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Cooking Scrambled Eggs with Variations

Updated on July 24, 2014

Great Scrambled Eggs

Learn how to cook scrambled eggs. I have a recipe for simple scrambled eggs, along with variations to the basic recipe.

Whether you like cheese, vegetables, meat or something else, there is a way to incorporate them into the recipe. I'll walk you through the basic recipe, then introduce you to more ingredients.

Before you know it, you'll know how to make the perfect meal. Ready to start cooking?

Scrambled eggs image by Daniel Panev at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. of butter

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs and put into a bowl.
  2. Add milk and seasoning.
  3. With a whisk, beat the eggs. (If you don't have a whisk, use a fork and be sure everything is mixed well.
  4. In a small frying pan, melt the butter on low. If you have a non-stick type of pan, butter is optional.
  5. Once the butter has melted, turn the heat up to medium and cook the eggs. Be sure to continuously stir the eggs until cooked.
  6. Remove from the pan and enjoy!
  7. Image by John Loo at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
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Scrambled Eggs Frying Pan

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick 8.5-Inch Skillet
Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick 8.5-Inch Skillet

Here's a great small frying pan to make scrambled eggs. It's non-stick and quite durable. Over 100 Amazon customers give it a 5 star rating.

 

Scrambled Eggs Variations

Like vegetables? Why not add some into your scrambled eggs? In the photo above, thinly sliced zucchini has been added with a slice of avocado on the side.

My daughter loves broccoli, so when she makes scrambled eggs, she adds chopped broccoli to hers.

Prefer something spicy? Try adding some chopped bell peppers.

If you like tomatoes, add some of them. Should you love Mexican food, blend in some salsa.

Love mushrooms? Saute some and add them in. Diced ham is another suggestion. If you're a garlic fan, you can add some in as well. Just be careful not to add too much.

Personally, I love to add some sausage to mine. It's like having sausage and eggs all in one dish.

Eggs image by Neeta Lind at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Like cheese? Add some to your scrambled eggs. The image you see above has both diced ham and cheese. So what kind of cheese should you add? Your favorite!

In our household, Velveeta is a hit, so my kids enjoy adding some to their scrambled eggs. The trick is to dice the cheese into small pieces so it melts easily while being cooked.

Breakfast image by TheGirlNY via Getty Images on Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

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Scrambled Eggs Seasoning

Doesn't this look delicious? These eggs were made with cream cheese and chives. There are lots of other seasonings you can add to scrambled eggs. I like to add Mrs. Dash.

You can spice scrambled eggs up with some chili powder or curry, or if you like an Italian flair, add some oregano or basil.

Want a more hardy flavor? Add a touch of your favorite barbecue sauce.

Food image by Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Want more scrambled eggs ideas?

Check out the Kindle cookbook below.

Scrambled Eggs Cookbook

Scrambled Egg Recipes: The 10 Greatest Srambled Egg Recipes Ever
Scrambled Egg Recipes: The 10 Greatest Srambled Egg Recipes Ever

Get 10 of the best scrambled egg recipes for your Kindle. If you're a Prime member, you can borrow it for free.

 

Good Scrambled Eggs

The trick to having good scrambled eggs is to make sure you add ingredients that you like. If you prefer them plain, then keep them this way. If you have other ingredients that you like, then experiment with them.

I have a friend who loves lobster and adds lobster to her scrambled eggs. Do you like omelets, but aren't comfortable trying to cook one? If this is true, merely add the ingredients of the omelet to your scrambled eggs.

Image by darastar at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Check out these great egg cookbooks!

Egg Cookbooks

Eggs: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Frittatas, Omelets, Scrambles & More
Eggs: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Frittatas, Omelets, Scrambles & More

All the basics you need for buying and cooking eggs. This books has forty different recipes that are well explained and taste wonderful.

 
Eggs
Eggs

From simple breakfast recipes to souffles, meringue and sauces, this cookbook will not disappoint egg fans. What I love about this book is that it was written for the home cook.

 
Totally Eggs Cookbook (Totally Cookbooks)
Totally Eggs Cookbook (Totally Cookbooks)

For people who like eggs for any meal, this cookbook is for them. It contains breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, as well as some delightful desserts. A fun thing about this book is that it includes some interesting egg quotes.

