Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hearty Breakfast Scramble

Scrambles are easy and fool-proof. They aren't necessarily pretty (like an omelet), but they are tasty. Mixing all of the flavors, makes every bite a mouth pleaser. This is a 1 pan meal, so clean up is easy as well. What's great about scrambles is you can use whatever kind of veggies, cheese, meat, etc that you have on hand. If you have a bunch of people to feed - this can make putting breakfast together a breeze (double if needed)

I used pork breakfast sausage from the Whole Foods meat case. Flavored with sage and other spices, these really put some great flavor into the scramble. You can use what ever kind of sausage you prefer. If you want to make these vegetarian, you could opt for meatless sausage or omit it completely. You could also omit the cheese and milk if you are dairy-free or substitute with a dairy alternative (soy, rice, etc.) that melts well. 

Hearty Breakfast Scramble

Cook Time: < 25 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 4-5 


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 pork sausage links, remove casing and crumble
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp of milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, grated 

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper and stir often. The onions should have a slight browning to them, but not burnt. 

Remove the onion mixture from the pan and set aside. 

Add the sausage to the pan. Crumble well and brown the meat until completely cooked. Drain any excess fat.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and the milk well. Add salt and pepper to taste. The mixture should be slightly frothy.

Add the onion mixture back in pan and stir well. Then add the egg mixture and the peas. Stirring often, scramble the eggs with the sausage and onions. Keep stirring until almost completely cooked through (don't over cook).Sprinkle the cheese evenly and stir into the warm eggs. 

Serve the scramble with a slice of whole grain toast and a cup of fresh fruit. 

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