50 Breakfast Egg Recipes to Start the Day Right

Eggs-cellent Ideas for the Morning

Chorizo Shakshuka

Leah Maroney

 

Start your day off right with egg recipes that are both nutritious and warming. These egg-cellent ideas work for everything from quick weekday breakfasts to lazy weekend mornings, and even special-occasion brunches. From classics like scrambled eggs and omelets to flavor-packed breakfast burgers and avocado toasts, these recipes are guaranteed to upgrade your morning.

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    Perfect 5-Minute Omelet

    Perfect 5-Minute Omelet

    The Spruce

     

    Have you always wondered how chefs make such perfect omelets? This genius recipe gives away their secrets, including tips on pan choice, cooking technique, ingredients, and how to transfer it to a plate while keeping the omelet intact.

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    Avocado and Poached Egg Toast

    Avocado and Poached Egg Toast

    Leah Maroney

    Whole wheat toast topped with a perfectly poached egg, creamy avocado slices, and a drizzle of Sriracha is the breakfast that launched the avo toast craze. A poached egg tutorial is included in the recipe.

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    Croque Madame

    Croque Madame

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    Say bonjour to the croque madame, the dressed-up cheese toastie that's one of France's most popular exports. Take a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, add one fried egg, and pour some creamy bechamel sauce over the top. Voila, breakfast!

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    Breakfast Egg Bake With Chicken Sausage

    Breakfast Egg Bake With Chicken Sausage

    Diana Rattray

     

    Dig into a hearty breakfast casserole made with eggs, bread, sharp cheddar cheese, and smoked chicken sausages. Make it the night before and pop into the oven in the morning for an easy and warming family weekend meal.

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    Spinach Frittata With Bacon and Cheddar

    Spinach Frittata With Bacon and Cheddar

    The Spruce

     

    Use a cast iron skillet to make this savory egg frittata with bacon and cheddar cheese for easy transferring of the dish from stovetop to oven. Whole milk is used to add nice body to the eggs, giving them a custard-like texture.

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    Basic French Toast

    Basic French Toast
    The Spruce

    Learn to make classic, delicious French toast and you'll always have a go-to recipe when guests descend for breakfast or brunch. Serve it with maple syrup, and see the tips and variations in the recipe for more ingredient ideas and topping suggestions.

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    Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

    Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

    Grilled Cheese Social

     

    Mornings are tastier with this explosively delicious breakfast grilled cheese. It's made with creamy scrambled eggs, tangy goat cheese, and a homemade arugula-walnut pesto, all sandwiched between two slices of crispy buttered whole wheat bread.

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    Classic Eggs Benedict

    Homemade hollandaise sauce

    The Spruce

     

    Classic eggs Benedict is a popular brunch dish and makes a special treat any morning. Toasted English muffins are topped with rounds of cooked ham or Canadian bacon and poached eggs, then smothered in creamy hollandaise.

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    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

    Leah Maroney

     

    Want your kids to eat a healthy breakfast, but can't make them sit still? Nutritious sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast muffins with spinach deliver plenty of protein, dairy, carbs, and greens in one easy-to-eat package.

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    Perfect Buttery Scrambled Eggs

    Perfect Buttery Scrambled Eggs

    Leah Maroney

    Have you been looking for the perfect scrambled eggs recipe? This foolproof version produces a buttery scramble with the perfect texture. You may never use another recipe.

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    Baked Italian Skillet Eggs

    Baked Italian Skillet Eggs

    The Spruce

     

    Italian-style eggs in tomato sauce are super warming on cold weekend mornings. Eggs and mozzarella cheese are cooked in a simmering sausage-tomato sauce with fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Serve with toasted Italian bread.

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    Spanish Omelet

    Spanish Omelet

    The Spruce

     

    Dig into the most popular breakfast in Spain when you bite into this fantastic egg and potato omelet. Enjoy it with a side of hot buttered toast or place it between baguette slices for a filling breakfast sandwich.

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    English Muffin Fried Egg Breakfast Pizzas

    English Muffin Fried Egg Breakfast Pizzas

    Katie Workman-themom100

     

    English muffin fried egg breakfast "pizzas" are a great way to load kids up with protein in the morning. Prepared spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese will make your family say mamma mia!

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    Chorizo Shakshuka

    Chorizo Shakshuka

    Leah Maroney

     

    Shakshuka is a spicy tomato and poached egg dish native to North Africa. You'll only need one pan for this family-style breakfast, which fills hungry stomachs up with eggs, sausages, tomatoes, onions, and Mexican cheese.

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    Avocado and Chorizo Breakfast Grilled Cheese

    Avocado and Chorizo Breakfast Grilled Cheese

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Do you like diner breakfasts, but want to stay in your jammies? You're sure to love this awesome breakfast grilled cheese loaded with scrambled eggs, avocado, chorizo sausage, and two kinds of cheese.

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    Baked Avocado Eggs

    Baked Avocado Eggs (With Variations)

    Leah Maroney

     

    Avocado halves are transformed into edible "nests" in this ingenious baked egg dish. The recipe is easy to whip up, require minimal cooking tools, and are great to take on-the-go. There are many ways to vary up the toppings, too.

