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Eggs are some of the most nutritious and inexpensive ways to get dinner on the table. Here are the best egg recipes for dinner!

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Eggs for dinner? Absolutely. Eggs aren’t just for breakfast: they’re a fantastic healthy and inexpensive way to eat dinner! Around here, Alex and I eat breakfasts that are mainly plant based (vegan) so that we can save our eggs for dinner. With so many delicious egg recipes to choose from, we prefer to eat our eggs for dinner (aka, brinner). Here are our best egg recipes for dinner!

And now: our best egg recipes for dinner!

Egg nutrition: are eggs healthy?

You might not know it, but eggs are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. At 75 calories each, they’re packed with nutrients and 7 grams of protein. Recent research has found that instead of avoiding boiled eggs for cholesterol reasons, eggs actually increase the good cholesterol the body needs. They’re recommended as an affordable and easy-to-eat source of high quality protein. Eggs are also especially helpful for vegetarian diets as a natural source of B12.

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Breakfast Skillet

Best Egg Recipes for Dinner: Cheesy Egg Skillet!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This cheesy egg skillet recipe is a hearty meal for any time of the day! Cook up cheesy eggs and potatoes in a cast iron skillet or any large pan.


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 5 cups (1 pound) frozen shredded hash browns (or 2 medium russet potatoes — see below*)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus a sprinkle more
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • For the garnish: Salsa, fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Cook the hash browns: Heat the olive oil in a large oven-proof or cast iron skillet and add the hash browns, flipping occasionally until browned. At 6 minutes, add the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, fennel seeds, and kosher salt. Cook another about 6 minutes until browned, continuing to flip so they don’t stick. 
  2. Add the cheese and eggs: Reduce the heat to low. Add the green onions (reserving a handful for the garnish) and cheese and mix it in. Make divots for the eggs (all the way down to the bare pan) and add ¼ tablespoon butter into each well. Crack 1 egg into each well, and top each with a pinch of kosher salt. Add a sprinkle of additional shredded cheese on top. 
  3. Cook the eggs on the stovetop: Increase the heat to medium low and cook for 3 minutes on the stove. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.
  4. Finish in the broiler: Transfer the skillet to the broiler and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the whites of the eggs are set.
  5. Serve: Garnish with salsa, the reserved green onions, and fresh cilantro. Serve warm. 


*To use russet potatoes, use our Homemade Hash Browns method: Wash the potatoes, leaving the skins on. Use the large side of a box grater or a food processor large grating blade to grate the potatoes. Place the grated potatoes into a large bowl and fill it with cold water. Tip the bowl to drain off starchy water, then fill it again. Stir the potatoes to release starches soak them for 2 minutes. Drain the grated potatoes and squeeze out any excess water. Transfer them to a clean, dry towel. Wring the potatoes in the towel to remove as much liquid as possible. Then cook starting at Step 1 of this recipe. 

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Looking for more dinner recipes?

Outside of these healthy dinner recipes, here are a few more collections of dinner recipes:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Don says:

    Please send me more egg recipes for dinner.


  2. Cathe Epp says:

    love these supper time egg recipes….. we do one that we call the breakfast fajita….we make scrambled eggs with mixed chopped peppers and onion…what ever spices i wanna include…. place grated cheese…(what ever i have most of ) on bottom of a wrap and add the scrambled egg …add more cheese and wrap….. heat in micro wave or toaster over til cheese melts…is awesome…..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Turned out amazing!