Eggs are a breakfast superfood: a cheap source of complete protein and easy to prepare. A dozen eggs can be made over 15 different ways. Fluffy and soft scrambled eggs are my favorite, but it can be easy to get bored with such a simple meal. Today, I’m going to answer the question “What to eat with scrambled eggs?” And help you avoid egg burnout out with 19 healthy and delicious ideas.
Eggs are a great way to eat more protein (with 11 grams of protein for 2 scrambled eggs). Costing just $3-7 per dozen, one dozen eggs can make multiple meals, feeding a family for days.
I love easy egg recipes and rotate them often in our meal plan: egg casserole, make-ahead omelet cups, feta spinach omelette, ham and cheese omelette, eggs in a basket, and sunny side up / fried eggs. So many ways to use classic eggs to make a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
But the king of all recipes is scrambled eggs!
Scrambled eggs are, in my opinion, the perfect way to make a quick meal for yourself or an entire family. Pair the eggs with a side dish or use the eggs to make a main meal (like a sandwich or tacos).
19 Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs
Below you’ll find 19 delicious ways to turn scrambled eggs into a simple meal for a filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the foods are best served on the side of eggs (like a smoothie or yogurt bowl). Other ideas are made with scrambled eggs (like a sandwich, burrito, or taco).
For more egg dishes, beyond fluffy scrambled eggs, see my favorite 15 ways to cook eggs for breakfast.
1. With Toast
Toast and eggs are a classic. I love sourdough toast. Serve a slice of buttery toast (or top with strawberry jam) as a side dish. Or make an open-faced toast sandwich: top a slice of toast with 2 scrambled eggs. Then top with arugula, chopped green onions, shredded cheese, hot sauce, or sliced radishes.
2. With Avocado Toast
Top a slice of toast with mashed avocado and a squeeze of lemon juice and salt. Add an egg scramble on top for an open-faced avocado toast sandwich (similar to this) or enjoy the avocado toast as a side dish. A sweet alternative to avocado toast is to serve the eggs on the side of peanut butter banana toast.
3. In a Breakfast Sandwich
Toast 2 slices of bread (or a brioche bun) and cook bacon in the oven. Add 2 scrambled eggs and bacon to a slice of bread (and avocado slices, soft goat cheese, sliced tomato, and/or arugula if desired), top with the second bread slice. This is also an easy way to take breakfast on the go.
4. In Breakfast Tacos
Add scrambled eggs to a tortilla (make your own corn tortillas or einkorn tortillas or Siete brand tortillas is my favorite store-bought option). Top with salsa, cheese, and cilantro for a breakfast taco.
5. In Make-Ahead Egg & Sausage Burritos
The perfect way to enjoy scrambled eggs on busy mornings when you don’t have time to cook. Scramble eggs, cook sausage, then add the ingredients to 12 tortillas along with cheese. Roll and freeze the burritos. Reheat a burrito in the microwave or a skillet.
6. In Breakfast Burritos
Roast chopped potatoes, bacon, and other veggies on a sheet pan. Scramble eggs. Add the eggs and veggies to tortillas for loaded breakfast burritos. Top with salsa and avocado slices.
7. With Fresh Fruit
An easy and quick breakfast meal. Serve scrambled eggs alongside your favorite seasonal fruit: melons, cherries, berries, peaches, apple slices, etc. I also love to make this Greek yogurt fruit dip on the side.
8. With Yogurt Bowls
Serve a nutrient-dense yogurt bowl as a side dish: yogurt, granola, fruit, and other toppings. The yogurt bowls add protein and fiber for a filling breakfast meal.
9. With Bacon or Sausage Patties
Serve oven-baked bacon or cooked sausage patties/links as a side dish. Prep these protein-rich foods in advance and reheat throughout the week for an easy breakfast side dish.
10. In Egg and Potato Bowls
Roast potatoes in the oven. Spoon the potatoes into a bowl, then top with 2 scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa or chopped cherry tomatoes, and a few slices of avocado. So GOOD! Save time by roasting the potatoes in advance and reheat individual servings in the microwave or a skillet. This is a great meal any time of day, not just for breakfast.
11. With a Sausage and Potato Hash
Make potato and sausage hash, spoon into a bowl and top with 2 scrambled eggs, or serve the hash as a side dish. This complete meal is a great source of fiber, complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein.
12. With Pancakes or Waffles
Serve eggs alongside a weekend favorite: sheet pan pancakes, einkorn pancakes, or almond-oat pancakes. Or, serve waffles on the side: almond flour waffles or einkorn waffles. Prep the pancakes or waffles in advance on the weekend and reheat for an easy weekday breakfast side dish.
13. With Sautéed Spinach
Saute spinach for an easy veggie side dish. The greens take just two minutes to saute. Saute the greens first, then use the same skillet to cook the eggs. An easy, nutrient-dense meal. May also be served with toast, fruit, yogurt, or roasted potatoes.
14. With Roasted Tomatoes
We visited France a few years ago and our hotel served scrambled eggs and roasted tomatoes each morning (among other things). Give it a try during the summer when fresh tomatoes are in season. The tomatoes can be prepped in advance and reheated in a microwave or skillet. Another idea: Spread the roasted tomatoes on toast, then top with fluffy eggs…AMAZING!
15. With Banana Bread or Muffins
A classic breakfast that you can make in advance and serve as a side dish with eggs. My favorite recipes: almond flour banana bread, almond flour banana muffins, sourdough banana muffins, and einkorn banana muffins. Or, make your own custom-flavored muffins, like einkorn muffins, for a side dish.
16. With Overnight Oats
An easy and filling side dish (or main meal) packed with protein, fiber, and complex carbs. Make a few jars of oats on the weekend and enjoy on the side of warm eggs. I love chocolate peanut butter overnight oats and high protein overnight oats.
17. With Cottage Cheese and Fruit
I’m always looking for ways to increase protein at breakfast. Adding a bowl of cottage cheese and fruit (pineapple is delicious) is a great way to add a protein side dish to eggs.
18. With Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes may not seem like a breakfast food, but I’d like to change your mind. Roast a tray of the best and quickest sweet potatoes and store in the fridge. Reheat in the morning and serve alongside scrambled eggs. For something extra, top a halved sweet potato with sliced banana and a drizzle of peanut butter–AMAZING!
19. With a Smoothie
Another easy side dish to pair with eggs. I find the combo of a smoothie and eggs to be filling and refreshing, particularly during the summer when I want something light that also fills me up.
20. Protein Chocolate Yogurt
This chocolate yogurt tastes just like chocolate pudding, without the gunky ingredients or sugar, and with 30 grams of protein!
How to Cook the Best Fluffy Eggs
If you’re going to enjoy scrambled eggs often, like we do, check out my scrambled eggs tutorial with video. You’ll learn how to make the very best eggs that are fluffy and creamy. Here’s a summary…
- First thing, crack two raw eggs into a bowl. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Whisking the egg mixture vigorously.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter or ghee in a skillet, over medium heat.
- Reduce the stove-top to medium-low heat. High heat causes eggs to dry out quickly and results in rubbery, strongly-flavored eggs…YUCK!
- Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet. Begin folding the eggs up and over with a heat-proof spatula (I prefer a silicone spatula).
Serve the eggs as-is, or top with shredded cheese, chopped fresh herbs or green onions, or extra salt and pepper. Pair the eggs with one of the side dishes we talked about above, or use the eggs to make a taco, sandwich, etc.
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