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The 45 Best Egg Recipes Ever

Pink plate with a piece of toast and a poached egg with salt and pepper

There’s no more budget-friendly, more nutritionally-dense, more quick-to-cook single ingredient than the humble egg. To celebrate it in all its wonder, we’ve rounded up the 45 best egg recipes!

If you’ve got a carton of eggs in your fridge but you’re just not sure what to do with it, you’ve come to the right place! We’re egg fanatics here—TMP is sort of like the egg recipe HQ of the internet.

Why do we love eggs so much? Well, is there a better single ingredient than the humble egg? It’s hard to think of one! Even the fanciest, pasture-raised, free range, farmers market, rainbow-shelled eggs are pretty darn budget-friendly, and eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, too. They’re quick to cook! They’re easily the ultimate vegetarian source of protein and they’re full of other health-boosting vitamins and minerals like B12 and iron. And best of all? Eggs are incredibly versatile! If you’ve got a dozen eggs in the fridge, you’ve got a quick and healthy dinner. Or breakfast. Or lunch! Or even appetizers (helloooo deviled eggs!). Egg recipes can be savory—they most often are—but eggs work in sweet dishes, too. Still not convinced? Well, we’ve rounded up our 45—yep, 45!!—best egg recipes! Let’s get cracking!

Soft Scrambled Eggs on toast with chives
Six minute eggs on a plate with salt and pepper

Classic, Simple Egg Recipes

  • Poached eggs (cover photo). A lot of people are intimidated by making poached eggs. But they’re not as tricky as you think! Plus, you can actually make them ahead of time (no, really!).

  • Soft-Scrambled Eggs. Arguably the ultimate egg recipe—the perfect, creamy, soft-scrambled egg. Dinner for one, breakfast for six or just a quick, healthy, satisfying lunch. There’s no wrong way to eat this dreamy meal.

  • Six-Minute Eggs. Master the perfect jammy egg in just six minutes.

Easy Nicoise Salad made with eggs olives, and tomatoes
homemade shrimp louie salad with avocado, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and capers with a tangy dressing

How To Boil An Egg (And 7 Ways to Use It!)

  • How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs. We love a jammy, soft-cooked egg as much as anyone, but there’s a time and a place for everything and sometimes you just want a regular old, absolutely perfect, hard-boiled egg. Whether you’re making deviled eggs, dying Easter eggs, or just want to boil eggs to have around as a quick, healthy, protein-packed snack, knowing how to hard-boil an egg is a good thing.

  • Easy Niçoise Salad. Our healthy, easy Niçoise salad recipe is just begging to be paired with long, lazy summer evenings and plenty of chilled rosé. You can use hard-cooked eggs or those jammy, six-minute eggs—either way, it'll be delicious.

  • Shrimp Louie. There’s no shrimp louie quite like a truly, madly, deeply classic shrimp louie salad—no swaps, no changes, nothing incredibly modern. We present to you, our perfect shrimp louie recipe!

Deviled Eggs on a plate with a variety of toppings
Cobb Salad with Crispy Panko Chicken, blue cheese and buttermilk ranch dressing
  • Salmon Niçoise Salad. Coral-hued baked salmon stands in for the traditional tuna in this olive-studded, vinaigrette-drizzled summery riff on the classic Niçoise salad.

  • Deviled Eggs. Mayo, mustard and a little pour of pickle juice (just trust us on this one) make these the very best deviled eggs you’ve ever had. It’s a simple formula, really. Fluffy, tangy, creamy filling, plus perfectly-cooked eggs (you know how to make those, right?) are all it takes to make a perfect deviled egg.

  • Classic Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Dressing. You may not think of Cobb salad as an egg recipe, but seriously, what is a Cobb without a perfectly cooked egg on top?

Caramelized onion frittata in a skillet
Sweet potato carnitas hash with bell peppers, fried eggs and cilantro

Egg Recipes for Breakfast!

