Green Eggs & Ham

"When my kids were all little they loved Dr. Seuss, and his book Green Eggs and Ham was their favorite. In an effort to get them to eat eggs, I came up with the idea of making 'Green Eggs & Ham' for breakfast. They loved it and would often demand it for breakfast. Just multiple the ingredients by the number of small children you are serving. If the kids are a little older, then you can double serving sizes. This recipe also served as a good 'science experiment' when the kids were learning about primary and secondary colors...after-all, yellow and blue make green! :-) I look forward to the day when I'll be able to make 'Green Eggs & Ham' for my grandkids."
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Ready In:


  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 drop blue food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon ham, diced small


  • Crack egg into a small bowl.
  • Add milk and blue food coloring.
  • Whisk together.
  • Add diced ham.
  • Pour into preheated and greased skillet.
  • Stir a couple times while cooking until water begins to separate from eggs (this is moisture from the milk).
  • Serve immediately with hot toast and jelly and juice.

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  1. Z5370
    Made this for kids breakfast yesterday morning. They were thrilled!
  2. Iss4796
    Since yesterday was St. Patrick's day, I wanted to make some green food and came across this recipe. My family thought I was nuts when I said we would be having green eggs and ham! But there were no leftovers! Fun and easy recipe. Loved it!
  3. Loves2Teach
    We had these at school today to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday (or read across america day) The kids loved them. Thanks so much for sharing!
  4. peggy in MA
    I've been making this recipe for some time now and finally got around to writing a review. My kids absolutely love this dish. They ask for it all them time! I usually serve the ham on the side. Thanks for the great idea!!
  5. iNEEDaCOFFEEbreak
    This a great idea! I actually just made scrambled eggs blue and my son ate his ham on the side(yes he wanted it after i read him Green Eggs and Ham :))But I think I will try adding the diced ham so it turns green too. thanks!


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