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Sous Vide Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups

Perfectly-portioned, protein-packed, foolproof bacon and cheese breakfast sous vide egg cup recipe. |
Perfectly-portioned, protein-packed, foolproof bacon and cheese breakfast sous vide egg cup recipe. |
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 1 hour
yield 12 egg cups


Don't let the fancy name fool you – these perfectly-portioned bacon and cheese egg cups are the definition of foolproof. Your trusty sous vide cooker will heat the on-the-go breakfast bites to perfection while you go about your day. So you can have protein-packed snacks at the ready all week long. Slow and steady wins the meal prep race!

BY:Dad With A Pan


  • 12 Nellie's Free Range Eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheese of your choice, shredded (1/4 cup reserved)
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Special equipment: sous vide cooker, 12-quart sous vide container or pot, twelve 4-ounce glass jelly jars with airtight lids, blender or food processor


  • Pour about 6 quarts of water in a 12-quart sous vide container or pot. Insert sous vide cooker and preheat water to 172F.
  • Place eggs, heavy cream, and 3/4 cup of the cheese in a blender or food processor and pulse until cheese is fully incorporated.
  • Add a pinch of the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and half of a strip of bacon to each jelly jar. Fill each about 3-quarters full with egg mixture. Cover each jar with lid.
  • Using tongs, carefully place jars in water bath and set a timer for one hour.
  • After one hour, turn off the sous vide cooker, remove jars from the water using tongs, and let rest for about 5 minutes. Serve or store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.


To re-heat egg cups, place jars (without the lid) in the microwave for about 25-30 seconds.

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Comments Reviews

RJSeptember 03, 2023

Do I need to butter, oil, or spray the jars before I put in the egg mixture and cooking?


Hi RJ, you certainly could try lightly greasing each jar, but it is not necessary. We can't wait to hear how they turn out! 💜

SarahSeptember 23, 2022

I am looking forward to making these but wanted to know- if I use larger jars (so that each jar ends up containing 2 or 3 eggs), would the processing time still be the same or would I need to increase it? I am new to sous vide! Thanks so much


Hi Sarah! We haven't tried any variations other than the original recipe, but would love to hear how it turns out for you once you have a chance to give it a try!

JakeApril 29, 2022

Nutritional information please


Hi Jake! Unfortunately we don't have specific nutrient listings for this recipe. We like to go by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference to find average nutrient amounts, which we know have been scientifically derived. We would suggest using this database to find information based on the ingredients: which should give you an idea. Please let us know if we may assist further!

Kristin WarringMarch 01, 2019

Can you do this in the oven in a water bath? (Like a custard)


We haven't given that a try, Kristin, and that could be a bit harsher heat in the oven, even with the water bath, so we would recommend searching for our "Bacon, Egg, and Cheese muffins" recipe instead which was designed to only need an oven, and makes a similarly delicious treat. If you do give it a try in the oven, we'd love to know how it goes!

M. D.January 14, 2019

25 - 30 seconds each, per dozen, Is this after refrigeration only?


Correct - the egg cups should be reheated for 25-30 seconds after being fully cooked sous vide style. We hope that helps!

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