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).

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Spinach-Pepper Egg Bites
Photo: Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Charlie Worthington, Prop Stylist: Stephanie Hunter
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach

  • ½ cup chopped orange bell pepper

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 scallion top, thinly sliced


  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.

  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 (per serving)

127 Calories
8g Fat
3g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 ramekin
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Vitamin A 1362IU 27%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Vitamin D 57IU 14%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Vitamin K 27mcg 23%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 173mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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