Rich Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

"Makes a nice breakfast with fruit and breakfast meat. From Southern Living."
 
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Ready In:
16mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Whisk together first 4 ingredients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sausage-Egg Soft Tacos:.
  • 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.

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  1. LonghornMama
    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!
     
  2. valgal123
    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
     
  3. Soobeeoz
    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!
     
  4. BecR2400
    Very delicious! I misplaced my old favorite recipe for cream cheese scrambled eggs, and am happy to find this one posted here on the zaar. Made a few changes: reduced the amount of milk by about half (I used cream), used only 6 eggs, and subbed chopped green onion for the basil (as that was what I had on hand---sauteed the green onion in butter to soften, then added the eggs). Served with buttered rye toast and breakfast links. I think my original recipe had diced cooked bacon added to the eggs. Thanks for a keeper. Becky
     
  5. AngelaTN
    I made these shortly after this issue of Southern Living came out. Delicious!
     
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  1. BecR2400
    Very delicious! I misplaced my old favorite recipe for cream cheese scrambled eggs, and am happy to find this one posted here on the zaar. Made a few changes: reduced the amount of milk by about half (I used cream), used only 6 eggs, and subbed chopped green onion for the basil (as that was what I had on hand---sauteed the green onion in butter to soften, then added the eggs). Served with buttered rye toast and breakfast links. I think my original recipe had diced cooked bacon added to the eggs. Thanks for a keeper. Becky
     

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