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Fancy Egg Scramble

We enjoyed this make-ahead breakfast dish years ago and I finally revived it for brunch recently. Everyone enjoyed it.

  • 1 cup diced ham 
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (scallions)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 eggs beaten
  • 1 6oz. can diced Green Chiles
Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Melt butter in heavy large skillet. Saute ham and green onions in butter.
  2. Add beaten eggs and diced green chiles.
  3. Mix ingredients and cook until eggs are just set. Remove from heat and prepare cheese sauce.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy bottom pan.
  5. Add flour, salt and pepper to butter and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the 2 cups of milk gradually and blend well. Cook to a gentle boil.
  7. Add the grated cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Add the cheese sauce to the egg mixture and fold in till combined.
  8. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9x12 casserole dish.
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight until 30-40 minutes before you want to serve the dish
  10. Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with fruit and muffins or toast.  Serves 6


  1. Good Morning

    It looks yummy

    Just wondering what kind of muffin that is on the plate as well

    Have a good Week

  2. Not being a morning person, this is probably the only way I would serve an egg dish in the morning... by preparing it the night before.

  3. Looks yummy, I guess bacon could be substituted for the ham. Do the Chilies just add flavour or does this make the dish spicy?

    How many is this so posed to serve?

    1. Laurie, you can substitute other meats for the ham. These green chilies just added flavor for my palette. Maybe just a touch of spiciness. We like spicy so I'm adding jalapenos the next time I make it. It will serve 6...
      I'll add that to the recipe, thanks for asking.

  4. This will be a perfect dish to serve on our upcoming couples camping trip! Love the overnight part... that will mean just a little longer to sleep in, since there won't be children along to wake us up :)

    1. Chris, I've taken this along for weekend retreats and it really works well!

  5. Yumm! I love make ahead breakfasts like this, and pretty much love all things eggs. I am definitely going to save this one. :)

  6. I do like this. Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers

  7. wondering if this can be prepared and frozen

    1. Denise, I'm not sure because I've never tried freezing it. Sorry...