Chorizo and White Cheddar Egg Scramble with Cilantro Pesto

Chorizo and White Cheddar Egg Scramble with Cilantro Pesto

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


This super tasty egg scramble is loaded with spicy chorizo, delicious white cheddar cheese and topped with cilantro pesto. It’s a brunch favourite here!



  • ½ cup diced chorizo sausage, from about ½ a sausage
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • ⅓ cup grated white cheddar, packed


  1. Add the diced chorizo, onion and butter to a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until both the sausage and onion have browned, about 6-7 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and remove the pan from the heat for a for 2 minutes to let it cool slightly.
  2. While the chorizo is cooking make the pesto. Add the cilantro, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt to a small blender (a magic bullet works great) and blend it until it is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk the 4 eggs together with 1 teaspoon of water and a scant ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  4. Place the frying pan with the chorizo back on the heat and add the eggs to the pan. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Scrape the bottom of the pan slowly and continuously until the eggs are cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately with the pesto on top.


This recipe can easily be doubled. Just make sure to use a frying pan large enough for all the eggs.