Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Healthy Breakfast Skillet)
- December 30, 2020
- Last Updated: May 24, 2023
- 31 Comments
This Skillet Breakfast Scramble is a tasty and nutritious one-pan meal that should not be limited to just breakfast. Enjoy this savory healthy breakfast scramble for any meal!
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!
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I’m excited to talk about breakfast scramble recipes today because breakfast should not be boring. If you ever find yourself looking for a healthy scrambled egg skillet recipe, save this post!
Adding some delicious Butcher Box 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.
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How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Skillet
If you’ve never made a healthy 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!
Plus, starting your day with adequate protein can make a difference in your appetite the rest of the day!
First, choose your veggies (in this case, cauliflower and tomatoes).
Next, choose a protein (eggs + ground beef). Then, mix together!
I don’t make 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, which makes it a healthy breakfast idea for pregnancy! 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 a 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.
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 strawberry baked oatmeal, berry waffles, or some combination of eggs in a veggie quiche.
But once you taste this ground beef breakfast skillet, you’ll be a believer because breakfast skillet scrambles are so so easy.
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!
Steps For Healthy Egg Scramble
- Cook your ground beef (or ground pork/turkey)
- 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 more of 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.
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. You can’t go wrong with this cast iron breakfast skillet!
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!
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’m also thinking about making some extra batches for freezer meals for pregnancy along with my chorizo breakfast bake and turkey sausage sweet potato egg casserole.
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 sweet potatoes. I definitely recommend using crispy bacon!
Other Breakfast Skillet Scramble Recipes
- Sweet Potato Eggplant Hash
- Migas Tex Mex Skillet
- Ground turkey taco casserole (great for any meal!)
- Loaded Potato Breakfast Skillet
- Asparagus Sausage Scramble
- Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet
Healthy Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)
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 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
- Whisk eggs in small bowl. Add milk and set aside.
- 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.
- Add remaining tbsp butter to skillet if needed. Add onion, pepper, cauliflower and spices. Cook for 5 minutes, or until veggies are cooked through.
- Pour egg mixture over veggies and cook on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes, until eggs are cooked through and scrambled.
- Add ground beef back into skillet and top with cheese.
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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g
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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!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy eggs?
This is my kind of breakfast. Actually, I’d eat this at any meal of the day. It’s so hearty!
I am a huge fan of egg and veggie scrambles! Love the idea of adding cauliflower as well. Agree they taste great in a skillet. Thanks for sharing
This looks sooo good! I’d never heard of choline until now!
It’s a great combo of flavor!
I love that I learn a little something whenever I read your blog! I had never heard of choline either and initially read it as chlorine haha- I love getting to learn from you!
Thank you for reading, Liv 🙂 Now you know all about choline!
I had never heard of choline until now. I sure hope I am getting enough! This scramble sounds like just what I need in the mornings. Something simple yet filling.
It’s perfect and delicious!
This recipe sounds delicious! Good information re. choline. I’ve heard of it, but didn’t really know what it was or if it was even a good thing. I confess that I typically just buy the cheapest eggs at the grocery store, but I’m gonna give Eggland’s a try on my next grocery run! I’m a big proponent of getting nutrients via real food vs. supplements when possible. Thanks for the info!
Hope you do! It’s worth it to get more of a nutrient bang for your buck!
I didn’t know about choline; that’s so cool that we need all these nutrients and interesting that pregnant mamas need it even more. I LOVE how chock full of eggs and meat and such this scramble is. I’ve never put ground beef in scrambled eggs before, but it sounds yummy.
It’s a fun flavor combination – Eggs just amaze me because they pair with everything!
That’s great you were in love with eggs your pregnancy, I hear that one can be a hit or miss food group. Choline is an important nutrient, did you know it’s sometimes referred to as Vitamin B4? Unofficially of course. I ran across that researching for an article last week!
Yes! I love the research about it – seems like it has lots of vitamin like properties. It’s so fascinating.
Soooooo nutritious!! We don’t hear much about choline, it’s true. Great spreading of info Sarah.
I’m glad it’s gaining awareness – especially during pregnancy!
I am an egg lover too, Sarah. What I found funny re this post is that when I am buying eggs, I open the carton to make sure none are broken and I look to see that each egg has the red “EB” tatoo on it. We think alike 🙂
You know you’re getting an abundance of nutrients with that stamp!
This is the first I’ve heard of choline! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make this next weekend.
Hope you enjoy it!
This looks AMAZING!!!! Can’t wait to give this a munch post long run!!
It would be great after a run – just add some carbs alongside!
I’ve never heard of choline until now. I’m glad eggs contain it though! I’m pretty basic and usually short on time in the mornings so I’ll scramble two eggs for breakfast then top with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Yes, you’re getting so many nutrients! Eggs are great for so many reasons 🙂
I did not know that about choline, but I do love eggs! I have recently been enjoying them scrambled up with potatoes and veggies then quickly broiled with a little cheese on top.
I love adding anything and everything to egg scrambles. So delicious!