Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella

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.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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.