Make buttery, cheesy, fluffy delicious air fryer scrambled eggs using your Ninja Foodi! Nothing beats having eggs for breakfast! Protein-packed and easy to make, they are just the best thing to start the day with. More so, because making them using the air fryer is so easy. Just let me show you!
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I made this recipe using my Ninja Foodi max pressure cooker, which I love! If you love your air fryer as I do, then you definitely want to check out my air fryer hard-boiled eggs or this air-fryer breakfast sausage links recipe!
at what temperature should I air fry scrambled eggs
Cook scrambled eggs using your air fryer at a low to medium heat. Depending on how set you like your eggs to be, use a cooking temperature of 300°F (about 150°C) for 10 minutes or 350°F (approximately 180°C) for 8 minutes.
You will require the following ingredients. A printable recipe card with full measurements has been provided at the bottom of this page.
- eggs - when it comes to the eggs, I prefer using the Gordon Ramsey method where you cook the eggs cold, straight from the fridge.
- butter - helps give the eggs a buttery taste.
- heavy cream - you can use milk, stock or creme fraiche in leue of heavy cream.
- shredded cheddar cheese - while these scrambled eggs are made with cheddar, you can use your favorite cheese, such as mozarella.
- salt and pepper to taste.
how to make ninja foodi air fryer scrambled eggs
Here is how to make scrambled eggs using the Ninja Foodi.
- Coat a cake pan or an oven-safe bowl with butter. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and shredded cheddar cheese. Using your fingers, break the remaining butter into smaller pieces and stir them into the mixture.
- Pour the egg mixture into the buttered pan and carefully place it in your air fryer basket or trivet.
- Air fry at 350°F (approximately 180°C) for 8 minutes. Once the cooking time is over, use a spatula to carefully stir the eggs, so that the raw egg comes on top. Close the lid and air fry for a further two minutes, then remove and transfer to a plate, garnish as desired (optional) and serve.
- If using other types of air fryers, i.e. other than the Ninja Foodi, repeat the process, that is, keep cooking and stirring at each two minute interval until the eggs are properly cooked and are no longer runny. Remove the basket, transfer the scrambled eggs to a plate, garnish as desired (optional), and serve.
There are so many ways to transform your scrambled eggs!
- top with crumbled feta or parmesan cheese for more of a savoury flavor.
- use a variety of herbs such as dill, chopped chives, oregano or thyme to garnish.
- add some sliced sausage or fried bacon to the beaten eggs, just before cooking.
- you can also make it veggie-packed by adding sliced mushrooms, bell peppers or some spinach.
storing leftover scrambled eggs
Keep leftover scrambled eggs in the fridge or freezer as follows:
- in the fridge - store the eggs in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- in the freezer - similarly, you can store frozen scrambled eggs in the freezer, in a suitable airtight container for up to one month.
You can reheat cold scrambled eggs using your air fryer, on the stovetop, in the oven, or microwave as follows:-
- Air fryer - preheat your air fryer at 350°F (about 180°C) for 5 minutes. Reheat the leftover eggs for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
- Oven - similar with the air fryer, preheat the oven at 350°F (180°C) and warm the scrambled eggs for 5-10 minutes, or until properly warmed through.
- On the stovetop - heat a cast iron skillet or pan under medium heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil, add the eggs and heat for 2 minutes, or until warmed through.
- In the microwave - place the leftover scrambled eggs in a microwave-safe dish. Set the microwave at 600 watts and warm for one minute. Check if warm, otherwise increase the time for a further minute and warm (check at the 30 second point).
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Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
- 3 cold eggs
- 1 tablespoon cold butter
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream (you can also use water, milk, stock, or creme fraiche in place of the heavy cream)
- ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese (use less if preferred)
- ⅛ salt (or more to taste)
- pinch black pepper (or more to taste)
- Coat a cake pan or an oven-safe bowl with butter. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and shredded cheddar cheese. Using your fingers, break the remaining butter into smaller pieces and stir them into the mixture.3 cold eggs, 1 tablespoon cold butter, 2 tablespoon heavy cream, ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese, pinch black pepper, ⅛ salt
- Pour the egg mixture into the buttered pan and carefully place it in your air fryer basket or trivet. Air fry at 350°F (approximately 180°C) for 8 minutes. Once the cooking time is over, use a spatula to carefully stir the eggs, so that the raw egg comes on top. Close the lid and air fry for a further two minutes, then remove and transfer to a plate and serve (see notes below).
- top with crumbled feta or parmesan cheese for more of a savory flavor.
- use a variety of herbs such as dill, chopped chives, oregano, or thyme to garnish.
- add some sliced sausage or fried bacon to the beaten eggs, just before cooking.
- you can also make it veggie-packed by adding sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, or some spinach.
I'm so happy I came across this recipe because I have always wanted to make scrambled eggs in an air fryer. They came out perfectly and were so fluffy and delicious.
Happy to know you enjoyed the recipe.
The eggs came out perfectly despite this being my first time making them in the Ninja!
Scrambled eggs is one of those simple things that I can never seem to get right. This recipe takes out all of the guess work and they come out perfect every single time. Will only be making my scrambled eggs in the Ninja Foodie from now on!
That makes me so happy! The air fryer makes making scrambled eggs so easy!
I am a Breakfast Girl and these were right up my alley! They were surprisingly fluffy too and I loved them so much
Happy you loved the recipe!
I'm still adjusting to cooking with an air fryer so it was nice to find this recipe. It was easy and the eggs came out great.
Glad you liked them!
My niece is in collage and does not have access to a stove. I brought her a ninja air fryer and she's been using it religiously. This weekend I tried the recipe with her and we were both so delighted at how easy it was to make and tasty too! Thanks for the great recipe!
The Ninja is a lifesaver! Happy you tried this recipe with her, it is perfect for air fryer beginners!
I make this almost every morning! I pop these in the air fryer and by the time I'm finished making the bacon, it's done! Perfect recipe, I would've never thought to make eggs in the air fryer but it's made my mornings so much easier. Thanks so much!
I know what you mean, so many people do not know they can actually make eggs in the air fryer!
These eggs were super easy to make and still tasty! Thank you for sharing this new method.
At first, I was a little skeptical to make eggs in my air fryer, but to my surprise these turned out fluffy and perfectly cooked.
I totally get you! Just like you, I didn't know I could use my air fryer to make scrambled eggs. This has turned out to be one of my best discoveries ever!
I've never thought to make eggs in the air fryer. I don't think I'll make them every other way now that I've done it this way.
Yes, me too! The air fryer is a life-saver!