This protein-packed breakfast combines scrambled eggs and plenty of turkey sausage, onions, and peppers in one skillet. A pinch of cumin whisked into the eggs and a topping of melted Pepper Jack cheese adds just the right amount of spice, while a garnish of chopped fresh tomatoes and cilantro cools things off.

Southwestern Skillet Scramble
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Makes: 3 Breakfast portions
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 turkey breakfast sausage links (such as Jennie-O® brand)
  • ⅓ cup diced red onion
  • ⅓ cup diced green bell pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the turkey sausage links to the skillet, and brown well, crumbling the links with a spatula as they cook.
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper, and sauté for 3 minutes, or until bell peppers are crisp-tender.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, salt, pepper, and cumin.
  5. Add to the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are firm and scrambled.
  6. Top the scramble with the Pepper Jack cheese, cover, and remove from heat. Let rest for 45 seconds to melt cheese.
  7. Sprinkle the tomato and cilantro over the top of the scramble before serving.
Perfect Portion Southwestern Skillet Scramble

HELPFUL TIP: Fully cooked turkey sausage links (sold in the freezer section) can be cooked according to the package directions, chopped, and used in place of the fresh turkey sausage links in this recipe.
Serving size: ⅙ skillet Calories: 100