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    Quiche Lorraine

    Quiche Lorraine

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    Quiche Lorraine is a French bistro classic that you can adapt to suit your tastes, adding meat, leftover cooked veggies, or seafood. This recipe uses a prepared crust to speed up prep.

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    Denver Omelet

    Denver Omelet

    Laurel Randolph

     

    Piled high with ham, onion, bell pepper, and cheese, the Denver omelet is a diner classic. If you like your eggs spicy, add some diced jalapenos before cooking or drizzle the finished omelet with Sriracha.

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    Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This overnight crockpot breakfast casserole makes it a breeze to roll out of bed and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. Hash brown potatoes, eggs, and ham team up in this make-ahead recipe, along with lots of shredded cheddar cheese, fresh chopped veggies, and seasonings.

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    Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

    Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

    Leah Maroney

     

    Skip the fast food line-up and make these irresistible breakfast sliders in your own kitchen. Baked eggs, country sausage, and sliced cheese are layered into fluffy slider buns for a tasty breakfast on the go.

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    Eggs in a Basket

    Eggs in a Basket

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    Eggs in a basket—also called "toad in the hole"—is a kid-favorite breakfast that's easy for little hands to help you make. A fried egg snuggles inside pan-toasted bread for a protein-packed morning meal.

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    Spinach and Onion Quiche

    Spinach and Onion Quiche

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    Spinach, onions, and ham are baked in a custardy filling to make this tasty breakfast quiche. The recipe includes tips for an excellent pastry, but this quiche is also delicious made crustless on days when you're pressed for time.

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    Eggs Florentine

    Eggs Florentine

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    When you're looking for a special breakfast dish, try this European-style recipe. Perfectly poached eggs are nestled into a bed of fresh, healthy spinach atop toasted English muffins and slathered with buttery hollandaise sauce.

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    Western Ham and Egg Casserole

    Western Ham and Egg Casserole

    Diana Rattray

     

    Whip up this hearty casserole with all the great tastes of a Western omelet the night before and pop it into the oven in the morning for a great family breakfast. Ham, onion, and chopped bell pepper go into this easy one-dish breakfast, along with eggs, cheddar cheese, and cubed bread.

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    Asparagus, Mushroom, and Tomato Frittata

    Asparagus, Mushroom, and Tomato Frittata

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    Frittatas are fluffy baked omelets that make a great meal in one dish. This nutritious version is loaded with veggies, including mushrooms, potatoes, asparagus, and tomatoes, along with eggs, turkey bacon, and Parmesan cheese.

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    Individual Cornbread, Egg, and Bacon Casseroles

    Egg, Bacon, and Cornbread Bake
    Diana Rattray

    Chunks of leftover baked cornbread form the base for these single-serve breakfast casseroles. Assemble the individual ramekins with eggs, bacon, ham, or sausage, and your favorite shredded cheese. No cornbread? Use cubed bread instead.

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    Mini Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiches

    mini quiches
    Diana Rattray

    Cute little muffin cup quiches are a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies! This recipe is vegetarian-friendly, but meat-eaters can add some crumbled bacon, diced ham, or cooked sausage.

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    The Ultimate Breakfast Burger

    The Ultimate Breakfast Burger

    Grilled Cheese Social

     

    When you wake up with a powerful hunger, bite into this fully-loaded, restaurant-style breakfast burger packed with avocado, egg, gouda, tomato jam and bacon.

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    Family Style Bacon and Egg Bake

    Family Bacon and Egg Bake
    Diana Rattray

    Dig into a filling breakfast bake made with whole eggs, thick bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese, and crunchy breadcrumb coating enriched with cream. It bakes quickly for a fabulous one-dish breakfast for a family of four.

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    Marbleized Egg Sandwich with Bacon, Muenster, and Onion

    Marbleized Egg Sandwich with Bacon, Muenster, and Onion

    Grilled Cheese Social

     

    What are marbleized eggs? Find out in this recipe, which uses them in a hefty breakfast sandwich. Crispy bacon, mild muenster cheese, and tangy onions are all loaded into an everything bagel.

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    Kale Frittata

    Kale Frittata

    Deborah Ory

     

    Talk about a great way to eat your greens! Leafy kale abounds in this tasty puffed frittata, which can be cut it into pie-like wedges for serving. Sprinkle some feta or goat cheese on top for an extra creamy finish, and plate with some lightly-dressed salad greens.

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    Shirred Eggs with Cheese

    Shirred Eggs With Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Use individual ramekins to bake these shirred eggs with cream, butter, and cheddar cheese. Add some cooked crumbled bacon if you'd like, or serve them with fresh sliced tomatoes or fruit, for an elegant breakfast treat.

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    Bacon Jam, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Sandwich with Pickled Jalapenos

    Bacon Jam, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Sandwich with Pickled Jalapenos

    Grilled Cheese Social

     

    If you enjoy sweet, savory, and spicy breakfast sandwiches, then this everything bagel-wich is for you! Made with bacon jam, cheesy scrambled eggs, and pickled jalapenos with a smear of smoky paprika aioli, the flavors are sure to knock your pajama socks off.

