Mini Italian Egg Bites

Mini Italian Egg Bites

A quick and easy breakfast that practically takes no time to throw together. Mini Italian Egg Bites with eggs, ham, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and simple Italian seasoning. Topped with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for a protein packed healthy breakfast! FREEZER FRIENDLY TOO!

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I am always searching for easy and healthy breakfast ideas to make our mornings run a little smoother, and these Mini Italian Egg Bites totally fit the bill. Healthy. Easy. Delicious.

When my good friend Jaime shared her Mini Egg Bite recipe with me, I knew I’d love them instantly, so I came up with a version my family loves and we can’t get enough of!

The great thing about Egg Bites is they’re super versatile, so you can customize them however you like. We love ham, but you could also use bacon, or breakfast sausage, or keep it vegetarian by leaving out the meat all together! Use your favorite cheese, seasonings, and fresh herbs always add a nice touch.

For this recipe, I use Perfect Pinch of Italian for a unique earthy flavor; along with freshly grated parmesan cheese, and Italian parsley.



These Mini Italian Egg Bites are light and fluffy thanks to the cottage cheese, which also makes them super moist and tender. Plus, cottage cheese adds a good amount of protein making each bite worth 5 grams total! And if you’re not big on cottage cheese, I promise you wont even know it’s in there.

I like to make a double batch and freeze the extra to have on hand when I need something quick and filling. Just reheat in the microwave and you have a super fast protein filled breakfast.

Mini Egg Bites are also a great addition to any brunch. They are an easy no-mess finger food that can be served at room temperature. Everyone will love them!



A few of these Egg Bites with a side of toast and cup of coffee or tea, is a complete and satisfying meal!

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Easy Italian Egg Bites

A quick and easy breakfast that practically takes no time to throw together. Mini Italian Egg Bites with eggs, ham, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and simple Italian seasoning. Topped with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for a protein packed healthy breakfast! FREEZER FRIENDLY TOO!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Mini Egg Bites
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese do not use non-fat
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup diced, cooked ham or use cooked breakfast sausage or bacon
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • freshly grated parmesan for topping optional
  • chopped Italian parsley for topping optional
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray mini muffin pan generously with non-stick cooking spray, unless using silicone.

  • In a medium size mixing bowl add eggs, cottage cheese, ham (or meat of choice) shredded cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Whisk until completly combined and eggs are broken up.
  • Using a small cooking scoop or spoon, fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. There should be enough for 16 minis. NOTE: If using regular size muffin pan, you should get between 10-12 egg bites.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-32 minutes. The tops should feel set and spring back when done. Top with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Notes

Tips:
Meat- Cooked bacon, ham, and breakfast sausage work great for egg bites. Make sure to drain the excess grease before adding it to the eggs.
Cheese- Use shredded cheddar, sharp cheddar, colby jack, or even pepper jack if you want to add a little heat. 
Herbs- Use your favorite dried or fresh herbs to add a boost of flavor.  
Storing and Freezing- Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze in airtight Ziploc bags for up to 3 months. Make sure egg bites are completely cooled before putting them in the freezer. 
Reheating egg bites- If reheating from refrigerator, place egg bites on top of paper towel on microwave safe plate and heat for 30 to 40 seconds. Do the same thing when frozen and cook for 1 minute and 20 seconds. 
 
Calories and nutritional facts include 4 mini egg bites.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Keyword Cheese, Cottage cheese, Eggs, Ham, Herbs, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 mini egg bites
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.2g16%
Saturated Fat 5.7g29%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 607mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Total Sugars 0.7g 
Protein 20.4g

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4 thoughts on “Mini Italian Egg Bites”

  • 5 stars
    These were a super simple, delicious, and fun recipe to make as a family with my husband and 2 year old daughter. A perfect popable bite and a great leftover, too!

  • 5 stars
    These are a staple in my house. I make a batch on Sunday and the kids eat them for a quick, healthy breakfast before school. I line the muffin cup with a slice of ham lunch meat and fill it with the mixture. We like spinach and tomatoes in ours.

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