Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach a.k.a. Power Eggs

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach: a simple dish that’s so packed with good-for-you ingredients that we call them “Power Eggs.”

This hearty Popeye-approved breakfast is a deliciously easy way to energize your morning.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

Many years ago, after watching Popeye eat his spinach and then grow stronger, my boys decided this breakfast should be called “Power Eggs.” I found this recipe at Kitchen Stewardship almost 9 years ago and we’ve been making this for breakfast on a regular basis ever since.

Pretty much any time that we have spinach in the house, my boys request that I prepare their eggs this way. And now that they can cook for themselves, they often add in spinach too.

Yes, you read that right. My children are actually requesting that I add more spinach to their breakfast. If you give it a try, I suspect that you’re going to love these eggs just as much as we do.

Ingredients for Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Adding cheese to scrambled eggs is nothing revolutionary, I know. But have you ever added cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs?

In this recipe, you melt cottage cheese in a skillet before adding eggs. The cottage cheese flavors the eggs splendidly and gives the whole dish a light and creamy texture.

With more shredded cheese on top, these scrambled eggs qualify as mega cheesy! If your kids love cheese of any kind, they’re going to love their eggs cooked this way.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach - aka Power Eggs

How to Cook Spinach with Eggs

Selling kids on the cheese component of this recipe is easy. However, if they’re skeptical of the spinach it only takes one bite to convince them. My boys were leery at first, but they’ve been asking for power eggs on a regular basis every since.

Because the spinach is cooked with the eggs and cheese so well, my kids who were initially more dubious about their greens gobbled up every bite.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach is the perfect way to add a few more greens into your family’s meals! With all the protein in this meal, it’ll keep you full and energized until lunchtime.

How To Make Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

To make the eggs, you start by scooping cottage cheese into the middle of a non-stick skillet. Then, toss frozen spinach on top and cover with a lid. Cook until the cheese starts to melt and the spinach is thawed. For me, this takes 6 – 8 minutes.

Add the eggs and stir to combine them with other ingredients, scrambling them as you go. Cook on medium-low heat and stir often until the eggs are done.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle monterrey jack or cheddar cheese on top. Cover the pan to allow the shredded cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!

My family loves our “power eggs” with a side of toasted Whole Wheat Bread or English Muffin Bread. It’s also tasty stuffed into a tortilla with salsa for an easy breakfast taco!

Power Eggs

Scrambled Egg Recipes

We eat a lot of scrambled eggs in this house–partly because they’re easy and filling, partly because they’re a protein packed breakfast I know my kids will love. Need a few more ideas for making everyday scrambled eggs more exciting?

Along with power eggs with spinach, you’ll want to add Green Chile and Sausage Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs to an upcoming breakfast menu. I can’t forget about Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes either!

Made with scrambled eggs and sausage, Breakfast Enchiladas  and Breakfast Grilled Cheese are other fun ways to make ordinary breakfast foods more exciting.

Believe it or not, these Scrambled Eggs with Spinach are a kid favorite!

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach Recipe

  1. Scoop the cottage cheese into the middle of a non-stick skillet. Toss the frozen spinach on top of it and cover with a lid. Cook on medium heat until the cottage cheese starts to melt and the spinach is thawed, approximately 6-8 minutes while stirring occasionally.

  2. Once the cottage cheese is melted and the spinach is soft, add the eggs and stir to break them and combine with the other ingredients.

  3. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring every so often, until the eggs are done. Add salt and pepper as this is finishing on the stove.

  4. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese and place the lid back on top for a few moments to allow the cheese to melt before serving.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs are a hit with spinach in the mix!

Channel your inner Popeye and enjoy these Spinach packed cheesy eggs for breakfast this week.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach a.k.a. Power Eggs

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach are an easy protein-packed breakfast that the whole family enjoys!

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut leaf spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 cup monterey jack or cheddar cheese (shredded)
  1. Scoop the cottage cheese into the middle of a non-stick skillet. Toss the frozen spinach on top of it and cover with a lid. Cook on medium heat until the cottage cheese starts to melt and the spinach is thawed, approximately 6-8 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  2. Once the cottage cheese is melted and the spinach is soft, add the eggs and stir to break them and combine with the other ingredients. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring every so often, until the eggs are done. Add salt and pepper as this is finishing on the stove.

  3. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese and place the lid back on top for a few moments to allow the cheese to melt before serving. Enjoy!

{originally published 5/25/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/10/20}

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

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