prepare!

A stack of egg bites with bacon

Ingredients

These cottage cheese bacon bites are made using some household staple ingredients. They include:

  • Eggs – Can’t have egg bites without eggs! 😉
  • Cottage cheese – Key ingredient! Makes the egg bites soft, moist and smooth. Don’t worry if your’e not a fan of cottage cheese, cottage cheese taste is very mild once it is cooked. I recommend using small curd cottage cheese for this recipe.
  • Bacon bits – use good quality bacon bits for best flavor! Alternatively, you can cook the bacon and then cut them into smaller bite-size pieces (this is more labor intensive and will take a bit longer)
  • Cheese – any mild cheese such as Colby jack, Mozzarella, cheddar works great. Shred it so it dissolves better in the egg mixture
  • Salt – this spices up and really enhance the flavors of the egg mixture
  • Black pepper – use fresh black ground black pepper for the best flavor

How to make egg bites with cottage cheese

These delicious under-30-minute, no-sous-vide required cottage cheese egg bites will will revolutionize your simple breakfast routine!

Here is how you make them:

Step 1: Prepare egg mixture

In a large bowl, whisk eggs until the yolks and whites are combined.

Fold in the other ingredients – bacon, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.

Grease well a 12-cup muffin tin…be generous because the eggs do stick to it if it is not greased well.

Add egg mixture to each cup and fill it up to 3/4 full. There should be enough mixture to fill up to 12 cups.

Unbaked egg bites in muffin tin

Step 2: Bake!

Place muffin pan on the top rack of the oven, and place a pan of water on the lower rack of the oven. Having a pan of water will help keep these cottage cheese egg bites moist.

Bake for 23-25 minutes at 325℉.

When it is done, egg bites should no longer be jiggly in the middle, and toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the middle of the egg bites.

Step 3: Serve

When done, remove muffin tin from oven, and let it cool for 2-3 minutes.

Baked egg bites with bacon and cottage cheese in muffin tin

Remove the bacon egg bites from each of the cups. Do not let them sit in the cups for too long after they come out from the oven as that will make it harder to remove those cottage cheese egg bites.

They do stick pretty easily, even with a greased muffin tin!

Top down view of cottage cheese bacon egg bites lined up two by two on a rectangular platter

Cottage cheese egg bites are best enjoyed warm. They should be soft, moist and flavorful with the delicious combination of cheese, eggs and bacon.

I love them for so many reasons. Not only are they super tasty, these protein packed goodies are the perfect bites in the morning and a few of them will typically keep me fully for at least a few hours.

Tips and Tricks

A few things to note to ensure success when making these bacon egg bites.

  • Grease well: For easy removal, grease muffin tin generously. Egg bites do get stuck easily so greasing it well is important.
  • Baking time: The baking time can slightly vary depending on your oven. The key is to bake until the tops are slightly golden brown and the center is set.
  • Flavors: Don’t hesitate to experiment with different flavors by adding other ingredients like bell peppers, spinach, crumbled sausage, ham, or different types of cheese. Any meats added should already be fully cooked.
  • Cooling period: Let your egg bites cool for a few minutes after you remove them from the oven. They will continue to cook from the residual heat and it will be easier to remove them from the muffin tin. But do not let cottage cheese egg bites sit in muffin tin for too long as it will get harder and harder to remove.

Storage and Reheating

Cottage Cheese Egg Bites are great for meal prep. You can refrigerate or freeze any leftovers in an airtight container. Just reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast on the go.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you use cottage cheese in egg bites?

1. Cottage cheese provides a creamy and soft texture that compliments the firmness of the baked eggs. It helps to keep the egg bites moist as the cheese melts while cooking.
2. Cottage cheese has a mild flavor that blends well with eggs, enhancing their taste without being overpowering.

Why do you bake with a pan of water underneath the muffin tin?

This will also help keep egg bites moist.

How to know if the egg bites are done?

The egg bites are done when the center is set and no longer jiggly. You can also insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, the egg bites are done.

Can this recipe be doubled or halved?

Yes, this recipe can easily be adjusted. You can double it for a large gathering or halve it if you only want to make a small batch. If doubling, you may want to bake in two batches unless you can cook two muffin tins side by side in the oven (bake time should be about the same). Do not overlap muffin tin on top of each other in the oven when baking.

Side view of two rows of egg bites

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Close up of a bacon egg bites stacked together on a plate

Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

A delightful protein-packed breakfast or snack! Made with eggs, cottage cheese, bacon, and shredded cheese, they are delicious creamy, moist, and so flavorful.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 318kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups bacon bits cooked
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup Colby jack cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • cooking oil spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, crack and whisk eggs.
  • Add in bacon, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking oil.
  • Equally distribute the egg mixture among the 12 muffin cups.
  • Place a pan of water on the lower rack of the oven.
  • Place the egg bites in the upper rack of the oven and bake 23-25 minutes.
  • Use a toothpick to check for doneness. Toothpick should come out of the egg bite clean.
  • Let the egg bites cool for a couple of minutes. Remove egg bites from the muffin pan before they completely cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Such a great recipe for batch cooking. Good flavor. I will swap out bacon for ham the next time I make it. I put some in the freezer for easy breakfasts during the week. The kids love them.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      That’s such a good idea! Love these for quick grab-and-go breakfasts!

  2. Choclette says:

    5 stars
    Loved these cottage cheese egg bites. I left out the bacon as I’m vegetarian, but they’re still really good and everyone else loved them too. Great idea as they’re so easy.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed these, Choclette!