Starbucks Egg White Bites

Say goodbye to the hassle of waiting in drive-thru lines when you make these Starbucks Egg White Bites at home. Treat yourself to a savory, fluffy breakfast filled with egg whites, cheese, red peppers, and green onions. It’s just as healthy as it is tasty.

Homemade Starbucks egg white bites on a plate

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Homemade egg white bites

A healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day, and these Egg White Bites with Bell Pepper more than fits the bill. This is the perfect recipe when you are craving an omelet but can’t spare the time in your morning routine to sit down at the table.

Egg bites are easy to eat on the go and are delicious. That’s probably why they are one of the most popular Starbucks hot breakfast items. But at five bucks a pop, your stomach may be happy, but your wallet definitely won’t be.

You can make copycat Starbucks egg bites at home for a fraction of the price, but to get the same velvety consistency as the ones they serve at Starbucks, you need a sous vide cooker.

Read on to find out more about sous vide cooking and why it is worth buying a sous vide cooker.

What makes the Starbucks Egg White Bites so good?

The egg white bites at Starbucks have a unique creamy consistency, which is achieved through a combination of carefully selected ingredients and cooking methods.

To create this texture, the egg whites are mixed thoroughly with cheese and cooked using the sous-vide method. This gentle cooking style ensures the eggs are perfectly light and fluffy, without any rubbery or overcooked bits.

Other copycat recipes might call for baking the eggs, but given that Starbucks Egg White Bites are supposed to be sous-vide, it doesn’t produce the same results. That’s why you have this recipe to try!

The other secret to the deliciousness of copycat Starbucks Egg White Bites lies in the combination of different flavors. My recipe includes three types of cheese that complement the peppers perfectly and a couple of dashes of hot sauce to balance the creaminess of the cottage cheese.

Why you’ll love this recipe

These egg white bites are an excellent choice for anyone who follows a special diet, as they are vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free. They are also low-carb and high-protein, which is beneficial for many people.

One of the greatest things about making these protein-packed bites at home is that you can customize the recipe to your liking.

At Starbucks, you have to go with whatever is available, but when you make them yourself, you can swap some of the mix-ins for other veggies and create your own unique version.

Plus, making them at home is an excellent way to save some money. And, if you really enjoy these eggy bites, you can make a bigger batch for meal prep to have them on hand for busy mornings and start your day off right!


Here’s a list of what you need to make this copycat egg white bites recipe:

  • Egg whites
  • Cottage cheese
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Red bell pepper
  • Hot sauce, Tabasco recommended
  • Green onions

There’s no need to add salt because the cheeses will give it enough salty flavor. You can add a dash of black pepper or other seasonings if desired.

Starbucks Egg White Bites ingredients

How to make Starbucks Egg White Bites

  1. Set sous vide to 167°F.
  2. Separate the eggs. Reserve the egg yolks for another use.
  3. Into a blender, add egg whites, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, feta cheese, butter, cornstarch, and hot sauce.
  4. Blend very well.
  5. Add red bell pepper and green onions.
  6. Pulse the blender a few times. 
  7. Spray 4 small canning jars with non-stick spray.
  8. Pour egg mixture into jars. Wipe the rims of the jars and place the lids on the jars.
  9. Place jars into the sous vide.
  10. Cook egg whites for about 60 minutes or until they are completely set.
  11. Remove egg whites from the jars when they are done. 
  12. If desired, pop the sous vide egg bites under a broiler until the cheese begins to brown just before serving.
a fork and homemade Starbucks egg white bites with red pepper on a plate

Recipe variations

These tasty egg white bites can easily be customized to fit different tastes and dietary preferences. Here are some ideas:

  • Use roasted red bell peppers instead of raw red bell peppers.
  • Use different cheese such as cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese.
  • Add mushrooms for an earthy flavor.
  • Add spinach for a classic flavor combination.
  • Substitute white onion for green onion.
  • Sprinkle in fresh herbs for added flavors.
  • Use a Keto-friendly thickener for a cornstarch substitute.

Tips for preparing and serving Starbucks Egg White Bites with roasted bell pepper

  • You can use whole eggs if you prefer. You will need to set your sous vide cooker to a slightly higher temperature to set the egg fully. Try around 172°F for the same length of time.
  • This recipe is designed for using canning jars. If you choose to use sous vide bags, you will have to play around with the timing since sous vide bags are better at transferring heat to the food, and the eggs will cook quicker.
  • Get creative. Substitute your favorite vegetables and cheese, but keep the same portions to ensure good results.

What to serve with homemade egg white bites

These bites are a perfect light breakfast to enjoy with a copycat Starbucks Café Mocha or Starbucks Flat White. You can also enjoy them with Starbucks Blueberry Scones, a piece of toast, or some hashbrowns if you want something more filling.

