Eggs are the quintessential breakfast food. Of course, every now and again parents pressed for time will serve them as part of “breakfast for dinner” (we’ve pulled this one when we’ve accidentally ruined another dish), but really there are any number of delicious ways to include eggs in your dinner repertoire and some compelling reasons to do so. Eggs are loaded with protein and vitamins B12, A, D, and E. And not only are eggs good for you, they’re also wonderful for families on a budget. Even free-range organic eggs rarely cost more than fifty cents an egg, making them one of the best deals for protein for hungry families. Here are 16 terrific ways to feed your family eggs for dinner.
Keep things simple with this effortless recipe for delicious skillet-baked eggs. Serve with big hunks of bread for a satisfying family dinner.
Make skillet baked eggs
POTATO CUP FRITTATAS
These adorable potato cup frittatas are surprisingly simple to make, and are sure to make dinnertime totally fun!
Make potato cup frittatas
SUNRISE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Sure, it says “breakfast” in the title, but there’s no reason this savory casserole with sausage, onion, and plenty of cheddar wouldn’t make a splendid dinner.
Make sunrise breakfast casserole
TEXAS BAKED EGG BISCUITS
These yummy and adorable biscuits have baked eggs inside and are topped with bacon bits, melty cheese, and scallions!
Make Texas baked egg biscuits
Bacon is what makes a quiche a quiche lorraine, so you know this one is going to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Make quiche lorraine
HEALTHIER HUEVOS RANCHEROS
Huevos rancheros are a popular Mexican breakfast, but their savory and spicy flavors make them an excellent dinner, too. To make them a little healthier, this recipe toasts the tortillas instead of frying them and adds a little kale.
Make healthier huevos rancheros
ASPARAGUS, TOMATO AND SPINACH FRITTATA
This veggie-rich frittata requires just a bit of hands on prep and is ready to go in just over 20 minutes!
Make asparagus, tomato, and spinach frittata
BAKED EGGS WITH GREENS AND MUSHROOMS
The earthy flavors of sauteed greens and mushrooms go wonderfully with eggs in this easy baked egg casserole.
Make baked eggs with greens
BACON CHEDDAR SCRAMBLED EGG NESTS
These cheesy scrambled egg nests make for a kid-pleasing dinner. Just add some steamed veggies, and you’re ready to go.
Make bacon scrambled egg nests
BROCCOLI AND CHEESE QUICHE
In spite of its reputation as something a little frou-frou, quiche is actually pretty easy to make and beloved by kids. After all, it’s basically a tart, nothing too strange. Mixing in a little broccoli also makes it a simple way to get kids eating their veggies.
Make broccoli and cheese quiche
EGGS BAKED IN A BREAD BOWL
These kid-friendly eggs are a cinch to make and feature adult-friendly flavors like Parmesan, herbs, and cream.
Make eggs baked in a bread bowl
CHICKEN NOODLE OMELET
This clever recipe features chicken and noodles in an omelet! Kids are sure to love this fun recipe.
Make chicken noodle omelets
ASPARAGUS AND RAMP QUICHE
Add some spring flavors to the mix with this recipe for a light and airy homemade quiche featuring asparagus and ramps!
Make asparagus ramp quiche
ROASTED VEGETABLE AND GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA
This savory, dinner-friendly frittata is loaded with healthy vegetables and a tangy goat cheese.
Make roasted vegetable frittata
This zesty frittata will be a welcome addition to your dinner table.
Make a Greek frittata
KATE AND CHEDDAR STRATA
Strata is essentially a savory bread pudding. Brimming with flavorful cheese, tender kale, and plenty of eggs, this strata makes for an incredibly easy and delicious family dinner.
Make kale and cheddar strata