Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Healthy Breakfast Skillet)

  Dec 30, 2020  |  #Breakfast

This Skillet Breakfast Scramble is a tasty and nutritious one-pan meal that should not be limited to just breakfast. A healthy breakfast skillet full of protein, veggies and lots of flavor, this savory breakfast skillet is great for group gatherings or meals that can last you throughout the week!

healthy breakfast skillet with ground beef, cauliflower, pepper and eggs in cast iron skillet

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I hope you had a good weekend! I’m feeling pretty accomplished after our weekend and ready to tackle the week ahead, but not before I share this skillet scramble with you.

I’m excited to talk about breakfast scramble recipes today because breakfast should not be boring.

And adding some delicious grass fed beef to breakfast can be a very nutritious and filling way to start the day – plus, you’re getting a slew of nutrients, like iron, B vitamins, leucine, zinc and more. 

If you ever find yourself looking for the best breakfast scramble, save this post!

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Skillet

If you’ve never made a breakfast scramble recipe or a protein packed savory breakfast skillet, you’re in for something delicious.

This scrambled egg skillet is salty, savory, sweet and satisfying – all of the S’s!

First, choose your veggies (in this case, cauliflower and tomatoes). Next, choose a protein (eggs + ground beef). Then, mix together!

I don’t think about ground beef breakfast recipes often, but this one just gels so well. This scrambled eggs breakfast recipe is full of protein, iron, zinc, and fiber and so much flavor.

So many nutritious things! It also boasts lots of choline, a nutrient important for pregnancy. 

Can You Eat Scrambled Eggs When Pregnant?

Absolutely! In fact, it’s encouraged because eggs are superfood for pregnancy, thanks to their choline content.

Since you can’t eat uncooked eggs (overeasy), scrambled eggs in pregnancy is the next best thing. 

Plus, choline is vital! It’s needed for baby’s brain and spinal cord development, cognitive functioning, cell signaling, and metabolism. 

Research shows that 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough choline. As a result, the FDA recently increased the recommended daily intake to 425 mg a day for adult women and 550 mg a day for men.

scrambled eggs, beef and cauliflower in a breakfast skillet

Choline is important throughout the lifecycle but is extra important during pregnancy because it’s crucial to the growing baby (here’s my 35 week pregnancy update).

Eggs have been one of my favorite pregnancy foods. Honestly, I’ve made this breakfast skillet scramble a lot. 

Also, I have become more of an intuitive eater through the process of this learning. I’m eating when I’m hungry and never doubting that.

Tips For The Best Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast usually looks like baked oatmeal, berry waffles, or some combination of eggs in a quiche

But once you taste this ground beef breakfast skillet, you’ll be a believer because breakfast skillet scrambles are so so easy. 

close up of breakfast scramble in skillet with beef, eggs and vegetables

And this healthy ground beef breakfast recipe is as easy as it gets, and all you need is your friendly cast iron skillet.

Have you ever made scrambled eggs in a cast iron skillet? It makes all the difference!

Just a few steps is all it takes. What you’ll do is:

  • Cook your ground beef (or ground pork/chicken)
  • Add veggies
  • Add your whisked eggs
  • Season with salt and pepper as needed
  • Add cheese, liberally

Ground beef, cheese and cauliflower also happen to be three sources of choline, which again, is important for pregnancy and also make this ground beef breakfast skillet a great option for lactating moms. 

So, in this breakfast scramble, not only do you get ample protein and veggies (like cauliflower, bell peppers, and onions), but lots of choline! This is a keto breakfast scramble since there aren’t many carbohydrates, although I recommend adding some toast or a bagel alongside for more satiety and satisfaction. 

If you want a more balanced breakfast (which I suggest), just pair it with some toast or potatoes, or throw it in a breakfast burrito.

It is the perfect comfort food meal with several health benefits. 

This Skillet Breakfast Scramble recipe is very filling and full of satiating protein. I love the extra cheese in there as well. 

white plate with a ground beef breakfast scramble mixed with veggies on striped napkin

Can You Substitute Another Meat in This Ground Beef Scramble?

Yes! If you’re not a ground beef and eggs breakfast type of person, consider substituting with ground turkey or ground chicken. Or, use beans, tempeh or tofu to keep it plant-based, like this vegan kale hash.

Just note that the choline content may change.

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Could You Make a Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito?

Totally! I love throwing this breakfast scrambler into tortillas or wraps for a fun, portable breakfast option.

I like to coat the wrap with avocado or hummus for some extra flavor!

cast iron skillet with breakfast scramble made with ground beef, eggs and veggies

Substitute the ground beef with black beans for a tasty and totally portable breakfast burrito. 

Or, to make a tofu breakfast scramble, adding nutritional yeast, instead of cheese. I love to make a vegan breakfast burrito and throw it all in a tortilla. 

It’s hard to go wrong with breakfast scrambles – they’re so forgiving.

If you are okay with eggs and cheese or want more of a vegetarian breakfast option, do a breakfast scramble with eggs and vegetables or a delicious sweet potato eggplant hash

I hope you guys enjoy this egg skillet scramble as much as I did. And for healthy pregnancy meals for momma’s to be, I hope it helps you get your choline in.

I’m also thinking about making some extra batches for freezer meals before the baby comes along with my Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Bake and Turkey Sausage Sweet Potato Egg Casserole so it’ll be super easy to just reheat delicious pre-made meals.

If you have bacon on hand and want a fun side option for your breakfast or brunch spread, try these bacon wrapped potato wedges. I definitely recommend using crispy bacon!

Other Breakfast Skillet Scramble Recipes Around the Web: 

Healthy Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)

Healthy Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Skillet Breakfast Scramble is a tasty and nutritious one-pan meal that should not be limited to just breakfast. A healthy breakfast scramble full of protein, veggies and lots of flavor, it is great for group gatherings or meals that can last you throughout the week!


  • 6 Eggland's Best Large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb lean grass fed ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Whisk eggs in small bowl. Add milk and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet. Add ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks. Cook for about 5-7 minutes over medium high heat, or until cooked through. Move cooked ground beef to a plate.
  3. Add remaining tbsp butter to skillet if needed. Add onion, pepper, cauliflower and spices. Cook for 5 minutes, or until veggies are cooked through.
  4. Pour egg mixture over veggies and cook on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes, until eggs are cooked through and scrambled.
  5. Add ground beef back into skillet and top with cheese.
  6. Enjoy!


Don't want ground beef? Substitute with chicken, pork, sausage, or even tempeh or tofu!

Optional toppings/add in’s–greens, mushrooms, avocado, oregano, parsley, cilantro, sour cream, greek yogurt, etc!

Approximate Choline Content: 225 mg/serving

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 303mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 34g

Choline Breakfast Scramble | This Skillet Breakfast Scramble is a tasty and nutritious one-pan meal that should not be limited to just breakfast. Full of protein, veggies and lots of flavor, it is great for group gatherings or meals that can last you throughout the week!

Don’t feel like you just need to save it for breakfast! It’s made a great dinner for us, and even leftovers for quick lunches too!

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