These days we are eating eggs for dinner about once a week. They are so simple, nutritious, inexpensive and versatile.

My husband is a huge fan of omelets filled with many different ingredients. Personally, I prefer scrambled eggs. So we meet in the middle – scrambled eggs with lots of different flavorings. I also find that eggs are extremely child-friendly. My toddler eagerly requests eggs in any form.

It really does pay to find eggs from pastured chickens. The yolks are a deep yellow, nearly orange. The whites are clear and firm and the flavors is, well, really eggy. I remember the first time I had a pastured egg. It was like that egg stood up and declared “This is what we’re supposed to taste like!” Not to mention pastured eggs contain more vitamin A, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids than those from battery-raised hens.

Once you have some good eggs you can use this recipe as a guide. You could use any combination of vegetables – peppers would be especially nice. Just make sure that all of your ingredients are fresh and delicious. A dish this simple leaves nowhere for those ingredients to hide.

Southwestern Egg Scramble


2 Tablespoons butter
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach
1 medium tomato, diced
9 large eggs, preferably from pastured chickens
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs – cilantro or parsley
pinch of cayenne
salt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the green onions and chopped mushrooms and saute until they have softened and browned up.

Add the spinach, tomato and a pinch of salt and saute until the spinach has wilted.

Stir in the eggs. Continue to stir (scramble) the eggs until they are nearly set.

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cheese, herbs and cayenne. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve while piping hot.


10 Responses to Southwestern Egg Scramble

  1. Sassy Stephanie says:

    I’m so happy to have found your site. We moved last May to the country and just got some hens a little over a week ago. We are still waiting on our fresh yard eggs! This recipe looks delish!


  2. FoodRenegade says:

    This is a family favorite in our house as well. Everyone loves eggs, and regardless of how much it might cost to buy them pastured-raised, they’re really inexpensive for being so nutrient-dense.

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  3. Amy Ellen says:

    Sounds so delish! We’ll have to try it this weekend (so my husband can be in on the taste too).

    Amy Ellen’s last blog post..Cooking Whole Chickens


  4. Mrs. U says:

    Hi Shannon!!
    First off, let me say that these eggs look DELICOUS!!! We’ve been eating more eggs around here, too, for the same reasons. YUM!!!

    I was also going to tell you how to get your Adagio coupon button but it looks like you figured it out!! WONDERFUL!!!!! Enjoy your tea!! I’m off to relax with a cup right now. :)

    Mrs. U

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  5. Cathy says:

    Sounds yummy! We got our pullets in January and expect our first eggs in late May/early June! Right now we manage with only 8 dozen per month, but hope to have more to work with this summer.


  6. Denise says:

    those eggs look so good. yum

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  8. we love breakfast for dinner too and eggs are a big staple in our home – quick and easy and so versatile for everything from breakfast to brunch to dinner and even in kids lunch boxes.

    A frittata or farmer’s scramble with tons of fresh organic veggies is always a favorite at our home too.


  9. Yummy! In France they snarffed at me for eating eggs for BF- eggs are lunch or dinner over there:) Aren’t real eggs so much better!!!???? The difference is night and day!


  10. Jim McBride says:

    Hey! Where was your pepper’s in the egg’s.(Yellow and Red)


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