Cheesy Potato Scrambled eggs

This sumptuously cheesy potato egg scramble recipe makes an excellent savory breakfast or an easy lunch or dinner.
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This Recipe includes

Main ingredients:

Potatoes Potatoes
cheese Grated cheese such as gruyère, emmental, or cheddar.
ham Smoked ham or jambon cru
egg Eggs

Spices, herbs and flavoring ingredients:

parsley Parsley
butter Butter
garlic powder Pinch of garlic powder or flakes
oil Olive oil
salt and pepper Salt and pepper

Why we love it

The classic scrambled eggs is a recipe that goes back centuries. Known as oeufs brouillés in French, it was first mentioned by chef François Pierre de La Varenne in 1664 in one of his cookbooks.

It again became renowned when famed French chef Auguste Escoffier described his method of using a bain marie for preparing perfectly aerated and creamy scrambled eggs.

And since then his technique of cooking and serving eggs has undergone many delicious permutations. If you are looking for an easy way to make a heartier version of oeufs brouillés, this cheesy potato scrambled eggs may be just the ticket.

Now the mistake that people make when preparing this dish is not making sure that the potatoes are properly cooked.

You can prepare them night before and leave the in the fridge, or boil them quickly beforehand. You can also cook them directly in the skillet on the stove top or even in the Instant Pot.

Then just add the cheese and egg mixture into the mix and cook lightly for perfectly cooked potato scrambled eggs.

What to serve with it?

If you are having this cheesy potato scrambled for breakfast, it can be as simple as serving it with a glass of orange juice or yogurt for a quick and healthy breakfast.

You can also serve it with a side salad or roasted meat for lunch or dinner if you wish.


Can you prepare it in advance?

Yes, these cheesy potato scrambled eggs can easily be made at least a few hours in advance. Let it cool, and then place in an airtight glass container so that it doesn’t dry out.

When ready to eat bake at 350ºF (175°C) for about 15 minutes until warm or you can also use a microwave.


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Cheesy potato scrambled eggs

Nassie Angadi
A hearty potato egg scramble with ham and cheese that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 553 kcal


  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 cup of grated cheese eg. gruyere, parmesan, cheddar, emmental, etc.
  • 1 cup of chopped ham
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • pinch of minced parsley
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Wash the potatoes and peel them if you wish.
  • Boil the potatoes in water over the stove for around 10 minutes and drain the water.
  • Let the potatoes cool a bit, and chop them into small quarters.
  • Crush the garlic and chop any optional ingredients.
  • In a large skillet or wok, sauté the garlic in oil for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the potatoes to skillet, along with the butter.
  • Add the chopped ham, parsley, salt, pepper into the wok and cook the potatoes for 10-15 minutes till they turn golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, crack open the raw eggs and mix in with the cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Stir the potatoes around and add in the egg and cheese mixture to cover the potatoes. Cook at low heat for around 5-7 minutes until the eggs look as cooked as you like.
  • Serve while warm.


Serving: 1gCalories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 26gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 287mgSodium: 730mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3g

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Keyword breakfast, cheese, egg, ham, potatoes, scramble
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