Our 14 Best Scrambled Eggs Recipes

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Truffles Recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio

Fluffy, rich, and flavorful, the perfect scrambled eggs can make a transcendent meal for any time of day. Here are our favorite recipes of the classic egg dish, from wild mushroom scrambled egg toasts to cheese-encrusted breakfast burritos.

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Poached Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese Sauce

Poached Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese Sauce

Chef Daniel Patterson conceived of this unconventional method for making eggs: He beats the eggs, cooks them quickly in a vortex of boiling water, then immediately drains them. The result is super-creamy, perfectly scrambled eggs; topped with goat cheese sauce, the dish becomes a kind of reverse omelet. If you’re scrambling just one egg, the cooking time will be 20 seconds. For four eggs, the time increases to 40 seconds.

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Spanish-Style Scrambled Eggs

Spanish-Style Scrambled Eggs
© Andrew Purcell

For this dish, chef Neal Fraser uses spicy chorizo and Spanish lomo (cured pork loin) in scrambled eggs, along with potatoes, piquillo peppers, and smoky paprika. Since lomo can be hard to find, we've substituted readily available serrano ham.

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Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Potato Chips

Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Potato Chips
© Christina Holmes

To give scrambled eggs a fun twist, chef Hugh Acheson trades a side of hash browns for kettle-cooked potato chips.

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Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Sablefish and Trout Roe

Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Sablefish and Trout Roe
© Chris Court

Chef Andrew Carmellini's luxurious, creamy eggs are heavenly on their own, but serving them with smoky sable, briny roe, and rich sour cream puts them over the top.

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Scrambled Eggs Florentine

Scrambled Eggs Florentine
Eva Kolenko

Eggs may be a brunch staple, but they can easily be stepped up from your basic scramble or omelet. Here, we fold spinach and mascarpone into soft scrambled eggs and spoon over crostini for an easy appetizer that fits right in with the other specialties on the table.

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Scrambled Huevos Rancheros

Scrambled Huevos Rancheros
© Donal Skehan

Chef Donal Skehan says this dish is usually composed of fried eggs, crispy corn tortillas, refried beans, guacamole, and a tomato salsa. “This is a quick and easy way of taking those fantastic Mexican flavors and transforming them into a fast and fresh breakfast.”

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Scrambled Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches

Egg Sandwiches with Avocado

This simple and satisfying breakfast sandwich recipe calls for using American cheese, but it’s equally as delicious with Gruyère or sharp cheddar. Feel free to use your favorite toast if you don’t have English muffins. A dash of vinegary hot sauce is a great addition here.

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Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Truffles

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Truffles Recipe
Victor Protasio

Light and fluffy, these eggs are gently seasoned and generously perfumed by fresh black truffles. For the perfect creamy, tender bite, pull the eggs off of the heat before they set; they will continue to cook after they leave the stove.

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Crispy Cheese Burritos with Chorizo and Eggs

Crispy Cheese Burritos with Chorizo and Eggs
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Prissy Lee

When Richard Chang was chef and owner of Tacos La Tehuanita truck in Los Angeles, he wowed crowds with his burnt-cheese-roll taco, made by griddling cheese until crisp and rolling it up around various fillings. This version pairs chorizo-studded black beans and scrambled eggs with creamy avocado for richness.

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Egg Bhurji (Spiced Indian Scrambled Eggs)

Egg Bhurji over toast
Photo by Rachel Vanni / Food Styling by Judy Haubert

Take just a few extra minutes to transform plain scrambled eggs into this vibrant eggs bhurji breakfast, flavored with onions, chiles, ginger, tomatoes, and spices. A squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of cilantro add a final dose of brightness. It's delicious enjoyed with roti or paratha or served with toast.

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Wild Mushroom Toasts

Wild Mushroom Toast
Hannah Khan

For his wild mushroom toasts, chef Michael Reed starts with griddled sourdough bread, slathers it with homemade hollandaise sauce, tops it with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, and then crowns it with a mound of rich scrambled eggs. The end result is an impressive dish perfect for brunch.

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Spicy Merguez Scramble with Lemon-Harissa Yogurt and Moroccan M'smen

Spicy Merguez Scramble With Lemon Harissa Yogurt And Moroccan Msmen
Victor Protasio

M’smen — an intensely buttery Moroccan flatbread — is the basis for a slew of delicious meals. "It’s the ideal vehicle for almost any dip and a gorgeous base on which to pile a salad or braised vegetables and meat," writes Gail Simmons. "Crisped up in a pan with a little (more) butter or oil, my most recent M’smen revelation is for breakfast, served with harissa-spiced yogurt, merguez sausage, and eggs."

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Chorizo Migas

Chorizo migas
Victor Protasio

If you like breakfast burritos, you'll love migas. Here, strips of tortillas are fried in flavorful rendered chorizo fat, cooked with onion, garlic, and jalapeño, and then stirred into scrambled eggs to create this classic Mexican breakfast. Served with avocado, beans, and tangy Cotija cheese, it's a hearty and flavorful way to jump-start your day.

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Beaten Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich with Tomato Jam

Beaten Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich with Tomato Jam
© Abby Hocking

Chef Marcus Samuelsson makes incredible biscuits, adding a little bit of nutty brown butter to amp up the flavor. He serves them warm, spread with tangy-sweet tomato jam, fried ham, and perfectly scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese. 

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