26 Best Egg Recipes
These easy egg recipes include basics like how to make perfect scrambled and hard boiled eggs, plus recipes for quiche, breakfast burritos, and more! Enjoy them for breakfast or brunch, or an easy lunch or dinner.
Eggs are a breakfast staple, a good source of protein, and so versatile! You can boil them, scramble them or poach them. You can turn eggs into a loaded breakfast casserole, a hearty breakfast sandwich or a veggie-filled frittata. Add this to the role that eggs play in baking and dessert recipes, and well, eggs are pretty amazing!
Below you’ll find the best egg recipes, including healthy breakfasts, meal prep recipes, and more. The next time you’re wondering what to make with that carton of eggs, give one of these egg recipes a try!
Basic Egg Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know
You can’t go wrong with the basics! These classic egg recipes are simple to prepare yet so satisfying.
Scrambled eggs are one of the best comfort foods, and every home cook should know how to make them. Learn the secrets to making the best fluffy scrambled eggs. Serve them alongside toast and fruit, mix in some veggies for an egg scramble, or wrap them in warm tortillas along with salsa and cheese.
Hard boiled eggs make an ideal quick breakfast or snack, but it can be surprisingly tricky to get them just right. With this foolproof method, your boiled eggs will come out perfectly cooked, every time. (And easy to peel!)
No list of egg recipes would be complete without a classic deviled eggs recipe! This easy egg appetizer is always one of the first things to disappear from a spread of snacks at a get-together. This classic recipe requires just a few ingredients and 15 minutes of active prep time. They’re a favorite at Easter and the holidays, but so good you’ll want to make them year round.
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Perfect soft boiled eggs with jammy yolks and firm whites are a real treat. Serve them on avocado toast, with ramen, or add them to a salad.
What’s for breakfast? You can’t go wrong with an omelette! This easy egg recipe appears fancy but is actually quite simple to make. And with so many filling options, from simple to extravagant, omelettes never get boring.
Have you mastered the art of the perfect poached egg? With this easy poached eggs recipe, you surely will! This is one of the most versatile egg recipes: you can serve a poached egg on toast, over breakfast potatoes, in a grain bowl, in eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce, and so much more!
Instant Pot fans will appreciate this hands-off way to cook hard boiled eggs. The eggs come out perfectly cooked every time. This is one of the egg recipes I make most often!
Here’s another way to make hard boiled eggs: in the air fryer! This simple cooking method makes eggs that peel easily and are perfect for storing in the fridge for quick meals and snacks.
Egg Recipes for Brunch
When I’m planning a brunch menu, I always make sure to include at least one savory egg recipe and one sweet item, such as Cinnamon Rolls or a Baked French Toast Casserole. These egg dishes are worthy of a special occasion, and we also make them often on leisurely weekend mornings.
How to make a frittata, plus lots of mix-in ideas! My go-to has sautéed veggies, spinach and goat cheese. This basic egg dish is a healthier version of a quiche, yet every bit as delicious.
I can’t think of anything more fun to serve at a brunch get-together than a breakfast taco spread! Scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, pico de gallo, avocado and cheese ensure that these egg breakfast tacos are loaded with flavor.
This hearty egg breakfast bake is loaded with hash brown potatoes, bacon and cheese. It’s make-ahead friendly to save you time in the morning and perfect for feeding a crowd.
This broccoli quiche has been one of our favorite egg recipes for years. It’s made with just 5 ingredients and I often save time by using a store-bought pie crust. (You can certainly use a homemade pie crust if you like!) Serve it for breakfast or pair it with a green salad for an easy lunch or dinner.
When you’re craving quiche but don’t want a heavy pie crust, this crustless quiche is the perfect solution! It’s one of our favorite savory breakfast ideas, made with bacon, vegetables and cheese.
This hearty vegetarian breakfast casserole is perfect for brunch! With potatoes, spinach, bell peppers and cheese (I like to use spicy pepper jack) this egg bake is loaded with flavor. It’s make ahead friendly and feeds a crowd.
You’ll love the individual serving size of these egg muffins! Cooking eggs in a muffin tin is an easy way to prepare baked eggs for brunch or meal prep breakfasts. My favorite mix-ins for these egg bites are spinach, bell pepper, red onion and feta cheese. This recipe is easy to customize to make other flavor combinations, and I’ve given you some suggestions in the recipe post.
With fresh asparagus and tangy goat cheese in a creamy egg custard filling, this quiche is hard to resist! It’s the perfect addition to a spring brunch menu.
