Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble

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

Chorizo Spinach Egg Scramble

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Chorizo and Eggs Recipe

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 of the box left.

A couple of years ago, I received the same box. 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 my 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 and Eggs 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 Salsa Verde.

What’s in This Chorizo and Eggs Scramble?

For this chorizo and eggs recipe, you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Cooked chorizo

How to Make Chorizo and Eggs

This might just be the easiest spinach and eggs recipe ever! Simply scramble the eggs in a buttered skillet, then stir in the fresh spinach and pre-cooked chorizo. So easy, right?

How to Serve Chorizo and Eggs

Chorizo and eggs pairs nicely with toast, fruit salad, breakfast potatoes, and more. The savory chorizo is slightly spicy and so flavorful, so you’re bound to love this recipe!

You can also eat this chorizo, spinach and eggs scramble as breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos. Or eat this for dinner when you feel like having breakfast for dinner — one of my kids’ favorite dinner nights!

Easy Roasted Salsa Verde

I recommend serving it with a side of this Easy Roasted Salsa Verde! This easy roasted salsa verde is a mix of roasted tomatillos, roasted poblano pepper, roasted jalapeño pepper, fresh garlic, cilantro, and shallot.

Can I Use Regular Sausage Instead of Chorizo?

Regular ground sausage or Italian sausage won’t have the same flavor as chorizo, but you can certainly use it if that’s all you have. Just make sure to brown the sausage before stirring it into the eggs.

Tips for Making Chorizo and Eggs

Since the scrambled eggs are the star of this dish, make sure you’re buying the best quality eggs you can get your hands on. Farmers market eggs are best, but free-range and cage-free eggs from the grocery store also work.

For this recipe, you want uncooked ground chorizo. Some chorizo is sold in pre-cooked sausage links — that’s NOT what you want.

I prefer making my scrambled eggs with butter, but if you prefer olive oil that’s fine too.

More Savory Breakfast Recipes:

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?

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Chorizo and Eggs Scramble

Chorizo and Eggs Scramble

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Chorizo and Eggs Scramble is a fun way to mix things up for breakfast. Scrambled eggs are combined with 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

Instructions

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 445 Total Fat 35g Saturated Fat 13g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 19g Cholesterol 431mg Sodium 1168mg Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 28g
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