Food ruts, we all get stuck in them, eating the same meal every day or having set dinner schedules. It’s mindless, and when our eating is mindless, dinner just becomes another box to check. One solution to this rut? Eggs for dinner!
Yes, I know what you’re thinking “ What is there to make with eggs for dinner?” typically it’s breakfast food and occasionally we have them with Easter dinner.
Suspend your scepticism for a second and read on to see how eggs can help excite your dinners and get you enthusiastic about eating again. So, let’s crack into 20 egg recipes for dinner!
I have a great one-pan wonder to start off with- Cheesy Bacon and Egg Hash. It’s simple! It’s Easy! And yes, IT’S ONE-PAN!!! Perfect for when you have limited ingredients and limited time.
Start with potatoes- cubed is recommended- and let them cook for ~20 minutes before you add your bacon. Depending on your bacon preference, cook for another 7-10 minutes.
Once you’ve reached your desired crispiness, create small indents for your eggs to cook. We recommend a minimum of 2 eggs per person so plan accordingly!
When the eggs are ready, douse the whole pan with cheese and scallions. Viola! Dinner in under an hour!
It takes two to tango and you’ll want to share this dinner with friends! Bringing you another easy egg recipe for dinner is Egg Tacos.
This 10-minute time saver is simple- you’ll spend more time picking out an avocado than you will eating these morsels.
Toast your little tortillas, dice a tomato and slice up your avocado to prep the plate.
We’re going for a fried egg in this recipe but don’t be afraid to scramble or serve sunny side up!
With your eggs cooked to perfection, spritz the taco with lime, garnish with cilantro (or don’t it’s your taco) and dig in!
Need something to fit all of your dinnertime needs? The solution is Omelets!
This is a gold mine for creative types, enabling you to explore many global cuisines. There are dozens of opportunities to create healthy egg recipes for dinner or tailor a protein-packed meal to the pickiest of eaters.
The secret to creating a perfect flipped and folded egg? Butter Butter Butter!!!
Make sure your pan is well greased and hot before you add the eggs. If your diet doesn’t allow for butter, heated cooking spray or olive oil are also excellent substitutes.
Bonus secret- add your cheese prior to other ingredients, turn your heat down LOW and cover the pan for a minute or two, perfectly melted cheese every time.
Some recipes are almost so simple and easy that you will wonder “Why didn’t I think of that?” This is one of those dishes, hugely popular within Europe.
“Mediterranean Eggs” is a surefire way to impress guests and leave them begging you for the recipe.
This dish starts with a diced onion being thrown in a hot pan first. To achieve maximum flavor leave them alone in the pan for 2-4 minutes, this will render them slightly translucent and perfectly cooked.
Have your eggs whisked and ready on the side because you’ll add them into your dish one minute after your diced tomatoes and basil enter the pan.
This is a sophisticated and simple dinner for a summer evening out on the patio with an orange or lemon spritzer!
Typing “egg dinner ideas” into your search bar will likely yield things similar to what I’ve mentioned above.
However, this recipe is something we had never heard of, scrambled eggs, pickled cucumber, rice, ginger and mirin???
I’m not sure about you but I was speechless when I found this one. Now, you can pickle the cucumbers up to three days prior (so easy!), and if you have leftover rice- this is a glow-up for leftovers.
The ginger and mirin are scrambled with the eggs, all combined in a tasty adventure for your tastebuds. This is a way to explore a new host of flavors in a simple and effective manner.
One nonconventional way to have egg dishes for dinner is by incorporating eggs into items where they almost exclusively star. A great example is an egg salad sandwich- simple and effective while equally delicious, if you like egg salad of course!
You start with 8 chilled hard-boiled eggs. Fun Fact- “hard-boiled” status is achieved by cooking the eggs for 14 minutes, I looked it up so you don’t have to.
Once the salad is complete, get some delicious bread, and load it up!
Pumpernickel or sourdough will be sturdy enough to hold your masterpiece!
When you google “Most popular egg dish”, the list could be insanely long, there will be benedicts and scrambles, hard-boiled and soft, and a classic sunny side-up order.
One dish that has had a cult-like following is huevos rancheros, and this recipe follows that basic premise.
This particular dish would absolutely shine if a Chili Verde sauce was drizzled on top, enhancing the scramble and adding flavor.
Do you know somebody who’s a picky eater? Somebody who has dietary restrictions or allergies?
Then this is the dish that will be perfect for any soiree with multiple parties.
Packed with protein from beans and eggs This is a cheap and easy way to ensure everyone gets the highest nutritional benefits from simple ingredients.
While this recipe calls for baked beans, you can easily transform it into your own by swapping out different varieties and sides to make a dish for any occasion!
Dinner ideas with eggs can lead the mind to think “breakfast for dinner.” However, if you’re interested in pushing your boundaries, a classic niçoise salad will definitely elevate your dinner party game.
It hits three out of 5 of your taste sensations- umami, bitter, and sour.
The balance of olives, eggs, and tomatoes in a white wine vinegar dressing sends your senses into overdrive. If you’re feeling adventurous, my secret ingredient to elevate this dish further is candied walnuts.
Bringing in a brief sweet respite during a traditionally tart appetizer.
One exciting recipe I found was something I love when ordering takes out but never thought I could make myself. Fried Rice!!
Yes, I know, sounds daunting, however, the recipe is wildly easy to follow and makes sure you understand how and why to cook this dish a certain way as mess-ups can be blamed on one big issue (hint- it has to do with the vegetables).
