50 Ways to Cook an Egg

Forgive us, but these recipes really are egg-cellent
50 Ways to Cook an Egg
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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

4-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
Eggland’s Best

Just four ingredients and you’re good to go with these tasty fritters.

For the 4-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters recipe, click here.

5-Ingredient Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’

5-Ingredient Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’
Eggland’s Best

This cauliflower is a healthy take on the takeout favorite that will leave you satisfied without feeling greasy and weighed down.

For the 5-Ingredient Cauliflower “Fried Rice” recipe, click here.

Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs

Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs
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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.

For the Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs recipe, click here.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs
Dr. Josh Axe

Add a bit of avocado to your deviled eggs for a creamy, healthy and delicious take on a much-loved egg dish.

For the Avocado Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

BLT Salmon Caesar Salad

BLT Salmon Caesar Salad
Eggland’s Best

Here’s a salad recipe that combines two classics — the BLT and Caesar salad — into one tasty and nutritious recipe.

For the BLT Salmon Caesar Salad recipe, click here.

Bacon and Egg Pasta Recipe

Bacon and Egg Pasta Recipe
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A simple spaghetti with egg, smoky bacon and Parmesan cheese, this recipe makes for an easy and totally delicious weeknight dinner or fantastic brunch recipe.

For the Bacon and Egg Pasta recipe, click here.

Baked Asparagus With Fried Egg and Dill

Baked Asparagus With Fried Egg and Dill
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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.

For the Baked Asparagus With Fried Egg and Dill recipe, click here.

Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto

Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach, and Prosciutto
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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.

For the Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto recipe, click here.

Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash

Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash
McCormick

This one-sheet meal is sure to satisfy for any meal of the day. Top this Tex-Mex-inspired dish with avocado, sour cream or hot sauce for an extra kick of flavor.

For the Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash recipe, click here.

Basic Oeufs en Cocotte: French Baked Eggs

Basic Oeufs en Cocotte: French Baked Eggs
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This traditional French dish is straightfoward, but decadent — baked simply with cream and served with lovely crusty bread.

For the Basic Oeufs en Cocotte: French Baked Eggs recipe, click here.

Brain Power Egg and Blueberry Pancakes

Brain Power Egg and Blueberry Pancakes
Eggland’s Best

These aren’t just any pancakes; they’re made with clean, all-natural ingredients and are extremely delicious.

For the Brain Power Egg and Blueberry Pancakes recipe, click here.

Chorizo Sausage, Cheese and Egg Stuffed Potato

Chorizo Sausage, Cheese and Egg Stuffed Potato
venturists

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?

For the Chorizo Sausage, Cheese and Egg Stuffed Potato recipe, click here.

Coffee With Egg

Coffee With Egg
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This tasty drink is a specialty from Hanoi, Vietnam. It’s similar to an Italian zabaglione, with the egg adding a good dose of protein to the sweet and bitter coffee — a perfect pick-me-up!

For the Coffee With Egg recipe, click here.

Egg Cup Lentil Bowls

Egg Cup Lentil Bowls
Eggland’s Best

These healthy lentil and egg bowls are ready in 30 minutes, so they’re perfect for busy weeks.

For the Egg Cup Lentil Bowls recipe, click here.

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
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Make your own soothing and comforting egg drop soup at home in no time at all.

For the Egg Drop Soup recipe, click here.

Egg and Cheese Casserole

Egg and Cheese Casserole
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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.

For the Egg and Cheese Casserole recipe, click here.

Egg, Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza

Egg, Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza
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Top your pizza with a delicious egg for a creamy treat (that also adds a nice bit of protein).

For the Egg, Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza recipe, click here.

Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Eggland’s Best

Loaded sweet potatoes full of egg, bacon and cheese? Yes, please!

For the Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Eggs Benedict With Turmeric Brown Butter Hollandaise

Eggs Benedict With Turmeric Brown Butter Hollandaise
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Eggs and Greens Breakfast Skillet

Eggs and Greens Breakfast Skillet
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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.

For the Eggs and Greens Breakfast Skillet recipe, click here.

Florentine Frittata

Florentine Frittata
Eggland’s Best

This frittata loaded with egg white, Greek olives, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, rosemary, spinach and feta cheese is full of lovely, satisfyingly savory flavors.

For the Florentine Frittata recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Egg, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Braid

Gluten-Free Egg, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Braid
Pillsbury

Make this breakfast braid for your next brunch gathering to satisfy any gluten-free needs. Don’t worry, even gluten-lovers will enjoy this recipe.

For the Gluten-Free Egg, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Braid recipe, click here.

Green Eggs (Ove Verdes)

Green Eggs (Ove Verdes)
Steven Joyce

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.

For the Green Eggs (Ove Verdes) recipe, click here.