  • Spring Asparagus Frittata With Crème Fraîche. This asparagus frittata with Gruyère, fresh herbs and crème fraîche is our new go-to egg recipe for breakfast, lunch or even dinner served with a simple side salad.

  • Caramelized Onion Frittata. A silky pour of heavy cream helps this vegetable-laden frittata stay tender, light and bouncy, even as we load it up with rich caramelized onions, tangy feta and a veritable garden of baby kale.

  • Avocado, Chèvre and Bacon Omelette. A classic 3-egg omelette, our way. A fussy, custardy French omelette is great and all, but when we’re making eggs, we don’t usually have the energy to be quite as persnickety as those silky-smooth, just-done omelettes demand.

  • Sweet Potato Carnitas Hash. Sweet potatoes and slow-cooker carnitas join forces for a hearty and flavor-packed hash that’s tailor made to save you from your breakfast rut.

Spinach Feta Egg Muffins with sun dried tomatoes
Mexican Style Egg Muffins with avocado and cheese
Shirred eggs
Thai Basil Fried Rice

5 Terrific Egg Recipes for Dinner!

  • Southwest Style Cobb Salad with Smoky Chipotle Dressing. A smoky chipotle mayo and a little time on the grill transform classic cobb salad ingredients into our new favorite summertime dinner—a hearty Southwest-style Cobb salad.

  • Shirred Eggs with Leeks. Creamy, parmesan dusted shirred eggs studded with leeks and peppers are a festive, indulgent and easy egg recipe. Elegant enough for company, but also makes a great dinner for one.

  • Grilled Shakshuka Pizza. Eggs cook to sunny-side up perfection in a smoky, spicy tomato sauce on this delightfully over-the-top, feta-sprinkled grilled shakshuka pizza.

  • Five Onion Tart with Arugula Salad. Like a quiche but with fewer eggs, a golden, buttery crust, and a medley of onions cooked to caramelized perfection this onion tart is ideal for brunch, but makes a delicious dinner, too.

  • Thai Fried Rice with Basil. Tender chicken, eggs, broccoli florets, jasmine rice and fresh basil come together to make a Thai fried rice with basil that’s even better than the one your favorite restaurant makes. This may not be the most traditional egg recipe, but it’s a keeper for sure!

homemade breakfast tacos with green chilis, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese and salsa
homemade micas with eggs, avocado and salsa

Tex-Mex Egg Recipes

  • Huevos Rancheros. Runny, fried eggs over a bed of seasoned beans, atop a layer of warm corn tortillas, add a few condiments and voila! Homemade huevos rancheros!

  • Breakfast Burritos. We don’t have a favorite egg recipe, but breakfast burritos have earned a place right at the center of our hearts. Stuffed with melty cheddar cheese, softly scrambled eggs, creamy avocado, pork sausage and crispy potatoes, our homemade breakfast burrito recipe will make any night owl into a morning person.

  • Breakfast Tacos. Loaded with bacon, eggs, avocado and cheddar cheese, our super easy breakfast taco recipe is hearty, filling and oh-so-delicious.

  • Migas. Searching for a simple and flavor-packed breakfast? That’s easy. Meet migas, aka quite possibly the best Tex-Mex egg recipe ever.

Corned beef hash with fried eggs and cream
Tomato Basil and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Quiches, Casseroles and Benedict—AKA Every Egg Recipe You’ll Ever Need for Brunching at Home

  • Spinach Mushroom Strata. Melty Swiss cheese and buttery mushrooms sautéed with fresh thyme make this savory, earthy egg recipe your new weekend brunch-at-home favorite.

  • Corned Beef Hash. Like so many other eggy brunch recipes—hello, frittatas, omelets, and quiche!—hash is basically a way of stretching last night's leftovers. You take something delicious leftover from dinner (in this case, corned beef) and dress it up with a few inexpensive ingredients and a little heat and voila!

