These easy, fluffy scrambled eggs are perfect for breakfast or brunch! With smoked salmon, cream cheese, and green onions.
These easy smoked salmon scrambled eggs are fluffy, creamy, and packed with flavor! They're ready in just a few minutes and are sure to be a hit (we make them every time we have company and always get rave reviews!)
This is also a perfect breakfast (or breakfast-for-dinner!) dish when you're craving something fun but don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
A note about the cream cheese in this recipe
We use small cubes of cream cheese in this recipe to create creamy scrambled eggs with a few bursts of tangy flavor! This easy cream cheese method is our favorite way to elevate any scrambled eggs so they feel extra special.
Use a knife or a spoon to cut your cream cheese into small portions about ¼ teaspoon each.
Fold half of the cream cheese pieces into the eggs just before you cook them, and dot the remaining cream cheese pieces over the eggs when they're just about done cooking.
The first dose of cream cheese melts into a rich, creamy swirl as you cook your eggs. The last pieces just barely start melting since the eggs are mostly cooked already - so you have a few fun pops of flavor as you eat!
Tips to make the best scrambled eggs
- Use a good nonstick or ceramic-coated skillet and a silicone or rubber spatula. A nonstick pan or a ceramic-coated skillet makes scrambled eggs much easier and requires less attention than a cast iron or stainless steel pan.
- Cook on the stovetop over low heat. Low and slow is the name of the game for fluffy scrambled eggs! If you have time, cook your eggs over low or medium-low heat and stir frequently until they're just barely cooked through. We promise it's worth the extra few minutes!
- Fold the smoked salmon and cream cheese in gently. These eggs taste best when the smoked salmon is still in fairly large pieces and the cream cheese has its own little pockets of flavor. Stir gently to preserve all the different textures here!
Serve these salmon scrambled eggs with plenty of toast - we love sourdough or a slice of homemade crusty artisan bread!
For a heartier breakfast, add some fresh avocado, fruit, or a quick salad on the side. You can also wrap these eggs in a warm tortilla and add your favorite hot sauce, salsas, and toppings for an easy breakfast taco!
Video: How to make smoked salmon scrambled eggs
These easy, fluffy scrambled eggs are perfect for brunch!
- 4 large eggs
- 1 large green onion, thinly sliced (about 2 Tablespoons)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ounce cream cheese (about 2 Tablespoons), divided into ½ teaspoon increments
- 2 ounces smoked salmon (about ¼ cup)
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- Toasted crusty bread for serving (optional)
- Set aside a pinch or two of the greenest onion slices for topping your eggs later.
- In a small bowl, whisk eggs, remaining onion, salt and pepper together.
- Add half of your cream cheese pieces to the egg mixture, then gently flake the smoked salmon into the bowl. Stir gently to combine.
- Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over low heat. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook, stirring often, for 2-5 minutes, until eggs begin to set.
- When eggs are a little more than halfway done, scatter the remaining cream cheese pieces over the surface of your eggs and gently fold them in. Cook 1-2 more minutes or until eggs are cooked through. Eggs will look fluffy and very creamy as the cream cheese melts.
- Garnish eggs with remaining green onion slices and a few turns of fresh cracked black pepper. Serve immediately with a side of toasted bread (optional).
Use hard-smoked salmon here: the kind that is darker in color and flakes easily (not the lightly-smoked lox that is still very pink and needs to be sliced). You can also use leftover grilled or roasted salmon (instead of smoked) if you like.
If you're short on time, you can add the cream cheese all at once instead of staggering it, but we do love the variety of textures you get if you add it in stages!
This recipe is very forgiving - if you're cooking for a crowd, feel free to scale it up! We recommend making this recipe once as written so you get a feel for how much salmon, onion, and cream cheese should be in the mixture. After that, you can start this recipe by cracking as many eggs as you need for your group or family, and eyeball the rest!
Keywords: spring, seafood, brunch
Photo Credits: The Mindful Hapa