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Easy Cheesy Keto Protein Breakfast Scramble

Cheesy keto protein scramble is a simple and hearty low carb breakfast full of crispy fried meats, sautéed peppers and onions, creamy scrambled eggs, and gooey melted cheese. It’s the the perfect lazy keto breakfast!

Keto protein scramble on a fork with gooey stringy melted cheesy pulling away

An easy keto breakfast idea that you can make half asleep and still have on the table in just 20 minutes.

Just 5g net carbs and 28g of protein per serving!

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What better way to start your morning than a healthy portion of protein packed, low carb, scrambled eggs. 

Keto protein scramble in a pan with a coffee and forks

Why You Will Love These Scrambled Eggs

  • 5 words: crispy fried meat, melted cheese..
  • These scrambled eggs are packed with both protein and flavour
  • These cheesy scrambled are a simply satisfying low carb breakfast
  • The only thing better than how easy this is, is how quick it is
  • Whipping sour cream into the eggs makes them soft, light, and creamy
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5 Tips To Master This Recipe

  1. After frying the meats, drain off a portion of the rendered fat (save for later use!) to avoid greasy scrambled eggs. 
  2. Quickly fry the onions and peppers with meat for about a minute to soften them before adding the eggs.
  3. Stir in delicate herbs like parsley, cilantro, and scallion after the eggs are cooked to preserve their texture and punch.
  4. Season the eggs once they are cooked not while they are raw. The meats have salt in them already to season to taste at the end. This also helps avoid watery scrambled eggs. 
  5. Pay attention! Eggs can go from just right to overcooked in under a minute!
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Protein keto scrambled eggs garnished in a frying pan

Keto Protein Breakfast Scramble

High Protein low carb scrambled eggs in a pan
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 511 kcal
Net Carbs 5 g
An easy, lazy, keto recipe for protein packed scrambled eggs. Crispy fried salami, bacon , and sausage, sautéed onions and peppers, and perfectly cooked cheese scrambled eggs.


  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Large bowl
  • whisk/fork
  • Frying Pan
  • spatula
  • Cheese grater


  • 6 links breakfast sausage sliced
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 4 oz hard salami (such as Genoa) cubed
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 stalks green onion (scallion) sliced
  • salt and pepper


Prepare Protein Scramble Ingredients

  • Slice bacon, breakfast sausage, and salami into bite sized pieces. Thinly slice onion, bell pepper, and green onions. Grate cheddar cheese and set aside until needed.
    6 links breakfast sausage, 6 slices bacon, 4 oz hard salami (such as Genoa), 1 small onion, 1 medium bell pepper, ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • Crack eggs into a large bowl and add in the sour cream. Beat with a fork or a whisk until well combined. The mixture should be consistent pale yellow with no unmixed egg whites or sour cream visible.
    6 large eggs, ¼ cup sour cream

Cooking Instructions

  • Place a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot add raw sliced bacon and sausage. Fry until cooked through, and just starting to brown and crisp. (5 - 8 minutes)
    6 slices bacon
  • Add chopped salami and continue to fry until the salami, bacon, and sausage have reached a level of crispness you are satisfied with. If the pan contains a lot of rendered fat, drain off a portion now to avoid greasy eggs (2 - 3 minutes)
    6 links breakfast sausage, 4 oz hard salami (such as Genoa)
  • Next add the sliced onions and pepper to fry until softened. (1 minute)
    1 small onion, 1 medium bell pepper
  • Stir in egg mixture, and using a spatula begin to combine and scramble everything in the pan. Cook eggs to desired doneness. (3-5 minutes)
  • Stir in grated cheese, top with sliced green onion, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    2 stalks green onion (scallion), salt and pepper


Breakfast Sausage: Choose any type of sausage you are comfortable with, even hot Italian sausage or chorizo could be used in place of breakfast sausage. 
Hard Salami: Cured salami like genoa is perfect and crisps nicely when pan fried. 
Bacon: Some bacon contains more sugar than others, so choose your favourite low sugar bacon for this recipe. 
Avoid adding salt to the raw egg mixture to avoid watery eggs.
The meats may have salt of their own so add salt at the end after you have tasted the result. 
Be creative and change up the flavours in these high protein low carb scrambled eggs. See post for some possible variations. 
Cheesy keto breakfast scramble! A quick and simple keto breakfast recipe packed with protein and low in carbs! Click To Tweet


Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 28gFat: 41gSodium: 1215mgPotassium: 441mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 3.8gVitamin A: 1598IUVitamin C: 39.42mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 1.87mgSugar Alcohols: 0.09gNet Carbs: 5g
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Protein Packed Scrambled Egg Variations

Scrambled eggs are a blank canvas, a playground for almost any flavour combination. Here are some ways you can put your own spin on this recipe. 

  • Change the meats: Try other types of salami, prosciutto, guanciale, chorizo, taco meat, ham, chicken, turkey, shrimp the possibilities are endless.
  • Change the veggies: Adding veggies like mushrooms, hot peppers, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, even zucchini can really change the flavours and textures. Just be careful to fry them appropriately so it doesn’t become too watery. 
  • Change the theme: Explore flavours from other cultures by adding classic Indian, Mexican, Italian, or Spanish (etc.) ingredients and style your scrambled eggs with different herbs to keep this meal exciting time and time again. 
  • Add fancy cheeses: What’s better than cheese? More cheese! Try adding feta, Havarti, Gouda, or some creamy melted brie for an elevated and decadent high protein, low carb breakfast!

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