  • Tomato, Basil & Caramelized Onion Quiche. Combining a creamy egg base with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, a shaving of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and onions caramelized to perfection, this is the be-all end-all of quiche recipes.

dutch baby pancake in a cast iron skillet
eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce on English muffins with ham and asparagus and poached eggs
  • Sausage Breakfast Casserole. The classic breakfast trio of eggs, sausage and hash browns, all in one baking dish! Plenty of melty cheese crowns this rich, rib-sticking breakfast casserole the king of all brunch recipes!

  • Dutch Baby Pancake. Extremely simple ingredients yield a showy, puffed-up, popover-like, oven-baked Dutch baby pancake that’s buttery, delicate, and delicious.

  • Eggs Benedict. We’ve taken our very best eggs benedict recipe and scaled it up to serve a crowd! Our trick? Make most of the components ahead of time, for a stress-free brunch with friends and family.

Baked French Toast 9
Almond peach bread pudding with caramel sauce

When Can You Eat Dessert for Breakfast? When Dessert Has Eggs in It, Obvs!

  • Baked French Toast. What if you could make your French toast (or at least most of it) the night before? This cinnamon-y baked French toast recipe is your favorite brunch treat’s bread pudding-ish cousin.

  • Mushroom & Leek Bread Pudding. Crusty bread turns custardy and tender as it bakes in a bath of whipped eggs and herb-speckled cream in this hearty, flavorful Gruyère, mushroom and leek bread pudding.

  • Almond Peach Bread Pudding. This cozy, almond custard-soaked peach bread pudding recipe makes saying ‘so long’ to summer a little less painful.

  • Coconut French Toast with Apples and Pecans. Nothing says good morning quite like a plate of warm soft French toast. This particular dish is piled high with poached apples and pecans. Perfect for fall weekends.

Baked Eggs with Swiss Chard and Green Olives
Salsa Verde Eggs

Our Favorite Healthy Egg Recipes

  • Baked Eggs with Swiss Chard and Green Olives. Cooked in warm cream studded with chard and buttery green castelvetrano olives, this stunning baked egg recipe is an easy and luxurious way to enjoy brunch at home.

  • Salsa Verde Baked Eggs. These Salsa Verde Baked Eggs are the perfect anytime dish. Serve with toast or warm tortillas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and be prepared to partake in a thoroughly satisfying meal.

  • Kale Caesar Salad. Caesar salad isn’t something we eat for its health-consciousness or nutrition-density. Unless, of course, we’re eating this kale Caesar salad, which is Whole30 compliant and full of nutrients.
Heirloom BLT with Pesto 7
homemade Potato Salad in a bowl

Put An Egg On or In It: Because Eggs Make Everything Better

  • Croque Madame. Piled high with ham, melted Gruyère, creamy béchamel, and topped with a fried egg, the French bistro classic croque-madame is an indulgent meal fit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  • Heirloom BLT with Pesto. Who doesn’t love eggs and bacon for dinner? Or in this case a heavenly heirloom tomato BLT sandwich oozing with warm pesto and bright yellow egg yolk.

  • Classic Potato Salad. Creamy and a bit tangy, with ruby-pink radishes for a little crunch, this classic potato salad wins best in show, every time.

Easy chicken ramen soup
Potatoes Bravas
  • Easy Chicken Ramen Soup. This Easy Chicken Ramen Soup is finished in 30 minutes and is a better-for-you, more grown-up version of your college days favorite.

  • Patatas Bravas. Crispy, fried potatoes tossed in spicy salsa brava and served with creamy garlic aioli, we top our patatas bravas with a fried egg because sometimes you just have to go big.

  • Coconut Curry Ramen. Using just one pot and (instant!) ramen noodles—just the noodles, toss that sodium-bomb flavor packet—makes this vegetarian coconut curry ramen a quick and easy dinner.

The 45 Best Egg Recipes Ever

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