Skillet Breakfast Scramble

  Mar 5, 2018  |  #Breakfast

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!

Breakfast scramble with beef in a cast iron pan on striped napkin

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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.

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

HOW TO MAKE A BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

If you’ve never made a breakfast scramble recipe, you’re in for something delicious.

And, extra delicious if you make a skillet scramble. 

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 awesome, 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.

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. 

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. But once you taste this ground beef breakfast skillet, you’ll be a believer. 

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

And this breakfast scramble 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!

What you’ll do is:

  • Cook your ground beef
  • 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.

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.

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 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! You can, of course, use any meat you desire.

Consider substituting ground turkey for the ground beef, or even use ground chicken. Or, use beans to keep it plant-based. 

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!

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

Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)

Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)

Yield: 6

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!

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggland's Best Large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb lean 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

Instructions

  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!

Notes

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

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, so it’ll be super easy to just reheat delicious pre-made meals.

WANT MORE BREAKFAST IDEAS?

Trythis Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Bake , or for plant-based options, this Vegan Sweet Potato Kale Hash and this Sweet Potato Eggplant Hash.  Both are great options when you need a new one-dish breakfast option. 

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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!

 

Have you heard of choline? 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy eggs?

29 responses to “Skillet Breakfast Scramble

  1. 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.

  2. This is the first I’ve heard of choline! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make this next weekend.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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