Ham and cheese scrambled egg recipe are a great addition to breakfast! The “secret ingredient” in these scrambled eggs with ham and cheese yields the BEST fluffy and flavorful eggs.
If you’re looking for the absolutely BEST ham and cheese scrambled eggs recipe then look no further. These scrambled eggs have been a huge hit with my family for years and I’m sure they’ll be just as popular at your place as well.
We go through at least a dozen eggs each week at our house, which comes with the territory of having a large family but eggs are pretty cheap protein and easy to prepare so I’m not complaining! I’ve made this recipe so many times that I’ve personally lost count and thanks to the “secret” ingredient in the mixture, these eggs turn out fabulous and flavorful every time. These fluffy eggs are perfect for breakfast or brunch so grab some waffles or biscuits and sit down for a wonderful meal.
It’s a simple scrambled egg recipe with the addition of other ingredients such as ham, cheese, ranch dressing, and chives giving it a wonderful taste, appearance, and texture you can’t beat anywhere else. This homemade savory scrambled egg recipe is one that goes with any good breakfast and can be prepared in minutes.
Eggs: We will need to use 6-7 medium-sized eggs to have enough to share. I like to use 7 eggs whenever I make this recipe.
Ham: Adding in 1/2 cup of diced ham is a great way to use up leftover ham after the holidays. You can also buy ham pre-diced from the grocery store to cut down on effort.
Water: We want to use 1 tablespoon of water to help make the eggs nice and fluffy, but you could use milk if preferred.
Ranch: Adding 1 heaping teaspoon of Ranch dressing into the eggs helps both the flavor & the texture. It sounds odd, but it’s my secret ingredient!
Cheese: I like to use 1/2 cup of Cheddar Jack cheese for the ultimate flavor combination. You can also use Pepper Jack instead for an added kick!
Salt and Pepper: Added to taste is the addition of salt and pepper which will help to make this dish truly befitting of your tastebuds.
Chives: Also added to the taste are the addition of green chives. You can use fresh or dried but they’ll add a little flavor and color to every plate.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and spray it with a bit of nonstick cooking spray to avoid the eggs sticking later.
Add in the diced ham and stir occasionally to help warm them up.
Crack your eggs into a bowl and add in the water and Ranch dressing. Whisk until the mixture is well combined.
Pour the beaten eggs into the frying pan with the ham and use a rubber spatula to mix gently.
Allow the mixture to cook, turning the eggs occasionally.
Once the eggs are nearly cooked, add in half of the cheese.
Stir the mixture to combine.
Remove the pan from the heat once the eggs have cooked completely. The time will depend upon how well you like your scrambled eggs to be cooked.
Top with remaining cheese and serve. Enjoy!
THE BEST HAM & CHEESE SCRAMBLED EGGS
- 7 eggs
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1 TBSP milk or water
- 1 tsp heaping Ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
- chives, salt & pepper, to taste
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Spray with a bit of non-stick cooking spray and add in diced ham, stirring occasionally.
- Crack eggs into a bowl. Add in water and Ranch dressing. Whisk until combined.
- Pour eggs into frying pan with ham. Using a rubber spatula, mix gently. Allow to cook, turning eggs occasionally. Once eggs are nearly cooked add in half the cheese. Stir to combine. Remove from heat once completely cooked (time will vary depending on how soft you like your scrambled eggs.)
- Top with remaining cheese and serve.
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Can scrambled eggs be refrigerated?
If you don’t finish all of the scrambled eggs while they are nice and warm you can let them cool and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for later. They can last up to 3-5 days this way but they will taste best if eaten sooner rather than later.
Can scrambled eggs be reheated?
Yes, you can reheat your scrambled eggs in the microwave on a plate or in a lid-topped skillet over medium heat. To help avoid the eggs from drying out, adding in a little olive oil or butter can help to maintain the moisture content.
If you’d rather not add already made Ranch dressing, you can add 1/2 tsp dry ranch mix and 2 TBSP milk or cream to the beaten eggs. Instead of cream you can add sour cream or Greek Yogurt.
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