50 Ways to Cook an Egg
Eggs are an incredibly versatile ingredient. They’re a great source of protein; they’re loaded with nutrients (like vitamin A, vitamin B12, folate, selenium, calcium and zinc, to name a few). Contrary to popular belief, they almost always make no difference to blood cholesterol levels, in spite of being naturally high in cholesterol, and they also contain all of the essential amino acids that humans need.
But do you sometimes feel like you are in a bit of an egg rut, relying on the same recipes time and time again until you are no longer enchanted by the marvelous ingredient? That would be a shame, so we’ve selected 50 egg recipes that are sure to re-inspire you. From zucchini fritters and high-protein pancakes to jazzed-up deviled eggs, egg-topped pizzas, cheesy casseroles and more, these recipes are all delicious, so scroll ahead to discover the 50 ways to cook an egg.
4-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
Just four ingredients and you’re good to go with these tasty fritters.
5-Ingredient Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’
This cauliflower is a healthy take on the takeout favorite that will leave you satisfied without feeling greasy and weighed down.
Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs
This is an interesting combination. If you’ve never tried ginger in your scrambled eggs, it’s a must. Feel free to adjust the jalapeño to your liking.
BLT Salmon Caesar Salad
Baked Asparagus With Fried Egg and Dill
Asparagus and a fried egg is definitely a winning combination. The addition of dill takes it to the next level in this light and seasonal dish that’s perfect for spring.
Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto
The beauty of these protein-packed baked egg cups is that they are very simple to put together, and they don’t require an exact ingredient list. Once you have the essentials, you can experiment with whatever you have around the house, making every breakfast with these cups different and fun.
Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash
Basic Oeufs en Cocotte: French Baked Eggs
This traditional French dish is straightfoward, but decadent — baked simply with cream and served with lovely crusty bread.
Brain Power Egg and Blueberry Pancakes
These aren’t just any pancakes; they’re made with clean, all-natural ingredients and are extremely delicious.
Chorizo Sausage, Cheese and Egg Stuffed Potato
In this recipe, potatoes are stuffed with a delicious combination of sausage, cheese and egg. Topped with pico de gallo and perhaps some sour cream, what could go wrong?
Egg Cup Lentil Bowls
These healthy lentil and egg bowls are ready in 30 minutes, so they’re perfect for busy weeks.
Egg Drop Soup
Make your own soothing and comforting egg drop soup at home in no time at all.
Egg and Cheese Casserole
If you’re looking for an easy recipe that will feed a crowd and satisfy everyone’s appetite, look no further. This casserole, filled with three different types of cheese and served with a light salad, is totally delicious.
Egg, Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Loaded sweet potatoes full of egg, bacon and cheese? Yes, please!
Eggs Benedict With Turmeric Brown Butter Hollandaise
Switch up your regular hollandaise sauce for this delicious brown butter turmeric one.
Eggs and Greens Breakfast Skillet
Spicy arugula, hearty spinach and rainbow chard are sauteed until tender with spring garlic and then topped with sunny-side-up eggs. Serve with toast to sop up the creamy egg yolks.
Gluten-Free Egg, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Braid
Green Eggs (Ove Verdes)
This recipe uses spicy piri-piri sauce. You can easily use a store-bought version, but if you want to make your own, click here for the simple and delicious recipe.
Grilled Breakfast Pizza With Bacon, Bechamel, Eggs and Jalapeños
A grilled breakfast pizza is a perfect way to start the day. You can add your favorite toppings, but the bechamel with the egg is an absolute must — creamy, rich and delicious.
Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave
Don’t have time to hard-boil your egg on the stove? Nuke your eggs to hard-boiled perfection.
Herbed Egg Crepes
These flour-free crepes are wonderful — fill them up with anything imaginable, from cheese and vegetables to sliced ham, sausage or whatever you have in the fridge.
Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a retro food that just won’t go out of fashion. It’s partly because they are so delicious and easy to make, especially in your Instant Pot using the “pressure cook” function or with another multi-cooker.
Italian-Style Egg Bruschetta
A nice piece of bruschetta is an elegant way to start a meal. The traditional way to make bruschetta is to rub slices of grilled bread with garlic and top it with chopped tomatoes, olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar. This recipe calls for hard-boiled eggs, roasted red peppers and arugula to boost the flavor of this Italian classic.
Lobster, Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
Add some indulgence to your breakfast sandwich by filling it with lobster. Enjoy this for any meal of the day.
Mini Quiches With Chives, Shallots and Turkey Bacon
Feed a group, enjoy a picnic or meal-prep your way to success with these perfectly portable mini quiches.
Mixed Vegetable Shakshuka
Adding zucchini to traditional shakshuka makes this vegetarian supper super filling. For a tasty twist, serve each portion over a big slice of bread to let the tomato and egg liquid soak into it. You can also save any leftover sauce to top scrambled eggs or toss with pasta.
Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil
Cooking mushrooms with garlic, thyme and red wine will make you feel as if you’re creating a luxurious French dish, but what results is a flavorful, healthy burger topped with a fried egg and a truffle, Parmesan and arugula mixture. Oh, and the mayonnaise-mustard-ketchup condiment is not to be overlooked either.
Pea Pesto Open-Faced Sandwiches
Made in 20 minutes, these open-faced sandwiches are great for when you're short on time.
Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs
Ditch the frying pan and use a sheet pan instead for this tasty recipe, which takes all the effort out of making these tasty potato-nests.
Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits
You won’t need any excuse to make these fluffy and delicious biscuits that are stuffed with scrambled eggs and prosciutto.
Protein-Packed Veggie Frittata
The ideal breakfast is full of protein that will keep you full throughout the morning, as well as nutrient-rich veggies that will keep energy high and serve as natural metabolism boosters. This easy-to-prepare frittata has the best of both worlds, and even better is the addition of bone broth protein.
Sausage and Egg Waffle Tacos
Waffle your biscuits and turn them into the perfect vehicle for scrambled eggs and sausage patties.
Scotch Eggs With Mango Chutney Mayo and Piccalilli
Another British classic! This Scotch egg recipe is out of this world — crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and perfect for a picnic.
Simple and Easy Microwave Florentine Eggs and Bacon
Save yourself the hassle of making super fancy-egg Florentine by making this super-simple microwaveable version.
Slab Quiche With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
This easy slab quiche can be served warm or at room temperature and is wonderfully suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack. Take it wherever you want to go.
Spicy Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich
With the addition of some good bread and an herb salad mix (or watercress, if you can find it), this is a sandwich most might not think of making, but one that makes lunch (or breakfast) so much better.
Spring Vegetable and Egg ‘Cassoulet’
A celebration of spring’s bounty, this dish is a take on the classic winter cassoulet and is even better when made with vegetables straight from the garden or farmers market. The carrot and shallot mustard binds the dish and lifts the fresh garden notes.
Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon
A little spicy, a little sweet and a little salty, these deviled eggs are the ultimate way to shake up your dinner or add a little spice to a cocktail party.
Sriracha Egg Salad Cabbage Wraps
Steak and Egg Hash
Make this colorful dish for a simple but satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Toasted Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches
Easy, cheesy and delicious — this recipe uses just five ingredients to create a wonderful first meal of the day. This is a great meal to make if you happen to be camping or outside with access to an open fire.
Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Hash With a Fried Egg
A breakfast hash is the perfect way to use up leftovers. Cauliflower and sweet potato act as the base of this hash, but kale, diced red peppers and a fried egg make it a filling breakfast. You can easily make this meal for dinner; after all, many breakfast foods are tasty any time of day. If that sounds good to you, check out these 30 recipes that are perfect to make when you want breakfast for dinner. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? You don't have to decide with these 35 chicken recipes for busy weeknights.
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