When you make this one, please tag me in the results, I want to hear how yummy YOU found this recipe.
We have all sat at the computer, later than we should be, looking up something along the lines of “What can I have with eggs for dinner?” Which is the exact scenario that led me to this scrumptious dinner that has quickly become a staple in my house.
This number is perfect for busy days because once things are in the pan, you whack it in the oven and let it go until the timer dings.
Potatoes, cheese and eggs- what could be better? Where could you go wrong? You can’t! It’s fantastic!
My favorite alteration is adding rosemary or thyme to the parsley and garlic. It just sends my taste buds into overdrive.
Want to serve a dish that makes jaws drop and guests take seconds? Then take on a Frittata.
It screams “Professional Chef” and is an incredibly old dish, with roots stemming from the fertile crescent, and more specifically Persia.
While some things can take on a boring feel after eating them, a frittata has endless possibilities.
While this recipe and its variations are vegetarian, there is no limit to what goes into this delicious dish.
The cousin of the frittata is the quiche, a famous brunch staple, this dish can be served warm or chilled.
I know what you’re asking- what’s the difference between the quiche and frittata.
The answer is a gorgeous brown and flakey crust. Now, you could be incredible and create your own, or you could save time and have an equally delicious store-bought crust.
I personally love a certain dough boy’s variety but any store-bought will do.
The secret with a quiche? Bake the crust a little bit prior to adding your wet ingredients, it will yield a much greater result.
What can I make with a lot of eggs? When you’ve forgotten to go to the grocery store, are on a budget, or simply ended up with a dozen too many eggs. This recipe is the solution for you!
This casserole is great when you have busy days and need a quick pop of protein and it reheats in the microwave wonderfully.
Having made this so many times, I will say that I changed the recipe a little bit by adding two additional eggs.
Also, I have experimented with different varieties of bread. In a surprise twist, it was a basic and cheap white bread that makes this recipe incredibly fluffy.
I’ve given you complicated meals with eggs that could blow guests away and fill tummies. Now here’s a classic and easy sandwich that will keep you satiated and give you a new food to daydream about.
This egg sammie would probably run you $12-$18 at any restaurant.
This recipe will get you a whole batch of sandwiches for under 10… you can even add avocado!!!
Looking to introduce a new and fun dish that won’t take a long time to cook? Do you love the convenience of a sandwich?
Did you ever think a steak and egg quesadilla would become a staple dinner in your house?
Well, as a harbinger of good news, here I am to tell you this option is a winner no matter who is around the table tonight.
The first time I made this, I had leftover steak from the night prior and I was hoping to use it up ASAP!
Dip it in sour cream or guac and you have a successful dinner night with no complaining!
Egg dinner recipes have great diversity, the phrase “Just Add an Egg!” is a best seller for a reason.
However, this meal might have you pairing eggs with a surprising ingredient.
This dish ushers in major fall vibes with its color and rich flavors. This hash includes peppers, onions and sausages to create a robust and nutrient-rich meal.
My personal trick in this dish? Substituting breakfast sausage with hot Italian sausages adds a little kick and keeps every bite interesting.
18. Egg Curry
Now here is one recipe that I was a little nervous to test out. I’ve never made an egg curry, let alone rest the fate of dinner upon it.
Now, the catch with this dish is that it calls for an Instapot.
So, if you don’t have an Instapot and want to try this out, I suggest boiling the eggs first for about 10-11 minutes then removing the shells and making the curry as instructed.
Once it’s close to done, nestle the shelled eggs in the sauce for 3-5 minutes. There is always a workaround if you don’t have certain equipment!
Salad number two has made its appearance! This version has a ton of options on how to prepare and makes an excellent substitution of greek yoghurt rather than mayonnaise.
While everything else is fairly standard I would say that this egg salad is one I prefer to eat over a bed of greens accompanied by pecans, pumpkin seeds and cranberries.
It’s a sure easy exchange and saves you a lot of calories that a bagel or bread brings.
Enabling you to make healthier choices while enjoying a favorite food.
There have been a ton of dinner egg recipes that I have thrown at you in this post. This last one is a little bit unique as the eggs are combined with flour to create an epic and flavorful noodle.
That’s right, we are jumping into a creamy chicken and egg noodle comfort meal.
It’s a little surprising we haven’t had any other egg noodle dishes because they’re so easy!! Not only do I think they add more flavor than normal noodles, but they also have way more protein.
This particular dish reminds me of beef stroganoff, perfect for a day when it’s cold and dreary out to fortify you for the next day.
Just a quick reminder when adding your heavy cream to do it slowly and on a low or no heat so that nothing curdles.
Do you have any handy tricks to keep your dairy products from going bad when you’re cooking?
- 12 eggs
- 1 c 2% milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 2 c cubed fully cooked ham (about 1 pound)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 c shredded cheddar cheese
- Take one large pan- glass works best- grease it and set aside
- Whisk eggs, milk, cheese, ham, salt and pepper together
- Spread ⅓ of the hash browns as a base layer
- Pour ½ the wet mixture gently into the pan, keeping the potatoes on the bottom as much as you can.
- Take ⅓ of your hash browns and top over the egg layer
- Pour the remaining wet mixture into the pan and top it with remaining hashbrowns
- Allow to sit overnight or put into a hot 350-degree oven
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown and bubbly
- Allow to set for 10 minutes and enjoy!