Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Makes a nice breakfast with fruit and breakfast meat. From Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add egg mixture, and cook, without stirring, until eggs begin to set on bottom. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes evenly over egg mixture; draw a spatula across bottom of skillet to form large curds.
  3. Cook until eggs are thickened but still moist. (Do not stir constantly.) Remove from heat. Stir in chopped basil before serving, if desired, and garnish, if desired.
  4. Note: To lighten, substitute 2 cups egg substitute for eggs and 3 ounces light cream cheese for 3 ounces regular cream cheese. Proceed as directed.
  5. Sausage-Egg Soft Tacos:.
  6. Prepare Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs as directed, substituting 1 seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper for chopped basil. Sprinkle 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas evenly with 1 1/2 cups shredded colby-Jack cheese. Top one half of each tortilla evenly with Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs and 1 (16-ounce) package cooked, drained, and crumbled ground pork sausage. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 cup shredded colby-Jack cheese. Fold tortillas over filling. Serve with sour cream and salsa. Makes 6 servings. Prep: 20 min., Cook: 15 min.
Most Helpful

Excellent! Made one batch with fresh basil and they were to die for, if you like basil. Made another batch plain, and everyone loved them. Made a third batch to be used in taquitos along with sausage, potato, and cheese. Best taquitos ever! I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

LonghornMama October 01, 2010

This was real good. I love the cheesy flavor. I didn't add the basil. Next time i think i will mix the cream cheese in the eggs before scrambling. yum

valgal123 January 25, 2008

I threw this together for supper tonight, without seeing the recipe. For one (large) serve I melted a little butter in a skillet over medium heat and tossed in three free-range eggs, a couple of slurps of low-fat milk, around ten fresh basil leaves, a mini tub of lite cream cheese, one chopped vine-ripened tomato, sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, blended everything together and stirred from time to time until it was cooked to my liking. I had it on freshly buttered whole-grain toast. Delicious!

Soobeeoz November 18, 2006