Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella

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Cheesy scrambled eggs with onions, thinly sliced kale, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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.

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

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella Recipe

  • 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.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 ounce fresh kale, de-stemmed 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


1 Sauté onions with red pepper flakes: 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.

saute onions for scrambled eggs with kale

2 Add kale: 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.

add chopped kale to onions in pan

3 Add beaten eggs: Lower the heat to medium. Add the beaten eggs to the pan. Stir until the eggs begin to set.

add beaten eggs to kale in pan

4 Add cheese and seasoning: 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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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Clara

    Wish the recipe came with nutritional facts

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  2. Sean

    This is great! And so easy! I also added in about a teaspoon of minced garlic and about a tablespoon of chopped red bell pepper with the onions I had laying around. Delicious!!


  3. Brenda

    Awesome dish!!!


  4. Rebecca

    This tastes GREAT. I am lactose intolerant, so I threw some nutritional yeast into the eggs for a cheesier taste. As I had a cut jalepeño on my cutting board already, I minced up a bit of that instead of the other pepper. This made enough for a great breakfast today and one for another day when I don’t have so much time.


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  5. Stan

    Simple, quick, and easy. I was skeptical of it tasting good without some sort of breakfast meat (I love my bacon and eggs), but it was delicious. Critical to season well, otherwise I could see it being less-than-satisfying.


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