Southwestern Scramble

Southwestern Scramble

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5 min.
15 min.
4 servings

Corn tortilla strips, green chiles and cheese turn ordinary scrambled eggs into this Southwestern Scramble. Top with salsa, avocado and green onions for a pretty presentation. Serve with beans if desired.


  • 8 large eggs, well-beaten
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chilies
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 medium or 3 small corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • Mild salsa, chopped avocado and/or sliced green onions (optional)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
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COMBINE eggs, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup cheese, chiles and black pepper in medium bowl.

SPRAY large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortilla strips in skillet and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until strips are lightly browned.

POUR egg mixture into skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are cooked. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Top with salsa, avocado and/or green onions, if desired. Serve with beans.

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Great Brunch

We had unexpected company over the weekend, I used this for our brunch on Sunday...along with some other recipes from this site. Everyone enjoyed it.

- Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR


I made this for breakfast this morning{my husband birthday}He has no request this for his Fathers Day breakfast.

- Vilma Benjamin from ST/JOSEPH, WA

Great and Tasty

So easy to make and delicious.

- Maritza Marquez from Tucson, AZ

Southwestern Scramble

This is an excellent mid-week dinner: fast and easy, delicious, looks beautiful on the plate, and inexpensive. I browned extra tortilla strips to use as garnish; the combination of super creamy eggs and crunchy tortilla was heavenly!


Southwest Scramble

Loved this for the lightness, but so much flavor. These are items that I always have on hand anyway, so it's a cinch. Nice on a chilly eve.

- Laura Suchocki from WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 22g (34% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11g (55% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 460mg (153% of DV)
  • Sodium: 720mg (30% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 13g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 30% of DV
  • Calcium: 35% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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