How to store the leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator once they fully cool. You can also freeze them if needed. Just make sure you tightly wrap them to prevent freezer burn. Thaw them in the fridge entirely before reheating them.

Reheating: I recommend reheating them in a baking dish in a conventional or toaster oven at 425°F for about 3 minutes or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave at 50% power so they maintain a good texture.

How long do they last?

In the refrigerator, these bites last up to 5 days! In the freezer, they keep well for two to three months.

overhead view of homemade Starbucks egg white bites and a fork on a plate

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Homemade Starbucks egg white bites on a plate

Starbucks Egg White Bites

Starbucks Egg White Bites are light, made with red peppers, cheese, and more.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Egg White Bites
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 115kcal


  • 8 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon red bell pepper
  • 2 dashes Tobasco or other hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon green onion tops


  • Set your sous vide for 167 degrees. This will take some time to heat.
  • So prepare the recipe while this heats up. Into a blender or a food processor add 8 egg whites, 5 tablespoons cottage cheese, 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1 tablespoon feta cheese, 1 tablespoon cold butter, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 dashes tabasco.  Blend very well.
  • Add in red bell pepper and green onion tops, pulse blender a few times to chop these vegetables up.
  • Spray 4 small canning jars (I use half-pint jelly jars) with a non-stick spray. Pour egg mixture into jars. Wipe the rim of the jar to make sure it is clean, then place the lid on the jar. Place jars into the sous vide.
  • Once the sous vide has reached 167 degrees, cook eggs for about 60 minutes or until they are completely set. If you do not wait until the sous vide has reached proper temperature the eggs may not set fully. If the eggs are soft or appear to be undercooked, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from the jars when they are done.
  • If desired pop the sous vide egg bites under a broiler until the cheese begins to brown just before serving.



Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 117mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

What the heck is sous vide cooking?

Sous vide is French for ‘under vacuum’ and has been a popular cooking method at some of the fanciest restaurants since the 1970s. But it has only been within the last few years that the sous vide cooking method has become popular for home cooks. And despite its elitist culinary beginnings, it is extraordinarily easy to master.

Sous vide cooking is basically using heated water at a precise and constant temperature and time to cook food. Usually, the food is packed into special sous vide bags that are then sealed using a vacuum sealer. But you can don’t need a vacuum sealer for sous vide cooking.

For example, this recipe calls for cooking in jars, and you can always cook ordinary household food storage bags. A sous vide cooker makes more than just eggs. Prepare perfectly cooked steak, fish, and veggies time after time and without any babysitting. A sous vide cooker is perfect for the starting home cook.

There are lots of different sous vide cookers on the market these days. You can even connect some of them to your smartphone to enable you to cook dinner while you are in the living room!

You can pick up a decent sous vide cooker for between a hundred and two hundred bucks. It may sound a little expensive, but it is no more costly than a good counter-top toaster oven.

Models of sous vide that I like

So I have been cooking a bit with Sous vide for a couple of years. I have a couple of recommendations. This isn’t an appliance you are going to use every day, but you can make some very tender steaks, perfectly cooked fish, eggs, and these egg bites.

The Anova brand offers a stick that heats and circulates the water perfectly. You supply the container, and it keeps the constant. It works very well.

Anova Sous Vide

The Instant Pot has a new model that is a multi-cooker that has very good sous vide feature. I like this one the best because it has a lid, and it seems to keep the temperature just right. It also slow cooks, sautés and does everything but pressure cook.

Instant Pot Aura Pro

What jars do you use?

I use half-pint Mason jars that I got from Amazon. Plastic molds do not work well in sous vide cooking, for me they always leak. The jars are reusable.

CopyKat Tip: Can’t find canning jars? Consider a trip to a second-hand store where they can often be found. Be sure to check the rims of the jars and make sure they are chip free.

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. JZ

    5 stars
    These are the best I’ve tried. I’d add a little more cheese. I did them in a muffin pan with silicone inserts. Baked in oven on top of half sheet pan filled with boiling water. Added spiniach, smoked gruyere, parmesan and mozzarella. No feta.

  2. Pat Pappas

    This sous vide recipe works perfectly everytime. Absolutely love it. The only change I made was adding the chopped peppers to the top rather than blending them in. I will definitely try the ricotta cheese as that sounds yummy too !

      • Vanessa

        Hi! thank you for the recipe! They came out great. I just wanted to let you know that I used Kirkland egg whites. I used one carton, which is equivalent to 10 whole egg whites.

  3. nursermk

    I have made this many times but this is the first Egg White Only recipe I’ve seen. It may be the Italian in me, but I prefer Ricotta to Cottage cheese, much lighter and smoother. I love my Sous Vide circulator and find it is a perfect way to prep meals ahead and allows for quick completion of food after being prep cooked in this method. Thank you for the recipe.

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