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Jun 2, 2021

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites

These ham and cheese egg bites are a delicious and easy way to prepare a make-ahead "on-the-go" breakfast. Of course, you can also enjoy these at home with all of the usual breakfast menu items. 

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites




If you like the sous vide egg bites from Starbucks, you will love these. Plus, you don't need sous vide equipment to make these. Instead, you can make them in canning jars in your Crock Pot. The first time I tried this method was to make a bacon and Gryére version, which is also delicious. 

This recipe is for copycat ham and cheese egg bites, which I understand has been discontinued by the chain. If you are a fan of those egg bites, you definitely must try these. In fact, even if you've never had a Starbucks egg bite, you still need to try these! 



Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites breakfast

 



How to make sous vide ham and cheddar egg bites:

First, sauté some diced onions and red bell pepper in a skillet until everything has softened. 

Next, shred some cheddar cheese and Monterey jack cheese and finely dice about 4 ounces of cooked ham. I used a thin ham steak. 

Drop 5 eggs, some cottage cheese, cream cheese, the shredded cheeses, and some salt and pepper into a blender and blend until everything is smooth. I used my favorite mini blender, which worked perfectly. 



Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites in a blender




Next, spray 6 eight-ounce canning jars with spray oil, divide the sautéed vegetables and diced ham among the jars, and pour the egg mixture into each jar over the ham and veggies. 

You will need to elevate the jars above the bottom of the slow cooker. If you have some sort of rack, you can definitely use that. I lined the bottom of the slow cooker with the screw-tops of the canning jars and placed the filled jars on top of the lids. While it might feel a bit precarious, it worked just fine. 

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites slow cooker set up




Top the filled jars with the disk part of the lids securely, and place the jars on top of the lids. 

After that, fill the slow cooker with enough water so that it comes up to just about one-half inch below the tops of the jars. 

Finally, place the cover on the Crock Pot and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours. 



Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites jars




You can serve these eggs immediately or let them cool and refrigerate them for later. You can also freeze them for up to a month. This is a great make-ahead breakfast. 

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites Recipe Variations:

You can substitute crème fraîche for the cream cheese and ricotta for the cottage cheese. You can also try using Greek yogurt or sour cream for some of the cottage cheese. 

If you want cheesier eggs, add some cubed cheddar along with the veggies and ham. Other ideas include adding chopped tomatoes, jalapeños. 



Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites with bacon




To reheat these egg bites, microwave them in your microwave for 30 seconds. Be sure to remove the metal lids before microwaving. 

You can also reheat them in a toaster oven if you don't have a microwave. 



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Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
These ham and cheese egg bites are a delicious and easy way to prepare a make-ahead "on-the-go" breakfast. Of course, you can also enjoy these at home with all of the usual breakfast menu items.

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil
  • 4 ounces ham steak, finely diced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 ounce shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese 
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Spray 6 eight ounce canning jars with spray oil. Line the bottom of a slow cooker with the outside lids of the jars so that you can suspend the jars on top of them (see photo). 
  2. Sauté the bell pepper and onion in a skillet with the oil until tender. 
  3. Divide the bell pepper and onion mixture, as well as the ham mixture, among the jars. 
  4. Place the eggs, shredded cheeses, cottage cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  5. Pour the mixture into the jars and top with the disks of the lids. 
  6. Place the jars over the lids in the slow cooker and add enough water so that it comes up to about 1/2 inch below the tops of the jars. 
  7. Cover the slow cooker with the slow cooker's lid and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories

187.69

Fat (grams)

13.06

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.65

Carbs (grams)

4.20

Fiber (grams)

0.44

Net carbs

3.76

Sugar (grams)

2.32

Protein (grams)

13.15

Sodium (milligrams)

513.50

Cholesterol (grams)

179.36
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  1. What is it about food in little jars that makes it extra fun? We are going to love these!

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  2. Oh my goodness.....what a fun little dish. I think these would be wonderful for a baby shower brunch.

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  3. Well, aren't these just adorable. A great way to use my many mini jars too! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. I gave away my sous vide machine because I just didn't want to deal with plastic. Those little jars look fantastic! Now I need to borrow my mom's crock pot.

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  5. Oh how fun Karen! These little bites sound absolutely amazing for breakfast. I love how you used the screw tops to elevate the jars.

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  6. A wonderful recipe, thank you for sharing the recipe and all the tips.

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