How to Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Learn how to make the perfect scrambled eggs with these easy tips. You’ll end up with soft and fluffy eggs every time!

Scrambled eggs on a plate with toast.

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Perfectly Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

We make these at least once a week at our house. They make the perfect addition to other breakfast favorites like bacon, pancakes, waffles, breakfast tacos, and more.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of breakfast is scrambled eggs. They’re a breakfast staple that is loved by all. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry I make microwave scrambled eggs, but let’s be honest…you can’t beat the real thing.

Now I know that you probably don’t really need a recipe for this, but there are a few tips that I’ve learned over the years to make them just right. And by using these tips, you’ll end up with perfectly fluffy and soft scrambled eggs every time!

Easy Scrambled Eggs Ingredients

Eggs are the main ingredient here but with a couple more ingredients these eggs will be enhanced and delicious in no time! Fluffy eggs take a little longer to cook but low and slow will be the best way to make them light and tasty!

Eggs on counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Butter: Lightly grease the skillet with non-stick oil or butter. Spread over the pan to help the eggs from sticking to the pan.
  • Eggs: Large eggs for more deliciousness!
  • Liquid: Water or milk is a great addition. This will give the eggs a creamy and fluffy consistency when cooking.
  • Salt and Pepper: Too much seasoning!

How to Scramble Eggs in the Skillet

Scramble eggs are a classic breakfast that is made in minutes! Find the secrets and know all the basics to make the best scrambled eggs. Your eggs will be perfect every time!

Showing how to make scrambled eggs in a 4 step collage.
  1. Heat. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter or grease lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk. Add eggs and 2 tablespoons of water to a bowl. Whisk for 1 minute.
  3. Scramble. Pour the eggs into the hot skillet. Using a spatula, begin to pull the cooked outer edge to the center and create circles in the middle.
  4. Keep staring. Turn the heat off once they are 95% done (they will continue to cook). Salt and pepper to taste.

NOTE: For a little more flavor, mix in chopped chives or shredded cheese. For more heat, mix in salsa or hot sauce.

The Secret to Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I know they may seem simple to make, but there are a few helpful tips I’ve learned throughout the years to make them perfectly fluffy and soft.

  • Fresh eggs. Use high-quality and fresh eggs for better results. Don’t cook more than 6 at a time or the pan will get too crowded.
  • Add liquid. Add 2 tablespoons of milk or water to create a fluffier texture.
  • Mix. Whisk the eggs for a good minute. The mixture should be light and completely mixed.
  • Cook low and slow.The key is to keep the heat low. Cooking them too fast will make them hard.
  • Seasonings. Season the eggs towards the end to avoid drawing any moisture out.
  • Cooking eggs. Remove from heat while they still seem a little wet. They will continue to cook in the pan until done.
Scrambled eggs in a skillet.

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“I love this method of making eggs. The fluffiest and best. Thanks for posting!”

– Sara

Serving Tips

There are plenty of breakfast classics to serve alongside scrambled eggs. They taste great with just about anything! You can even add them as a component in certain breakfast dishes as well.

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Recipe FAQs

Do you put milk in scrambled eggs?

Adding milk or water to scrambled eggs will help to create a fluffy and creamy texture.

Are scrambled eggs healthy?

Eggs are a great source of protein and have several health benefits and important nutrients.

How many scrambled eggs per person?

Count on about two eggs per person when scrambling eggs.

Can you store scrambled eggs?

Scrambled eggs are best eaten immediately and I wouldn’t recommend keeping leftovers.

Scrambled eggs on a plate with toast and a fork.

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Learn how to make the perfect scrambled eggs with these easy tips. You’ll end up with soft and fluffy eggs every time!

Prep Time: 5 my s

Cook Time: 5 my s

Total Time: 10 my s

Optional toppings: Diced tomatoes, Chives, Sour cream, Salsa, Hot sauce, Shredded cheese

  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Melt the butter or grease lightly with cooking spray.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with water for 1 minute. Pour into the skillet once the butter has melted.

  • Using a rubber spatula, pull the cooked eggs on the outer edge to the center, creating circles. Keep stirring until the eggs are 95% cooked through. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Tips for the perfect scrambled eggs:
  • Use high quality and fresh eggs for better results. Don’t cook more than 6 at a time or the pan will get too crowded.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of milk or water to create a fluffier texture.
  • Whisk the eggs for 1 good minute. The mixture should be light and completely mixed.
  • Lightly grease the skillet with non-stick oil or butter.
  • The key to is to keep the heat low. Cooking them too fast will make them hard.
  • Season the eggs towards the end to avoid drawing any moisture out.
  • Remove from heat while they still seem a little wet. They will continue to cook in the pan until done.
Variations: For a little more flavor, mix in chopped chives or shredded cheese. For more heat, mix in salsa or hot sauce. Storage: This is best eaten immediately and I wouldn’t recommend keeping leftovers.

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Dish: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 377mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 139mg | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

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