Cottage Cheese Egg Bites (2024)

These Cottage Cheese Egg Bites are easy, high-protein breakfast bites perfect for meal prep days of healthy breakfast.

They are made with only a few ingredients and are easy to prepare in less than 10 minutes.

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I love eggs and cottage cheese for breakfast and often make a quick cottage cheese omelet on the weekend.

But, during the week, I like these copycat Starbucks egg bites. They are so convenient to make many healthy filling breakfasts and require minimal preparation time.

What Are Cottage Cheese Egg Bites?

These cottage cheese egg muffins are very similar to my zucchini egg muffin recipe.

They are baked egg bites filled with red peppers and spinach. But these egg bites are way higher in protein and contain less fat which is perfect for building muscles.

Cottage cheese is packed with proteins and contains less fat than regular cheese usually added in egg bites recipes.

So let me share with you how to prepare these easy egg bites for your next morning.

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How To Make Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

You don’t need many ingredients to make these delicious egg bites. Plus, the recipe is very versatile, and you can create a range of different flavors, swapping ingredients to your liking and what’s in your fridge.


All you need to make this easy high-protein breakfast recipe are:

  • Large Eggs
  • Egg Whites – I like to use a combination of both to decrease the fat from the yolk, and boost the protein per serving.
  • Low-Fat Dill Cottage Cheese – I am using cottage cheese that already contains dill. This is a convenient way to make egg bites without having to chop herbs that can be expensive. If you don’t have this kind of cottage cheese in your store, stir in two tablespoons of freshly chopped dill or Parsley in the egg mixture at the end.
  • Bell Pepper – Any color works. Finely chopped. For more flavor, try canned roasted red peppers. If you use canned roasted red bell pepper, they are stored in oil, and you will have to pat dry on absorbent paper to remove excess fat before adding in the egg mixture.
  • Baby Spinach Leaves – finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder


First, line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper liner. Then, spray the liner with cooking oil spray to prevent the bites from sticking too much to the paper.

They will always stick. That’s not something you can altogether avoid with egg muffins recipes.

If you prefer, you can also use a silicone muffin mold, this avoids the paper liners, and the egg bites unmold very well.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites. Then, whisk in dill cottage cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

For a faster method or to remove the cottage cheese texture, place the eggs, egg white, cottage cheese, and spices in a blender and blend until smooth.

I personally enjoy the bites of melted cottage cheese inside the cottage cheese egg bites, and therefore I recommend whisking ingredients by hand.

Finally, whisk in finely chopped vegetables and fresh herbs if your cottage cheese doesn’t contain any herbs yet.

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Feel free to whisk in some shredded cheese like Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, or Swiss cheese for a boost of flavor.

Forming Muffins

Pour the egg mixture into the prepared muffin paper liner and fill them up to 3/4 their level.

Bake the muffins for 30 minutes at 350°F (180°C) on the center rack of the oven until they puff and the eggs are set in the center.

Cooking time varies on any swap you make. For example, if you add vegetables that tend to release water or juice – like tomatoes or other veggies like mushrooms – it can take longer to set.

That’s why I recommend roasting or stir-frying these veggies before adding the egg mixture. This also prevents stir-frying soggy egg bites.

Remove the muffins from the oven – they will dramatically deflate, and that’s normal.

Cool in the pan, then release on a cooling rack at room temperature.

Storage Instructions

When completely cooled, store the cottage cheese egg bites in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Freeze them for up to one month and thaw them in the fridge the day before eating.

Serving Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins

Serve the egg bites lukewarm. Reheat them on a microwave-safe plate for 30 seconds or in the air fryer or oven.

Serve with some toppings or sides like:

  • Hot sauce or sriracha sauce
  • Extra cottage cheese
  • Freshly chopped herbs
  • Sour cream
  • Lettuce
  • Roasted vegetables – like roasted potatoes or roasted zucchini
  • Feta cheese or cream cheese
  • Green onion

Egg Bites Variations

You can use this recipe to create different flavors of egg bites. For example, try replacing some of the amounts of bell pepper or spinach with some of the below.

