Here are our top 10 egg recipes for breakfast! Try them all for deliciously protein-packed ways to start the day.
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.
At the top of all egg recipes for breakfast: sunny side up eggs! Go classic with this easy method for making the perfect egg with a solid white and runny yolk. Pair it with toast and avocado slices, and you've got a fast and easy breakfast.
They sound deceptively simple, but scrambled eggs can be easy to mess up. They’re often overcooked and under-seasoned, odd shaped little rubbery bites. But these eggs? These are the very best fluffy scrambled eggs you’ll taste! They’ve got a lovely light texture and are cooked until just set into a mess of golden perfection. Keep this method in your back pocket for a go-to breakfast...or lunch or dinner, even.
There’s really nothing better than a great fried egg sandwich, right? This egg recipe is our ultimate: gooey, messy, requiring lots of napkins, and slathered with smoky mayo. Here we’ll show you a tutorial on how to make this thing of glory. It’s the best quick breakfast, easy lunch, or fast dinner around.
Scrambled eggs in a quesadilla? Yes please. The mighty breakfast quesadilla is solidly Tex Mex (not traditional Mexican), and it's one of the tastiest egg recipes for breakfast. What's better than scrambled eggs, black beans and melty cheddar cheese sandwiched between toasted tortillas and dipped into in guacamole?
Here’s a classic egg recipe for breakfast that every home cook should master: how to make an omelette! This recipe makes for the most delicious omelette you’ve ever had: classic French style, with a golden exterior, soft interior, and loads of savory flavor. It's an adaptation of Julia Child’s classic technique, and it really does make the best omelette recipe imaginable.
When it comes to a egg recipes for breakfast…this one might be a new favorite. Try these epic Breakfast Tacos! They're solidly in Tex Mex, stuffed to the brim with breakfast potatoes, cheesy eggs, cilantro and pickled onions. We were inspired by the flavors of breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas, and this recipe recreates some of the magic.
Want to eat more vegetables at breakfast? You’re not alone. Eating more veggies to start the day is starting to trend. Let’s infuse veggies into the first meal of the day, too! Try this Breakfast Vegetable Scramble: it's loaded with quick-cooking veggies to infuse nutrients into the start of your day.
Does this breakfast sandwich really take 5 minutes? You bet it does. Here we’ve got a fried egg, purchased pesto, and quick sautéed arugula, topped on a toasted English muffin. It’s simple, but the combination of flavors is perfection. It’s one of our favorite egg breakfast ideas when we only have a few minutes. (5, in fact!)
We love finding unique ways to eat the same ingredients, and this trick falls into that category. Try these Oven Baked Eggs! It’s a simple way to make a special breakfast out of everyday ingredients. Here you’ll throw the eggs into small baking dishes, then load them up with toppings of your choice. Go simple like Parmesan and herbs, or fancy like sauteed spinach and mushrooms.
Last but not least in our egg recipes for breakfast...frittatas! Basically a muffin made of egg, they’re easy to meal prep and grab as you’re headed out the door. Refrigerate or freeze ’em, and you can eat off them all week. The best part: they’re so tasty! They’re filled with colorful veggies and crunchy pecans for added protein and nutrients.
Want a hearty, savory breakfast that doubles as a tasty simple dinner? Try this Breakfast Skillet! Cheesy hash browns topped with runny egg yolks and salsa? Yes please! Even better, the spices in the potatoes mimic breakfast sausage (hello, fennel!) so the entire vibe is extremely hearty and satisfying.
More egg-cellent ideas
Not inspired yet? We’ve got more ideas too. Here are a few more egg recipes for breakfast to try:
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!
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**).
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.