How To Make Creamy & Cheesy Herbed Scrambled Eggs

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Scrambled Eggs on a white plate with toast.

With all the overtop delicious posts that I’ve (not to brag) seen on my blog and several others of my favourite blogs, sometimes it is not to bring it down a notch to simple, classic meal that we have known since childhood and to amp it up. Since I’m pretty much a Food Network and Cooking Channel drone, I could tell you numerous tips I’ve learned from the different shows if you woke me up at midnight. Hopefully you would have a dessert consolation prize if you did that, though.

Scrambled egss on a plate with brown toast.

One of my favourite tips was from Alton Brown, who not only taught me how to amp up my omelettes, but also my scrambled eggs. I’ve always been great at making them (yes, I’ve tasted terrible scrambled eggs) and finding the balance between the right amount of salt and pepper, but when Alton taught us how to add a splash of milk and the right way to heat the eggs, it took it over the top for me.
The right method of heating prevents the mistake I have tasted from some restaurants and hotels where the eggs are dried out but hot, or soft but cold; it creates a great balance of hot, but soft and fluffy eggs. I also had a small handful of shredded cheese which I learnt from Mr. Jessiker Bakes (confession #2: he is really the baker and blogger behind this blog…just kidding, but he has inspired several meals). The cheese melts with the eggs and you’re left with creamy but firm, cheesy and herbed eggs. I added the herbs, which actually add way more than garnish. There is a fresh flavour that is added to your eggs that make you feel as if they were hatched yesterday and fresh out of a garden (I know eggs don’t come from a garden…just go along with ). This is even better if you’re likToast and scrambled eggs on a plate.e me and you grow herbs either in your backyard or in your apartment/home, which can I say, nothing beats freshly picked herbs! If you’re like myself and the Mr. who seem to eat pepper with anything, a splash of hot sauce takes these eggs to my safe heavenly place.

So give these eggs a try, changing up a few little tricks and trust me you will see a difference. I confess that many times I don’t eat as extravagant as my blog may portray, but instead of hiding that from you, I wanted to show you one of my favourite simple pleasures.


Herby scrambled eggs and toast on a white plate.

How To Make Creamy & Cheesy Herbed Scrambled Eggs

A classic meal that we have known since childhood, amped it up!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 grind of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons of parsley or green onions
  • sprinkling of shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce


  • Whisk the eggs, salt, black pepper, hot sauce and milk until light and foamy in a separate bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon unsalted butter to a 10-to-12-inch nonstick skillet and put it over high heat. When the butter bubbles (after about a minute), pour the eggs straight into the middle of the pan, which will force the butter to the edges, where it's needed.
  • Stir slowly with a rubber or silicone spatula. As soon as curds (big soft lumps) of eggs begin to form, drop the heat to low and shift from stirring to folding the curds over on themselves while gently shaking the pan with the other hand. Add the sprinkled of shredded cheese, folding the curds over once again to incorporate.
  • As soon as no more liquidous egg is running around the pan, kill the heat and gently transfer the scramble to the warmed plate. Let the eggs rest for 1 minute to finish cooking before serving.
  • Sprinkle with herbs of your choice.
TIP by Alton Brown: Odds are you’re going to be serving these on a plate. If so, I strongly suggest you park an ovensafe one in a low oven or in hot water while you’re cooking. Cold plates suck the heat right out of food.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 502mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 241mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. You make perfect, and I mean perfect, eggs!!! These look so creamy just like the ones in restaurants!

  2. ela@GrayApron says:

    I also pay attention how I prepare my scrambled eggs…I like them just like yours, not overdone, creamy and tasty. 🙂 ela

  3. Milk in eggs! That trick took me forever to figure out! I never knew Alton had it on his show I am going to half to have a look.. I thought I was the only one crazy over watching food network shows.. Lovely creamy eggs by the way.. 🙂

  4. Sometimes the simplest thing are the best, I like that you are keeping it simple and give real good tips on how to make something we already regularly eat to the next level and become even more enjoyable!! Love it!! Pinning!

  5. Kelly says:

    My husband and son love creamy scrambled eggs and yours look perfect Jessica 🙂 They sound fantastic with the cheese and green onions – my guys would go nuts for these for sure 🙂 Great tips and thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Kelly and your’e welcome! So glad to hear they’d love it 🙂

  6. Those look like absolutely perfect eggs! I’ve been trying to eat more protein for breakfast and that definitely means more eggs. Love the tip to warm the plate!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Christin and you’re welcome! My love for eggs is a bit crazy; the supermarket near me didn’t have for two weeks (which is absurd) and I was dying that I was driving around looking for eggs!

  7. Joanne says:

    There is definitely something to be said about a good plate of scrambled eggs…and you have defintiely achieved them! Love how you took a step back to the kind of simple food we all crave!

  8. These look gorgeous, and I love scrambled eggs. I’m excited to give this a try – I want to amp up my breakfast! Pinned!

  9. Alton Brown is totally my hero! 😀 My blogging buddy and I had a super-fun night when his live, traveling show came through Ohio back in November – he’s so hilarious, so SMART, and my food yoda for sure! Love this post! Isn’t there just a world of difference between really fab scrambled eggs and the sad, over-cooked version?

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Shelley! Totally love him! I have watched his show a million times; my unknown nerdy science side comes out – clearly only where food is concerned haha. There is such a huge difference that most times I don’t ask for it!

    • Jessica says:

      P.S. totally wish I saw him live! Sounds like it was great!

  10. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says:

    Nothing can’t beat a classic this delicious for breakfast! I love that you added hot sauce. I usually add smoky paprika to mine, but I’ll try your version tomorrow for breakkie instead. These look incredibly soft and fluffy, just how I love them! xxx

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