Grilled Breakfast Pizza With Bacon, Bechamel, Eggs and Jalapeños

Grilled Breakfast Pizza With Bacon, Béchamel, Eggs and Jalapeños
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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.

For the Grilled Breakfast Pizza With Bacon, Bechamel, Eggs and Jalapeños recipe, click here.

Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave

Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave
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Don’t have time to hard-boil your egg on the stove? Nuke your eggs to hard-boiled perfection.

For the Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave recipe, click here.

Herbed Egg Crepes

Herbed Egg Crêpes
Kristine Kidd

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.

For the Herbed Egg Crepes recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
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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.

For the Instant Pot Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

Italian-Style Egg Bruschetta

Italian-Style Egg Bruschetta
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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.

For the Italian-Style Egg Bruschetta recipe, click here.

Kedgeree

Kedgeree
Alan Benson

Here’s a classic British brunch dish featuring smoked trout and boiled eggs and lightly flavored with curry. Don’t knock it till you try it — it’s really, really good.

For the Kedgeree recipe, click here.

Lobster, Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

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.

For the Lobster, Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich recipe, click here.

Mini Egg Pizzas

Mini Egg Pizzas
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This breakfast pie is perfect for all levels of pizza lovers. The great thing about mini pizzas is that everyone gets to add their favorite toppings

For the Mini Egg Pizzas recipe, click here.

Mini Quiches With Chives, Shallots and Turkey Bacon

Mini Quiches With Chives, Shallots and Turkey Bacon
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Feed a group, enjoy a picnic or meal-prep your way to success with these perfectly portable mini quiches.

For the Mini Quiches With Chives, Shallots and Turkey Bacon recipe, click here.

Mixed Vegetable Shakshuka

Mixed Vegetable Shakshuka
Oxmoor House

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.

For the Mixed Vegetable Shakshuka recipe, click here.

Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil
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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.

For the Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil recipe, click here.

Pea Pesto Open-Faced Sandwiches

Pea Pesto Open-Faced Sandwiches
Eggland’s Best

Made in 20 minutes, these open-faced sandwiches are great for when you're short on time.

For the Pea Pesto Open-Faced Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs
Faith Mason

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.

For the Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs recipe, click here.

Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits
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You won’t need any excuse to make these fluffy and delicious biscuits that are stuffed with scrambled eggs and prosciutto.

For the Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits recipe, click here.

Protein-Packed Veggie Frittata

Protein-Packed Veggie Frittata
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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.

For the Protein-Packed Veggie Frittata recipe, click here.

Sausage and Egg Waffle Tacos

Sausage and Egg Waffle Tacos
Pillsbury

Waffle your biscuits and turn them into the perfect vehicle for scrambled eggs and sausage patties.

For the Sausage and Egg Waffle Tacos recipe, click here.

Scotch Eggs With Mango Chutney Mayo and Piccalilli

Scotch Eggs With Mango Chutney Mayo and Piccalilli
David Loftus

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.

For the Scotch Eggs With Mango Chutney Mayo and Piccalilli recipe, click here.

Simple and Easy Microwave Florentine Eggs and Bacon

Simple and Easy Microwave Florentine Eggs and Bacon
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Save yourself the hassle of making super fancy-egg Florentine by making this super-simple microwaveable version.

For the Simple and Easy Microwave Florentine Eggs and Bacon recipe, click here.

Slab Quiche With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Slab Quiche With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
Ken Carlson

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.

For the Slab Quiche With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions recipe, click here.

Spicy Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich

Spicy Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich
Jane Bruce

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.

For the Spicy Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich recipe, click here.

Spring Vegetable and Egg ‘Cassoulet’

Spring Vegetable and Egg 'Cassoulet'
Maille

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.

For the Spring Vegetable and Egg ‘Cassoulet’ recipe, click here.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon

Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon
McCormick

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.

For the Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon recipe, click here.

Sriracha Egg Salad Cabbage Wraps

Sriracha Egg Salad Cabbage Wraps
Eggland’s Best

If you feel like there are enough eggs in your egg salad already, you can switch out mayo for soy-free vegan mayonnaise to create an even healthier egg salad lunch.

For the Sriracha Egg Salad Cabbage Wraps recipe, click here.

Steak and Egg Hash

Steak and Egg Hash
Eggland’s Best

Make this colorful dish for a simple but satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner.

For the Steak and Egg Hash recipe, click here.

Toasted Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches

Toasted Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches
Eggland’s Best

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.

For the Toasted Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Turmeric Deviled Eggs

Turmeric Deviled Eggs
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Get an extra boost of anti-inflammatory properties with these turmeric deviled eggs. They’re tasty and good for you.

For the Turmeric Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Hash With a Fried Egg

Two Potato, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Hash With a Fried Egg
Green Giant

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.

For the Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Hash With a Fried Egg recipe, click here.

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