12 One-Egg Wonder Dishes You Can Make with a Carton of Eggs

Check out these egg-cellent dishes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
12 One-Egg Wonder Dishes You Can Make with a Carton of Eggs

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12 One-Egg Wonder Dishes You Can Make with a Carton of Eggs

 12 One-Egg Wonder Dishes You Can Make with a Carton of Eggs

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You don’t have to re-invent the egg to understand the beauty of its subtle flavor and creamy instant-sauce quality of the yolk. Add a soft-boiled egg to soups for richness, top roasted vegetables with a sunny-side up egg and let the yolk run for all the creaminess of a hollandaise without the extra work, or enjoy a simple hard-boiled egg for a quick, easy, and filling snack.

Not only are eggs a healthy protein option for breakfast, lunch, dinner, they’re even great as a snack that doesn’t tug too tightly on the purse strings. Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up a carton of eggs and enjoy any combination of these 12 dishes that require no more than one egg per serving.

15-Minute White Bean Soup with a Soft Boiled Egg

15-Minute White Bean Soup with a Soft Boiled Egg

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My makes-it-all-better flavorings are rosemary and smoked paprika, but add in whatever herbs you have on hand, oregano, thyme, parsley, sage, cumin, bay leaf, what have you. Another excellent addition to this dish is bacon if you have it on hand. Just fry some up and crumble it into the soup.Valaer Murray

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Bacon and Egg Ramen

Bacon and Egg Ramen

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Bacon and eggs aren’t just for breakfast. This savory ramen soup is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. — Sidney Harrison

For the Bacon and Egg Ramen recipe, click here.

Baked Asparagus with Fried Egg and Dill

Baked Asparagus with Fried Egg and Dill

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Cooking spring asparagus with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and red chile flakes is delicious on its own (especially with a quick spritz of fresh lemon or lime juice), but top that with a fried egg and fresh herbs and you've really got something. Additionally, you can halve some grape tomatoes and cook them along with the asparagus for an even more flavorful dish. — Yasmin Fahr

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Broiled Avocado and Egg

Broiled Avocado and Egg

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The egg is cracked into the center of the avocado and broiled for a simple and delicious treat that makes for a healthy breakfast or mid-day energy boost.

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Burger with Fried Egg and Beets

Burger with Fried Egg and Beets

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This burger recipe, packed with meat, vegetables, and protein, is healthy and will fill you up.  — Haley Willard

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Egg in the Hole

Egg in the Hole

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Using potato bread makes this recipe — the bread gets that perfect golden-brown crispy, making it perfect for mopping up that nice, runny yolk. — Maryse Chevriere

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Goat Cheese Grits with a Six-Minute Egg

Goat Cheese Grits with a Six-Minute Egg

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The southern chef recommends simmering the grits in water for 15 to 20 minutes, then serving them with butter. But, to add a bit of tang, we simmer ours in buttermilk, and serve them with goat cheese — plus a six-minute egg, for breakfast.  — Emma Laperruque

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Moroccan Meatballs with Spicy Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Moroccan Meatballs with Spicy Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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Seasoned with traditional Moroccan spices like cumin and cinnamon, the meatballs soak up the gingery, smoky sauce. It’s a luscious combination for a weeknight dinner or an easy meal on the weekend. If you like, you can even make the meatballs a day or two in advance. The sauce is delicious by itself served with couscous or orzo, or tucked into pita bread.  — Diane Phillips

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Pumpkin Bacon Grits with a Poached Egg

Pumpkin Bacon Grits with a Poached Egg

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If you’re looking for a unique breakfast dish, consider serving this creamy recipe. The salty, crispy bacon bites give this smooth and satisfying dish just the right amount of crunch. — Lauren Gordon

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Savory Oatmeal with a Soft-Cooked Egg, Turkey Bacon, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Savory Oatmeal with a Soft-Cooked Egg, Turkey Bacon, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

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If you’re more of a savory breakfast person, this steel-cut oat recipe is for you. Quick-cooking oats make this an easy breakfast, while turkey bacon, eggs, and cheese leave you super satisfied. — Quaker Oats

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Spinach and Egg Sandwich

Spinach and Egg Sandwich

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This recipe puts an elegant twist on the classic breakfast sandwich, combining iron-rich spinach with a fried egg and smoked Cheddar cheese for a nutritious and satisfying start to the day, or to any part of the day. — Lindsey Barbara

For the Spinach and Egg Sandwich recipe, click here.

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

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This veggie burger recipe packs some major protein; the patties are made with quinoa (a plant-based source of complete protein), making them a healthy and delicious alternative to meat-based burgers. All the healthy veggie goodness is held together by a nutritious egg.

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