Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Serve scrambled eggs with cream cheese for a delicious twist on this traditional breakfast dish.  Chopped fresh basil adds an aromatic note as well.

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

Preparation

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add egg mixture, and cook, without stirring, until eggs begin to set on bottom. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes evenly over egg mixture; draw a spatula across bottom of skillet to form large curds.
  3. Cook until eggs are thickened but still moist. (Do not stir constantly.) Remove from heat. Stir in chopped basil before serving, if desired, and garnish, if desired.
  4. Note: To lighten, substitute 2 cups egg substitute for eggs and 3 ounces light cream cheese for 3 ounces regular cream cheese. Proceed as directed.
  5. Sausage-Egg Soft Tacos: Prepare Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs as directed, substituting 1 seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper for chopped basil. Sprinkle 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas evenly with 1 1/2 cups shredded colby-Jack cheese. Top one half of each tortilla evenly with Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs and 1 (16-ounce) package cooked, drained, and crumbled ground pork sausage. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 cup shredded colby-Jack cheese. Fold tortillas over filling. Serve with sour cream and salsa. Makes 6 servings. Prep: 20 min., Cook: 15 min.
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We used a heat-resistant spatula in preparing the eggs. A turning spatula will work too.

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