Ricotta Egg Bites

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A fluffy protein and veggie packed ricotta egg bites are exactly what your weekend brunch menu needs. In under 30 minutes with only four ingredients (and spices) you can have bite sized egg muffins to fuel your busy day.

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Ingredients List

  • 1 dozen eggs (12)
  • 4 cups of mixed vegetables (I steamed two bags of vegetables (broccoli and sweet potatoes))
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese You can sub in any cheese but the ricotta did seem to make them extra fluffy
  • 1/4 cup of milk of choice
  • 1 tsp dill seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cooking spray

How to Make Ricotta Egg Bites

Follow these instructions below or grab the recipe card. With the added veggies they’ll end up like savory vegetable muffins and they’ll be cheaper than buying egg bites at Starbucks.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Choose fresh or frozen veggies. This recipe uses veggies steamed in the microwave.
    • If using frozen veggies: add them to a bowl after they’re cooked and add garlic powder and some salt and pepper to taste. Mix them up for full coverage.
    • If using fresh veggies: chop them into small uniform pieces, cook them (saute, roast, boil, or steam), and add the seasonings
  3. Distribute the cooked veggies in a greased muffin tin (use cooking spray)
  4. Whisk the eggs and ricotta together for two minutes then stir in the dill seasoning
  5. Pour the egg mixture slowly over the veggies. Always start with less than you think so you have enough for all twelve. The mixture will fill each spot until they are just about full.
  6. Place the egg muffins in the oven and bake for thirty minutes. Test their doneness by inserting a knife or tooth pick and having it come out clean.

Tips & Tricks

  • Whisk together the ricotta and the egg with a whisk or the back of a fork. The mixture will be a little bit lumpy but you want it to be creamy overall. Whisk for two minutes.
  • If using fresh veggies (or frozen) chop all of the vegetables you plan to use into approximately the same size pieces for a more uniform bake.
  • Don’t open the oven multiple times to check on them. Otherwise heat will escape and they will likely sink in the middle.
  • Choose any seasonal produce to yield a different taste every time!
  • Explore a variety of seasonings, such as dill, mustard powder, paprika or oregano.
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Customize It

You can easily customize these to fit your nutrition and flavor preferences. You can use any kind of milk, add cheese or even sprinkle in bacon. Truly, these are customizable to fit anyone’s preferences.

The vegetables can be customized as well. Try any variety of vegetables to find the mixture that works best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make Them Dairy Free?

Absolutely! Any kind of substitute milk will work fine as the milk serves to only add a bit of creaminess. I would suggest trying coconut milk or almond milk.

Can You Add Meat?

You can easily add any breakfast meat to these ricotta egg bites! Try ground breakfast sausage, bacon, ham, or diced Turkey or chicken links.

How Do You Know When They’re Cooked?

You will know they are done when they are slightly firm to the touch and there is no runny egg in the middle. Before removing them from the oven, give the pan a slight jiggle and see if the center of the bites are cooked.

This takes about 25-30 minutes.

What Would You Eat Them With?

I would balance these with a serving of fruit and some whole-grain toast on the side. They would also pair well with a side of breakfast meat or beans. If you are on the go, grab two of these bites, a piece of fruit and a drinkable yogurt.

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Storing

These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Reheat them by microwaving them for 20 to 30 seconds or until warm to the touch.

Freezing Egg Bites

They can be frozen and are best consumed within a month. Wrap each individual egg bite in plastic wrap and then foil and put them in a freezer bag.

Need More Breakfast Ideas?

Try my absolutely delicious Oatmilk Pancakes or these Fluffy Yogurt Based Pancakes! If you’re into iced coffee then you’ll also want to try this decadent Coconut Cold Foam topping.

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Ricotta Egg Bites

Enjoy this on the go, simple to make breakfast with four ingredients plus spices you can whip up in no time. Grab two or three next time you need a meal while running out the door.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ricotta egg bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Jessi Holden, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 4 cups cooked vegetables* Try a combination of frozen (steamable), fresh or canned
  • cup ricotta cheese You can sub in any cheese but the ricotta did seem to make them extra fluffy
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp dill seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Prepare the veggies either in the microwave or if using fresh, prepare in any way you like (saute, boil, roast, or steam)
  • Add the vegetables to a bowl and mix in the garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Distribute the veggies evenly in a greased muffin tin using cooking spray
  • Whisk the eggs, milk and ricotta together in a small bowl for two minutes and stir in the dill seasoning.
  • Pour the egg mixture slowly over the veggies. It will seep into the cracks and crevices. Fill each cup almost full.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Test their doneness by inserting a knife or tooth pick and having it come out clean.

Notes

*For my version I used a bag of steamable broccoli and steamable sweet potatoes.
Did you make this recipe? Did you change anything? I’d love to hear about it so please come back to the blog post and leave a comment and review! Or tag me @The.Kitchen.Invitation on Instagram.

Nutrition

Serving: 2egg bites | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 336mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6714IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg

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Three ricotta egg bites in front of a muffin tin and egg carton with a white background

Remember, breakfast really is an important meal but it does not have to be stressful. Grabbing some of these egg muffins in the morning with a piece of toast and some fruit will get your day started on the right foot.

If you would eat these for breakfast or if you’d tweak them in any way, please tell me in the comment section below!

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