Making scrambled eggs is simple. Making this soft and fluffy breakfast staple takes just a few minutes and five simple ingredients: eggs, salt, pepper, milk, and butter.

It costs approximately $1.72 to make these eggs. The recipe makes two servings for about $0.86 per serving.

These eggs are perfect for adding to my Breakfast Burritos

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Scrambled Eggs are a classic, tried, and true recipe that everyone needs to have. They make the perfect breakfast and are super versatile.

This recipe is fool-proof! It takes seven minutes to make and uses five simple recipes. 

Follow my simple technique to achieve fluffy, soft, and creamy scrambled eggs. I make this recipe almost weekly. Please scroll down to the recipe card to see how easy it is to make excellent and tasty scrambled eggs!

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.86

Recipe Cost: $1.72

  • 3 large eggs – $1.50
  • 1 Tablespoon milk – $0.01
  • 1 Tablespoon butter – $0.18
  • pinch salt – $0.01
  • pinch pepper – $0.02

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in January 2023.

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How to Make Scrambled Eggs

  1. First, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Then, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Add the eggs and cook for one to two minutes without moving them. 
  4. Next, lift the edges of the eggs with a rubber spatula and fold them over onto the center of the eggs to form soft curds. 
  5. Continue cooking and folding over medium-low heat. 
  6. Finally, remove the pan from the stove when done cooking and season with additional salt and pepper. Add fresh snipped chives (optional) and serve.

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

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Recipe Variations

  • You can use any milk in this recipe, including plant-based milk.
  • You can even use water instead of milk.

Storage And Serving Tips

SERVE: Serve the eggs as-is or with freshly snipped chives (optional). You can keep the eggs out for about 60 minutes before they need to be covered and refrigerated.

STORE: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 day.

FREEZE: Once the eggs are cooled, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or zipper-top bag. Freeze for 4-6 months.

THAW: Thaw the eggs overnight in the refrigerator or in a bowl of cold water.

REHEAT: Place the thawed eggs in a pan and and heat over low heat until heated through.

Recipe FAQs

Do I add water or milk to scrambled eggs?

I prefer to add milk to my eggs. This is because the milk helps create a creamy texture. But with that said, you can use water as well.

What is the key to fluffy scrambled eggs?

Whisk the eggs thoroughly before pouring them into the skillet. Whisking the eggs creates air pockets. The air pockets are what help to create fluffy eggs.

Should scrambled eggs be cooked fast or slow?

Do not be rushed to cook the eggs too quickly or on too high of heat. Cooking the eggs at too high of heat or too fast can result in dry eggs.

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How To Make Scrambled Eggs

Recipe Cost $ $1.72
Serving Cost $ $0.86
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
2 people
Making scrambled eggs is simple. Making this soft and fluffy breakfast staple takes just a few minutes and five simple ingredients: eggs, salt, pepper, milk, and butter. 


  • mixing bowl
  • skillet
  • wire whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • rubber spatula


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter



  • Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together until combined.


  • Heat butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until melted.
  • Add the eggs to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes without moving them around.
  • Lift the edges of the eggs with a rubber spatula and fold them over onto the center of the eggs to form soft curds.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking and folding, do not stir.
  • Remove the pan from the stove when cooked to the doneness of your liking.


  • Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1.5eggs | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. thanks for the easy egg recipe! I love to start the day with scrambled eggs.

  2. Shadi Hasanzadenemati says:

    Love how easy this recipe is. It’s perfect for our family!

  3. Gina Abernathy says:

    Just ate this for dinner tonight. Eggs and biscuits are perfect any time of the day or night.

  4. This is my new favorite breakfast recipe!! Thank you!

  5. Yep, these scrambled eggs are definitely a go-to over here. I love your tips for fluffy eggs. Thanks for sharing!