Here are all the best egg recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Whether it’s a scramble, frittata, or tacos, there’s something for everyone.
Looking for egg recipes? You’re in luck. Because eggs work as an easy meal any time of the day. That’s right: you can whip up a scramble or omelette for breakfast, or opt for egg tacos or shakshuka for dinner. Make up a batch of boiled eggs for easy lunches throughout the week, or whip up a 5-minute breakfast sandwich anytime you need a snack. Yes, there’s really no time of the day that an egg doesn’t shine!
Here are all the best egg recipes for any meal of the day. There are quick meals for when you’re starved, and fancier recipes you’d serve for guests. The common denominator in them all? They’re flavor packed and absolutely delicious. Ready to get started?
And now…20 egg recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Here's an egg recipe that's full of huge flavor and colorful veggies to start your day right! The eggs are soft and scrambled to perfection, and mixed with savory colorful vegetables to round it out. You can eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner: and it comes together in just 15 minutes! It’s full of delicious savory flavor…and loaded with nutrients, too.
At the top of our egg recipes: this pesto egg breakfast sandwich! Here's a 5 minute recipe that actually takes 5 minutes. That means you can whip it up in less time than it takes to run through the fast food drive through. It can double as a quick dinner for nights when you have no time to think. It pleases kids, and it’s easy enough for beginner cooks like college students. Basically: it pleases everyone!
At the top of our egg recipes, something that should be in everyone's repertoire: the perfect Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s the best kind of basic. This is a sandwich you can sink your teeth into, that tastes like an elevated version of what you’re used to. It’s fresh and healthy, not the mayo-laden kind you can find at the store. Another secret? It’s stuffed with fresh herbs, to give you a beautiful pop of flavor.
Looking for a 5-minute breakfast idea, an easy lunch, or a fast and easy dinner? Well, here’s an egg recipe that’s all three at once. Meet these Amazing Egg Tacos! Did you know that eggs can taste like taco meat? This is one of our favorite kitchen tricks. Yes, somehow the spiced scrambled eggs filling channels the flavor of taco meat plus chorizo. It's an easy way to get a fast dinner on the table: and it works for lunch and breakfast too.
Looking for healthy breakfast or lunch ideas? Here's a new trick: mini 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.
These easy deviled eggs recipe is totally classic and tastes amazing. It's got a twist: Greek yogurt in the filling along with the mayo. Along with both yellow and Dijon mustard, it adds the perfect flavoring to these eggs without being overly rich! Garnish with dried dill or smoked paprika, or a mix of the two to make it festive.
Another classic egg recipe? The omelette! This Parmesan omelette features leafy greens: you can use spinach, kale or even beet greens. Sauteing the greens with minced garlic and Parmesan cheese makes them taste insanely savory, kind of like the inside of spinach artichoke dip. In just 15 minutes, you have a filling breakfast or lunch!
Pizza for breakfast? You bet. This breakfast pizza is loaded with crunchy veggies, our easy pizza sauce, and topped with crumbles of scrambled eggs. It's simply incredible and so good, you won't be able to stop shoveling in slices. A secret ingredient? A sprinkle of fennel seeds evokes the flavor of breakfast sausage.
Here's a simple way to make an egg recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner: these quick eggs and beans! The beans are our favorite simple black beans method: simmered with some of their can liquid and a bit of cumin and cilantro. They’re served alongside soft scrambled eggs, melty soft folds of goodness with a bit of sharp cheese for some flair. They look lovely served with tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro confetti.
These tender herby baked eggs are a delightful egg recipe, perfect for breakfast or brunch! It takes a just a bit of prep time to throw together in the morning, but mincing the shallot and herbs the night before it makes for an easy assembly. The key is removing from the oven when the egg whites are just set, but the yolk is still runny. Spread on some crunchy toast, it’s quite the treat!
Hard boiled eggs are a basic egg recipe that everyone should have in their arsenal! Boiled eggs taste great and they’re a versatile source of protein. Make up a batch and refrigerate them to use in salads and sandwiches, for a quick snack, or in deviled eggs as a fancy appetizer.
Another classic egg recipe? Poached eggs! Poached eggs are cooked in boiling water, outside the shell. This results in just set whites and a delightfully runny yolk. They’re one of the healthiest ways to prepare an egg since no oil is needed during the cooking process. Throw them onto a avocado toast for an easy, healthy meal.
Ahh, soft boiled eggs. Smooth and glossy whites, golden and jammy on the inside. They’re perfect on toast for breakfast, or atop a steaming bowl of ramen. How to perfect this elusive state where the egg is cooked with a gooey center? We’ve got answers.
Here's a stellar egg recipe: shakshuka! Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce that originates from North Africa and the Middle East. Usually the tomato sauce includes onions and peppers, and is flavored with cumin and paprika. Today, shakshuka is eaten in countries from Tunisia to Israel to Morocco, and it’s gotten very popular in the US in restaurants! Try it for a stunning brunch or easy dinner.
Another classic in egg recipes: the frittata! This easy frittata recipe stars bright bursts of roasted cherry tomatoes along with fresh shaved asparagus. Most frittata recipes use cooked asparagus: but shaving it and using it raw brings a sweet, fresh flavor that's uniquely delicious. It's topped with feta cheese and perfect for brunch, lunch or a simple dinner.
Another showstopper in our egg recipes: quiche! Quiche is essentially a savory pie with an egg filling. This vegetarian spinach quiche is outstanding: it has a gluten free quiche crust made of olive oil and almond flour, and a hearty spinach and Gruyere cheese filling. It’s a total crowd pleaser and you can serve it either warm or room temperature.
This classic French main dish salad is one of the most classic recipes to feature boiled eggs: Nicoise salad! The word salad doesn’t even really come close to describing the taste treat you have in store. Boiled eggs, green beans, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, and tangy French potato salad sit on crunchy lettuce with a zingy dressing that makes you want to keep eating it for days. Channel the south of France with this filling main dish.
Did you know you can add boiled egg...to grilled cheese? This recipe is like a fried egg sandwich but instead of a fried egg, the egg is hardboiled. It's unexpected and delicious! To compliment it, it's got a smoked cheddar cheese filling–which truly tricks the brain into thinking there is a meaty interior!
Here's an unexpected addition to these egg recipes...fried rice! There’s something about the chewy clumps of eggs and the savory ginger and soy-infused bites that feels positively life giving. Eggs are essential to getting just the right texture to the bowl. Here’s how to make the very best fried rice!
Last but not least in our list of egg recipes...tuna salad with egg! Adding hard boiled eggs to tuna salad makes it even more delicious and protein packed. Tuna salad with egg is perfect as a fast and healthy lunch idea, or a sandwich and is an easy 10-minute dinner that requires no thought. Make up a batch of hard boiled eggs and enjoy a few lunches and dinners!
Are eggs healthy? There’s been some contention over the years. But here’s what research says now:
Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. One egg has 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, and lots of nutrients. (source)
Prep the eggs: In a medium bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together until well-beaten. Stir in the shredded cheese, fresh herbs, kosher salt, and plenty of fresh ground pepper.
Cook the vegetables: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. When hot, add the onion and peppers. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until tender and just starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Add a pinch of salt and the baby greens. Cook for 30 seconds until wilted. Remove and set aside.
Cook the eggs: Keep heat on low. Pour in the eggs. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds. When the eggs just start to set, use a flat spatula to scrape sections of eggs, gently stirring constantly until cooked but still soft, about 1 minute.
Add the vegetables and serve: Add the veggies back to the pan with the eggs or tofu. Stir for a few seconds until combined and warmed. Serve immediately.
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 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.