Sunday, July 14, 2013

{Recipe} Bacon Cheddar Veggie Scramble

This side dish ends up on our meal plan fairly often. I started cooking it last year when I wanted to incorporate more veggies into our diet and at the same time use up the surplus of veggies from our CSA bag each week. A few people asked for the recipe, so here you go! It's a super easy, full of protein, and very cheap if you tweak it to reflect what is in season.

The version of the recipe I'm showing you is what I normally make during the colder months when a lot of produce is out of season (that's what I get for taking these photos several months ago and forgetting to actually put together the post!). During the summer months, I switch the green onions and mushrooms for zucchini and yellow squash...or whatever else I happen to find in my refrigerator at the time.
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Eggs, cooked bacon, green onions, tomato, sliced mushrooms, and sharp cheddar cheese.
Do you remember my Theme Nights Meal Tip post from awhile back? In it, I mentioned that I can stretch one pound of bacon to cover three meals for our family. This is one of the ways that I do it! The majority of the protein comes from the eggs, but the few stripes of chopped bacon add a ton of flavor!

Also, there is a reason that I use sharp cheddar cheese in this dish. I can sometimes find cheese for $2.00 lb here in Kansas City, but more often, it is more like $3.25-$4.00 lb. It can get expensive, but we love cheese here! By using the sharp version, I can cut back on the amount of cheese without sacrificing flavor. The "sharpness" makes it seem like there is more in the dish.

So here we go! Toss your sliced mushrooms, and chopped green onions in a skillet. I use a little cooking spray to keep them from sticking while I saute them.

Cook over medium heat until the mushrooms soften and start to get a little color on them. Remove from the skillet to a plate. We will add them back in a minute.

Break your eggs into a separate bowl, add a splash of water, and scramble. I used to add milk to my scrambled eggs, and then one day I discovered that they are actually fluffier if I replace the milk with water.

Add the scrambled eggs to the skillet, and sprinkle salt and pepper over the top to taste.

When the eggs are about 1/2 way cooked, fold in the mix-ins: the sauteed mushrooms and green onions, chopped bacon, diced tomato, and shredded cheese.

As the eggs finish cooking, the extra ingredients should warm through.

Serve with the breakfast items of your choice. At our house, we like to pair this with our Strawberry-Banana Protein Pancakes!
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Bacon Cheddar Veggie Scramble
(serves 4)
  • 8-9 Large Eggs
  • Splash of Water
  • 4 oz (1/2 package) White Mushrooms
  • 4 Green Onions
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 slices of Bacon (diced ham also works if you have some leftover from a holiday meal!)
Use non-stick spray in a skillet heated over medium heat.

Add the sliced mushrooms and green onions. Cook until the mushrooms soften and reduce in size a bit. Remove from heat.

Break and scramble 8-9 eggs in a bowl with a bit of water. Pour into the same skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until ½ way done.

Sprinkle the cheese on top, and keep cooking and stirring.

When almost cooked through, evenly sprinkle the mushrooms, onions, diced tomato, chopped bacon, and cheese over the top. Fold into the eggs and finish cooking.

Remove to a bowl so that the eggs don’t overcook and enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. Yum! I would love this, but the kids wouldn't touch it. Not sure about the hubby either. *sigh*

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    1. It almost "hides" the veggies, so that I can get my kids to eat a little more produce. Bummer that you family doesn't like this sort of thing! Maybe someday?

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  2. I never knew that about water, I'll have to try that next time I make eggs.

    This looks like a really satisfying meal.

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    1. Yes, this could definitely be a meal in itself!

      I can't remember where I read the water trick, but it really does work!

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  3. It looks pretty yummy...I've done something similar minus the bacon...may have to give it a try :)

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    1. Ooo...definitely try adding a little bacon! It adds some great flavor!

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  4. Sounds delish. I'll have to try it in the fall when I can bear turning on the stove :)

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    1. It is a bit warm to be turning on the stove, isn't it? :)

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  5. that looks delicious!! I bet you could even do this up on a campfire or BBQ for the summer :D

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    1. It works perfectly over a campfire! I haven't tried a grill yet, but I'm sure it would work there as well!

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  6. Gosh that looks awesome! I'm amazed you can get cheese for $2 a pound. I get it or $3 a pound usually at Dillons and occasionally for $2.50 a pound at a little local grocery store (in central KS), but I haven't seen$2 a pound in years!

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    1. It's rare to get it for $2 a pound here. Normally I pay at least $3 per pound. Cheese freezes really well though, so when I do find a great sale, I buy a bunch!

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  7. This looks delish! I usually only make eggs on weekends, so next weekend I'm going to try it. Thanks!

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  8. I usually only make eggs on the weekend, so I'll have to try this next weekend!

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  9. looks delicious! Eggs are my go-to for a quick meal! :D

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    1. They are healthy and high in protein, so they make for an awesome quick meal!

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  10. Didn't realize that it was much more fluffier by adding water. I always use milk. I'm going to try that the next time we do scrambled eggs. Will definitely save on milk as well. :)

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    1. I always used milk as well until I read somewhere that water made them fluffier. I was excited to save on milk costs too!

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  11. The over would LOVE this I might make it for him This Weekend :)

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  12. MMM--my kids love eggs, but not mushrooms. I throw in some spinach though!

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    1. Anything to get a few extra veggies in them, right? :)

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  13. This looks great! It would be a great way to use up those veggies in a delicious way! :)

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    1. That's exactly one of the reasons why I started making them this way in the first place!

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  14. I've heard that about water and eggs. It totally works. I've never added random veggies to my eggs before. I usually do spinach, tomato, and mushroom. Love it!

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