20 Egg Recipes That Are Anything but Boring

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Packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, eggs recipes are nutritious as well as quick to prepare. If scrambled eggs stand accused of being boring in your house, we’ve sourced a score of recipes to argue they’re anything but. Keep reading to find your new favorite. 

1. Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese omelet made by rolling together thin layers of seasoned egg in a frying pan. It might take some mastery—it cooks up a little bit like a crepe but without the flipping. Enjoy it for breakfast or add it a lunchbox. For the recipe head to Japanese Cooking 101.  Get inspiration for more easy egg recipes in our archives.

2. Croissant French Toast

This new take on French toast—using croissants instead of bread—will rescue any day-old pastries in the bread bin. Dragged through a seasoned egg mixture, just cook for three minutes on each side and top with fruit and syrup. Get the details here

3. Easy Huevos Rancheros

This simple recipe from Cookie and Kate combines protein-rich eggs with easy-to-flip tortillas to make scrambled huevos rancheros which you can make in minutes, top with anything you like and eat any time of day.

4. Egg Muffin Cups

High in protein and low in carbs, egg muffins are an easy fix for a morning pick-me-up or after school snack. Stuff them with chopped veggies, and you have something to offer that's packed with goodness. Get the recipe here


5. Valentine Egg Toast

This cute egg-in-toast recipe comes stuffed with love and goodness! Head to Smell Of Rosemary for the details on how to put this plate together for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

6. Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches

Have fun with this Dr. Seuss inspired dish of green eggs and ham in an English muffin. The recipe from Feed Me Phoebe adds mozzarella and chives to scrambled eggs with essential green pesto for a dish that can be eaten in the rain, and in the dark and on a train and in a tree!

7. Favorite Fluffy Omelet

An omelet is a protein-rich meal that can be easily customized for tiny taste buds. Keep it simple with nothing else added or throw in some chopped deli meats and veggies or grated cheese. Head to Weelicious for a video on how to make an omelet that's as fluffy as it is delicious.

8. South Western Scramble

This easy scrambled egg is ready in 10 minutes, and it's packed with layers of flavors and textures. Bell pepper and corn add color and crunch, but you can add whatever you like including black beans, cheese or other veggies. It comes to us from Averie Cooks and works for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


9. Baked Eggs and Meatballs

Eggs meet meatballs in this Italian dish that's the ultimate comfort food. Plated Cravings has the recipe which takes about 35 minutes to prepare.

10. Pull Apart Egg Muffins

This recipe will have you pulling out your muffin pan to make eggy biscuit bites the family will love. Head to Take Two Tapas for the recipe, which produces one of the cutest ways to eat bacon and eggs.

11. Classic Carbonara

A classic carbonara has no cream and no heavy sauce because the eggs do all the work, making it both light and decadent at the same time. This recipe from Scrummy Lane gives lots of tips on how to make the perfect carbonara.

12. Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is the perfect hearty way to start the day. It's quick to put together and feeds a crowd, making it great for family gatherings. Head to Dinner At The Zoo for the details or check out this make-ahead crock-pot version from our archives.

13. Breakfast Burritos

The secret to breakfast burritos is that they freeze really well, making them great for those rushed, chaotic mornings. Just pop them in the microwave, and you are good to go with a healthy protein-rich start to the day. Natalie at Life Made Simple outlines the entire process showing how easy they are to make, customize and freeze. For more make-ahead breakfasts check out these ideas in our archive.

photo: Leah Singer

14. Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is deceptively simple, and it's easy to customize with whatever chopped veggies you have to hand. It's a comforting favorite for all the family. Check out this version in our archives.

15. Bread Bowls

Bread bowls aren’t just for soups anymore!  These cute bread rolls are hollowed out and filled with a mix of egg, spinach and turkey bacon. Easy to customize, these individual portions work any time of day. Head to The Tasty Bite Blog for the details. 

16. Breakfast Quesadilla

These quesadillas are stuffed with beans, spinach and cheese for a rich and filling breakfast. Throw in a handful of diced bacon, ham, or a little chicken or turkey sausage for an added protein boost. Erin Clarke at Well Plated has the recipe. 

17. Avo Egg Salad

This avo-egg-power-combo doesn't disappoint. Switch mayo for an avocado to create a silky-smooth, creamy sandwich filler worthy of any Hulk fans! Head to Pinch of Yum for the recipe.

18. Breakfast Braid

This recipe is super easy but looks like you took hours to prep it. Perfect for a potluck brunch, it can easily be assembled the night before, refrigerated in shrink-wrap and it's ready to bake in the morning.  Head to It's A Keeper for the how-to. 

19. Baked Eggs Florentine

Here's another recipe that looks impressive but is super easy to pull together. It only takes about 15 minutes in the oven before the whites set, and the yolks are still perfectly runny. The View From Great Island has all the details. 

20. Ham and Leek Quiche

Pre-made puff pastry makes this a stress-free dinner recipe. Just mix up the egg-based filling, and you’re halfway there. Quiche is easy to customize with any leftovers you have to hand. Get the recipe here

Which egg recipe is a hit in your family? Let us know in the comments below.

—Emily Myers



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