The perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. These cottage cheese egg bites pack 6 grams of protein each with only 3 ingredients.

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If you’re trying to eat more protein, it’s time to add these easy cottage cheese egg bites to your weekly meal prep rotation!

These delicious egg cups are made in the blender with just three simple ingredients and a few seasonings. They’re tasty, filling, and keep perfectly in the fridge all week long. And the best part about them is that you can add any toppings you want to change up the flavors and keep things fresh!

Stop spending all your money on Starbucks sous vide egg bites and prep these tasty ones instead. I promise, you will be shocked at how tasty and low-effort this recipe really is.

4 cottage cheese egg bites stacked on top of one another on a piece of parchment paper

Why you’ll love them

Quick and easy: these tasty egg bites are made in the blender with just a few simple ingredients.

Portable: Pack these cottage cheese egg bites for a high protein snack for work or school.

High protein: Each bite packs 6 grams of protein to keep you full for hours.

Perfect texture: These egg cups have the perfect, soft texture (move over, Starbucks sous vide bites!).

Customizable: Scroll down for suggested variations and optional toppings to make these cottage cheese egg bites extra delicious.

Ingredients

You’ll need three ingredients and some seasonings to make this recipe:

  • Large eggs — whole eggs for the extra nutrition
  • Cottage cheese — I use 2%, but you could use full fat too
  • Shredded cheddar — sub for any sharp cheese you enjoy like parmesan or gouda
  • Black pepper — you don’t really need salt because there’s a lot in the cottage cheese already, but feel free to season with black pepper or other seasonings
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More seasoning options

If you want to add extra spices or seasonings, try these:

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Oregano
  • Chives

Step-by-step instructions

Fill a baking pan halfway with hot water and place it on the bottom rack of your oven. This will add steam while baking and keep egg bites soft.

Position another oven rack to the middle position and pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Add 12 silicone liners to a muffin pan. If you don’t have silicone liners, grease your muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

A hand placing a baking tray filled with water into the bottom rack of an oven
Muffin pan with silicone muffin liners in the colors yellow, green, and orange

Add eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, and seasonings to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.

Ingredients for cottage cheese egg bites in a clear blender cup

Pour egg mixture into muffin liners, filling each about 3/4 of the way up.

Sprinkle additional toppings as desired. Gently press additional toppings into the batter so they’re well distributed throughout each egg bite.

Muffin tray with silicone liners filled with mixture for cottage cheese egg bites
Cottage cheese egg cup ready to be cooked, with chopped baby spinach sprinkled on top

Transfer egg bites to your oven and bake for 18-22 minutes or until egg bites are set. They shouldn’t jiggle when you gently shake the tray.

Remove egg bites from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Cooked cottage cheese egg bites on parchment paper and removed from liners

Variations

Copycat Starbucks Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper: Swap whole eggs for a cup of egg whites. Add shredded monterey jack, chopped baby spinach, and chopped roasted red pepper to each egg bite before baking.

Copycat Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere: Add a sprinkle of chopped bacon and shredded gruyere cheese to each egg bite before baking.

Jalapeno cheddar: Add chopped jalapeño and extra shredded cheddar to each egg bite before baking.

Copycat Starbucks Kale and Mushroom: Add finely chopped kale and sauteed mushrooms to each egg bite before baking.

Spinach and feta: Add chopped baby spinach and crumbled feta cheese to each egg bite before baking.

Copycat Starbucks Ham, Cheddar and Pepper: Add chopped ham, finely diced bell peppers, and shredded cheddar to each egg bite before cooking.

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Tips and tricks

  • Make sure your eggs and cheese are well blended before pouring in muffin pan
  • If you add extra toppings, your egg bites may take a few extra minutes to cook
  • If you add extra toppings, gentle press them down into your egg bites with a fork before baking, or they will stay on the top
  • Let the egg bites completely cool before storing and refrigerating

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How to store

Let your cottage cheese egg bites cool on the counter before transferring to a food storage container or freezer-safe bag.

Store in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or eat cold.

Store in the freezer for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge overnight, and reheat in the microwave if desired.

You can also re-heat in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 F, or until they’re warmed through.

3 cottage cheese egg muffins on a white plate with a gold fork

Common questions

Do these taste like cottage cheese?

Nope! These taste like a smooth egg bite with a nice balance of salt. They’re super similar to the sous vides egg bites from Starbucks!

Can I sub egg whites?

You can sub whole eggs for about a cup of egg whites if desired.

Can I leave the cottage cheese out of this recipe?

I wouldn’t recommend omitting the cottage cheese. Not only does this ingredient add protein, but it’s also responsible for the smooth and soft texture of the egg bites.

How much is one serving?

The nutrition information in the recipe card is calculated per egg bite. You can eat as may or as few as you wish! For a snack, I’d eat two egg bites and pair with fruit. For a meal, I’d eat 2-3 egg bites and pair with toast and fruit.

Did you try this recipe?

Leave your rating and review below! And don’t forget to post a picture to Instagram, and tag me @real.life.nutritionist.

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5 from 2 votes

Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

Yield: 12 egg bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
The perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. These cottage cheese egg bites pack 6 grams of protein each with only 3 ingredients.

Ingredients
 

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese, I use 2% fat
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • black pepper, or other seasonings as desired
  • salt, optional but not needed

Equipment

  • 1 12-cup muffin pan
  • 12 silicone muffin liners

Instructions
 

  • Fill a baking pan halfway with hot water and place it on the bottom rack of your oven. This will add steam while baking and keep egg bites soft.
  • Position another oven rack to the middle position and pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Add 12 silicone liners to a muffin pan. If you don't have silicone liners, grease your muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, and seasonings to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour egg mixture into muffin liners, filling each about 3/4 of the way up. Sprinkle additional toppings as desired. Gently press additional toppings into the batter so they're well distributed throughout each egg bite.
  • Transfer egg bites to your oven and bake for 18-22 minutes or until egg bites are set. They shouldn't jiggle when you gently shake the tray.
  • Remove egg bites from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 53mg, Sugar: 0.5g, Vitamin A: 187IU, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Snack