These high protein, low fat sous vide egg bites are just 210 calories each with 24 grams of protein and packed with flavor thanks to goat cheese and turkey bacon. Ready in no time, they cook at 185 degrees F for 30 minutes. They’re a great make ahead breakfast as you meal prep for the week ahead.
Starbucks’ sous vide egg bites launched this breakfast into popularity a few years back, and for good reason! Egg bites are creamy, flavorful, and easy to store and reheat.
However, they can quickly add up when it comes to calorie count and fat content, so I made a version that’s got plenty of protein and comes it at just 210 calories with a full 24 grams of protein.
Want more sous vide breakfast ideas?
- Sous Vide Bacon
- Sous Vide Hollandaise
- Sous Vide Lobster Benedict
- Sous Vide Strawberry Meyer Lemon Bread Pudding
Why use sous vide?
Yes, there are Instant Pot and oven versions of egg bites, but they are just not the same as using sous vide.
Using sous vide, you can keep a water bath at the exact temperature you’d like. I like a medium-rare strip steak, so I cook it at 129 degrees F. When I place a vacuum-sealed steak in a water bath set to this temp, it never has the opportunity to cook any hotter than 129 degrees F because the entire cooking environment is 129 degrees F.
So in the case of egg bites, they’re going to be the perfect texture the entire way through – no overdone outside and runny center!
What You Need to Make Sous Vide Egg Bites
Don’t worry, you don’t need much, especially if you already sous vide!
- An immersion circulator (my favorite is the Vesta Precision Imersa Elite)
- 1/2 pint sized jars (I like Weck jars – they’re cute and the lid style means fewer things that can rust!)
- You can absolutely just use a stockpot to contain your water bath, but I love my clear Everie container)
In terms of ingredients, you’ll need:
- Egg whites. You can use egg whites from eggs and keep the yolks or get a carton of egg whites from the grocery store. I promise they’re not gross.
- Low fat, small curd cottage cheese. I like the brand Nancy’s best!
- Goat cheese. The goat cheese from Costco is weirdly my favorite. The texture is extra creamy!
- Turkey bacon. Your choice!
- Salt and pepper.
How to Make Sous Vide Egg Bites
Making sous vide egg bites is so easy!
You’ll start by whisking together the eggs, egg whites, and cottage cheese, then dividing that mixture evenly between the jars.
To each jar, you’ll add goat cheese, turkey bacon, salt, and pepper and give it a stir.
Cook the jars at 185 degrees F for 30 minutes, and you’ve got sous vide egg bites!
How Do I Reheat Sous Vide Egg Bites?
Sous vide egg bites are one of my favorite make ahead breakfasts, which means I find myself needing to reheat them.
Remove the lid and pop in the microwave at 70% power for 1 minute. Check and continue heating for 30 seconds if necessary.
Sous Vide Egg Bites (High Protein, Low Fat)
- 4 large eggs
- 12 tbsp egg whites, (about 6 egg whites)
- 1 1/2 cups crumbled goat cheese
- 1 1/3 cups low fat, small curd cottage cheese, (300 grams)
- 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked
- kosher salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
- While it's preheating, whisk together eggs, egg whites, and cottage cheese until completely smooth.
- Pour mixture evenly between 6 1/2 pint sized jars or small Weck jars. To each jar, add: 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, 1 crumbled slice of turkey bacon, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper. Stir contents of each jar to evenly distribute.
- If using canning jars (not Weck jars), add undamaged lids to jars and screw to just finger tip tight, meaning you only tighten with the tips of your fingers. You want air to be able to escape the jars while cooking to prevent them from cracking.
- Carefully drop the jars into the preheated water bath using silicone oven mitts or jar lifter. Cook for 30 minutes.
- Remove jars from water bath and let cool on the counter for about 10 minutes. Serve or refrigerate.
- To reheat, remove lid and microwave at 70% power for 1 minute and 30 seconds.