Eggs are the official star VIP at our breakfast table — there are so many reasons why we love them. They're cheap, always versatile, and most of all, they're chock full of good-for-you protein, making them a fantastic choice to supercharge your morning. But while home cooks factor eggs into their shopping budget and nearly always enjoy their protein boost, some may be still searching for inspiration on new ways to regularly enjoy them. If you're looking to break out of your scrambled-eggs-and-bacon shell, you'll want to try one of these equally delicious and easy egg dishes.
Most people don't realize there are eight different ways to cook eggs, all with varying difficulty for first timers. Scrambling and hard frying are two easy ways to quickly get breakfast on the table during a hectic work week; but mastering the art of over-easy eggs isn't far off. For make-ahead fans and those who meal prep in advance, hard-boiled eggs are a must; and after a while, you'll even master a fluffy, airy omelet that you can make on weekdays, too. With each method of cooking a fresh egg, there's a whole set of opportunities for even fresher sides and delicious, savory fold-ins. And most home cooks forget that eggs can enhance other unique breakfasts, too — breakfast casserole, anyone?
We've rounded up all sorts of creative ways to cook up eggs without breaking a sweat. Think: Loaded egg bakes, 10+ breakfast sandwiches, and make-ahead quiches (some crustless!). No matter which breakfast you choose to make, your brunch crowd will leave feeling happy and full until lunch rolls around. Get crackin' on these eggscellent ideas!
Meal prep has never been easier than with this tasty and filling breakfast burrito. After making the 6-egg filling, you can enjoy these wraps all week.
Throw all of your breakfast favorites — sausage, eggs, and bread — in a casserole dish to start your day off right.
What could possibly make this deliciously briny egg salad any better? Mini pancakes, that's what.
Save yourself the day-of hassle and prep these easy, microwavable sammies instead.
Feel like you're in an egg rut? Put your carton to use in this fluffy French Toast that's ready in just 25 minutes. Eggs, whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon are the quickest spiced custard base you'll ever make.
If you're looking to perfect a soft and fluffy omelet that you can serve up on any weekday in less than 20 minutes, save this recipe for later. You can swap fresh parmesan for different cheese blends to keep things fresh.
Our best egg salad sandwich recipe is the ultimate pantry lunch.
Ditching processed cheddar cheese for fresh gruyere makes all the difference in this skillet dish. A touch of Dijon mustard adds a unique flavor note you'll never forget!
A deviled egg is the perfect cross between a hard-boiled and soft-boiled egg; and this batch can be prepared a few days in advance of a busy Monday morning. Master this recipe before moving on to other variations.
Put your frying pan away! You can bake an egg to perfection alongside your must-have breakfast sidekicks (fresh veg and bacon!).
You'll love remixing your favorite breakfast treat with this eggy take on a savory toast. Chives, sesame seeds, sliced radishes, and thinly sliced eggs are the accompaniments to avocado toast you never knew you needed.
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This is the classiest egg on toast we've ever seen. Sautéed chard for the win!
Everything's better with sweet potatoes, especially this garlicky frittata.
If you're going to force your kids to eat spinach for breakfast, you might as well disguise it with bread and cheese.
Our ideal day? Deep-dish quiche in the morning followed by deep-dish pizza at night.
Start your morning on a cheerful note with these cute and colorful egg bites.
Hash browns are so last year. This potato and egg omelet is truly the best of both worlds.
A bed of arugula freshens up this classic egg and toast combo.
Okay, that's it. Can we start serving all of our meals in ramekins?!
Tired of the same ol' thing? Swap avocado for red pepper hummus!
Store-bought hummus has met its match: this poached egg-topped version.
What's the key to getting brunch on the table fast? Starting with last night's leftovers (i.e. basic fried rice) ... and then adding bacon.
You really don't need an excuse to eat nachos for breakfast, but here it is!
Curry adds an unexpected spicy flavor to this breakfast staple.
"I'd rather wait in line for brunch," said no one ever. This 20 minute recipe will have everyone jumping for joy.
Quiches are the best way to mix and match your favorite ingredients. Need inspiration? Look no further.