Eggcellent Recipes That Will Never Be Boring
Whether it's a hurried weekday morning, a romantic meal in bed, or a big family gathering, the occasion will be memorable with our most popular egg dishes. Readers couldn't get enough of the featured recipes, and we know why—they just sound too cozy to pass up.
First up: This nutrient-rich bowl features tender kale and a deliciously runny poached egg. Mix and match those greens and grains! Sub farro or quinoa for brown rice, and spinach, chard, or cabbage for kale.
Shirred Eggs with Marinara and Feta
For a breakfast both simple and special make shirred eggs. Just crack eggs into small vessels and bake until set, adding flavorful toppers for extra flair. Ramekins will work, but colorful mini cocottes make the dish a dazzler.
Acorn Squash Egg-in-the-Hole
Remember that childhood breakfast favorite, a piece of toast with an egg cooked into its cutout center? Well, try this stunning grown-up twist that replaces the bread with baked slices of acorn squash. Mornings are looking sunny-side up!
Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula
This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onion and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.
BLT Salad with Eggs Sunny Side Up
This bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad with sunny side eggs is a healthy alternative to the classic BLT sandwich. It's a light and fresh veggie-packed salad that's hearty enough for a satisfying meal.
Lemon Curd with Berries
In this custard, citrus juice stands in for milk as the base liquid, thickened by egg yolks. Butter gives the curd a glorious sheen. Garnish with mint leaves for a spot of green color.
Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs
If pizza or pasta is your go-to solution for meatless meals, switch it up and try a vegetable hash instead. Here, a beautiful poached egg tops a bowl of hearty, fibrous vegetables to create a balanced vegetarian meal in a flash.
Minced Beef with Bok Choy and Fried Egg
In just 20 minutes, this meaty dish pops with flavor. For a little extra heat and a pop of color, drizzle a few drops of Sriracha over the eggs right before serving.
Deviled Eggs with Pickled Onions
Be sure to offer finger foods like deviled eggs that guests can enjoy with a drink in one hand. Steaming produces perfectly cooked, easy-to-peel eggs every time. You can cook the eggs and prepare the filling two days in advance, but wait to fill the whites until the day you plan to serve them.
Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce
This egg-and-sauce dish is a far cry from the classic Benedict, yet not completely unrelated. A whole-wheat English muffin is a nice vehicle for the sauce and egg, but so is brown basmati rice, or a whole-grain paratha or other chewy flatbread.
Reader cbenz2295 served the dish with warm naan and a green salad. "My whole family loved this dish and asked that I make it regularly for dinner...It's easy, inexpensive and super fast to make."
Green Pea and Asparagus Soup with Poached Eggs and Toast
Light, lovely, and lush, this egg-topped soup is all you need for a well-rounded spring supper.
Herbed Ricotta Tart
Perfect any time of day, this Herbed Ricotta Tart gets a headstart by incorporating a refrigerated pizza crust dough. Dill and chives add fresh, fragrant flavor.
"I followed this recipe exactly and it was fabulous," praises sprater1. "Used fresh herbs from my garden. My kids (4 and 6 years old) loved it too!"
If you love starting your day with eggs sunny-side-up, you'll certainly love this pizza version of the morning favorite. With spinach, red onion, garlic, and Parmesan, it's a new and exciting take on breakfast for dinner.
Migas con Salsa Verde
Enjoy this one-skillet dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With salsa verde, red bell pepper, queso fresco, and jalapeño, it's full of flavors everyone will enjoy.
Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche
Fill this homemade pie crust with a mixture of summer squash, bacon and creamy mozzarella. It is hard to believe this decadent quiche recipe has less than 300 calories.
Open-Faced Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
This egg-cellent version of a BLT boasts baby arugula, fresh tomatoes, and hearty slices of focaccia bread. Top this beauty off with a fried egg for a savory lunch or dinner.
Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
This sandwich will rival what you get at the drive-through. Freezing the gravy in ice-cube trays makes portioning easy.
Egg White and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata
The frittata gets a healthy makeover by only using egg whites instead of the whole egg. Also, you can substitute feta if ricotta salata is unavailable.
Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata
This recipe uses an ingredient many gardeners have in abundance: zucchini. It's also a great way to sneak more vegetables into your diet
Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg
This open-faced sandwich might be more commonly devoured with a fork and knife, but we won't judge you if you opt to lose the utensils. You won't be able to resist the combination of peppery arugula, creamy ricotta, and salty Parmigiano-Reggiano all topped with a beautiful fried egg.
Because you have to cook the beef a day in advance, you’ll get a head start on this hearty meal. You’ll have to use more beef than necessary–use it for another meal to avoid wasting ingredients.
Peppered White Bean, Kale, and Egg Stack
One egg adds 6g protein to this vegetarian plate; the yolk is also a creamy dressing.
Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
Opt for focaccia without cheese or herbs, and choose one that doesn't look oily. Serve with a fruit salad of 1 cup blueberries and 2 cups strawberries.
Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs
This hearty vegetable soup will warm you up from the inside out. Save time by prepping the eggs a day ahead: poach for 2 minutes instead of 3, strain, and refrigerate in cold water. Simmer gently for 1 minute just before serving.
Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs
You can also try using fresh dough. Look to your local pizzeria for homemade dough, as many will sell theirs for only a few dollars.
Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce with Onions and Peppers
Vegetarian delight: A chunk of hearty toast soaks up savory deliciousness from tangy sauce and creamy egg yolk.
Poached Eggs with Spinach and Walnuts
Serve protein-packed eggs over a side of spinach sauteed with mushrooms, walnuts, and Gruyère cheese.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts
Sunny-side up eggs, fresh sprouts, and salsa amp up avocado toast for a fast, no-fuss meal. It's a sure winner at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Creole Deviled Eggs
Chef Stage, of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York City, remembers his mother's deviled eggs, which he updates with vibrant Creole seasonings. This game day recipe will be a winner.
Open-Faced Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs
This open-faced sandwich is savory and delicious. It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Kale, Poached Eggs, and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Tuscan kale, sometimes labeled cavolo nero or lacinato or black kale, has dark leaves that are richly flavored. Combined with whole-wheat spaghetti and poached eggs in this dish, the kale brings out a deep and irresistible flavor in just under an hour.
Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs
To trim Swiss chard for this main dish, pull or cut the stems out of the leaves. Learn how to prepare Swiss chard in 4 simple steps.
Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Tomato
If you can find them, use farm-fresh eggs to make this quick one-skillet supper really shine.
Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
This make-ahead dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.
Roasted Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Poached Egg
Pair this light entrée with some roasted new potatoes for a complete and satisfying weeknight meal.
Marinara Poached Eggs
Switch up your regular breakfast routine with something tasty. Poaching eggs in marinara is easy since the sauce is quite thick. The sauce gives so much more flavor to the eggs compared to the normal water-poaching method. Keep some toasted Italian or French bread handy – you will want to dip.
Tunisian Brik-Style Eggs
Tucked inside crisp, flaky phyllo dough pastry, tender potato chunks and a perfectly cooked egg mingle.
Walnut-Breadcrumb Pasta with a Soft Egg
A soft-cooked egg coats the pasta and adds rich flavor to this rustic dish. The key to success with the eggs is to plunge them quickly into ice water to stop the cooking.
Poached Egg and Arugula Salad Bruschetta
Top toasts with bacon-y arugula salad, or break the egg and let the golden yolk run over all. For a simple side, riff on hash brown potatoes by tossing refrigerated potato wedges with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast until golden.
Green, Egg, and Ham Waffle
This savory tip-of-the-hat to Dr. Seuss's classic will go a long way with the kids on name recognition alone, but it's the flavor that will make it one of your breakfast staples. Avocado and prosciutto complement the poached egg for a snack you'll crave breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Egg with a Kick
Make a batch of hardboiled eggs on Sunday to have on hand throughout the week. Slice the egg in half and drizzle ½ teaspoon of Sriracha for a spicy 80-calorie snack.
Mushroom Burgers with Fried Egg and Truffle Oil
Between the beef, egg, cheese, mushrooms, and truffle oil, this burger is an absolute umami bomb, exploding with meaty, savory flavor. Chopped, sautéed mushrooms in the burger mixture add low-fat moisture to the lean beef as it cooks.
Tuna, Arugula, and Egg Salad with Pita Chips
The bold flavors of red onion, piquant capers and kalamata olives, and peppery arugula elevate hum-drum tuna salad to new heights. If your budget allows, try a premium jarred tuna, like Ortiz, which is rich, firm, and meaty. And purchase precooked, peeled eggs from your supermarket. You can also substitute arugula with baby spinach.
Vegetable and Greens Hash with Poached Egg
Toss in any combination of root vegetables, dark leafy greens, and fresh herbs to create different versions of this versatile and simple entrée.
Pancetta, Fried Egg, and Red-Eye Gravy Oatmeal
Think oatmeal has to be sweet? This porky version with red-eye gravy will change your mind. Red-eye gravy, a common sauce in Southern cooking combines the dripping from a cooked meat and black coffee. Topped with an oozy fried egg, this bowl of oats has all the greatness of your favorite breakfast sandwich, but packed inside a hearty whole grain bowl. Cook your egg to desired doneness, but we recommend sticking to sunny-side up.
Herb and Crumb Deviled Eggs
Lemon juice gives these deviled eggs a citrusy zip.
Asparagus, Ricotta, and Egg Pizza
Arranging the dough on a hot pizza stone or skillet will get the crust nice and crisp. Keep an eye on the pizza after you add the eggs so they don’t overcook.
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha
Look for precooked eggs, such as Eggland's Best, in the dairy section of the supermarket.
Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches
By using lower-sodium deli ham, a favorite sandwich only gets better in this healthy version.
