14 Easy, Indulgent, And Surprisingly Healthy Egg Recipes Slideshow

Asparagus and Eggs

When asparagus is in season, try pairing it with a poached egg. It's a healthy way to start off any brunch. The eggs are poached in a little wine, and the entire dish is finished with a drizzle of olive oil and a lemon wedge. Click here for the recipe.

Avocado Egg Salad

Replacing mayonnaise with avocado is a brilliant swap that keeps the egg salad creamy while also cutting down on the calories and sodium. Add some sliced radishes to this egg salad for an extra, earthy crispiness. Click here for the recipe.   

Boiled Eggs in the Microwave

"Boiled eggs" might not sound indulgent, but they are the foundation of luxurious egg salads and creamy deviled eggs. Making them in the microwave is a simple and innovative way to expedite the process. On their own, hard-boiled eggs are a satiating and healthy low-calorie snack, but you can always add a squirt of sriracha for an extra punch. Click here for the recipe.  

Egg Foo Young

This dish can be found at many Chinese takeout restaurants, but it's healthier to make it at home. Egg foo young is basically a frittata stuffed with bean sprouts, green onions, and other stir-fried vegetables. It's a filling meal that can be served any time of day. Click here for the recipe. 

Eggs in Purgatory

Who would have thought that purgatory tasted so divine? Eggs are cracked directly into a homemade tomato sauce that's been seasoned with garlic, onion, and basil. This is a low-fat, low-calorie dish that delivers on flavor without the extra carbohydrates of pasta. Click here for the recipe.  

Gyeranjjim (Korean Steamed Eggs)

Slowly steaming eggs gives them a custard-like consistency without any added cream or other dairy products. This dish calls for the inclusion of Korean basics like anchovy broth and salted shrimp sauce, but feel free to experiment with your own favorite ingredients. Click here for the recipe.

Huevos Rancheros

A can of drained pinto beans make this a hearty, protein-filled morning meal. The huevos rancheros are seasoned with cumin, chipotle, garlic, and onions, and topped with fried eggs. This is an ideal breakfast for any day. Click here for the recipe.

Mini Morning Egg Bites

Mornings can be chaotic, but eating these mini egg bites can be a brief moment of tranquility. The best part about this dish is that a large batch can be made Sunday night, so you'll have a tasty, healthy, and portable breakfast each weekday morning. Click here for the recipe.

Roman “Egg Drop” Soup

An Italian interpretation of egg drop soup, this dish uses spinach, chicken stock, egg, and Parmigiano-Reggiano to add layers of complexity. The shreds of eggs instantly cook as they hit the piping hot broth and contribute texture and body to the soup. Click here for the recipe.


Eggs can be eaten for more than just breakfast and brunch. The eggs take center stage in this savory, Mediterranean dish that uses paprika, cumin, garlic, and chopped tomatoes. The eggs are cracked on top of a bed of tomato sauce and are quickly broiled to maintain the luscious consistency of the yolk. Click here for the recipe.

Slow-Cooked Eggs With Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Roasting cherry tomatoes on low heat brings out their natural sweetness, making them an excellent accompaniment to savory eggs. The eggs, which are cooked in ramekins, are finished with a dollop of goat cheese. Click here for the recipe.

Spinach and Feta Egg Scramble

Egg scrambles — not to be confused with scrambled eggs — are a clever way to incorporate vegetables into a diet. This Greek scramble calls for the classic spinach and feta, but feel free to add more vegetables if you want to up the nutrition content. Click here for the recipe.

Sweet Egg Crêpe

This airy texture of this sweet egg crêpe is a cross between that of an omelette and a soufflé. A dollop of cherry jam and crème fraîche gives this healthy egg crêpe an indulgent flare. Click here for the recipe.

The Perfect Frittata

Four ingredients: That's all it takes to make chef John Besh's perfect frittata. A frittata can be as nutritious or decadent as you want, but this one is on the lighter side. Sautéed zucchini and onions are surrounded by creamy egg, and the entire frittata is finished with three slices of mozzarella. Click here for the recipe.