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Some recipes are deceptively simple. Although I first learnt how to make scrambled eggs with cheese when I was about 13, I just really did not know how great they could and would become.

Of course, you could just throw some eggs in a pan, launch some cheese on top, and be done with it.

Or, you could follow a recipe and method that is just as simple, but will deliver top grade scrambled eggs each and every time.

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.

Before we move on to the recipe, however, I’d like to talk about eggs themselves, 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.

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Scrambled Eggs with Cheese – the chicken or the egg?

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.

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There are some small pieces of good news filtering through. By roughly 2020, it is hoped that the gender of chicks will be able to be seen through the shell – before they are born.

This changes the problem and creates a new one – what to do with all those male eggs that won’t be hatched.

Some will be bought for various forms of research – and the rest? Who knows. Though I can probably guess.

In Germany, there are a couple of organisations set up to save the young males – Bruderhahn (Brother Rooster) 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 organisation 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.

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Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
4.63 from 103 votes
Make the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had with our quick & easy but simple to follow recipe – so good you’ll never look elsewhere again!
Cuisine:American, British, Vegetarian
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:3 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
Servings:1 person



  • 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.
  • When the egg has no ‘watery’ bits left, you’re done! Quickly remove from heat and transfer to plate – preferably on top of some lovely, hot, unbuttered bread.
  • Add some salt and pepper to taste. Done!


Nutri info:
We’ve reduced the amount of cheese and butter for this recipe to stay a bit better within the recommended saturated fat ‘boundaries’. If this is not too important for you, by no means feel free to use 1 tbsp of butter and 1/2 cup of cheese for more indulgence.
If you enjoyed this recipe and want more eggy goodness, make sure you check out these delicious breakfast egg muffins. For a vegan breakfast, these authentic pancakes are the way to go 🙂


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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. I just wanted the recipe and I was about to close out when I finally saw the recipe but I did like the recipe thanks

    1. Is this a hint about getting to the point (recipe) quicker?

      1. It’s my complaint with every single recipe site, so you are not alone

    2. I wish there wasn’t all the commentary about where eggs come from – I understand that’s important and always buy free range. But I don’t want to think about that right before so make eggs. It turned me off so much I didn’t even want them anymore and I left the site before I even found where the recipe was. Please just post the recipe!!

    3. Good ole Gordan Ramsay says to never salt eggs in the begining. Causes some of the proteins to break down I think. My recipe is similar to this I would just suggest you add salt either during the time you added cheese, or I like to take them off heat when they are about 90% done, add salt, put back on heat and stir for a couple second than done.

      1. You are absolutely right, he does (and quite famously so, if I’m not mistaken). Since I first saw that I’ve done the same. So good point, I’ll update the recipe 🙂 thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Recipes are great and we should all be educated as to what happens to all animals that are killed for food including the cruelty o f the dairy industry

  3. I was a little shocked by the lesson you wanted to teach. I really didn’t want to hear about the gassing of chickens at 730 in the morning. I only wanted a recipe. While the recipe may be good, even great, I was so turned off by what you felt you needed to share that I had to write this, and move on. Thanks, but no thanks.

    1. Hi Stacy, actually, in my opinion this is exactly what one should do, when consuming eggs: knowing what the deal is with eating eggs. Nowadays we’re so separated from the production of food that it’s easy to ignore. In my opinion all of us should know exactly what happens in the egg business and then take a decision: to eat or not to eat. Almost like you did 🙂


    2. we all know. we came for a recipe, not a hitpiece on animal farms

      1. Lol, most people don’t know unfortunately. But it’s great that you do, it’s good to know the info is making its way out there 🙂

      2. chefcook: Was that the royal “we?” You don’t speak for all of us when you say we only care about getting the recipe.. And “we” don’t all know. I did not know this before reading the recipe post.

  4. Get to the point. No one wants to wade through your ramblings for a scrambled eggs recipe.

    1. Ramblings? I assume you mean scramblings?
      Oh dear 😀

    2. After that comment., Maybe a little knowledge could help a guy like you Bob

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe, nice to know some facts about the egg industry too, and anybody moaning was giving warning to scroll down for just the recipe ‍♂️…thanks

  6. I know this is for vegetarian meals. But, I have to reply to Stacy. The inhumane treatment of animals is not limited to chickens, you do NOT want to be informed of the beef and poultry production. This is nothing new but it does need to be corrected Humans should show more appreciation for what nature has provided!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I grew up using this basic recipe for scrambled eggs with cheese. Add some garlic and/or onion in powder for or fresh to give it a little kick

  7. 5 stars
    My Family Love This Recipe. It’s Very Delicious To Eat.
    Thanks For Sharing.

