Today’s scrambled eggs recipe is a simple instruction to a homemade fluffy, creamy, and custardy egg dish. It’s moist and flavorful, but not scattered or runny— perfect for piling on buttered toast during busy mornings. It also guarantees you an easy dish for National Egg Day (June 3).
Are Scrambled Eggs Healthy?
Made of eggs, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, and whole milk, scrambled eggs are undoubtedly healthy and wholesome. Their nutrition values are below.
Similar to many other egg dishes such as omelets or eggs benedict, scrambled eggs are super versatile. With a wide range of options for add-ons, you can enjoy it any way you desire.
For creamy and fluffy scrambled eggs, shredded cheese cannot be left off the ingredient list. When melted into the eggs, cheese adds a delightful mouthfeel and a subtle saltiness to the dish.
Adding milk to the egg mixture can lend extra moisture and richness to the result. However, too much milk can turn scrambled eggs runny, making it harder to form into nice, firm curds.
Watch the amount of milk that’s going into the egg mixture and you’ll be good.
3. Sour Cream
For people who always skip scrambled eggs because they find it too bland for their taste, our suggestion is to try making it with sour cream. Sour cream, if added, lends a subtle sweet and sour flavor that harmonizes really well with the rest.
Avocado, surprisingly, can complement scrambled eggs wonderfully by adding a unique, creamy texture to it. You’ll also have soft, velvety diced avocado to munch on.
And it doesn’t take much more effort than basic recipe. All you need to do is dice the avocados and add them to the egg mixture.
5. Cream Cheese
It’s not difficult to imagine how scrambled eggs and cream cheese would work together. As cream cheese adds a special richness and a light tang to the egg curds, you’ll get an outstandingly savory and creamy combo.
In this recipe, butter is used to grease the skillet and enhance the flavor.
Even if you’re using a non-stick skillet, adding butter to coat the pan is still highly recommended. You’ll only need a small amount of butter to help the eggs move around and hold together more easily.
7. Heavy Cream
Most of the fat content in this recipe comes from heavy cream. This ingredient adds a velvety texture and a remarkable richness to the eggs.
For scrambled eggs, we believe heavy cream and cream cheese can be used interchangeably. Therefore, you can grab whatever is convenient for you if you’re in a rush.
Another common variation of this dish is made with tomatoes.
It may sound unfamiliar, but scrambled eggs with tomatoes are super hearty and widely favorable in Asia. Simply chop and slice tomatoes into small chunks and cook together with the eggs until mushy.
In this dish, it’s even okay to swirl in chopped spinach into the egg mixture. It’s a nice way to sneak some greens into this dish.
You should always use a non-stick skillet to make it. This is to avoid crumbled pieces of egg being glued to the skillet’s bottom.
Also, make sure you always use medium-low or low heat for a skillet of scrambled eggs. Eggs are easily dried out and overcook very quickly.
It’s important to scrape along the contours of the skillet so you’ll get beautiful egg curds. To do that, make sure you have a rubber spatula to swirl, swipe, or push eggs around the skillet easily.
You need to swirl the egg mixture gently on the skillet until it thickens without runny eggs around the edges. Scrambled eggs need to be pillowy and creamy, therefore, they should be taken off the heat before they finish cooking.
If you want to create small egg curds, sweep the spatula in small circles. In the same vein, slowly sweep it in longer and larger movements if larger curds are what you love.
Today's scrambled eggs recipe will produce homemade fluffy, creamy, and custardy scrambled eggs to pile on toast. They're moist, flavorful, and also super versatile— easily made into any dishes you love.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
I have made this recipe a gazillion times and the eggs always come out perfect.