Easy Breakfast Scramble

Every home cook or busy mama needs an easy breakfast scramble in their arsenal! This hearty breakfast scramble with eggs, fresh tomatoes, potatoes, your choice of deli meat and cheese comes together quickly and will soon be a family favorite!

Easy Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast scrambles are my go-to when trying to spruce up scrambled eggs or wanting to use up household staples, like tomatoes and deli meat. Egg scrambles are also super forgiving and go well with most vegetable and protein additions! I also prefer them over breakfast omelettes because let’s be honest- I can’t quite nail the omelette and it often ends up a scramble anyway.

Easy Breakfast Scramble with fruit
How do you make a breakfast srcamble?

The good news is, it’s really simple. Breakfast scrambles often start with the ingredients that need to cook longer than the eggs, in this case- potatoes and turkey deli meat. After those are sufficiently cooked and browned, they are pushed to the side and the beaten eggs are poured in. Eggs are scrambled as usual then slowly incorporated into the other ingredients. Ingredients that need less cook time, like tomatoes and cheese, are added last.

KISS Tip- if you want to cut down a few minutes and one step that requires chopping, grab a bag of frozen hash browns next time you’re at the store or placing a curbside order. I recently found these gluten-free and organic hashed browns and I’m a big fan!

What's the difference between a breakfast scramble and an omelette?

The ingredients are often the same but the method of cooking is slightly different. I would argue an omelette takes more time and requires a little more skill (I’m also one that struggles to make a successful omelette so clearly there is some bias) since the eggs need to cook evenly before the cooked ingredients are placed inside and the omelette is folded in half and continues to cook. There’s a reason omelettes have not been featured on KISS in the Kitchen ;), but I’ll take a breakfast scramble, overnight french toast or overnight oats any day of the week!

On the other hand, a scramble is just a mixture of all the ingredients and much easier to make and serve. Customization may be a little more difficult with scrambles since everyone can eat family style, but they still take less time and effort than breakfast scrambles. 

What ingredients are best for a breakfast scramble?

The sky is the limit! Choosing 1-2 veggies and 1-2 protein sources is a great approach to building a breakfast scramble. Here’s some choices that will work well:

Vegetables: potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion and avocado (on top).

Proteins: turkey, ham or chicken deli meat- cubed or sliced, crumbled bacon, sausage crumbles, tofu, beans and cheese.

Easy Breakfast Scramble with fruit and juice

This particular recipe was actually known as “The Seitzer Scramble” when I was growing up. My dad wasn’t known for much in the kitchen but he could make a mean breakfast scramble and a pretty impressive streak on the grill. This was actually one of the first recipes I shared when I first launched the blog in 2016 but the post was accidentally deleted when I moved the site over to a new platform last fall. I’m really excited to share it again and with much better pictures ;).

Family Breakfast scramble

I hope you feel inspired to try this breakfast scramble! I’d love to know if you give it a whirl or if you swap out some ingredients and make it your own family recipe.

Easy Breakfast Scramble
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KISS Breakfast Scramble

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced and seeds removed
  • 1/3 lb deli meat, chopped (turkey or ham)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of choice
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dice potato, deli meat and tomatoes.
  • Heat oil over medium heat and add potatoes. Cook until almost brown (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Add deli meat and cook additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Push deli meat and potatoes to side of skillet and pour in beaten eggs.
  • Scramble eggs as usual, slowly incorporating potatoes and deli meat.
  • Once eggs are still a little runny, add tomatoes and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top (mix in if you like) and enjoy!

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