From easy scrambled eggs to make-ahead breakfast casserole, these dishes will become your new go-tos in under 10 minutes of prep!
These simple egg recipes are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner – from shakshuka to veggie omelettes – everyone will surely love at least one!
1. Scrambled Eggs
For perfect scrambled eggs, mix your eggs vigorously (using more than just a cereal bowl and fork will work), adding milk or cream as necessary to enrich their flavors. After that, whisk until they reach a uniform foaminess; this serves two important purposes – both coloration and aeration (whipped eggs are fluffy).
Once you add eggs to the pan, reduce heat to medium low and use a rubber spatula to gently scrape across both bottom and sides with gentle strokes – this prevents your eggs from overcooking and drying out too quickly.
Mix-ins such as cheese, herbs and roasted vegetables can further customize your scrambled eggs experience. Just remember to cook these items separately from the eggs; otherwise they risk overcooking and becoming rubbery if cooked together with them. Finally, season your scramble with coarse salt and black pepper before serving!
2. Fried Eggs
Fried eggs are quick and simple to prepare, making them an ideal breakfast, brunches or lunch option. You can serve fried eggs alongside toast or biscuits and other foods like grilled chicken or smoked salmon for an impressive brunch or lunch experience.
For optimal fried egg results, select fresh eggs that have come to room temperature before being heated up in a pan with low heat. Use either butter or oil as needed to prevent sticking while using just enough to ensure all parts of the egg cook equally well.
An effective way to prevent rubbery egg whites is basting them with cooking oil or butter before flipping, creating crisp edges without overcooking the top surface. This method also works well for over medium and over hard eggs.
3. Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are an easy, versatile source of protein that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – they can even be added into soup, salad, or curry recipes!
To create the ideal hard-boiled eggs, boil water until it reaches boiling before taking your pan off the heat and placing your eggs into an ice water bath for approximately 12 minutes – this prevents cracks when peeling them!
Make an easy, delicious vegetarian sando with kid-friendly cabbage, carrot, and white onion filling for an indulgent vegetarian option that leaves you full and satisfied!
An omelette is easy to prepare and can range from gourmet to basic in terms of complexity, making it the ideal breakfast, lunch or dinner choice that can fit into almost any diet plan.
Try loading up your omelette with veggies like spinach, mushrooms, tomato, and chives or lean meats like ham or chicken for maximum nutrition and fast cooking times. Just remember if adding any meats or other ingredients must first be precooked before preparing the eggs – they cook quickly!
For an optimal omelette experience, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat with butter in an even layer and pour in eggs as soon as they start setting – use a spatula to pull cooked edges to center of pan while tilting and rotating as necessary – add any fillings desired and fold one side over carefully!
5. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are an elegant yet simple appetizer or snack packed with protein. They make for an impressive visual presentation and’re easy to prepare in advance and store well for several days in the fridge.
To make the classic version, hard boil your eggs, cut in half lengthwise, remove their yolks, and combine them with mayo, mustard, pickle juice, paprika, and any spices you might like, such as turmeric. Blend well before folding in diced dill pickles and chives for additional texture and flavor!
Add an extra kick with a sprinkle of smoked paprika or cayenne, garlic powder, curry powder or Worcestershire sauce as toppings, crumbled bacon pieces or truffle salt sprinkled onto caviar! Remember that egg-based recipes contain higher fat and caloric intake – be mindful to consume in moderation!
6. Egg Salad
Egg salad is an age-old classic that combines chopped hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, and any additional flavors you desire – such as celery for crunchiness or pickles for their tart bite – but some like to spice things up by adding red pepper flakes for heat or dill for freshness.
Egg salad has long been considered an ideal sandwich option; however, its versatility extends well beyond bread-based serving. You could try egg salad as part of a wrap, lettuce-based wrap or as a topper on salad plates as well.
Bring healthiness to this egg salad recipe by swapping out low-fat mayo, Greek yogurt, or mashed avocado for full-fat mayonnaise and adding lemon juice for brightness and a hint of sweetness. You could add mustard or paprika for extra spice while garnishing with fresh dill or parsley to complete its vibrant colors and flavor profile. It should be enjoyed immediately but can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator up to three days at most!
7. Egg Sandwich
Egg sandwiches are a breakfast classic that features eggs between slices of bread. It can either feature just eggs or be customized by including cheese, bacon or ham as toppings.
An egg sandwich is easy to create at home using ingredients readily available from your pantry or the store. Organic free range eggs offer superior results as they have harder shells, larger yolks and greater flavor than their conventional counterparts.
Making egg sandwiches ahead of time and storing them in the fridge will save time in the morning, however, you should wait to assemble them until they have completely cooled so as to prevent soggy bread. One secret of creating non-soggy egg salad sandwiches is adding white or apple cider vinegar into boiling water to soften eggshells before boiling for the best results.
8. Egg Fried Rice
Egg fried rice is an easy and quick meal option that provides protein for those seeking healthier alternatives to fast food! Enjoy it alone or add other savory stir-fry dishes such as chicken, beef, or tofu for variety! Egg-fried rice also satisfies protein cravings while satisfying protein intake needs!
Make a delicious risotto using any type of rice, but we recommend day-old jasmine white for its slightly drier texture, which helps create fluffy individual grains. Use less water when cooking the grains to prevent them becoming sticky and soggy. Adding Shaoxing rice wine gives the dish extra depth while adding an “Wok Hei” (smoky) edge that enhances flavors – or simply use gluten-free tamari instead!
Quiche is an egg custard with savory additions such as cheese or bacon baked in an open pastry shell and enjoyed as both an indulgent brunch dish or anytime of day snack.
Choose a healthy recipe by including low-cal, lower fat ingredients like roasted vegetables and herbs, lean proteins (like chicken or turkey), lower fat dairy products like milk yogurt ricotta cheese. When possible, opt for egg whites over whole eggs to save 60 Calories and 5 Grams of Fat per Serving!
To cut saturated fat and cholesterol content in quiche, ensure all meats and seafood are fully cooked before being added to the egg mixture. Also, use a knife to test for doneness; when inserting, the center should jiggle slightly upon inserting your knife, ensuring a moist and fluffy quiche!
10. Egg Drop Soup
Egg Drop Soup is one of the classic Chinese dishes you can prepare at home and is an ideal way to cure a cold. With only minimal ingredients needed and preparation time needed, egg Drop Soup provides comforting relief from illness in minutes!
Egg drop soup is a traditional vegetarian meal featuring delicate strands of egg suspended in light chicken broth with slices of scallions and soy sauce for flavoring. Though it typically serves only vegetarians, adding cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu can add additional protein and heartiness.
To make chicken soup, whisk eggs and then slowly drizzle them into simmering chicken broth while stirring continuously to create an intricate web of egg ribbons. Your speed of pouring the eggs will determine their size: too slowly will yield shreds, while pouring too quickly will create chunky scrambled egg pieces.