Make Ahead Egg Recipes
Busy mornings? Prepping breakfast ahead of time can be a game-changer! These meal prep egg recipes freeze wonderfully. They’ll allow you to enjoy a delicious, filling breakfast even on your busiest mornings.
Those who like a hearty, satisfying breakfast will love this breakfast burrito recipe! It’s one of our favorite egg recipes for making ahead, since the burritos freeze and reheat so well. They’re loaded with sausage, eggs, cheese and veggies to keep you full all morning long.
No list of egg recipes would be complete without a delicious breakfast sandwich recipe! This one has an egg and veggie omelet, bacon, cheese and guacamole sandwiched between toasted English muffins. You can make and eat them right away or freeze for later.
With both eggs and quinoa, these individual frittatas are packed with protein! This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham, or you can swap the ham for bacon.
Freezer-friendly vegetable breakfast burritos are a healthy breakfast favorite! These are easy to put together and perfect for meatless breakfasts. If you’re skeptical of the broccoli, don’t be. It works so well here with the eggs and cheese.
This slow cooker frittata is like a Denver omelet, make-ahead style! With ham, cheese, bell peppers and onions, this egg frittata cooks on low in the slow cooker until you’re ready to serve it.
Broccoli Cheddar Mini Frittatas
Looking for a make ahead breakfast that kids will love? These frittatas are made in a mini muffins pan, so they’re the perfect size for little hands. A great alternative to scrambled eggs, you’ll need only a few ingredients for this easy egg recipe.
Not Just for Breakfast
Eggs are typically thought of as a breakfast food, but we love to enjoy them for lunch and dinner, too! While any of the egg recipes above can be served for lunch or dinner, below you’ll find a few that are especially fit for a mid-day or evening meal.
Looking for egg recipes to use up hard boiled eggs from Easter? This egg salad is just the thing! Try my favorite healthy swap in the creamy dressing. This recipe makes the best egg salad sandwiches!
Here’s a 20 minute meal for you: fried rice! With scrambled eggs and vegetables, this easy rice recipe can be served as a main course or side dish.
I love a loaded salad for lunch or dinner, and this one is sure to satisfy. This classic cobb salad has chicken, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomato, bacon and blue cheese, all served on a bed of crisp greens and drizzled with a tangy balsamic dressing.
Make a simple spinach salad even better by dressing it up with bacon and eggs! Adding hard boiled eggs to salads is a great way to boost the protein. This easy salad is a favorite side dish, perfect for serving with almost any meal.
Best Egg Recipes for Easy Meals
- 2 large eggs
- 1-2 pinches salt, to taste
- ½ tablespoon butter
- filling ingredients as desired, see notes below, such as cooked vegetables, cheese, fresh herbs, avocado, etc.
- If you are filling your omelet with vegetables that require pre-cooking (such as onions or bell peppers), sauté/cook those first and then set aside.
- Crack the eggs into a small bowl, add a pinch or two of salt, and whisk vigorously, until the eggs are completely combined and uniform.
- Heat the butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, use a small spatula to spread it out over the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Pour the eggs into the skillet and let cook for 1 minute, without disturbing them. Once the eggs start to set around the edges, use a small spatula to carefully lift one edge of the omelet a bit, tilting the pan, so that the wet eggs can run over the edge and underneath the omelet. Repeat this a few more times, around the edges of the omelet, until no more liquid eggs are left on top.
- Let the omelet continue cooking until the top is mostly set, reducing the heat to low if you feel that the bottom is browning too much before the top cooks to your liking. If needed, you can cover the pan with a lid to help the top cook through.
- Add your desired filling ingredients on one half of the omelet. Fold the other side over to fold the omelet in half. Slide it onto your plate and enjoy!
- Veggie and Cheese: 2 tablespoons each of sautéed red onion, bell pepper and zucchini plus 1-2 tablespoons cheese (shredded cheddar or Monterey jack, crumbled feta or goat cheese).
- Spinach Mushroom: 1/4 cup sautéed chopped mushrooms, 1/4 cup spinach (can wilt in skillet if desired), 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese.
- Denver Omelet: 2 tablespoons each of sautéed onion and green bell pepper, 1/4 cup diced cooked ham, 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese.
- Avocado, Tomato and Cheese: 1/4 avocado (sliced), a few cherry tomatoes (halved), 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives.
I love eggs and always looking for new ways to use them.