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Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Healthy Breakfast Skillet)

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!

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

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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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!

breakfast skillet with ground beef, cauliflower, eggs and cheese in cast iron pan

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. 

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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. 

And it’s important for all stages of life – eggs for kids can provide several cognitive benefits.

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 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. 

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!

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
healthy breakfast skillet scramble with ground beef, shredded cheese, cauliflower

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. 

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

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!

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

diced sweet potatoes and onions in cast iron skillet

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

skillet with eggs, ground beef and vegetables on striped napkin
Yield: 6

Healthy Skillet Breakfast Scramble (Gluten Free)

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 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:



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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!

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      1. Thank you for the recipes however I only like how to cooking little milk to mixing with egg, cauliflower with red pepper and onions also spice. I don’t like how cooking ground beef with spice. It so simply and plain with no flavors.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

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

  8. 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.

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