Eggs for Breakfast: 59 Ways

From baking to scrambling to poaching, there are infinite ways to transform the humble egg. Get your ultimate protein fix with these top recipes.

Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs

"This was the highlight of my morning — my egg was perfect in just five minutes! I felt special when I sat down to this lovely breakfast."


Migas for Two

"This made a delightful Sunday breakfast! I subbed four extra-large eggs in place of the egg substitute and topped it with a bit of cilantro. What an energizing way to start the day!"


Scrambled Egg Muffins

"I loved this! What a great way to use up eggs in a creative way, and the possibilities are endless."


Savory Breakfast Tart

"Wow! This savory tart is amazing. I followed the instructions as given. Will be making this one often. To make things easier, I've made a large batch of the jam and canned it so it's on the shelf whenever I want to whip up this delicious tart."


Eggs in Clouds

Just when you thought eggs couldn't possibly be life-changing.

Southwest Scotch Egg Rellenos

“Scotch eggs are hard cooked eggs covered in sausage and deep fried. Chile Rellenos are cheese-stuffed green chili's that are battered and deep fried. I’ve created a collision. An explosion of flavors and textures that leaves you craving more!”


Magic Crust Blender Quiche

Perfect for leftover vegetables, this magic quiche creates its own crust as it bakes!

Breakfast Club Sandwich

"Wow! What a terrific breakfast sandwich. We loved the technique of incorporating mayo into the eggs before cooking them. Outstanding flavor!"


Huevos Rancheros

"I have a newfound obsession with huevos rancheros! This dish was absolutely wonderful, and it's really easy for us to make together in just a couple of minutes!"

-I Cook Therefore I Am

Gordon Ramsay's Scrambled Eggs

"I can't recommend this recipe enough, especially with the chopped chives and toast under the eggs. I used sour cream instead of crème fraîche."


Breakfast Pita Pizza

Yum! Breakfast pizza is a wonderful option for kids and adults alike. Feel free to swap sausage for the bacon or pancetta in this recipe.

Mexican Egg Scramble

"Bacon, mushrooms, red peppers and onions make scrambled eggs exciting! If cooking with leftover bacon drippings isn't your thing, try olive oil instead."


Sunny-Side Up Special

"What am I not supposed to enjoy about bread, cheese, eggs and bacon?! It's such a nice breakfast treat."


Scalloped Eggs & Bacon

"This is the best breakfast casserole I've ever tasted, and it came together easily! I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper salt to give it a Hollandaise flavor."


No-Brainer Egg & Cheese Souffle

"It doesn't get any easier! I made these this morning for the family and not one bite was left over! With five minutes of prep work, this breakfast can be made on a work-or school day with ease."


Quick Ham & Eggs Benedict

"Gorgeous! I used whole-wheat muffins instead of biscuits and made my own hollandaise sauce. It was quick, too!"

-French Tart

Nuevos Huevos Rancheritos

Start the day off right with this Mexican egg dish.

Mexican Huevos Rancheros

"Fabulous dish! Everything about this was great - the ease of prep, the clear and accurate instructions, the color and look of the finished dish, and the wonderful taste."


Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Scones

"These are just wonderful! A great all-in-one breakfast."


Creamy Baked Eggs for Two

"This egg dish was really lovely. We enjoyed it for breakfast with toasted rosemary focaccia, cherry tomatoes and bacon. Best of all, you can make this with common ingredients found in most kitchens."

-Baby Kato

Green Chile and Zucchini Quiche

This quiche gets its Southwestern flair from Monterey jack cheese and canned chiles.

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

"Love, love, love this egg dish! It's so easy to make, and it impresses everyone who tries it. I added some cumin and fresh coriander and served it with a dollop of plain yogurt."

-koala girl

Lox Scrambled Eggs

"Our family's favorite eggs! We love the sweetness of the red bell pepper. I prefer using Nova lox instead of belly lox because it's less salty."


Biltmore Goldenrod Eggs

"Easy to make and so lovely! I hard-boiled my eggs the night before so they would be good to go in the morning. I found it quicker to crumble the eggs rather than rubbing the yolks through a strainer."


Smoked Paprika Egg Salad

"Not your ordinary egg salad! I highly recommend making this recipe exactly as written, especially when it comes to using the smoked paprika — it's key to making this dish special."


Ricotta, Tomato & Basil Torte

"This torte is as beautiful as it is delicious, and simple to make, too! It smells divine and irresistible when it comes out of the oven. I used a pint of multi-colored tomatoes to make it even prettier."


Grilled Breakfast Burrito

"What a brilliant idea! I freeze the burrito filling individually, and in the morning I just pop it into a tortilla before grilling it on the Foreman for about eight minutes. I'm so amped to try all the possible variations!"


Fried Eggs With Dill

It's amazing how one little herb can transform a single egg dish! Dill fans will love this ridiculously easy breakfast.

Bacon 'n' Egg Salad Sandwiches

"I loved this, and so did the rest of the family. I added raw onion and a little more cheese. It was a wonderful egg salad!"


