Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Published Sep 26, 2023, Updated Nov 21, 2023
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These cottage cheese eggs are a great way to switch up your morning breakfast! They’re super easy to make and result in fluffy, creamy eggs that are high in protein.
Why settle for plain scrambled eggs when you can upgrade your breakfast game with cottage cheese scrambled eggs? This creamy, protein-packed dish takes your morning routine to the next level, adding not just flavor but also a delightful texture to your plate. These might just be the fluffiest scrambled eggs I’ve ever tried!
Why You’ll Love These Eggs
- Quick and Easy: In just about 10 minutes, you’ve got a gourmet-style breakfast that’s far from ordinary.
- Protein Boost: The addition of cottage cheese amps up the protein content to 23 grams!
- Flavor Depth: The cottage cheese gives the eggs a richer, creamier texture while the chives add a hint of herbaceous flavor. The pepper and sea salt make sure it’s seasoned to perfection.
- Versatile: Serve it with toast, on top of a salad, or alongside some roasted vegetables—the options are endless!
- eggs: two large eggs are the main star, providing a rich source of protein and flavor.
- cottage cheese: adds creaminess and additional protein to the eggs.
- black pepper and sea salt: simple seasonings that make a big difference.
- olive or avocado oil: for cooking the eggs and adding a hint of richness.
- fresh chives: for a pop of color and a subtle oniony flavor.
How to Make
This scrambled eggs recipe is unlike any other, and the secret lies in using full-fat cottage cheese. Not only does it make for the creamiest, best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had, but it’s also a fantastic low carb breakfast option. Here’s how to make them:
Whisk eggs and cottage cheese together in a small mixing bowl. Add a crack of pepper and a sprinkle of salt.
Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
Once hot, carefully pour the egg mixture into the pan.
When the edges start to set, use a rubber spatula to scramble the eggs. Move them towards the center of the pan, continually until the eggs have set and are no longer runny. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat, garnish with fresh chives, and serve.
These cottage cheese eggs are delicious and so simple to make, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add something extra for personal preferences. Here’s a few ideas that could work well.
- Herbs: Fresh herbs or dried herbs like basil, dill, or parsley can add a new dimension of flavor. You can mix them into the egg mixture or sprinkle them on top before serving.
- Spinach: For a nutritional boost, stir in some baby spinach leaves just as the eggs begin to set.
- Mushrooms: Sauteed mushrooms could add a nice earthy flavor and textural contrast.
- Bell Peppers: Dice some bell peppers and toss them in for a splash of color and crunch.
- Onions or Shallots: For an added zing, include some finely chopped onions or shallots. You could sauté them in the pan before adding the egg mixture.
- Smoked Salmon: For a luxurious twist, lay some thinly sliced smoked salmon over the eggs just before they’re done.
- Tomatoes: Chopped cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes can add both moisture and a tangy kick.
- Hot Sauce or Salsa: If you like it spicy, a drizzle of hot sauce or a spoonful of salsa can certainly elevate the dish.
- Cheese & Butter: If you like using butter with your eggs, you could substitute this for the olive oil, and for some extra cheesy topping, try adding some grated parmesan cheese at the end.
How to Serve Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
You could enjoy these eggs for a quick breakfast or as a savory side for a more extensive breakfast. Here’s some options that would taste great with this recipe;
- Avocado Toast: A slice of hearty whole-grain toast topped with mashed avocado complements the richness of the eggs.
- Fresh Fruit: A side of fresh berries, banana slices, or a citrusy fruit salad can add a sweet and refreshing balance.
- Green Smoothie: A green smoothie pairs excellently with these scrambled eggs for a healthy kickstart to your day.
- Bacon & Sausage: Crispy bacon or turkey sausage can add a savory option to go alongside these scrambled eggs.
- Something Sweet: If you’re hosting a larger breakfast you may want to add something sweet like these Almond Flour Pancakes or try these Blueberry Yogurt Muffins.
- Roasted Veggies: For a more substantial, brunch-style serving, consider a side of roasted sweet potato or asparagus.
- Hot Beverages: Whether it’s a cup of hot coffee, tea, or even a mimosa, the right beverage can make this dish part of a perfect breakfast or brunch setup.
How to Store Leftovers
These cottage cheese scrambled eggs are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. Reheating in the microwave is the quickest way to enjoy them again, or on the stove over medium heat but be careful not to overcook them.
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Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- Crack of pepper, to taste
- Sprinkle of sea salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
- Fresh chives, for serving
- Whisk eggs and cottage cheese together in a small mixing bowl. Add crack of pepper and sprinkle of salt.
- Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Once hot, carefully pour the egg mixture into the pan.
- When the edges start to set, use a rubber spatula to move the eggs towards the center of the pan, continually until the eggs have set and are no longer runny. This should take about 3-5 minutes, depending on your pan and how cooked you like your eggs.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.