Mustard Green Pesto and Egg Open-Faced Sandwiches
This pesto works with any hearty greens; try turnip greens, kale, or chard. Any extra pesto will keep refrigerated for 4 days and frozen for up to a month.
Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Celery
Egg salad is a lunch-time favorite, a go-to because it's quick, easy to prepare, and rich in filling protein. A typical homemade version can load on more than 23g of fat and almost 900mg sodium—suddenly making your so-called light lunch feel anything but. Our avocado trick cuts fat in half, keeping all the creamy goodness of classic egg salad.
Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce with Garlic Cheese Toasts
We really liked this dish with the fruity heat of Turkish Aleppo pepper, but you can substitute crushed red pepper.
Mini Bacon and Egg Tarts
Green onions add color and flavor, but they're optional. Omit them, if you prefer.
Spiced Lentils and Poached Eggs
Quick, healthy, and delightful, flavorful lentils mix well with poached eggs for a quick and easy meatless meal option.
Unlike a fluffy French omelet, this Spanish classic traditionally includes olive oil and cooked potato with some egg. Shaking the pan helps prevent the omelet from sticking while allowing the egg and potato mixture to cook together.
Steak Hash with Poached Eggs
Perfect for using up those extras from last night's dinner, combine poached eggs with leftover steak and little bits of grilled or roasted veggies, don't worry if amounts don't match precisely.
Simple Baked Eggs
The classic egg is a great source of protein for your daily diet. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is elegantly simple, with a presentation that's perfect for a special-occasion brunch.
Lilybelle says she has "been making this type of egg since the early 50's.” Take her advice to mix it up and “sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top before baking.”
Shrimp and Bacon Deviled Eggs
Shrimp and bacon elevate these deviled eggs from familiar to fantastic. In fact, one reader had trouble keeping this tantalizing finger food around around for long after she made them.
"My daughter devoured the extra filling and then wanted to eat all the eggs before our guests arrived," GAT said. "Everyone loved these eggs!"
Party Tip: These can be made up to a day ahead.
Mediterranean-Style Poached Eggs
The bold flavors of salty olives, green bell peppers, caramelized onions, and artichokes meld with a delicate poached egg to create a savory one-dish meal. “This was incredibly easy and delicious,” raves ksolag. It’s a “great vegetarian main meal or brunch.”
Menu Tip: Serve over toasted bread, or pair with a simple salad for a quick meal.
Mushroom and Bell Pepper Omelet with Fontina
The nutty, smooth-melting fontina cheese provides a rich and supple counterpart to fresh produce and aromatic herbs in this dish. “This omelet cooks up so beautifully, and I'm not that skilled at making omelets,” raves teetee. “It's chock full of vegetables and melty cheese.”
Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa
These breakfast tacos prove low-sodium doesn't mean less flavor. Fresh-made salsa tastes more vibrant than bottled, and you control the added sodium. The cheese and sour cream add salty notes to these tacos. Round out your meal with fresh mango slices.
"My husband & I have this all the time for dinner and we use fresh eggs from a local farm," says WadeChartier. "I substitute flour tortillas and I also triple the amount of cumin. This is a casual night dish."
Huevos Rancheros with Queso Fresco
”This is wonderful for a quick weeknight meal," says bellymama. “Our two-year-old was happy eating a quesadilla and fried egg with the beans on the side!” Menu Tip: Mix together a can of pineapple chunks, a jar of orange slices, and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Then sprinkle with sweetened coconut for a quick side for this Mexican-Style Breakfast for Dinner.
Summer Vegetable Frittata
Fresh seasonal produce makes this Italian omelet shine. "Healthy, light and delicious," describes kateford, who gave this dish 5 stars. "Substituted yellow squash for the red pepper, due to personal preference. Making again tonight and going to add some leftover ham. Makes great leftovers too!"
Double Vanilla Meringues
Whipped egg whites are the key to the fluffy, delicate texture of meringues. Don’t be fooled by the fancy name. These cookies are easy, and require only six ingredients (including one real vanilla bean).
“Perfect meringue recipe,” claims dinka. “They turn out dry and crisp with a very-vanilla taste.”
Egg Salad BLTs
Two sandwich favorites come together in harmony. The creamy texture of egg salad meets the crunchy bacon, cool lettuce, and juicy tomato of a classic BLT. On warm, crispy bread, it doesn't get much better than this.
"What few changes make an ordinary sandwich into a champion," says Beads. "Sour cream and a few swipes of the microplane on a lemon make a world of difference."
Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
Baked in mini muffin tins, these bite-sized frittatas make a good appetizer, brunch item, or snack. (They taste good at room temperature, so you can make them ahead.)
“These were great. I had to do a double-take―only 39 calories for three? Yay!" writes Sue Solowczuk. "This is definitely a recipe you can vary.” Reviewers recommend throwing in different ingredients like spinach, tomatoes, or artichokes to mix it up.
Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce
Our version of this classic dish features scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach atop Canadian bacon slices and English muffins. It is topped with a creamy sauce that's finished with