15 Breakfast For Dinner Ideas That Are Easy and Delicious
On a busy weekday, we’re lucky if we can manage to grab a granola bar on our way out the door in the morning. That leaves a measly two days a week to actually enjoy our very favorite meal, breakfast. But behold! There is a solution to this problem, and it's brinner (or, you know, breakfast for dinner). Breakfast foods are not only delicious but also fabulous for the midweek dinner rush: They’re quick to prepare and usually pretty healthy, plus they can often be mostly made ahead of time. Not to mention we’ll sign up for any plan that involves more bacon. Here are 15 of our favorite brinners (trust us, it’s going to catch on).
1. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
We’d follow a good set-it-and-forget-it recipe to the ends of the earth. This one is already packed with plenty of veggies, but a crisp salad on the side couldn’t hurt either.
2. Easy Breakfast Tacos
These come together in less than 30 minutes, and everyone in your picky family can throw on their own favorite toppings. Basically, they’re a harried weeknight dinner godsend.
3. Sunday Morning French Toast
Straight carbs and sugar are not our usual dinner M.O., but some days simply demand it. Add a side of fruit and yogurt to reclaim a little virtue, if you must.
4. Chicken Ranch Breakfast Hash
This is already kind of a breakfast-dinner hybrid. With all that delicious bacon, chicken, spinach and creamy ranch dressing, we’d happily eat it any time of day. Bonus: It’s both Whole30 and paleo friendly.
5. Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata
Strata is basically just a fancy word for breakfast casserole. We dig it for dinner under either name, because we can assemble it before we go to work and just pop it in the oven when we get home.
6. Breakfast Enchiladas
We love breakfast and we love enchiladas, so what could possibly go wrong? These guys are stuffed with scrambled eggs, ground turkey and roasted potatoes, and topped with a tangy poblano sauce, and we are here for all of it.
7. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche
This recipe is just about as versatile as it gets. It’s fabulous with fruit salad for brunch or with green salad for dinner. It’s also elegant enough for company but easy enough to throw together on a weeknight (praise the store-bought pie crust!). Yet again, Joanna Gaines can do no wrong.
8. Breakfast Sliders
We’re of the opinion that everything is better in miniature form—including sandwiches. These adorable little bites are stuffed with eggs, sausage and cheddar cheese, and are guaranteed to make dinnertime just a bit more fun.
11. Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Chorizo
We’re not sure why we never thought to swap out bread for waffles in our sandwiches before, but we’re never going back. This one uses savory cheese waffles, spicy chorizo and a runny egg.
12. Green Shakshuka
Traditional Israeli shakshuka is made with baked eggs in a spicy red sauce, but this version swaps out tomato for spinach, jalapeño and plenty of herbs. It’s amazing for dinner, with a loaf of crusty bread on the side.
13. Breakfast Pizza
We’d be pretty psyched if every night was pizza night. But topping the dough with bacon, eggs and cherry tomatoes is a great way to mix things up just a little bit.
14. Breakfast Burritos
Fun fact: Breakfast burritos are amazing for meal prep. Cook all the ingredients, assemble and wrap in foil, and then throw them in the oven when you’re ready to eat. It’s a major lifesaver for early mornings, but we recommend it on busy weeknights too.
15. Skillet Eggs and Chorizo
This dish checks all of our boxes, no matter what time of day. It comes together in 30 minutes, uses only one pan and is chock-full of all our favorite things (runny eggs, chorizo, spicy tomatoes and a sprinkle of feta cheese). Sign us up.
15. Apple Blinchiki (Russian Pancakes)
Pancakes are delicious in their own right, but with the smart addition of grated apple in the batter, they become a hearty meal that’s too good to keep to breakfast alone.