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!

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.

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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

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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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Ruth Soukup

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