Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella

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They say everybody gets their fifteen minutes of fame, perhaps that’s the same for vegetables? If so, kale is certainly having its day. Kale chips, kale smoothies, kale salads, kale is everywhere! It’s the spinach of the 80s, in kale form.

Personally, I couldn’t be more pleased. We love our greens here—collard, kale, spinach, beet, chard. Anything that encourages people to cook with and eat more of these fabulously good-for-you and good tasting greens is alright by me.

Scrambled eggs, for example, are great with sautéed onions and kale. Stir in some shredded cheese and seasonings, perfection!

I stumbled upon a recipe for cheesy scrambled eggs with kale in the cookbook, 50 Shades of Kale, which is the inspiration for this recipe. The book’s recipe wasn’t to my taste so I messed around with the main ingredients a bit and this is the result. Hope you like it!

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2

We are using mozzarella cheese in this recipe because I just happened to have some on hand. Feel free to use your favorite melty cheese - swiss, gruyere, provolone, cheddar.  I'm using Italian seasoning, a mix of dried herbs, but you could easily use your fresh herbs of choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 ounce fresh kale, destemmed and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (dried rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

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1 Heat olive oil in a stick-free frying pan on medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and red pepper flakes. Cook for one minute.

2 Add the thinly sliced kale to the pan, toss with the onions and olive oil. Cook for a few minutes, until the kale is just wilted.

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3 Lower the heat to medium. Add the beaten eggs to the pan. Stir until the eggs begin to set. Then stir in the shredded mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning.  Remove from heat and continue to stir a few times until the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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Links:

Scrambled eggs with kale and prosciutto from Living Lou

Scrambled eggs with kale and provolone from In Erika's Kitchen

Bacon, kale, and swiss cheese egg scramble from Coupon Clipping Cook

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  • Angie G

    Just tried it! Loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Caitlin

    I’m eating this right now and I am seriously dying over how amazing it is. I added bacon bits and decided this is definitely my new go-to brunch. Thank you!

  • shaugherry

    Tried this dish for breakfast todat it was absolutely delicious! Thank u!!

  • Antoinette

    This was great! So delicious and easy! I might do it more of an omelet style next time as opposed to a scramble. I love eggs for dinner and the savoriness of this recipe made it a great dinner dish which is how I had it but I would totally eat it for breakfast too!

  • Shelby

    Absolutely delicious and a great way to sneak some veggies into your breakfast! I traded out the onions for some sundried tomatoes and added a little less cheese, but still a great way to start the day.

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