54 Delicious Ways to Have Eggs for Every Meal
Eggs are packed with protein, economical, and easy to prepare. From scrambled and fried to baked and beyond, they're perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, or snack.
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
No doubt about it, eggs add nutritional value to a meal, no matter what time of day you choose to eat them. Start your morning with a Fluffy Scrambled Eggs recipe, using this fool-proof method from the test kitchen at Taste of Home. The simple combo of eggs, milk, and cheese is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat.
Ham & Egg Muffins
Need a great grab-and-go breakfast? Everyone in the house will flip for these savory mini Ham & Egg Muffins, filled with delicious cheddar cheese. The ham and bacon can be swapped out for Meatless Mondays, and you'll be getting extra fiber and micronutrients.
Puerto Rican Omelet
Chelsey Amer, RD, a New York City-based dietitian says this Puerto Rican Omelet was inspired by her trip to the tropical island. "It's a must try if you're looking to spice up your breakfast," Amer says. Bonus: You'll get a potassium boost from the plantains, a delicious Puerto Rican staple.
Yes, hard-boiled eggs can be pickled in glass jars. This German-Style Pickled Eggs recipe can take up to a week, but the taste is worth the wait.
Fajita Egg Stuffed Pitas
The dynamic duo of protein and veggies at breakfast is a great way to fuel your morning—but it's hearty enough to serve as a light dinner entree. This recipe for Fajita Egg-Stuffed Pitas from Sarah Pflugradt, RDN, at Salubrious RD is low in calories and can be paired with fresh fruit or a salad.
Shakshuka is a classic Israeli breakfast dish that's packed with vegetables—and flavor. The savory profile makes it appropriate any time of the day. This Mediterranean Shakshuka recipe by culinary nutrition expert Jessica Fishman Levinson, RDN, is an easy (and delicious) way to make your diet more Mediterranean.
The Perfect Boiled Egg
Do you struggle to arrive at the perfect cooking time for boiled eggs? Abbie Gellman, RD, has it down to a science. Place eggs in a pot or saucepan in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs with one to two inches of water. Place over high heat uncovered until water is just boiling. Boiling time varies depending on the type of boiled eggs you're making:
- 15 minutes: very firm, hard-boiled
- 10 minutes: creamy but firm yolk, hard-boiled
- 6 minutes: custardy yolk, medium-boiled
- 4 minutes: slightly runny yolk, soft-boiled
Drain hot water immediately after the timer goes off, then submerge eggs in cold running water.
Peel and eat immediately, use in a recipe, or refrigerate. Hard-boiled eggs can be tossed into salads or used in a variety of dishes, including egg salad and deviled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for up to 5 days; soft- and medium-boiled eggs for 2 to 3 days.
Gyros Breakfast Burritos
The ingredients in this Gyros Breakfast Burrito recipe are super flavorful and nutritious, recommends Judy Barbe, RDN. The breakfast dish includes at least three foods groups—meat, veg, and dairy—that pack in the protein. The spices deliver antioxidants and the spinach provides iron.
Egg Drop Soup
This Egg Drop Soup recipe is easy to whip up at home, says Diana K. Rice, RDN, who specializes in helping busy moms navigate nutrition. It's simple to make and much healthier than the takeout version. When you do dine out, these rules of thumb will help you eat more healthfully at restaurants.
Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche
Kaleigh McMordie, RDN, of Lively Table recommends this delicious Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche as a heart-healthy meal any time. It's a healthier alternative to traditional quiche that's easy and a crowd-pleaser. Find out why salmon is just one of the foods that lower cholesterol naturally
Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Bites
These easy-to-make Egg & Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Bites are a delicious and nourishing weeknight breakfast-for-dinner meal that everyone in the house will love, from Tracee Yablon Brenner, RD, coauthor of Simple Foods for Busy Families and the culinary director of Triad to Wellness.
Protein-Rich Cherry French Toast
You can never go wrong with French toast, especially this version from Amy Gorin, RDN. Her Protein-Rich Cherry French Toast features a heart-shaped egg on top—this, and the eggs in the batter, deliver lots of filling protein to help keep you satisfied throughout the morning.
This Breakfast Taco recipe from Jen Haugen, RDN, author of The Mom's Guide to a Nourishing Garden, combines eggs, peppers, and onions, along with flavorful breakfast sausage for a breakfast that will keep the family full and satisfied. You can make the recipe ahead of time, wrap, and store in the refrigerator or freezer for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast.
Spinach Parmesan Egg Muffins
These Spinach Parmesan Egg Muffins are a great grab-and-go option for a tasty and healthy breakfast. Batch cook on the weekend, then eat them all week. High in protein and a great way to get some vegetables in the morning, from certified diabetes educator Brittany Poulson, RDN.
Sweet Potato Egg Skillet with Spinach & Mushrooms
This super-easy Sweet Potato Egg Skillet with Spinach & Mushrooms recipe from Christy Brissette, RD, of 80 Twenty Nutrition is rich in beta carotene, thanks to the sweet potatoes, while spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, provide plenty of fiber and antioxidants. It's perfect for brunch or a quick dinner.
Easiest Freezer Friendly Breakfast Tacos
Freezer Friendly Breakfast Tacos are great for brunch, dinner, or break one out for a veggie- and protein-packed quick breakfast—from Rebecca Clyde, RDN, a nutrition coach based in Salt Lake City, UT. If you prize dishes you can make once, eat twice, you'll love these comfort foods like Grandma used to make.
Baked Omelet Roll
This Baked Omelet Roll makes a perfect breakfast, brunch, or dinner entree that can be customized any way you desire—from dietitians Ann & Lesley of My Menu Pal.
Sweet Potato & Kale Hash with Eggs
This Sweet Potato & Kale Hash with Eggs recipe is an excellent way to get in some veggies at breakfast or really any meal. It's a one-dish wonder that's ready in 30 minutes, courtesy of registered dietician nutritionist Brittany Poulson.
Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon
Tired of the same ol', same ol' deviled eggs? Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon are spicy, savory, and sweet. Even better, the recipe calls for only five ingredients.