  • Cooked Ground Chicken or cooked sausage to add protein and meat
  • Bacon Bits, leftover turkey or cooked diced ham
  • Shredded cheese, like cheddar, gruyere cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or shredded Parmesan.
  • Trimmed chopped kale
  • Roasted red bell pepper
  • Finely chopped onion – red or white
  • Cooked spaghetti squash or grated zucchini – squeeze out their juice before adding.
  • Mushroom slices – stir fry before adding to remove their juice.
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Allergy Swaps

Below are some options to make this recipe if you have some allergies to the ingredients listed above.

  • Bell Pepper Free – Replace with finely chopped onion, corn kernels, stir-fried mushrooms, and grated zucchini – squeeze out their juice before adding.
  • Spinach-Free – Try trimmed, finely chopped kale leaves, or simply leave it out for plain cottage cheese egg bites.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I listed below my answers to your most common questions about this cottage cheese recipe.

What are Starbucks egg bites?

The Starbucks egg bites recipe includes egg, cottage cheese, bacon, and gruyere. They are baked in a muffin cup shape and are a high-protein, low-carb option at Starbucks.

Why are my egg bites dry?

Egg bites made with only egg whites, no cheese, or vegetable are missing on fat and moisture. They result dry and chewy.

Can I make a double batch of egg bites?

You can double up the recipe and bake both muffin pans at once, one on the center rack and one on the bottom rack of the oven.

More Cottage Cheese Recipes

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Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Cake

Cottage Cheese Cookies

Whipped Cottage Cheese

Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark

Cottage Cheese Pasta Sauce

Cottage Cheese Protein Shake

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Cottage Cheese Dip

Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Cottage Cheese Salad

Cottage Cheese Omelette

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Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

5.5gNet Carbs

These Cottage Cheese Egg Bites are easy, high-protein breakfast bites perfect for meal prep days' breakfasts packed with 20 g proteins.

Author: Carine Claudepierre

Prep: 10 minutes mins

Cook: 30 minutes mins

Total: 40 minutes mins

Yield: 4 serving (3 egg bites each)

Serving Size: 1 serving (3 egg bites)

5 from 61 votes


US CustomaryMetric

  • 7 large Eggs
  • 3 large Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese with Chives low fat or full-fat (note 1)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Red Bell Pepper deseeded, finely chopped (note 2)
  • 1 cup Spinach finely chopped


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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners and generously oil with cooking oil spray.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and egg whites.

  • Whisk in dill cottage cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Whisk in finely chopped vegetables and two tablespoons of freshly chopped dill or Parsley if your cottage cheese is unflavored.

  • Feel free to whisk in grated cheese now if desired.

  • Divide the egg mixture into the pan- you should fill about 3/4 of their level.

  • Bake the egg bites in the center rack of your oven for 25-30 minutes or until the eggs are set and puff.

  • Stop the oven and let the egg bites cool down in the oven for 20 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack at room temperature. It's expected that your egg bites deflate during the cool-down process.


  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month and thaw in the fridge.


Note 1: If your cottage cheese is unflavored, add two tablespoons of freshly chopped dill or parsley to the egg mixture.

Note 2: For more flavor, use canned roasted red pepper. Since these peppers are stored in oil, pat dry on absorbent paper to remove the excess oil, then finely chop them.


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NutritionServing Size: 1 serving (3 egg bites)

Yield: 4 serving (3 egg bites each)


Serving: 1 serving (3 egg bites)Calories: 185.9 kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 6.1 g (2%)Fiber: 0.6 g (3%)Net Carbs: 5.5 gProtein: 20 g (40%)Fat: 8.6 g (13%)Saturated Fat: 2.8 g (18%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7 gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.3 gTrans Fat: 0.03 gCholesterol: 329.5 mg (110%)Sodium: 527.6 mg (23%)Potassium: 321.9 mg (9%)Sugar: 2.4 g (3%)Vitamin A: 1763.4 IU (35%)Vitamin B12: 1.1 µg (18%)Vitamin C: 26 mg (32%)Vitamin D: 1.8 µg (12%)Calcium: 108.3 mg (11%)Iron: 1.9 mg (11%)Magnesium: 27.7 mg (7%)Zinc: 1.5 mg (10%)

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About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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Cottage Cheese Egg Bites (2024)


What's healthier, eggs or cottage cheese? ›

Cottage cheese contains more protein than two eggs.

