Egg-cellent omelet cups!

So, one of the ways I take the pressure off (Instant Pot® (IP) pun intended ;-)) of cooking at dinner time is by making ‘breakfast for dinner’ (B4D) The great news is that, depending on what kind of traditionally-breakfast foods I use, oftentimes B4D can be full of nutrition! This next recipe is simple, delicious and easy to personalize! Hope you enjoy!

*Instant Pot® Omelet Cups
(Makes 1 omelet cup per each egg used – can fit up to 6 Pyrex souffle cups or 8 ramekins in a 6 quart IP)


Olive/avocado/canola oil or unsalted butter
6 eggs
1/3 cup milk or cream
1 1/2 cups chopped vegetables, any type (in the picture, I used spinach, tomatoes and onions, but really any veggie you enjoy in an omelet would work well!)
1 1/4 cups shredded cheese, any type (divided into 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup)
Salt & pepper

1. Lightly grease souffle/ramekin cups with oil or butter.
2. Whisk eggs and milk/cream together in a medium bowl.
3. Mix in vegetables, 3/4 cup of cheese, and salt & pepper.
4. Pour into 6 small, IP-safe cups (I’ve used Pyrex souffle cups or carbon steel ramekins) and cover with aluminum foil.
5. Pour 1 cup of water into IP and place trivet inside the pot.
6. Place (and layer) cups into IP on top of the trivet.
7. Set the IP for 5 minutes on high pressure. Once the IP beeps, perform a quick pressure release.
8. Remove carefully and sprinkle with leftover 1/2 cup cheese.
9. Place in broiler for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

To round out these lovely little cups, and to continue with the B4D theme, I like to serve them with roasted sweet potatoes and/or a slice of whole grain toast as well as avocado slices.

Definitely excited about today’s Nutrition Highlight. This food/ingredient is versatile, delicious and nutritious! It’s also one of the main players in our ‘Weekday Vegetarian’ lifestyle!



Eggs contain:

Antioxidants (Lutein and zeaxanthin): protect cells from damaging molecules (‘free radicals’)
Biotin: involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, DNA synthesis and cellular communication (though rare, deficiency results in hair thinning and/or brittle nails)
Choline: important for cell membrane integrity, neurotransmitter synthesis, childhood brain development and fat metabolism
Protein: building blocks for blood, bone, cartilage, enzymes, hormones, muscle, and skin
Vitamin A: critical in cellular communication, immunity, and reproduction

Please feel free to ask questions about my experience with the IP, Weekday Vegetarianism, eggs, general nutrition or whatever! See you next time!



*Recipe adapted from here:

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