Baked Eggs in Bread

"Theses eggs were FANTASTIC! What a nice change from 'normal' eggs. My husband would have eaten them all if I'd let him!"

-Chef #1542746

Tamale Hash

Cheesy and spicy with a hint of fresh garlic and cilantro, this filling egg dish can be on the table in under 15 minutes!

Frittata With Ham & Roasted Peppers

"Delicious! We really loved this quick and easy frittata. The flavors complement each other perfectly, and it's very pretty."


Classic Deviled Eggs

"These deviled eggs are so easy and downright awesome! I loved all of the flavors, especially the tartness from the apple cider vinegar."


Sunny-Side Up Egg & Cheese Sandwiches

"I'm a lifelong fan of fried egg sandwiches, so I couldn't help myself when I saw this recipe! You just can't go wrong here — it's comforting and quick and easy."


Pickled Eggs

"These eggs are terrific! I really liked the heat and spiciness. We managed to let them pickle for five days before we ate them!"


Spinach Mushroom Quiche

"Fabulous! I made my own pastry and picked the spinach fresh from the garden — everyone loved the result! I couldn't find french-fried onions, so I fried a fresh red one instead."


Microwave Poached Eggs

"Oh my — I love this method! Now we can have poached eggs any day. Try it on an English muffin with a little pesto!"


Spanish Potato Omelet

"This a nice and fresh omelet for a lazy Sunday morning! We served it right from the skillet with fluffy biscuits."

-Caroline Cooks

Eggs & Rice

"My Japanese mother would serve us hot rice mixed with a raw egg for breakfast; the scrambled egg 'cooks' in the hot rice. I'm 60 years old, and to this day, this dish is still my go-to comfort food!"


Scotch Eggs

These clever sausage-wrapped eggs are an entire meal in one dish! They're also convenient: make 'em ahead of time, store in the freezer and then reheat in the morning.

Egg & Chive Tea Sandwiches

"I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars — the chives were delicious! I made the egg salad a day ahead of time to maximize the flavor."

-Caroline Cooks

Tahini Egg Salad

"Nothing ordinary about this egg salad! It's garlicky, lemony and delicious! I loved the fresh parsley, and am excited to try it with cilantro next time."


Hamburgers with Eggs on Horseback

"Fantastic! The grilled beef patties and eggs are so wonderful together that you'll want a second helping."


Fragrant Egg Curry

Looking for a dish that sticks to your ribs? Eggs and lentils combine forces to create a hearty meal that'll help you stay full until lunch!

Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups

"Delicious baked eggs! I used a mild Gouda cheese instead of Parmesan and cheddar, and they were great. I love the fruity flavor of the tomatoes, too."


All-in-One Egg Casserole

"Great egg casserole, and very filling! It's super versatile too: you can use crumbled turkey sausage, chopped ham or Canadian bacon."


Poached Eggs Florentine

Scrumptious and healthy! This version of the classic egg and spinach dish is served on whole-wheat toast.

Fluffy Omelet

"Oh gosh, this has to be the best omelet! What a fantastic idea to add baking soda -- it really makes the omelet fluffy and light!"


Hidden Eggs

Breakfast doesn't get simpler than this! Break up some leftover bread and top it with eggs and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Then, pop it in the oven for just 15 minutes!

Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

"Best egg salad sandwich ever! It's simple enough to make with items that are always in the fridge. Normally I don't like mustard, but the little bit in this recipe makes it taste awesome."


Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs in Toast Cups

"One of the best scrambled egg dishes I've ever made! Lovely, soft and creamy. I served it with sliced spring onions instead of chives."


Eggs With Peppers

"Wow! These eggs are da bomb, and they're so easy to make before going out to start my day. The dish had a delightful aroma that called my husband to the table in no time!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Mom's Favorite Cheese Strata

The secret to this amazing strata? A teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, which brings out the flavor of the eggs and cheddar cheese.

Chorizo-Potato Frittata

Chorizo sausage and Manchego cheese infuse this simple frittata with Spanish goodness. It's the perfect dish for big family breakfasts.

Smoky Hard Boiled Eggs

"Wow! I've never done anything to eggs but fry or boil them, so these were a pleasant surprise! The liquid smoke flavor is strong, but it's not overwhelming because it only touches the outer part of the egg."

-Sandi (From CA)

Italian Egg Sandwiches

"To die for! I'm a picky eater and never would have thought that eggs and tomato sauce would be good together, but this is a superb breakfast."


Eggs in the Basket, aka Eggs in a Raft

"My kids LOVE these eggs for breakfast! I enjoy making sure they eat something with staying power before school. (It also makes a quick dinner in a pinch!)"

-Chef TanyaW

Amish Pickled Eggs & Beets

"These eggs are wonderful. The seasoning is perfect (sweet and a little bit tart), and the eggs come out so tender -- just like my mom's!"


Bacon & Egg Sandwiches

"Worthy of five stars for simplicity and comfort! This bacon and egg sandwich is delicious and filling. I used mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip."