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Cheesy scrambled eggs
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Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

This Cheesy Scrambled Eggs recipe is perfect for one person, but also great for special occasions. You will need about 5 minutes and 3 ingredients.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
I bet you love Scrambled Eggs if you are reading this. I know I do. The recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and it takes less than 5 minutes from start to serving. I mean, it really doesn’t get any better. Or wait, it does! The flavor is beyond delicious, thanks to the addition of your favorite cheese. We usually choose Edam, Gouda, or Cheddar, but other semi-hard cheeses you love will work too. We would usually make this recipe on weekends when we love to slow down and enjoy the morning with freshly scrambled eggs and sourdough bread, but honestly, they are perfect on any day of the year.

Easy recipe for Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs. When it comes to eggs I am particularly peculiar. I (Maja) dislike runny egg whites when it comes to fried or scrambled eggs, so I wanted a fool-proof scrambled eggs recipe since forever. I follow this recipe from Jernej, and they are exactly like I want them to be - creamy, not too dry, and not too runny or undercooked.

  • quick and easy 3-ingredient scrambled eggs recipe
  • perfect for one person
  • soft, creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs made in minutes
  • they taste and look like they are from your favorite bistro, which makes them perfect for special occasions
  • appropriate for a low-carb or keto diet too

Pouring eggs into a hot pan for Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Making scrambled eggs at home

Adding cheese to eggs for homemade Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

How to serve Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

There are so many options. Here are some of our favorites: 

  • Toasted bread (especially sourdough, mmm)
  • Smoked salmon, olive oil, and avocado
  • Chopped fresh herbs, like parsley and chives
  • Served in a croissant with mushrooms
  • In a sandwich with your favorite salami
  • Wrapped in a tortilla with veggies and chicken

How to make Cheesy Scrambled Eggs at home

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs recipe

Tips and Tricks for the best Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Sure, we only need three ingredients (+ salt, and pepper) for this recipe, but we still like to follow a few tips and tricks that help make this Cheesy Scrambled Eggs recipe foolproof. 

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, without salt, and pepper. We will season the eggs in the end, right before serving. The saltiness will come from adding the cheese, and this way we can control the flavor and seasoning better. 
  2. Add the shredded cheese only when the eggs are already slightly cooked. This way we ensure that the eggs will stay perfectly scrambly, and the cheese will melt beautifully.
  3. Use a non-stick pan, to prevent sticking and overcooking the eggs.
  4. Watch the heat. The heat should never be high when making scrambled eggs. When in doubt, lower the heat.
  5. Use unsalted butter, not oil. Butter makes the eggs extra creamy, custardy, and delicious. 
  6. Use a rubber spatula for folding the eggs. It's so much easier to make longer strokes with a rubber spatula.
  7. Serve the eggs immediately to ensure the best texture and flavor, or use them in sandwiches, wraps.

the best Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

breakfast - Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

How to make Cheesy Scrambled Eggs at home (video)

Check this quick recipe video to master Cheesy Scrambled Eggs at home.



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  • preparation

    In a bowl, whisk together the eggs using a fork. Don't season with salt or pepper. Place a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter, and let it melt.

  • Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

    Pour the eggs into the pan, increase the heat to medium and shake the pan a few times. After about 15 seconds start pushing the rubber spatula from the sides of the pan to the center of the pan, folding the eggs from time to time. This will take about 30 - 60 seconds. Spread the shredded cheese over the eggs and continue to cook on low heat until the cheese melts and the eggs are creamy and soft. Gently fold from time to time, but as soon as the cheese starts to melt, stop stirring and remove from the heat. This should not take more than 20 seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve as soon as possible.


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