There’s no doubt that scrambled eggs are the easiest, and tastiest, way to kickstart your day. But, sometimes even a classic like scrambled eggs can use a bit of spicing up. It doesn’t have to be a complicated twist — just a few extra fresh toppings will do the trick and take your scrambled eggs from basic to ‘wow’. Here are 5 easy ways to jazz up your scrambled eggs:

1. Pesto, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan

basil pesto

For this trick you can choose to either swirl your favourite pesto into your eggs as they cook, or drizzle it on top of your cooked scramble before serving. Add a decent amount of freshly chopped basil, some sliced sun-dried tomatoes (or fresh if you prefer), and grated parmesan for a gourmet kick.

2. Brie, chives and mushrooms

brie

Slice up a generous handful of mushrooms, cook in butter until golden and tender. Add your eggs and cook to your preference, then top with brie and finely chopped chives. Serve with a slice of toast and enjoy!

3. Bacon, cheddar and leek

bacon

Everything is better with bacon. For this twist on a classic scramble you simply need to cook your bacon whichever way you prefer (oven roasting is a hands-off time-saving method). Slice leeks and sauté in butter until translucent and beginning to brown. Add your eggs and cook to your preference, then top with crumbled bacon bits and your favourite cheddar cheese.

4. Bell peppers, caramelised onions and sausage

bell peppers

This one requires a little more elbow grease but is so worth the extra work. Remove a sausage from its casing (try different variations such as chicken, pork or even veggie) and crumble into a pan to cook through. Keep the sausage aside in a separate bowl and to the same pan, add chopped roasted peppers. Caramelise onions and add to the pan along with your eggs and a pinch of smoked paprika for a hint of spice. Cook eggs to your preference and fold in your sausage.

5. Mushrooms, fontina cheese and truffle salt

truffle salt

This gourmet version of your favourite breakfast sounds more complex than it really is. Simply cook up a handful of mushrooms and add your eggs. Once cooked, top with high-quality grated fontina cheese and a pinch of tasty truffle salt.

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