The 15 Best Egg Dishes for Any Time of Day
These healthy and hearty recipes are so versatile, you'll want to make these healthy and hearty recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Kale, Chickpea and Tomato Stew
This flavorful and healthy stew, a Mediterranean-inspired morning meal that's packed with superfoods like kale and tomato, tastes even better with a fried egg on top.
Get the recipe: Kale, Chickpea and Tomato Stew
Jersey Girl Egg Sandwich
Who can resist a gooey egg sandwich? This one is made with a regional New Jersey treat: sliced pork roll—a.k.a. Taylor ham—a rich, salty, bologna-like meat that's a Jersey specialty. (If you're nowhere near the Garden State, you can substitute Canadian bacon.) Fry it up; then layer with creamy scrambled eggs, buttery leeks and peppery arugula—all on a toasted English muffin.
Get the recipe: Jersey Girl Egg Sandwich
Quinoa, Spinach and Feta Scramble
We're fans of the kitchen-sink scramble, adding leftover grains, nibbles of cheese, crisp vegetables—whatever happens to be around. You can even include crushed-up potato chips and tortilla chips.
Get the recipe: Quinoa, Spinach and Feta Scramble
Sunny Side Up Eggs
This dish, which features an egg on a bed of sautéed chard, also has classic Caesar salad ingredients: anchovies, capers and Parmesan melted on a slice of toast.
Get the recipe: Sunny Side Up Eggs
Mostly Egg White Frittata with Basil, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes
With just two whole eggs but six egg whites, this is a healthier take on the Italian omelet. Top it with a dollop of low-fat sour cream for a bracing contrast of warm and cool. Eat it for dinner and save the leftovers for breakfast.
Get the recipe: Mostly Egg White Frittata with Basil, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes
A classic, pillowy cheese soufflé is a thing to behold. But in this article on mastering the classics
, French chef Jacques Pépin says the dish isn't as difficult to make or fragile to handle as people think.
Get the recipe: Cheese Soufflé
Oprah's Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Cheese
Oprah uses thyme, oregano or chives to make these eggs. They get a kick from Parmesan or pepper jack cheese and a minced scallion. Though we love them for breakfast, they're also the perfect late-night supper.
Get the recipe: Oprah's Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Cheese
Asparagus with Farm-Fresh Eggs and Dry Jack Cheese
Asparagus and eggs are a well-known duo. In this version, the combo is accompanied by black olives and shaved dry Jack cheese.
Get the recipe: Asparagus with Farm-Fresh Eggs and Dry Jack Cheese
Chef Michelle Bernstein likes to serve this Spanish-style omelet—made with potatoes, eggs and chorizo—as an appetizer or for brunch with Pineapple-Cucumber Mojitos
Get the recipe: Spanish Tortilla
Shrimp and Deviled-Egg Salad Sandwiches
Cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee cook shrimp in Old Bay seasoning. Then, they cut them, mix them with chopped egg whites and a dressing made from the yolks, mayonnaise, Tabasco, mustard, crumbled bacon and sliced green onions.
Get the recipe: Shrimp and Deviled-Egg Salad Sandwiches
Pastel Omelet with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs
This rich, company-worthy brunch or lunch dish gets an earthy flavor from broiled shiitake mushrooms. Crumbled goat cheese added at the end of cooking melts into the hot omelet.
Get the recipe: Pastel Omelet with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs
Turkish Scrambled Eggs
In Turkey, Lisa Oz says, this combination of eggs, tomatoes and red peppers is a popular breakfast dish. But she eats it for dinner too, with whole grain pita and green olives.
Get the recipe: Turkish Scrambled Eggs
Double Cheese and Ham Quiche
You can use whatever crackers or chips you have on hand—Ritz crackers, saltines or tortilla chips all work well—to create the crust for this hearty quiche, which includes cottage cheese and Cheddar.
Get the recipe: Double Cheese and Ham Quiche
You can eat this voluptuous Greek soup hot or cold. It's made with chicken broth, herbs, lemon, eggs and orzo or rice.
Get the recipe: Avgolemono Soup
Egg Salad with Tarragon Mustard
Tarragon mustard gives this salad just the slightest hint of licorice flavor, though you could also use Dijon. The recipe also calls for chopped celery and shallot, capers, and fresh tarragon and cilantro.
Get the recipe: Egg Salad with Tarragon Mustard
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