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Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

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Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

Linda Larsen

This super easy and delicious breakfast recipe for Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs is a wonderful time saver on holiday or school mornings. Make it the night before, then just reheat in the morning. To make these even more special, put them in puff pastry shells, as in Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry.

Every spring, my husband and I scramble about 12 dozen eggs using this recipe to serve to school kids before they take standardized tests. The recipe works beautifully and the kids do well!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Beat eggs with cream in a large bowl. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Pour eggs into skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are scrambled and just set, but still moist.

Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream. Spread eggs into a greased 12x7" glass baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the baking dish and sprinkle eggs with pepper and salt. Stir gently, then bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and eggs are hot, at least 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

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 5 out of 5
So easy and so good!, Guest Wicked Red

I have made this recipe many, many times since I got it off this website. It is awesome because it is both easy and good. I made it as per the recipe the first time, but have varied it endlessly since then. Sometimes I put a layer of sauteed peppers and/or diced ham before I add the cheese or I stir minced chives in the with sour cream. No matter what you do, people seem to love it. I have given the recipe to a friend who now makes it every time she has company, and all her guests love it too!

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