47 Egg Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day Right
Eggs just might be the most versatile food in your fridge. You can make them scrambled, poached, fried, frittata’ed…we’ll stop, but trust us, we could go on. They cook so quickly and they go with everything. Plus, they’re packed with protein to keep you on your toes all day long. Need some egg-spiration to get you started? Here are 47 egg breakfast ideas that will start your day on the right foot.
1. Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Why cook the hash browns, bacon and eggs separately when you can toss all the ingredients into your Crock-Pot and go watch a movie?
2. Red Shakshuka
We’re hooked on this classic Israeli recipe. Bake a few eggs in rich, herby tomato sauce, then grab some crusty bread for dipping.
3. Sheet-Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill
Hosting a crowd for brunch used to mean eggs were off-limits. Not anymore, thanks to your trusty sheet pan.
4. Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
This is an easy (and delicious) one-pan breakfast—or dinner, if you’re into that sort of thing.
5. Eggs Baked in Bread Bowls
If you’re going to go all in, why not do it with a bread bowl? They’re not just for soup, you know.
6. Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise sauce has a reputation for being fussy, but want to know a secret? It’s actually very simple to whip up in a blender. (Just tell everyone you made it by hand.)
7. Baked Eggs and Potatoes
Use last night’s dinner to make the ultimate decadent breakfast. Yep, “put an egg on it” is our favorite way to use up leftovers.
8. Egg and Veggie Breakfast Bowl
Salad for breakfast is a thing. Even better, it’s high in protein and will keep you satisfied for hours.
9. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Just when you thought the beloved deviled egg couldn’t be improved upon, we went ahead and added avocado. You’re welcome. (We know these are more of a brunch food than a breakfast food, but they’re too delicious to skip.)
10. Green Shakshuka
Sure, the original is made with tomato sauce, but we like to mix things up. Think of this spicy number as green eggs, sans ham.
11. Breakfast Sliders
They’re just as delicious as your average breakfast sandwich, but so much cuter.
12. Huevos Rancheros
This Tex-Mex classic is kind of like an egg taco, if you will. Grab your favorite hot sauce and dig in.
13. Breakfast Pizza
Pizza before noon is completely acceptable if it’s topped with a runny egg. (No offense, cold leftover takeout pizza.)
14. Savory Breakfast Pie with Bacon Lattice Crust
As if you needed our permission to eat pie for breakfast…here it is. (The bacon is extra protein, right?)
15. Mozzarella Meatball Frittata
Name a better way to stretch leftovers than making a frittata. We’ll wait.
16. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes
Raise your hand if you love eggs. Now raise the other if you hate cleaning up. Now put down your hands and get started on this 30-minute dish.
17. Kale Quiche with a Cheddar-Rice Crust
It sounds (and looks) super fancy, but fret not: It’s actually easy to make—not to mention gluten-free.
18. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado
A diet-friendly egg dish that’s light on calories but not on flavor? Sign us up.
19. Bacon-Wrapped Eggs
These cuties require just three ingredients and you can make a whole batch at once. How’s that for a protein-packed breakfast?
20. Onion and Arugula Frittata
We made this already healthy dish even healthier by loading it with veggies and swapping in a few egg whites. Tip: Save the leftovers for a frittata sandwich tomorrow.
21. Pancake Tacos with Cheese and Bacon
Can’t decide between a short stack or a bacon, egg and cheese? Good news: You can have both.
If you find yourself with a surplus of tortilla chips, serve them up as this savory, satisfying egg dish. Use a homemade salsa or your favorite store-bought brand (we won’t tell).
23. Bacon and Egg Fried Rice
Fact: There’s no wrong way to enjoy bacon and eggs. Quickly stir-fried into a spicy, 20-minute dish? Yeah, we’d eat this for dinner, too.
24. Croque Madame Dutch Baby
If you’re looking to pull out all the brunch stops, look no further. This puffy skillet pancake will garner all the oohs and ahhs (without a ton of effort on your part).
25. Eggs in a Basket
Frog in a pond, toad in a hole. Whatever you call it, it’s always delicious.
26. Dressed-Up Deviled Eggs
Deviled-egg purists might shudder, but we’re more than happy to incorporate a few favorite toppings (capers, sriracha, roasted garlic) into our eggs.
27. Mini Quiches with Hash Brown Crusts
Confession: We love all things mini. We also love quiche, so we combined the two. Genius, right?
28. Sausage-and-Egg Breakfast Dumplings
We firmly believe that everything is better in dumpling form. If it comes with chopsticks and a tangy dipping sauce, even better.
29. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Muffins
There’s “put an egg on it” and then there’s “put an egg in it.”
30. Skillet Eggs and Chorizo
This one-pan dish takes just 30 minutes to make, and you could even serve it as a quick, protein-rich dinner.
31. Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
Serve these at your next brunch gathering and they’ll be the talk of the town.
32. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs with Leek and Za'atar
It’s saucy, cheesy, herby and fast—everything we could hope for in a skillet breakfast.
33. Breakfast Caprese with Soft-Boiled Eggs
Start your morning off with this easy (and impressive-looking) salad, and everything else will follow suit.
34. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
When it comes to no-fuss egg recipes, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Drop all the ingredients into your slow cooker, press a button and walk away.
35. Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata
Every home cook should have a strata recipe in her back pocket. It’s like an egg casserole with bread and veggies, and it’s a breakfast (or dinner) dream.
36. Baked Eggs in Avocado
This keto-friendly baked egg dish is brimming with healthy fats and protein. Catch you on the flip side, oatmeal.
37. Sweet Potato Rösti with Fried Eggs and Greens
Not familiar with a rösti? It’s kind of like a potato pancake or a latke. And it goes really well with fried eggs.
38. Chilaquiles with Poached Eggs and Spicy Honey
The eternal breakfast question: sweet or savory? Great news, it can be both.
39. Mini Cauliflower-Crust Breakfast Pizzas with Spicy Garlic Honey
We’ll never say no to a sunny-side-up egg, but the spicy garlic honey is just *chef’s kiss.*
40. Quiche with Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust
It’s the same eggy, cheesy quiche you know and love, but with a crispy crust made of sweet potato slices for a chic (and low-carb!) twist.
41. Bacon, Kale and Egg Grandma Pie
It’s got fresh kale for health and bacon for smoky satisfaction, plus it pairs fabulously with a Bloody Mary. Just saying.
42. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche
This beauty is laced with fontina, Gruyère and thin strips of asparagus. You might not want to share it.
43. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Easy Frittata
Leave it to Gwyneth to come up with a classy way to use up the veggie scraps hiding in your refrigerator. The recipe calls for beet greens, but use whatever you have on hand.
44. Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Chorizo
If the hardest decision you face on a Saturday morning is “waffles or eggs?”, life is pretty good. (And by the way, you don’t have to choose.)
45. Breakfast Nachos
Want to know a secret? This genius egg breakfast starts with frozen waffles, but shh…
46. Squash and Squash Blossom Frittata
FYI, the squash blossoms are mostly for looks, so if they’re not in season, don’t fret. The dish will taste just as delicious without them.
47. Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts with Poached Eggs
This is healthy, satisfying and as easy as throwing all the ingredients onto a baking sheet. A poached egg is just the cherry on top.