Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble

This Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble is a fun way to mix things up for breakfast. Traditional scrambled eggs are combined with fresh spinach, cilantro, and spicy chorizo sausage.

A few years ago if anyone had asked me if I prefer sweet or savory for breakfast I would have hands down said sweet. I’m not really sure what happened over the last couple of years, but these days I am much more of a savory girl. And it doesn’t just extend to my feelings about sweets or savories for breakfast.

I seem to crave savory things. I still like sweets, but I can’t stuff my face with all the chocolate like I used to be able to. In fact, my dad sent me a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day and I still have a good half, or more, of the box left.

Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble

A couple of years ago, I received the same box and I distinctly remember having a weekend long pity party about the state of my love life/marriage ending while stuffing my face with chocolate and reading a bunch of romance books. Definitely not one of my proudest moments.

So, in my somewhat new-to-me state of mostly wanting to eat savory things, I have been eating more eggs for breakfast, instead of pancakes and muffins. I still have a lot of green smoothies, like Pineapple Coconut Kale Smoothie or Pineapple Green Apple Kale Smoothie, because they’re super easy and Madeline’s favorite (plus, not overly sweet).

One of my favorite egg recipes these days is this Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble. I love the flavor that the chorizo adds to the eggs and that there’s a nice pop of vegetables in the dish. It’s really easy if you cook the sausage ahead of time and portion it in the fridge and tastes amazing when topped with some Easy Roasted Salsa Verde.

You can eat this Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble as is, or make breakfast tacos and burritos out of it. Or eat this for dinner when you feel like having breakfast for dinner – one of my kids favorite dinner nights!

More Savory Breakfast Recipes to Try

Looking for more savory breakfast ideas? Here are a few of my favorite egg based recipes to make for breakfast or brunch:

Easy Migas Bake is a fun twist on the traditional migas – a Tex-Mex egg dish made with crispy strips of tortillas, eggs, and any veggies (like onions, chiles, peppers, tomatoes) or cheeses you like.

Make Ahead Mini Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pies are great when you want to prep your breakfast the day before.

Black Bean and Egg Breakfast Burritos are a delicious, meatless option for a savory breakfast.

Mini Crustless Kale and Broccoli Quiches are a versatile dish, perfect to make ahead and still tastes amazing after it has been frozen and thawed.

Breakfast Burrito Quesadillas is a yummy combination between a breakfast burrito and a quesadilla, plus it is super easy to make.

Do you prefer sweet or savory for breakfast?

Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

This Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble is a fun way to mix things up for breakfast. Traditional scrambled eggs are combined with fresh spinach, cilantro, and spicy chorizo sausage.

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup cooked chorizo sausage

Directions:

In a medium bowl, such as a batter bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Beat with a wire whisk until well combined and frothy.

In a large nonstick saute skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted and the pan is hot, add the beaten eggs, and scramble.

Stir the spinach, cilantro and chorizo into the scrambled eggs, and cook over low heat just until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.

 

Notes:

Optional toppings include: Easy Roasted Salsa Verde, Diced Avocado, and/or crumbled Cotija Cheese