Mar 30
2012

Scrambled Egg Recipe with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil

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Scrambled eggs get dressed up with turkey sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil for a fantastic breakfast or brunch option!
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My dad is what you might call a contemporary man. No, he hasn’t enrolled in a modern dance class or taken up macramĂ© again (that’s leftover from a period in the seventies that we choose not to talk about). However, for as long as I can remember, he has chosen to be the type of man who eschews gender roles. The man folds laundry, makes lunch for my mum everyday and whips up a mean batch of scrambled eggs. When I was a kid, he passed on the secret of his light and fluffy scrambled eggs to me. It didn’t involve turkey sausage or sun-dried tomatoes, but it is a lesson I’ve adhered to ever since.

I’ve had my share of scrambled eggs, from rubbery yellow clumps at summer camp to New York diner specials slid across the counter with the ring of a bell…”Order up!” But none compare to the soft, light curds that my dad would slide onto my plate, nestled between the toast and orange slices, on a weekend morning.

“The trick is all in the wrist,” he would tell me. After carefully cracking the eggs into a bowl and adding a touch of milk, he pulled out the whisk and began his lesson. The secret was in the circular motion, whisking the eggs quickly in an upward circular motion, adding air to the egg and milk mixture. I took awhile to get the hang of it but, ever since, this is the way I have whisked my eggs. My boys are now trying their hand at Grandad’s little trick.

This recipe uses a combination of whole eggs, egg whites, turkey sausage and sun-dried tomatoes. Not only does it make for a healthy breakfast, but the bright colors make a pretty presentation for special occasions, such as Easter morning breakfast.

The recipe:

Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.

Add turkey sausage pieces and cook until the sausage is golden brown and cooked through, stirring occasionally.

Add sun-dried tomatoes and saute for 1 additional minute. Set aside.

Scrambled Eggs Sausage Collage 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites and water.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add eggs and let cook, without stirring the eggs, until they begin to set.

Scrambled Eggs Sausage Collage 1

Using the back of a spatula, push the eggs across the pan. Let set again and continue until the eggs are cooked.

Gently stir in the sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Scrambled Eggs Sausage Collage 3

Other scrambled egg recipes:

The Speckled Palate’s Jazzed-Up Scrambled Eggs
Earthy Delights’ Soft Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon & Ramps
Sea Salt with Food’s Baguette Filled with Prosciutto, Scrambled Eggs & Bacon

Scrambled Egg Recipe with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Scrambled Egg Recipe with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil

Ingredients

  • 8 links turkey breakfast sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Add turkey sausage pieces and cook until the sausage is golden brown and cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add sun-dried tomatoes and saute for 1 additional minute. Set aside
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites and water.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.
  6. Add eggs and let cook, without stirring the eggs, until they begin to set.
  7. Using the back of a spatula, push the eggs across the pan. Let set again and continue until the eggs are cooked.
  8. Gently stir in the sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Notes

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1 Lydia March 30, 2012 at 4:29 am

My husband’s uncle makes the best scrambled eggs ever, and I finally discovered his secret: a teaspoon of mayonnaise whisked into the eggs. I love your “secret” better, and thank you for sharing it. I’m going to practice that upward whisking motion.

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2 Cassie March 30, 2012 at 5:26 am

These look so fluffy! I love the addition of sun-dried tomatoes.

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3 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

Girrrl, I wish you would come make me breakfast! This sounds weird, but I love the way those little sausage balls look.

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4 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 30, 2012 at 7:57 am

This would definitely be my favorite breakfast *ever.* All my favorite flavors!! And I love that it’s a family tried-and-true recipe, too. Thanks, Dara. :)

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5 kelley March 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

I eat eggs a few times a week. I love this combo. What beautiful colors and so healthful! My dad is also a great breakfast “cooker.” Bacon and fried eggs are his specialty. :)

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6 Julia {The Roasted Root} March 30, 2012 at 8:19 am

My bf and I eat scrambled eggs literally every morning. Literally (except on the occasional pancake day). I love meaty and vegetably scrambled eggs and seeing your post, I can’t for the life of me think of why I’ve never done the sundried tomato and basil combo! You’ve completely inspired me to use these ingredients in my eggs – I think I’ll do an omelet this weekend with your flavor combo!

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7 Deborah March 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

I have seriously been eating eggs like they are going out of style lately. These sound so perfect!

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8 Lauren March 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

Can you come make this for me for breakfast? It sounds so wonderful!!

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9 Matt @ FaveHealthyRecipes March 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

This is the second egg recipe I’ve seen today that had me drooling on my keyboard. I think this is a sign from the universe…

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10 Nancy@acommunaltable March 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

I would definitely like your dad!! Great technique for scrambled eggs and I love the combo with turkey sausage and sun dried tomatoes!! My son always complains that his eggs are never as good as mine… told him it helps to actually watch them when they are cooking. Putting them on and walking away doesn’t generally do the trick…:-)

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11 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry March 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

What a delicious and hearty breakfast. I think I’ll be making this for the family tomorrow in place of pancakes!

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12 KalynsKitchen March 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Yes, this does sound like a delicious breakfast combination. Love the addition of basil, which I am longing for lately.

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13 Krista March 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

What a lovely breakfast. I try to eat eggs a few times a week and I love switching it up. I can’t wait to have some fresh basil from my garden to add to them!

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14 Noble Pig ~ Cathy March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I love your Daddy story…it kind of reminds me of my husband…he sews! He can hem my pants like no other…okay, he is a surgeon so sewing is something he has to be good at..LOL. But he sewed all of my grandmother’s old blankets back together for me…I will never forget that. And these eggs…I have never thought to put sun-dried tomato in them…sounds awesome.

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15 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend March 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

looks wonderful and healthy as it should be great job!

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16 Belinda @zomppa March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

It’s all in the wrist – love it! Good lesson. =) Great breakfast for sure.

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17 MikeVFMK April 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

I like your dad’s secret. It makes perfect sense. And right now, as I’m pressed for time, I would love a platefull of this! And anything with sausage is bound to be amazing.

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18 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

great looking breakfast!!

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19 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I just love sun dried tomatoes and I will have to give your dad’s technique a try.

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20 Lora @cakeduchess April 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

Your dad sounds adorable and yes, it’s all in the wrist;) Your
fluffy and flavorful eggs are calling my name for breakfast:)

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21 Russell at Chasing Delicious April 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Your recipes always have such great ingredients and flavors! I love it.

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22 Jeanette April 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

Can I borrow your dad for the weekend!? These eggs do look extra fluffy.

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23 Erin @ The Speckled Palate April 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Thanks for the link love, lady! These eggs look absolutely FANTASTIC and definitely like something I should try sometime soon. Also, the dish is beautiful!

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25 Krista August 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I made this using turkey bacon in place of the sausage and added shallots and mushrooms to the sun dried tomatoes in the pan, then topped with romano cheese and basil – served with extra turkey bacon and toast. It was so delicious. We will do it again, next time with sausage.

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26 Dara August 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

I love the sound of your version, Krista! I will definitely have to try that combination.

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