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Scrambled Eggs with Red Bell Pepper

When it comes to breakfast, nothing beats perfectly scrambled eggs. We frequently eat eggs for breakfast, so we’re constantly looking for creative ways to change it up every now and then. This scrambled eggs with red bell pepper recipe uses fresh, delectable red bell pepper in your scrambled eggs as a simple way to add flavor and texture.

Scrambled eggs with red bell pepper on a black plate.

Are eggs and bell peppers good for you?

I’ve learned that a good way to perk me up is to eat protein-rich food in the morning that’s high in fiber. Eggs and bell peppers was the answer.

Eggs are a nutrient-rich food, the OG superfood, that are essential in a balanced diet. They make up an important part of our daily nutritional requirements.

Eggs are an effective and abundant source of high-quality protein, particularly the egg yolk, that help keep us feeling full longer. It has relatively few calories with high satiety levels to aid in weight management.

They’re also packed with nutrients like choline and vitamin D which support bone health and the immune system (which helps metabolism and liver function, as well as fetal brain development), and a great source of antioxidants, and omega 3s.

Additionally, vitamins and antioxidants are abundant in red bell peppers, including vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, and other carotenoids. Due to their vibrant color, crunch, and advantageous health properties, they make a great addition to our recipe.

They provide beneficial benefits like better eye health, less risk of developing various chronic diseases, and antioxidant capabilities that may help prevent diseases like cardiovascular disease and some malignancies.

Is it ok to eat eggs everyday?

Eating 1-2 eggs a day is safe for most people, depending on your cholesterol level. If you’re looking for an egg whites recipe try these Mexican style egg whites recipe.

Is it better to use butter or olive oil for scrambled eggs?

Before we get into making our scrambled eggs, let’s first throw this out here – should we use butter or olive oil when making scrambled eggs?

The choice is really up to your personal taste and preference. Butter provides a rich flavor and decadence to dishes while olive oil offers more health benefits with a vibrant olive oil taste and hint of nuttiness.

How to make it

While we probably don’t need a recipe for scrambled eggs, we’re sharing this here in case you want to change up the way you do this simple but nutritious breakfast treat. It can also act as an inspiration when you can’t decide on what to make for breakfast – but you have eggs and red bell peppers lying around. Easy peasy, scrambled eggs with red bell peppers. It’s really simple to make, fresh-tasting, and fast.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork for a couple of minutes. Dice the bell pepper into small pieces.

Beaten eggs in a white bowl and diced red bell pepper on a cutting board.

Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Then once hot add the diced bell pepper.

Cook for a few minutes or until the pepper has slightly softened.

Diced red bell pepper cooking in a skillet.

Add the beaten eggs to the skillet. Stir gently until cooked through. This should only take a few minutes.

Once done serve and enjoy.

Making scrambled eggs with red bell pepper in a skillet.

What’s the best thing to add to scrambled eggs?

Besides today’s easy recipe there are loads of ways to spruce up your eggs. First you can saute aromatics to liven up the dish – garlic, onions, leeks, or chives. Then you can add lots of healthy vegetables to upgrade the nutritive value of your dish. Try spinach, kale, cherry tomatoes or fresh herbs like parsley or coriander

You may also consider adding in more protein to the dish like mushrooms, ham, or grains. For added flavor, try a variety of cheeses or add seasonings or spices.

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Bell pepper scrambled eggs

Try these scrambled eggs with red bell pepper when you’re stuck on what to make for breakfast. They’re an easy and delicious take on your traditional scrambled eggs. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Bell pepper scrambled eggs on a black plate.
Bell pepper scrambled eggs on a black plate.
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Scrambled Eggs with Red Bell Pepper

These scrambled eggs are perfect to make when you have some red bell pepper you need to use up.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bell pepper eggs, scrambled eggs and red bell pepper, scrambled eggs with red bell pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 214 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork for a couple of minutes.

  2. Dice the bell peppers into small pieces.

  3. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once hot add the diced bell pepper.

  4. Cook for a few minutes or until the pepper has slightly softened.

  5. Add the beaten eggs to the skillet. Stir gently until cooked through. This should only take a few minutes.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Scrambled Eggs with Red Bell Pepper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1096IU22%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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