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    Pain Perdu

    After 10 minutes on one side and 5 on the other, the custard should be cooked on the inside, and the French toast will be crisp on the outside. If it looks like it needs more time, cook it longer, but be careful not to cook it to the point that it gets very dark. You do not want the egg custard to become bitter, which can happen with overcooking.

    Leah Maroney 

    Pain perdu is a delicious French toast that's a great way to use up day-old bread. Its name literally means "lost bread," stemming from its origins in New Orleans as a way to save stale loaves that were about to be thrown out.

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    The BLTE (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Egg Sandwich)

    The BLTE (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Egg Sandwich)

    Grilled Cheese Social

     

    A fried egg is added to the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, in this popular BLTE breakfast sandwich recipe. You'll love the included tips for making basil aioli, too.

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    Japanese Fried Rice Omelet (Omurice)

    Japanese Fried Rice Omelet (Omurice)

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    Enjoy this Japanese-American breakfast mash-up any morning when your body craves protein and carbs. A thin omelet is wrapped around vegetable fried rice and topped with ketchup.

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    Asparagus Omelet With Gruyere

    Asparagus Omelet With Gruyere

    Laurel Randolph

     

    Here's an elegant omelet that looks beautiful on the plate and is a fabulous way to use up asparagus from your fridge. Serve it with croissants or popovers for a perfect Mother's Day breakfast or Easter brunch.

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    Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

    Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

    Diana Rattray

     

    If you agree that spice is nice in the morning, you'll enjoy this Louisiana-style quiche loaded with cheddar cheese, Creole seasonings, and heat from spicy andouille sausage. The recipe will make two quiches.

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    Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

    Scrambled eggs and salmon

     

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    Make over your usual morning scramble by adding salmon! Creamy scrambled eggs with luscious chunks of smoked salmon folded inside are special enough for an anniversary breakfast or special-occasion brunch, especially when served with croissants.

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    Huevos Rancheros

    Huevos Rancheros (Eggs With Ranchera Sauce)

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    Travel south of the border without getting out of your robe with this homey Mexican-style breakfast. Warmed corn tortillas are layered with softly fried eggs, then smothered in tomato-based ranchera sauce.

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    Philly Cheesesteak Omelet

    Philly Cheesesteak Omelet

    Leah Maroney

     

    Craving a stomach-filling breakfast? This incredible omelet has got you covered with all of the amazing ingredients that go into a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, including sliced steak, shredded cheese, and onions, plus eggs.

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    Easy Breakfast Burrito

    Easy Breakfast Burrito

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    Try this filling breakfast idea for days when you literally have to grab your meal and go. A flour tortilla is stuffed with creamy scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, and shredded cheese. It freezes well for a handy make-ahead breakfast.

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    Hash Brown Egg Casserole

    Hash Brown Egg Casserole

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    Kid-pleasing hash brown egg breakfast casserole is a great way to start the day on Christmas morning or any lazy weekend. Using frozen or refrigerated hash browns makes it easy and quick to assemble.

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    Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry

    Mini quiche with bell peppers

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    Gorgeous fluffy eggs in puff pastry make a wonderful special-occasion breakfast and it's easy to pull together with store-bought dough and prepared alfredo sauce. Make it up to two days ahead and warm before serving.

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    Creamy Spinach Breakfast Pizza

    Creamy Spinach Breakfast Pizza

    Leah Maroney

     

    Yes, you can get the kids to eat spinach for breakfast! Greek pitas form the crusts for these nutritious "pizzas" topped with a super-cheesy creamed spinach mixture, plus lots of shredded mozzarella cheese.

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    Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups

    Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups

    Molly Watson

     

    Adorable ham and egg cups are so delicious and easy to prepare, they might become your go-to trick when guests are coming for brunch. Muffin tins are lined with ham, creating savory, edible vessels for baking eggs inside.

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    Corned Beef Hash With Eggs

    Corned Beef Hash With Eggs

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    Corned beef hash with eggs is a classic country breakfast that makes a hearty Christmas morning meal. Potatoes, cooked corned beef, onions, and bell peppers are tossed together and topped with perfectly fried eggs.

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    Hindoo Eggs

    Hindoo Eggs (Curried Hard-Boiled Eggs)

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    Craving a savory morning meal? A simple curry sauce adds zip to hard-boiled eggs while a little lemon juice lends zing. Eat it the traditional way, served over toast points or hot rice.

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    Scotch Eggs With Creamy Mustard Sauce

    Scotch Eggs With Creamy Mustard Sauce

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    In this classic pub-style recipe, hard-cooked eggs are enrobed in a savory sausage crust, baked in the oven, and served with a creamy butter-Dijon mustard sauce. Serve them for a treat on Christmas morning.

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    Corncake and Egg Breakfast Sandwich (Arepas con Huevo)

    Corncake and Egg Breakfast Sandwich (Arepas con Huevo)

    Marian Blazes

     

    Latin-style arepas con huevo are delicious corncakes fried in oil, then split and filled with an egg and fried again. You can find the special cornmeal for making arepas in Latin markets or the Latin food section of some supermarkets.