15 Egg Recipes for Dinner

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

White bean shakshuka recipe | Shakshuka with feta | What is shakshuka

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! Here are our best egg recipes for dinner.

Egg nutrition: are eggs healthy?

But first: are eggs healthy? 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.

And now: our best egg recipes for dinner!

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Shakshuka Skillet (Eggs in Tomato Sauce)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This shakshuka recipe is a delicious vegetarian brunch or dinner recipe! Eggs are poached in a savory tomato sauce and sprinkled with feta.


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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 to 6 large eggs, to your preference
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley or cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the pepper. Thinly slice the onion.
  2. Set a dry skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Add the coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds, then toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Carefully transfer the seeds to a plate to cool, then grind in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and onion in an even layer, then do not be tempted to stir or fuss with them. Let them get a good, dark char, 3 to 4 minutes, before giving a quick stir and cooking a bit more until nearly all of the pepper and onion are blackened in parts. This process will take about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the ground spices, paprika, and kosher salt. Stir for 1 minute before carefully tipping in the tomatoes. Let this mixture come to a simmer before stirring in the white beans. Bring everything to a gently boil, then lower the heat to a steady simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have thickened.
  5. Carve out a little divot for each of the eggs you plan to cook, then carefully crack them in. Add a bit of kosher salt and black pepper to each egg then cover the skillet with a lid (or sheet pan if you can’t find a matching lid). Cook over low heat until the eggs are just set, 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Chop the cilantro. Finish by garnishing with the fresh herbs and feta. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Egg Recipes for Dinner

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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