And that's just the protein in a personal-size cup of the stuff (5.3 oz)—in that size, those wannabe trendy cottage cheeses are weighing in at 16 to 19 grams of protein; eggs have about 6 g each.

Are Costco egg bites the same as Starbucks? ›

Taste wise, they are also identical to Starbucks. The red peppers pair so well with the fluffy egg whites. These egg bites are the perfect healthy addition to your morning or for an afternoon snack with a vanilla sweet cream cold brew. Each box is $14.79.

Why are my egg bites soggy? ›

If your egg bites turn out soggy, it's likely due to either undercooking or including too many vegetables. If you've added more vegetables than my recipe suggests, consider sautéing them to reduce excess moisture.

Are Starbucks egg bites real eggs? ›

Varieties of Starbucks egg bites

While all three contain egg and cottage cheese as a base, the additional components vary. Each variety is characterized by a fluffy texture, attributed to the sous vide cooking technique used in their preparation.

Is it okay to eat cottage cheese every day? ›

This fad diet provides quick weight loss by using cottage cheese as the basis for your meals. While it is safe for most people to eat cottage cheese every day, it should not be consumed to the extent that you exclude other food groups. Also, some types of cottage cheese contain high amounts of sodium and/or sugar.

Is 2 eggs a day enough protein? ›

Is 2 eggs a day enough protein? Two eggs give you 12 grams of hunger-satisfying protein. Although 2 eggs does not complete your daily protein needs, it's a great start. Eating two eggs in the morning ensures you are on the right track to hit your protein consumption goal by the end of the day.

Why add cornstarch to egg bites? ›

If you are wondering how to make egg bites fluffy, smooth, and deliciously creamy, follow these tips: What is this? Add cornstarch to the egg mixture in order to prevent coagulation of the protein and/or curdling, giving the egg bites a smooth, creamy-like texture.

Why did my egg bites fall apart? ›

If you notice that your egg bites are collapsing in the oven, you may be over-beating your eggs during the mixing stage. When we cook eggs in a pan, whipping them really well will create a wonderfully fluffy and full scrambled egg texture.

Should I freeze or refrigerate egg bites? ›

These egg bites keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for a quick on-the-go breakfast! You can also freeze them. If you want to keep the egg bites around for more than a few days, I recommend freezing them.

What is in Dunkin Donuts egg bites? ›

Dunkin Donuts Omelet Bites are delicious donut-shaped baked eggs with bacon and cheddar cheese. There is no need to go to the restaurant when you can make these tasty egg bites at home with this easy copycat recipe.

Are Costco egg bites healthy? ›

Made with real eggs, people love them because they're high in protein, low in carbs, and tasty. They also cost about $5.25 per serving, which is two egg bites.

What happened to Starbucks egg bites? ›

So while the item is so popular it's hard to come by, fans can rest assured it hasn't been officially discontinued. Those who have some extra time on their hands can always resort to making a copycat version of the egg bites at home.

Which is healthier eggs or cheese? ›

Egg has more niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6, and it has signficantly more iron than cheddar cheese. Both egg and cheddar cheese are high in Vitamin A, calcium, calories and protein.

Is cottage cheese healthy for weight loss? ›

Aids in weight loss

Low in fat: Full-fat cottage cheese contains less fat than some other cheeses (4% fat versus 30% fat in cheddar), and its high protein makes it an excellent low-fat option. Provides calcium: Studies show that increasing calcium can help you lose weight when combined with a calorie-restricted diet.

What is healthier than cottage cheese? ›

Calcium. Greek yogurt has a slight edge in calcium—a mineral most people need more of. A cup of Greek yogurt has 282 milligrams of calcium, while a cup of cottage cheese has 227 mg.

Is cottage cheese the best protein? ›

Research suggests that people who eat protein-rich bedtime snacks like cottage cheese enjoy better muscle quality and higher metabolism. The high protein content in cottage cheese comes mostly from casein, which — because it's slowly absorbed — can build muscle just as well as whey protein.

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