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16 dinner-worthy egg recipes

From creamy carbonara to crustless quiche, here are 16 ways that eggs can save your supper (and maybe even lunch).

By Today's Parent

16 dinner-worthy egg recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Potato and Leek Sheet Pan Frittata

We’ve married two of the best dinner cheats—frittatas and one-pan meals—into a vegetarian dish that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Get the recipe: Potato and Leek Sheet Pan Frittata

 

16 dinner-worthy egg recipesPHOTO: Erik Putz

Breakfast Confetti Sliders

This is a classic egg sandwich has all the upgrades: A mini sausage patty, tons of colourful veg in the scramble (hence, confetti) and homemade biscuits. No time to whip up biscuit dough? Swap in English muffins. Get the recipe: Breakfast Confetti Sliders

breakfast sandwich with sausage patty, egg and cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

Frittata with Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers, Baby Spinach and Herbs

You can thank the ricotta for keeping this veggie-filled frittata moist. It’s the perfect meal that comes together in just 30 minutes. Get the recipe: Frittata with Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers, Baby Spinach and Herbs

 

Veggie-filled frittata in a cast iron skillet

Pasta Carbonara

Need a quick dinner that’s almost as easy as scrambled eggs—but not scrambled eggs? It’s carbonara all the way, baby. Get the recipe: Pasta Carbonara

pan with spaghetti, creamy egg sauce, bacon and parmesan cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

Eggy Pad Thai

Eggs add protein to this simple vegetarian recipe. It’s perfect for busy weeknights. Get the recipe: Eggy Pad Thai

bowl of pad thai with chopsticksPhoto: Erik Putz

Cheese and Apple Crumpet French Toast

Crumpets soak up all the eggy goodness in this fantastic, sweet-savoury mash-up of French toast and grilled cheese. Get the recipe: Cheese and Apple Crumpet French Toast

16 dinner-worthy egg recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Spanish Chorizo Frittata

To save time, you can make this tasty dish ahead and warm in the oven, or simply serve at room temperature. Get the recipe: Spanish Chorizo Frittata

 

skillet with sausage frittata

Crustless Quiche

This easy quiche combines eggs, greens and leftover lunchmeat—an all-in-one dish. Get the recipe: Crustless Quiche

A quiche with broccoli in a pan next to forksPhoto: Erik Putz

Red Pepper and Cheddar Frittata

Who says frittata is just a breakfast food? Try these easy and yummy morsels for lunch or dinner. Get the recipe: Red Pepper and Cheddar Frittata

 

closeup of a small frittataPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

This speedy recipe comes together in 20 min with shredded rotisserie chicken, a can of creamed corn and an egg—you guessed it: dropped right in—that cooks in the broth. Get the recipe: Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

bowl of chicken and egg soup garnished with green onionPhoto: Erik Putz

Kitchen Sink Omelette

The genius of an omelette: It works with virtually any leftover (read: forgotten, wilted) veggies. Clean out the fridge and get cracking! Get the recipe: Kitchen Sink Omelette

skilled with omelette with cheese and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Poached Egg on Fancy Toast

What’s fancy toast, you ask? Grab your cookie cutters and you’ll soon find out. Get the recipe: Poached Egg on Fancy Toast

16 dinner-worthy egg recipesPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Campfire Huevos Rancheros

Packed with eggs and refried beans, this recipe is perfect whether or not you have an actual campfire. Little ones will love lending a hand—from scrambling eggs to filling and rolling the tortillas. Get the recipe: Campfire Huevos Rancheros

16 dinner-worthy egg recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

What is strata if not the tastiest place for leftovers—stale bread, random veggies and eggs holding it all together—to find new life? Best made the night before, it almost feels like a no-prep dinner. Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

casserole dish of holiday strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cauliflower Frittata

Simple to make, this bite-sized frittata is a welcome addition to any lunchbox or dinner plate. Get the recipe: Cauliflower Frittata

 

closeup of a small frittataPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

This ham and cheese frittata is delicious hot, warm or at room temperature! Serve leftovers between toasted bread to make a western omelette sandwich. Get the recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

 

frying pan with baked frittata in it

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