Scrambled Eggs with Cheese: Delicious and High Protein
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You may have tried scrambled eggs before, but have you ever tried scrambled eggs with cheese? They’re quite probably the best scrambled eggs you have ever eaten.
That’s a big claim, but one we’re willing to lay on the line. We’re confident.
This is one of the easiest egg breakfast recipes (or even lunch!) that you’re going to find. Fluffy eggs, and creamy shredded cheese, all melted together in a hot skillet ready to eat in just 5 minutes!
So let’s take a look at what ingredients make this recipe so special.
If you follow this cheesy scrambled eggs recipe to the letter I promise you will get the perfect scrambled eggs in no time! Pick fresh eggs, and try to always choose free-range if you can – and here’s why….
(I’d like to talk about eggs themselves here, and just how important (and controversial) they are. Be warned: once you peep behind the curtain, there’s no turning back. So if you only want the recipe, just skip to the bottom. If you want to know more about where eggs really come from, then read on.)
To keep it brief, although some ‘free-range’ or ‘organic’ chickens live in better conditions than most, there are even deeper problems than the awful conditions of so many factory farms.
Over time, farmed chickens now generally fall into two categories: chickens bred for meat, or chickens bred for eggs.
When it comes to egg-laying chickens, the males are no use. They’re also not big or fat enough to be grown quickly for meat, so what happens to them?
They get culled shortly after birth – within a day. Untold hundreds of millions of baby chicks, gassed, suffocated or sent through to be macerated by a grinder. All in the name of efficiency. It’s a nasty world.
In Germany, there are a couple of organizations set up to save the young males – Bruderhahn (Brother Chicken) for one, where they will keep the males alive with their female counterparts – for a time at least.
I have yet to find a similar organization in the US, but if you know of one, I would love to hear about it!
Long story short – think about where your eggs come from, and then make the decision about which ones you buy. Every step you make to help helps. No matter how small.
Go for a cheddar or even Monterey Jack to get those perfect creamy cheesy eggs. (I tell you the tricky part of this recipe will be to stop yourself from eating it before it’s ready).
The best cheesy scrambled eggs have got to have some melted butter. It really is the secret ingredient here to get soft scrambled eggs.
It’s simple tips like this that make super easy recipes so much tastier than the others out there.
Ok, so you may already know this, but seasoning your eggs with a pinch of salt and black pepper is so important, just as it is if you were preparing any other meal. It’s a quick step but a crucial one.
Whole Grain Toast
You’ve made your delicious egg breakfast, now you need a bed to lay them on. I can think of nothing better than a thick slice of whole-grain toast!
And whole grain is key because it’s full of fiber so it’s great for your digestive system and helps keep you full until lunch.
How many calories are in scrambled eggs with cheese?
The great thing about this recipe is it is sitting just under my recommended amount for a healthy meal at 327 calories, so you can rest assured you’re getting a complete meal and you will easily be able to sit in a calorie deficit if you’re trying to lose a few pounds.
It also has fantastic 22 grams of protein, so you’re going to feel full and satisfied until your next meal.
Here is a quick overview of the other nutritional facts:
This is a really easy section to write this week. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein. You may wonder, are eggs good for weight loss? I would say they are great to help you eat a calorie-controlled diet.
Their protein content means you will crave snacks less, and feel satisfied for longer and they will help you to also gain muscle if that is one of your goals as well.
If you’re setting out on a weight loss journey, or want to boost your gains at the gym, it is definitely worth trying this Free 7-day High Protein Meal Plan?
And if you’d love even more inspiration after that first week, there is also a weekly meal plan to give you tonnes of ideas for protein-packed meals.
How to make fluffy eggs with cheese on toast
Time needed: 5 minutes
Here’s a quick rundown on how to make this super simple meal:
- Prep time:
Get your ingredients ready – beat the raw eggs in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper, and grate your cheese if it’s not pre-grated. Also, warm that non-stick pan to a nice medium heat and drop in your butter or a little oil.
- Cooking time:
Now this is such an easy recipe the entire process takes just 5 minutes! Once the egg mixture hits the pan they’re going to start to solidify so add the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs.
- Mixing time:
Using either a silicone spatula or a rubber spatula, move the mixture into the center of the pan so it’s away from the sides of the pan. Keep folding until the cheese is combined and the eggs are nicely scrambled.
- To finish:
When the egg has no ‘watery’ bits left, you’re done! Quickly remove from heat and transfer to the plate – on top of some lovely, hot, unbuttered toast.
Scrambled eggs with cheese FAQs
Ever had a cracking question about scrambled eggs? We’ve got you covered!
In 1 large egg, there are 78 calories.
There is 6 grams of protein in a large egg.
No, I wouldn’t recommend making scrambled eggs ahead of time. It only takes 5 minutes, so for that short time I would advise making it fresh it will taste so much better!
Again, for the sake of 5 minutes, I would always suggest making your eggs fresh. However, if you have leftovers and want to use them the next day you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
To reheat, pop them in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until piping hot.
My favorite way to serve scrambled eggs is on a lovely piece of whole-grain toast. But you could also use other types of bread, like sourdough for example.
I choose a whole-grain variety because it has a higher fiber level so it will help me feel fuller for longer compared to the bog-standard white loaf.
There are a lot of opinions out there, but the top kinds of cheese to go with scrambled eggs would ideally be a variety that is either creamy and mild, or punchy and a bit salty.
For example, cheddar, feta, goat cheese, pecorino, or cream cheese.
The key parts that could vary in this simple recipe, I think, are the type of cheese you want to try, or the toppings. I currently have mine without toppings, but you could always add some fresh chives perhaps, or fresh parsley.
You could sprinkle some paprika on top, or how about a dash of sriracha or Worcestershire sauce to add a bit of a kick?
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- Put a frying pan onto a medium heat and put in the butter or oil.
- Break the eggs into a bowl and beat quickly with a fork.
- Grate the cheese and have it ready.
- Tip the beaten eggs into the frying pan.
- Layer the cheese on top.
- The eggs will start to solidify almost straight away – as soon as they do use a spatula and ‘pull’ the eggs in from the side to the middle.
- Repeat the pulling in several times.
- It doesn’t take long, the idea behind this is you’ll have soft, lightly cooked fresh eggs. It’s hard to undercook an egg really, but very easy to overcook. 2 – 3 minutes cooking time is all you’ll need.
- Add some salt and pepper to taste. Done!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It is a firm favorite in my house, especially with the kids! They love it because it’s so quick to make, and I love it because they always eat everything on their plate.
Let me know in the comments if you try yours with a different type of cheese or topping, I’m always on the lookout to find something new to try!
Don’t forget to download your Free 7-Day Meal Plan for more ideas.