Air-Fryer Spinach-Pepper Egg Bites


With just 10 minutes of active time, you can make a veggie-packed breakfast. Here, we use spinach and bell pepper, but you can try other filling ideas like sausage and mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella, or smoked salmon and pepper (see Tip).


  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach
  • ½ cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 scallion top, thinly sliced


  • Step 1 Combine eggs, milk, salt and ground pepper in a medium bowl. Coat four 6-ounce ramekins with cooking spray. Divide spinach, bell pepper, feta and scallion evenly among the ramekins. Pour the egg mixture over the fillings. 
  • Step 2 Arrange the ramekins in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 340℉ for 6 minutes. Gently stir the partially cooked egg bites. Cook until the eggs are set and an instant-read thermometer registers 165℉, 12 to 14 minutes more. Let stand for 3 minutes before serving.


Air fryer; four 6-oz. ramekins


Try these filling variations:

Smoked Salmon Egg Bites: Divide 2 oz. hot-smoked salmon, 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper, 1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot and 2 tsp. chopped fresh dill among the ramekins. Pour in the egg mixture; cook as directed.

Sausage & Mushroom Egg Bites: Cook 1 chopped cooked Italian-style chicken sausage link and 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Divide the sausage mixture, 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano among the ramekins. Pour in the egg mixture; cook as directed.

Zucchini-Mozzarella Egg Bites: Cut 1 cherry- or ciliegine-size fresh mozzarella ball into quarters. Divide the mozzarella, 1/2 cup coarsely shredded zucchini and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil among the ramekins. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning. Pour in the egg mixture; cook as directed.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:

1 ramekin

Per Serving:

127 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 3g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 2g; fat 8g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 242mg; vitamin a iu 1362IU; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 26mg; vitamin d iu 57IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 51mg; vitamin k 27mg; sodium 328mg; calcium 98mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 16mg; phosphorus 170mg; potassium 173mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 21mcg.

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