A Simple Secret for Super Scrambled Eggs

posted by Andrea | 10/5/2016
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Back when I was in college, I had a handful of part-time jobs — one of which was cleaning and house-sitting for a local family.

The lady was 100% Italian and I swear some days all she did was cook! She was an excellent cook and insisted I try everything she made — plus, she almost always sent me home with some sort of leftovers (a big bonus for a college student)!

They had a very large house, so I spent the better part of my day there — usually eating both breakfast and lunch at their kitchen table. She almost always made me pancakes with blueberry syrup and scrambled eggs for breakfast… and she almost always put cottage cheese in the eggs.

Those eggs were some of the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever had; and since then, I have often added cottage cheese to my scrambled eggs.

It might seem crazy, but my kids don’t even know it’s in the eggs and they eagerly gobble up mom’s “Cheese Eggs” — along with all the extra protein, calcium, and other vitamins!

From what I’ve read, cottage cheese is one of the top food sources of Casein — a very slow digesting protein that helps us feel fuller longer.

I personally don’t like eating cottage cheese plain, but I love it mixed in with lasagna or scrambled eggs — and so do my kids!

I usually add about 1-2 Tablespoons of cottage cheese per egg; so for the 6 eggs I made the other day, I scooped out a little more than a 1/2 c. and it seemed like the perfect amount for me (note, I do NOT add milk when I add the cottage cheese, but I’m sure it would still taste fine if you added both milk and cottage cheese).

Not only does the cottage cheese add more nutrients to the eggs, it also helps them taste so delicious! In my opinion, no one would ever be able to taste cottage cheese in these eggs… however the last time I made them, Dave immediately asked if these were my “cottage cheese eggs” because they tasted so light and fluffy.

There is no recipe for these eggs because there is no right or wrong way to add the cottage cheese.

And even if you don’t love cottage cheese, I have a feeling you will really like these eggs!

Do you have any other simple secrets for super scrambled eggs?

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31 comments

  1. Luba @ Healthy with Luba

    10/05/2016

    That’s rather interesting! I’ve added all sorts of things into scrambled eggs but not cottage cheese. Unfortunately, we no longer eat dairy; otherwise, I would definitely try this recipe.

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  2. Jenny

    10/05/2016

    Will give this a try! I learned a good recipe for blintz-pancakes, made with puréed cottage cheese, eggs, flour, and vanilla or cinnamon. Healthier, and good with maple syrup or jam.

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  3. Jennifer

    10/05/2016

    Your picture is great. I can’t get it out of my head! I just finished dinner, but you’ve got me craving an egg dish!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks! It was a yummy meal 🙂

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  4. Debbie

    10/05/2016

    I’m with you on not liking cottage cheese. I rarely eat it but will definitely have to try this out with our scrambled eggs. Looks yummy!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, give it a try! I doubt you will even notice the cottage cheese at all!

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  5. Kristin

    10/05/2016

    Love a good Scrambled egg recipe hack! Will try it out. For ours, i use indirect heat to cook them. So a pot of boiling water and then the fry pan on top. Makes super fluffy eggs! And cream not milk! Sometimes sour cream if I don’t have cream.

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’ve also added sour cream to eggs with good results. There’s just something about the cottage cheese though — it makes them light and fluffy!

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  6. Jill

    10/05/2016

    I add cream cheese! I’ll have to try the cottage cheese…thanks!

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  7. Carrie

    10/05/2016

    I have recently started adding 1tsp per pair of eggs for scrambled eggs. My nephew does this at his job at Michigan State. It makes the eggs creamy but yet firmer especially nice when making breakfast sandwiches.

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  8. Ashley

    10/05/2016

    I can’t stand cottage cheese, but I love it in scrambled eggs! Thanks for the reminder

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  9. Desilou

    10/05/2016

    I replace the mayo in most dips with cottage cheese bc I don’t like mayo. So instead of a mayo/sour cream mix, its cottage cheese/sour cream mix. Sounds awful, but it’s delicious and makes the dip more substantial.

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    Andrea Reply:

    I won’t lie — that actually DOES sound awful 🙂
    I often replace half the sour cream with plain yogurt and no one ever notices… but I’d never think to swap cottage cheese for Mayo. I might just have to give it a try!

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  10. Avia

    10/05/2016

    Side note: the other day my DD was helping me add toppings to a frozen cheese pizza and she asked if we could add cottage cheese. I thought, “why not” and spread on a thin layer before the additional toppings. It made the pizza extra “cheesy” and I felt better about the extra protein!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — good to know. We’re making homemade pizza for dinner tonight — maybe I’ll see if the kids want to put on a little cottage cheese 🙂

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  11. Avia

    10/05/2016

    Thanks for the reminder. I’ve done this in the past but have forgotten lately. I have been known to add cream cheese. Not so healthy but pretty yummy.

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  12. Katie M

    10/05/2016

    My “secret”… low and slow. Cook them over a lower flame for longer. I add a little bit of butter, and a little bit of american cheese (like 1 piece for my whole family’s 8-9 eggs)… Mmmmmm so creamy (something to do with the slower cooking).

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, I’m not sure if I do my eggs as slow as you — but I never have the heat higher than medium.

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  13. Sue

    10/05/2016

    Oh I wish we liked eggs.. Only one of us can get them down.. they look sooo good.. but ICK!

    ain’t going to happen..

    Sue in NJ

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  14. Kim

    10/05/2016

    We used to make eggs like this all the time, not sure why we got away from it because they are so yummy! Thanks for the reminder!!

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  15. Alicia

    10/05/2016

    Wow I’ve never heard of this before, but what a great idea! I always add milk and cheese, but adding cottage cheese sounds delicious. I will be trying this with my next scrambled eggs, for sure!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — hope you like it!

    Also, just for the record, I often add some shredded cheese on top after the eggs are almost fully cooked 🙂

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  16. Chris

    10/05/2016

    Oooh! Yum! I want to try this!

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  17. Christine from The (mostly) Simple Life

    10/05/2016

    I’ve never heard of this! The texture of cottage cheese plain bothers me, but it seems like it would be good in eggs. I’m going to try this!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yup, you won’t “feel” the texture of the cottage cheese at all!

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  18. Susan

    10/05/2016

    We love having eggs for breakfast all the time…but I’m getting sick of plain scrambled eggs! Looking forward to giving this a try and letting the hubby guess what the secret ingredient is.

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha – yes, don’t tell them! Your eggs will probably be extra light and fluffy too!

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  19. Kelly Hess

    10/05/2016

    I love this idea and will have to try it! I cannot eat cottage cheese by itself but always want to!

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    Andrea Reply:

    In my opinion, you can’t taste it at all — my kids gobble it up!

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  20. Barb

    10/05/2016

    Do you blend the eggs with the cottage cheese or just stir it in by hand? Sounds like a great way to get extra protein!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I just stir it by hand — sometimes even right in the pan 🙂 Nothing fancy!

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