Country scrambled eggs are loaded with meat, cheese, and veggies to keep you and your family nice and full all morning long. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast scramble, get the recipe and tips below.
Country scrambled eggs is a no-fuss hearty breakfast idea
Sometimes you need a no-fuss breakfast recipe that’s filling, easy to make, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Made in just one skillet and packed full of protein and veggies, country scrambled eggs can be easily made to feed your family on a weekday morning or scaled up to serve a crowd.
I’m sharing my tips for making the best hearty breakfast scramble that’s sure to become a family staple. Plus, with all the veggies and meat, you can also serve these country scrambled eggs for lunch or dinner.
What does a hearty breakfast contain?
Wondering what to eat for breakfast to fill you up?
For my family, a filling breakfast is one that’s full of protein and fiber. You can easily get that through a combination of eggs or meats, cheese, and vegetables.
Basically everything that this scramble contains!
There are so many reasons why I love this breakfast scramble
This country scrambled egg recipe is one of the best hearty breakfast ideas as it’s:
- Easy to make
- Made in just one skillet
- Filling enough for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
- Easily doubled or tripled
- Can be made ahead of time
- Perfect for feeding a crowd
- Delicious on its own or as a breakfast burrito filling
It’s also a great budget-friendly meal as there aren’t any fancy ingredients. In fact, you likely already have many of them in your kitchen or pantry.
What can you put in scrambled eggs?
There’s no limit on what you can put in scrambled eggs. In fact, it can be as simple as a little cheese and milk.
But if you want a hearty breakfast idea, then I recommend including plenty of meat and veggies. Specifically, to make this country scrambled egg recipe you’ll need:
- Red potatoes
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- Green onions, for a little pop of color
Other ingredients that would work well in this hearty egg dish include mushrooms, spinach, peppers, and sausage. In fact, you could use both sausage and bacon for the ultimate protein-packed meal.
Adding a bit of milk or cream makes for a better texture
When adding a bunch of vegetables to scrambled eggs, you’ll want to make sure to also add in milk or cream.
TIP: Adding milk to this breakfast scramble helps the eggs stay nice and soft, while also diluting the eggs a bit so that the mixture better coats around the vegetables and meats.
How to make perfectly soft and tender country scrambled eggs
No one wants a dry breakfast scramble, so here are a few tips for making truly great country scrambled eggs:
Tip 1: Use a silicone spatula for stirring.
Unlike a wooden spoon, a silicone spatula has a little more flexibility that’s perfect for making sure your eggs and veggies aren’t getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Tip 2: Cook low and slow.
Before adding the eggs, make sure to reduce the heat to medium, or even medium-low. Using too high of heat will quickly dry out your eggs.
So, if you notice that your eggs are starting to look dry on the bottom, reduce the heat or remove your skillet from the stove to help it cool down.
Tip 3: Remove skillet from heat just before eggs are done cooking.
Ever find that your perfectly cooked eggs end up tasting a bit overcooked once you sit down to eat? This is because eggs will continue to cook after they’ve been removed from the stove.
To avoid this, take your skillet off the stove when your breakfast scramble still look loose and just a bit runny.
What to serve with country scrambled eggs
Country scrambled eggs already have so much going on that I often enjoy them as is, with tomatoes or an avocado on the side.
However, if you’re looking to up the filling power even more, here are some ideas for how to enjoy this breakfast scramble:
- In a wrap
- In a breakfast croissant sandwich
- Served with extra sausage on the side, like my homemade turkey breakfast sausage
- Along with a stack of buttermilk pancakes
This breakfast scramble makes for a delicious wrap filling
As mentioned above, country scrambled eggs are delicious in a breakfast wrap! Not only does it make for an even heartier meal, but you can also take your wrap to go.
It also makes a great filling for lunch burritos too, especially with some salsa and fresh avocado on the side.
For taking these wraps to-go, I use reusable food wraps like these ones rather than traditional plastic wrap. They’re an easy way to reduce waste, plus they look cute too!
To prevent your wrap from getting soggy, spread a bit of butter or an oil-based spread like mayo on the wrap before adding the scrambled egg mixture.
Wondering what to eat for breakfast to fill you up? Give this breakfast scramble a try!
The next time you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to keep you nice and full all morning long, I hope you give this country scrambled egg recipe a try!
It’s definitely a recipe we make when we have a busy morning ahead of us.
For more hearty breakfast ideas, try one of these protein-packed recipes on The Worktop:
- Sausage and Egg Overnight Breakfast Casserole
- Breakfast Potato Casserole
- Easy Loaded Breakfast Skillet
- Healthy Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Beans
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Country Scrambled EggsPrint Recipe
- 8 slices bacon
- 2 cups cubed red potatoes (½-inch size) (13 ounces)
- 8 large eggs
- ¼ cup whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 large onion - diced
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 stalks green onions - for garnish
- Lay the bacon strips in a large 12-inch (30-cm) skillet so they are not overcrowded. Place the pan on the stove and cook the bacon on medium heat. As the bacon cooks, it should start to release grease. Flip the bacon with tongs several times as it cooks, until the bacon is cooked through, about 5 minutes. If you prefer crispy bacon, you can leave it on a bit longer. Remove the bacon with tongs and set aside.
- Turn the heat to medium-high heat. Add the potatoes into the skillet and cook, stirring frequently. Cook until the potatoes have softened, about 12-15 minutes.
- In the meantime, chop the bacon into ½-inch pieces. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside.
- When the potatoes are ready, add in the onions and cook another 3-4 minutes, until the onions have softened.
- Turn the heat down to medium. Add in the eggs and bacon. Cook, stirring every once in a while, until the eggs are just about set, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cheese.
- Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.