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Here are our top 10 egg recipes for breakfast! Try them all for deliciously protein-packed ways to start the day.

Sunny side up eggs

There’s nothing quite like egg recipes for breakfast, is there? Eggs are uniquely delicious and protein-packed, making them a powerhouse for starting off your morning. One egg has a whopping 7 grams protein and 75 calories. (Worried about cholesterol? Recent research shows eggs actually increase the good cholesterol the body needs.)

Even better, eggs are incredibly versatile for making the most delicious meals! To be honest, we like to eat egg recipes for any meal of the day (especially for dinner). But when it comes to breakfast, there are some clear winners we come to time and time again. Here are our top 10 egg recipes for breakfast: in order of our preference! If you’re not inspired by the top 10, scroll below the list for a few more ideas.

And now…the top egg recipes for breakfast!

More egg-cellent ideas

Not inspired yet? We’ve got more ideas too. Here are a few more egg recipes for breakfast to try:

Looking for hard boiled eggs? Try 10 Things to Make with Hard Boiled Eggs and Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs.

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How to fry an egg

Top 10 Egg Recipes for Breakfast

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 2 eggs 1x


Here are our top 10 egg recipes for breakfast! Try them all for deliciously protein-packed ways to start the day. Below is our simple method for sunny side up eggs: for more recipes, see the list above!


  • ½ tablespoon butter (or neutral oil for dairy-free)
  • 2 fresh eggs (fresh is best*)


  1. In a large cast iron or non-stick skillet, melt ½ tablespoon butter over medium low heat until starting to foam (eggs are best on low to medium low heat**).
  2. Add the eggs and sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt and a few grinds black pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the white is firm but the yolk is still runny (do not flip). 


*Fresh eggs are best for frying because the whites hold their shape. The whites on older eggs tend to spread: simply use a spatula to pull back the egg whites towards the middle (it just won’t look as pretty!). 

**The slower the better with eggs: they can easily get overcooked. Note that if you’re cooking a second batch, you may need to lower the heat to avoid overcooking the egg since the skillet is already hot. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Eggs
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Egg recipes for breakfast

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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