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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- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated (or Monterey Jack)
- ½ tsp olive oil (or butter)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 slice wholegrain bread (toasted)
- 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!
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.
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
Is this a hint about getting to the point (recipe) quicker?
It’s my complaint with every single recipe site, so you are not alone
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!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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 🙂
we all know. we came for a recipe, not a hitpiece on animal farms
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 🙂
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.
Get to the point. No one wants to wade through your ramblings for a scrambled eggs recipe.
Ramblings? I assume you mean scramblings?
Oh dear 😀
After that comment., Maybe a little knowledge could help a guy like you Bob
Well there’s a “Jump to recipe” option. Use that!
OMG that’s what I’m saying! I know these comments are old, but man there’s a whole lot of Karens out there! You don’t need to crucify a guy just for trying to give people some insight on what actually happens with our food and the animals that make it possible for us to have said food! Just jump to the recipe and then move on! Geesh!!
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
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
My Family Love This Recipe. It’s Very Delicious To Eat.
Thanks For Sharing.
Awesome to hear! And we’re very happy to share 🙂
Of course this is delicious, it’s 50% fat!
Of course, that makes it delicious! 🙂
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 🙂
And therefore also healthy, as it is carb free 🙂 Except for the Bread of course…
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.
Oh! I shall investigate this further. Dave will raise his eyebrows too. Thanks for the heads up!
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 😛
Scrambled eggs means eggs that are scrambled. they don’t need crème or milk. Enhances the flavor for sure tho!
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.
Yay, happy to help! Really glad you enjoyed 🙂
I am extremely disappointed that you didn’t write an essay about the plight of the pepper plant in your recipe
Sorry Pavel, coming up!
Very simple receipe really liked the video
wanted to get a recipe about eggs and cheese and got a political opinion about chicken production. wtf
Well, technically you get both!
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.
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.
Hi Katie, and thanks for writing! You’re welcome, happy to help 🙂 enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
That honestly wouldn’t surprise me either, Bonnie!
Nailed the recipe from “Downunder”
Love my scrambled eggs.
Thanks a lot, Swimmer! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
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.
Each to their own 🙂
OMG if you don’t want to learn about chickens, just skip over it (like I did).
Thanks for trying to educate us tho.
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
I’m really very sorry to hear that, Richard 🙁
taste like shit
Well, do you like scrambled eggs?
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
Hope you recovered completely! And yes, egg is a very valuable product and has many health benefits. So we highly recommend them! Enjoy eggs!
Any chance of just providing the recipe without the political speech?
We thought about it, but then we decided to include this topic.
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.
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