Break out of your breakfast rut with a fresh take on a classic dish! Ham & Eggs Scramble elevates traditional scrambled eggs with crunchy croutons, juicy bites of ham, and savory veggies. You’ll never want a plain scramble again after tasting all of the flavor and unique combinations of this dish.
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How Do You Like Your eggs?
If it’s up to me, I like my eggs scrambled 9/10 times and the 10th time is a toss up between sunny-side up and poached. I’ve begun to appreciate a runny yolk in a breakfast bowl over some hashbrown and toast!
You don’t have to go to a diner to satisfy for savory egg needs; you can easily cook eggs a variety of ways without fail with the help of my cooking eggs guide.
There’s something timeless about scrambled eggs and I love finding new ways to incorporate them into meals. They’re great alongside skillet potatoes or sweet potato fries, or even added to soup for extra protein.
I hope you enjoy this ham & eggs scramble and grow in confidence when it comes to cooking eggs!
How To: Make Homemade Croutons
Did you know that you can use day-old bread to make croutons at home??
I wish this was something I knew earlier because while I haven’t always liked salad, I have ALWAYS loved croutons 😍 AND it reduces food waste by using up bread that would otherwise get thrown away!
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The goal is for the bread to dry out without burning, so it’s important to toss the cubes of bread in olive oil until most are coated.
Bake for 7-8 minutes, flip, and then continue baking 7-8 minutes until the bread is crunchy.
Set aside and try not to eat them all while preparing the rest of the food!
How To: Prepare ham & Scramble
First, cooking the ham steak.
Ham steaks are surprisingly easy to prepare and are so filling.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Cook the ham steak until it is brown on both sides, about 10 minutes per side. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each side. Remove from the pan and let cool before cubing.
In the same pan, add the onions and sweet peppers and saute until soft, about 6-8 minutes. They add great color and flavor the scramble!
Sweet peppers can be substituted for bell peppers or other mild peppers. Hot peppers can be used for an extra kick!
While the veggies are sauteing, whisk the eggs thoroughly in a medium bowl. Once the veggies are done, add the eggs into the pan and reduce the heat. Cook the eggs until they are softly scrambled.
Garnish with green onions and serve warm!
Ham & Eggs Scramble
- 1 ham steak
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3-4 slices day old bread cubed
- 2 tbsp olive oil as needed
- 2-3 sweet peppers diced small
- 1/4 onion chopped
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 green onions chopped, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cubed bread in olive oil. Bake for roughly 15 minutes until bread is crunchy, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
- Over medium-high heat pan-fry ham steak until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from pan.
- Wipe excess grease from pan if necessary, then add sweet peppers back. Saute over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes.
- Whisk eggs thoroughly in a medium bowl. Pour into the pan with the sauteed sweet peppers and reduce the heat to medium low. Slowly cook until the eggs are softly scrambled, or to your liking.
- Garnish with green onions.
Breakfast is one thing I look forward to most about weekends! What is your favorite breakfast items to enjoy when you have time to cook in the morning? Share in the comments below!
72 thoughts on “Ham & Eggs Scramble”
This looks so delicious and easy and makes a difference from regular scrambled eggs xx
This sounds so lovely and easy to make.
Awesome, thanks for sharing! Scrambled eggs is my breakfast pretty much everyday (weekends I go omelettes), but I didn’t know how to make croutons I might try them now
Once I learned I started making croutons all the time 🙂 thank you!
I would never have thought about pairing eggs with croutons. I’m sure it adds a nice pop of texture. Thank you for sharing!
Amazing texture combo!! Thanks for reading!
Looks tasty! Can’t wait to try out this one in the near future. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for checking it out!
This sounds so delicious! I had no idea you can make your own croutons from day-old bread. I think I may like them.
They’re great on salads and soups too!
I absolutely love breakfast and eggs in particular. This recipe is my dream breakfast. The other ingredients are perfect including the croutons. – a different way to add bread. Thanks for sharing,
Your ham and egg scramble looks so delicious- will definitely have a go at this x
This looks delicious! I like that it’s a little fancier than regular scrambled eggs and ham – perfect for a brunch with friends.
Exactly – just fancy enough that you can make at home!
Thank you for sharing this post. Sounds like a simple and yummy dish.