 

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      yayang0405 lm 3 years ago

      Nice variations of scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @JessicaLVine LM: My kids love omelettes.

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      JessicaLVine LM 3 years ago

      I love scrambled eggs! Omelettes are good too!!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: They really are.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @othellos: Overall, pretty easy. My kids can do it.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @goldenrulecomics: I think eggs can be for any time of the day. Your mom had a good idea there.

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      TransplantedSoul 3 years ago

      Eggs are such a versatile ingredient.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Interesting information about scrambled eggs. They seem easy to make but for some people is a very demanding recipe...

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Whenever my mother didn't feel like dinner we had scrambled eggs...so from an early age I thought of eggs as something to eat any time of the day! Great lens!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @audrey07: I know someone who would love this. Thanks.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      Try scrambled eggs with shrimps. I'm not particularly fond of scrambled eggs but my husband like it with shrimps thrown in.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Scrambled eggs are actually the most demanding dish in the world. Everybody likes it slightly different, so it is almost impossible to make it just right for specific person:)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @PinkstonePictures: Have fun trying some new recipes.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I love scrambled eggs. Wow, your friend who likes lobster now those are special eggs. Thanks for some fun egg ideas :-)

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      We love our scrambled eggs in this household.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Glad I could help.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @FunMoneyBusiness: Especially for kids.

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      MCat711 4 years ago

      This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for making things simple and understandable even for a non-chef like me.

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      I love scrambled eggs and here are some nice ides for when I want that 'something else'.

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      Sharyn Read 4 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Wow, interesting ideas, thank you for sharing - the addition of vegetables in a great way to sneak some extra nutrition in!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Michael Oksa: Anytime!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @pinoyrecipe: It's very popular.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @eightieschild: It's amazing how much you can do with scrambled eggs.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @motobidia: Sounds tasty.

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      Wes2012 4 years ago

      Great Lens! Thanks

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Wes2012: :-)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @balancebydesign4u: You're a true fan.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @RangerMgr: That's a good combination.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thanks for the comment.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: Yep.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @ERD1966: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Just4Luck: What a cool tip!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: Good luck!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Grandma-Marilyn: I think a lot of people would agree with you.

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      So easy. So tasty. Thanks for the "egga" recipes. ;)

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      scramble eggs is one of my favorite meals

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      eightieschild 4 years ago

      I've only ever had them plain, or with ham. Will have to try some of your suggestions. Would never have thought of adding any vegetables to scrambled egg, but sounds like a fun and tasty variation! :)

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      motobidia 4 years ago

      I just add feta and a bit of grated pizza cheese when making scrambled eggs. The most important thing is not to overmix and overcook them - the chunkier the better!

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      Carol 4 years ago from Arkansas

      I love scrambled eggs any way, shape or form!

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      RangerMgr 4 years ago

      Eggs are good anytime. I particularly like eggs with cheese and vegetables

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love everything eggs!!! Great lens.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Scrambled eggs...Yummy

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      ERD1966 4 years ago

      I love eggs. Some great ideas in this lens.

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      Justin 4 years ago from Slovenija

      You can use pumpkin seed oil instead of sunflower oil. It is delicious.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe! I want to try this at home.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      Cool information on scrambled eggs. My favorite way to have my eggs.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Glad you enjoyed it.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Redneck Lady Luck: A lot of people have eggs for supper. They're such a popular food item.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: That's a great idea.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      I love eggs, I need to get more into my diet. Good protein. Really yummy lense.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I had oatmeal for breakfast this morning and missed out on my usual egg breakfast and now you have me craving scrambled eggs lol. I may have to have eggs for supper. The cheese recipe looks delicious.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      My kids are huge fans of scrambled eggs, so I love finding new recipes. I sometimes use Velveeta for cheesy eggs, but I also like using the Kraft 2% cheese singles - lower in fat and the kids seem to like them anyway.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @CornellMarCom LM: How sweet of you. Thank you!

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      CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

      OK! From one writer to another....I LOVE I know you do too. This is a really good lense and I have enjoyed the variations you've shared. Thanks!