Peppers and Eggs are Italian scrambled eggs with charred sweet bell peppers served with bread. This breakfast combo came from an Italian woman herself and even my non-pepper eater loved this breakfast!

scrambled eggs and seared bell peppers with a side of bread on a plate

Breakfast is an essential part of the day around here, which is why we count on some staple breakfast entrees like our classic scrambled eggs or breakfast egg sandwiches that can get us by some mornings.

Peppers and Eggs

I was introduced to peppers and eggs when I stumbled across an Italian grandmother’s cooking on youtube. Apparently she survived the great depression back in America and this was one of the dishes she grew up on. The Italian woman’s name was Clara and you can watch how peppers and eggs are made Italian Style here, as well as an interesting childhood story.

I’m a no bell pepper fan when it comes to breakfast. Sure I can eat sweet bell peppers but if I were to choose a breakfast entree I’ll probably opt for something else. Not with these peppers and eggs, that will easily change once you try these! I was lured to try them when I saw how charred Clara’s sweet bell peppers looked with only a handful of eggs.

I’m usually the one who cracks at least 7 eggs into the frying pan when making scrambled eggs to feed my big family but not Clara. And when I saw this egg dish served with crusty bread I was convinced that I need to try these peppers and eggs!  I’m so glad I did because I could not help myself but finish these up for lunch! And yes 5 eggs and 3 bell peppers were plenty for our family of seven with leftovers (I’m counting some children servings as well.)

Do onions and peppers go good with eggs?

Like a Philly Cheesesteak, peppers and onions go amazing together. However, to keep it as Authentic to Italian as possible I’m sticking with Clara’s 2-ingredient method. I served this with a side of French bread but slicing a hoagie or Italian bread then toasting it to make a sandwich is totally fine too! The addition of onions would make a great addition but I will tell you that peppers and eggs are full of flavor here, so adding more is really not necessary.

I highly recommend this Italian breakfast! It’s not the prettiest but one of the tastiest egg entrees that I’ve had in a while! Try them!

How to make Peppers and Eggs:

Peppers and Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Peppers and Eggs are Italian scrambled eggs with charred sweet bell peppers served with bread. This breakfast combo came from an Italian woman herself and even my non-pepper eater loved this breakfast! 

Equipment

  • 12" non-stick skillet

Ingredients

Peppers and Eggs:

  • 3 colored sweet bell peppers (orange, yellow, and red) seeded and washed
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

How to make Peppers and Eggs:

  • Heat a large non-stick skillet with oil over medium-high heat. Thickly slice the peppers vertically. Sear the peppers partly covered until charred, stirring occasionally (10 minutes.)
  • Add the eggs and scramble into the peppers until cooked through (1-2 minutes.)
  • Serve with crusty Italian Bread or French Bread. Delicious!

Notes

Notes: the most flavor comes from charred bell peppers so it's important NOT to skip this step! The amount of oil helps this process.
Make sandwiches: by toasting the bread and piling it up with the egg and pepper filling. Add cheese if desired and toast until cheese melts.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1546IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

 

Q&A

What bell peppers to use for Peppers and Eggs?

Sweet bell peppers are the best kind of peppers to use when making this dish. Cubanelle peppers are slightly sweeter than regular bell peppers and look more vibrant and narrower in shape. I used regular bell peppers however you want to choose from the red, orange, and yellow family of colors.

I don’t recommend green bell peppers as those aren’t as sweet as the red variety. And if you closely watch how Clara makes peppers and eggs you will notice she used red, orange, and yellow bell peppers. I followed her technique and couldn’t be happier with the outcome so I wouldn’t compromise with other colors when choosing what bell peppers to use.

How do you make peppers and eggs sandwiches?

To make the sandwich version follow these easy steps:

  1. Simply slice your bread in half and toast.
  2. Scoop the egg and pepper filling onto the bread.
  3. Serve warm.

Can you add cheese?

Cheese lovers can add provolone or Monterey Jack cheese.

What bread goes best?

The best bread to serve this breakfast entree with is Italian or French bread. Choose a crusty white bread, although the $1 Walmart french bread settled great for us!

Toasted or Not?

If you are making sandwiches then toast the bread. If you are serving bread as a side then serve as is.

 

Tips:

  1. Use red, orange, and yellow bell peppers for the BEST results!
  2. Serve with French or Italian bread.
  3. Make Sandwiches and toast hoagie buns.
  4. Charring the bell peppers will bring out the best flavors!

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2 comments

    • Al

    Would never think that eggs and peppers would taste so good! Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m glad to hear that! Thank you for the feedback!

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