    1. Awesome to hear! And we’re very happy to share 🙂

  8. Of course this is delicious, it’s 50% fat!

    1. Of course, that makes it delicious! 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      Add a Teaspoon of Tomato Puree, to it, for an even better flavor 🙂

      As well as Full Fat Creme, a few Tablespoons to cool it down… Some use Creme Fraiche, or Yoghurt, but i don’t want any bitterness or sour taste to mine, just full fat creamy deliciousness 🙂

    3. And therefore also healthy, as it is carb free 🙂 Except for the Bread of course…

  9. While good, technically this isn’t scrambled eggs, it’s just a broken omelette. Scrambled eggs calls for creme fraiche or milk of some sort.

    1. Oh! I shall investigate this further. Dave will raise his eyebrows too. Thanks for the heads up!

    2. Not really true at all, technically or not, that has nothing to do with an Omelette… No not needed at all!!! The reason you add Creme Fraiche or Milk, or Cream, is to cool it down, so it doesn’t over-cook, and get all stiff, but i would never use Creme Fraiche, as it adds a sour flavor, that i don’t find mix well for that, where as Full Fat Creme, is nice, and a Teaspoon of Tomato Puree, for a different version, is really nice 🙂

      Didn’t go to the International Culinary School for nothing 😛

    3. Scrambled eggs means eggs that are scrambled. they don’t need crème or milk. Enhances the flavor for sure tho!

  10. Thanks for video & receipe. I have been over cooking my eggs! No wonder the joy had been lost from consumtion. I love eggs & now I can again.

    1. Yay, happy to help! Really glad you enjoyed 🙂

  11. I am extremely disappointed that you didn’t write an essay about the plight of the pepper plant in your recipe

    1. Sorry Pavel, coming up!

  12. Very simple receipe really liked the video

  13. wanted to get a recipe about eggs and cheese and got a political opinion about chicken production. wtf

    1. Well, technically you get both!

  14. You can eat your eggs without annoying the chickens like you’re doing with the meat eaters. If you’re vegan you have no right being here.

  15. Thank you for the tasty food, and for the education!! I’ve just graduated college and now that I’m cooking/living on my own, I’m trying to become more ethical and healthy with my food, and I love how your website always helps me with both. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Katie, and thanks for writing! You’re welcome, happy to help 🙂 enjoy!

  16. Forget about the saturated fat “guidelines” they’re a load of rubbish. You need to increase these good fats. Load up the butter and cheese people!. Oh but bin that bread. That crap will kill you as quick as sugar.

    1. Hi Clint, thanks for stopping by! Guidelines are generally there for a reason, and in the case of nutrition they’re written based on the most recently available evidence. At this point in time evidence still suggests that a balance of healthy carbohydrates (E.g. Wholegrain carbohydrates in bread!), protein and fat is good for us. Whilst things may change (and you can be sure we’ll keep up to date with it), until we have more substantial evidence to the contrary we would still suggest limiting your saturated fat intake and focusing on unsaturated fat when you do consume fat.

      1. I tend to think the guidelines are more closely related to economics and which industries our government is currently subsidizing rather than their concern for our health.

        1. That honestly wouldn’t surprise me either, Bonnie!

  17. 5 stars
    Nailed the recipe from “Downunder”

    Love my scrambled eggs.

    1. Thanks a lot, Swimmer! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  18. The activism hit piece has me skipping the recipe, leaving this comment, and then leaving this site not to return. This type of activism is so contradictory it is ridiculous.

    1. Each to their own 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        OMG if you don’t want to learn about chickens, just skip over it (like I did).
        Thanks for trying to educate us tho.

  19. I used to watch my mom make them my wife make them I didn’t pay much attention but now I know thank you Google I’ll make some tonight since my wife passed I’m all alone God. miss her

    1. I’m really very sorry to hear that, Richard 🙁

  20. 1 star
    taste like shit

    1. Well, do you like scrambled eggs?

  21. 5 stars
    I’ve always felt squeamish for some reason about eating eggs but while recovering from covid I needed something light and nutritious to eat and this recipe fitted the bill, it was delicious, sorry eggs

    1. Hope you recovered completely! And yes, egg is a very valuable product and has many health benefits. So we highly recommend them! Enjoy eggs!

  22. 1 star
    Any chance of just providing the recipe without the political speech?

    1. We thought about it, but then we decided to include this topic.

      1. Hi Dave. Thanks for the recipe as well as for the commentary. I have always been fascinated as how Germany has certain agriculture regulations that differ from the U.S. I have visited friends there for years and I was intrigued that they don’t use pesticides that causes cancer.

        1. You’re welcome Cyndi, and thanks – glad you enjoyed the read! Yes, they do get some things right here. But still plenty to work on

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