This is a great idea! It’s got all the makings of a delicious and filling breakfast. 🙂
Ooh yum! I haven’t made an egg scramble in ages and this looks and sound as amazing. I will definitely have to whip this up soon.
Such a great recipe for the whole family! We love these!!
Yay I love that!
This looks amazing and easy to make! Also homemade croutons and scrambled eggs, yes, please! Thanks for sharing x
Egg scrambles make an appearance in our house several times a week, with my SO working until 1 am and starting his day around lunch time. I love sending him off to work with a full tummy and this seems to be the way to do it. I love your addition of the homemade croutons!!
I am a breakfast girl to the core! Eggs are my fav. I’ll take savory over sweet 98% of the time. Love this recipe b/c you can get your carbs, protein and veg all in one bite! It’s kinda like a panzenella for breakfast. Yum!
Yes all in one! Thanks for checking it out!
Looks so delicious. I need try this over the weekend!
What a great idea with the added homemade croutons! I love this and cannot wait to try this out for my next Sunday brunch. Thank you for sharing!
Ooo this feels like such a fancy way to do eggs on toast! Love it
Like a remix on a classic breakfast! Thanks for reading 🙂
This looks incredible! Can’t wait to try it! I was just thinking that I needed new ideas for breakfast and found your blog. Thank you for sharing
That’s great to hear, thank you!
This looks absolutely divine as a breakfast or lunch! I might take it with me for breakfast tomorrow. Thank you for the inspiration!
I love learning new breakfast ideas! And this looks absolutely delicious 😀 I wish I’d read this sooner as I could have had it for my weekend breakfast treat (normally just have weetabixs before work during the week) – so looks like I’ll just have to wait till Saturday! Thanks for sharing!
Mmm this looks so good!! I love making breakfast stuff!! We usually do bacon or sausage so this will be cool to try!!
This looks and sounds delicious! I’d love to have this for breakfast. I’m the same, I always choose scrambled for my eggs!
I had to read this after seeing the photo and wondering what the chunky pieces were. I would never have thought to make my own breadcrumbs for a casserole because I always use croissant rolls. I love this idea though. Looks so good I’ll have to try it.
Yum! This sounds delicious!
This looks great! My family loves a good egg breakfast on Sunday mornings and this looks great!!
Sunday breakfasts are the best. Thank you!
This is a perfect breakfast dish – if ever there was one. I am craving this kind of comfort food when the weather is so cold. Thanks for sharing
I do too! Thanks for reading!
I love scrambled eggs and ham! I really like how you added in croutons. What a fun twist!
This just looks so amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing. I must try.
What a hearty breakfast! This would keep me full until the afternoon! Wonderful!
Haha it keeps me very full! Thanks 🙂
This looks amazing!!! Definitely one I can add to my simple uni meals repertoire. I had never considered putting other things with scrambled eggs before but I’m definitely going to try it because I’m a bit bored of plain eggs!! Brilliant! Xxx
Love that, scrambled eggs don’t have to be boring all the time! Thank you!
I never thought about doing this with the chunks of bread, but this looks delicious!
This sounds lovely and I think I can try to do it. Thanks for sharing
This looks substantive enough to eat for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!
Wow this sounds scrumptious, it’s making me hungry thinking about it 😂 it looks so easy to make as well, I do love a good eggs Benedict now again with poached eggs. But I would certainly love to try this 🙂
This looks delicious and easy to make, the perfect recipe. I’ going to have to try this for lunch
I hope you like it!
Yum! I’m always looking for ways to use leftover ham! This recipe looks great!
This looks yummy! I’m going to give it a try!
I could seriously eat breakfast foods 3x a day! This recipe looks delicious. Love the addition of ham for some extra protein! 🙂
I want some eggs now
I love your way of explaining with simplicity.
Your recipe looks delicious and simple to make, I can’t wait to make it too
This looks and sounds absolutely amazing!! Thanks for explaining this recipe in such a simple way – I’m definitely going to have to give it a go!
I love doing this sort of scramble with veggie leftovers but I haven’t included croutons before which sounds like a genius idea. I will have to give it a try!
This looks so good. I am one to sometimes eat breakfast for dinner. I like to cook breakfast foods and enjoy it at night.
Oh my days! This looks insane! I need to try this!
It’s such an easy brunch!
This looks delicious! I tried a ham and egg scramble before but I never thought about croutons. Gotta try that one day, great post!
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