Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs Recipe

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
376 Calories
32g Fat
3g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 376
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 384mg 128%
Sodium 477mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 19g
Calcium 303mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This super easy and delicious breakfast recipe for these make-ahead scrambled eggs is a wonderful time saver on holiday or school mornings. Make it the night before, then just reheat in the morning. To make these even more special, put them in puff pastry shells, as in make-ahead scrambled eggs in puff pastry. But they are delicious on their own, served with sausage or bacon and some fresh fruit, coffee, and orange juice.

Every spring, my husband and I scramble about 12 dozen eggs using this recipe to serve to school kids before they take standardized tests. The recipe works beautifully and the kids do well!

This recipe is also great for entertaining. If you want to double it, make two batches in two separate casseroles rather than trying to bake 24 eggs in one pan! Use your favorite cheese in this recipe; Havarti, Swiss, or Gouda would be delicious as well.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs Recipe ingredients
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  2. Beat eggs with cream in a large bowl.

    Beat eggs
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  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.

    Melt butter
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  4. Pour eggs into skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are scrambled and just set, but still moist.

    Pour eggs into skillet and cook
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  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream.

    Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream
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  6. Spread eggs into a greased 7- x 12-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

    Spread eggs into a greased glass baking dish
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  7. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

    refrigerate overnight
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  8. When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 F.

  9. Uncover the baking dish and sprinkle eggs with pepper and salt.

    sprinkle eggs with pepper and salt
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  10. Stir gently, then bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and eggs are hot, at least 145 F on an instant-read thermometer.

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  11. Serve and enjoy!