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Fresh Veggie Scramble | Fast and Healthy Breakfast Recipe

In our house my husband is in charge of omelets–mine don’t even come close–but I do make the best scrambled eggs. The secret, is to cook them slowly over a lower heat and  NOT over-stir! You have to let them set, then stir, then set again. Your patience will reward you with the fluffiest eggs ever, I promise!

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This Fresh Veggie Egg Scramble brings together the fluffiest scrambled eggs and is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover vegetables. It is faster than a frittata or quiche which makes it perfect for busy weekday mornings. I will pretty much chop up whatever I’ve got–broccoli, carrots, onion, green onion, leeks, potatoes, zucchini, fresh herbs, etc–and it always turns out delicious! It is also a great recipe for a quick and easy dinner, when you are not sure what to make.

Fresh Veggie Scramble ingredients

Here is what you need:

2 carrots,  peeled & chopped
1/2 small onion, chopped
2-3 red potatoes, diced
1 large leek, chopped
1 cup fresh broccoli florets, chopped
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 large zucchini, peeled and chopped
8 large eggs
1/2 cup half & half
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 
Chop all veggies into bite sized pieces

Step 1: Chop all vegetables into bit size pieces.

Whisk eggs and cream cheese chunks together then season with salt and pepper

Step 2: Whisk together eggs, half & half, and salt & pepper. Break cream cheese into small chunks & whisk into eggs.

Saute the veggies in butter over medium heat until they're soft

Step 3: Melt butter over medium-high heat; add chopped vegetables & sauté until veggies are soft, 6-8 minutes. REDUCE HEAT to medium-low. Let pan cool for a few minutes.

Add eggs to the sauteed veggies

Step 4: Pour egg mixture over top of veggies. Spread out cream cheese chunks so they are evenly spaced.

Sprinkle scramble with cheese and let sit until it just begins to melt

Step 5: Sprinkle cheese over top of egg. Let set 1-2 minutes. Lightly stir eggs; let set 1-2 minutes more.

Stir the egg scramble but not too much!

Step 6: Lightly stir eggs again, turning them over to make sure they cook evenly; let set 1-2 minutes more.

Serve this veggie egg scramble alongside some toast and fresh fruit for a delicious breakfast

Step 7: Give eggs a final light stir and remove from heat. Sprinkle with extra cheese, if desired. Serve with a side of toast and enjoy!

Fresh Veggie Scramble

The perfect solution for all those leftover vegetables!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh Veggie Scramble
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 2-3 red potatoes diced
  • 1 large leek chopped
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets chopped
  • 2-3 green onions chopped
  • 1 large zucchini peeled and chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Chop all vegetables into bit size pieces.
  2. Whisk together eggs, half & half, and salt & pepper.  Break cream cheese into small chunks & whisk into eggs.
  3. Melt butter over medium-high heat; add chopped vegetables & sauté until veggies are soft, 6-8 minutes.  REDUCE HEAT to medium-low. Let pan cool for a few minutes.

  4. Pour egg mixture over top of veggies. Spread out cream cheese chunks so they are evenly spaced.

  5. Sprinkle cheese over top of egg. Let set 1-2 minutes. Lightly stir eggs; let set 1-2 minutes more.

  6. Lightly stir eggs again, turning them over to make sure they cook evenly; let set 1-2 minutes more.
  7. Give eggs a final light stir and remove from heat.  Sprinkle with extra cheese, if desired. Serve with a side of toast and enjoy!

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