Eggs are one of the most versatile foods to cook with. However, most egg dishes are typically served for breakfast. And while we’re never the type to turn down a stacked BEC (bacon, egg and cheese), we’re always looking for ways to enjoy these oval-shaped wonders outside of our usual morning hours. Ahead, 11 egg recipes to cook for lunch or dinner. You’re welcome.
1. Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
We’re a sucker for baked eggs in any form, but we particularly love this recipe that involves delicious (and colorful) fresh tomatoes and herbs. Don’t forget a side of crusty bread to sop up that perfectly runny yolk.
2. Puff Pastry tarts
OK, technically this recipe from the Happy Egg Co® is a BEC with a modern twist, but we couldn’t help including it. Flaky puff pastry, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and Happy Egg Free Range Eggs come together for an elevated take on a classic. Fun fact: Happy Egg’s hens roam free on more than eight acres of pasture (yes, really) and produce eggs with the richest amber-orange yolks that look like they came from your local farmer’s market. Because Happy Egg hens are free range (not caged or cage-free), you can always expect to get a high-quality carton of farmer’s market–quality eggs. Now you can love the look of your dish and the story behind what’s on the plate.
3. Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
These are not your mom’s deviled eggs. Topped with chili powder, cotija cheese and a touch of cilantro, you’ll be shocked how much flavor can fit into one little egg.
4. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes
Hate doing the dishes after cooking? This sheet-pan recipe eliminates multiple pots and pans, requires no heavy-duty chopping and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.
5. Quiche with Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust
Made with a crispy sweet potato crust, this gluten-free recipe is filled with creamy eggs, Gruyère cheese and kale. In other words, it’s hearty enough for suppertime.
6. Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
Well, hello, most gorgeous sandwich ever. Any egg salad that involves an entire avocado is a win in our book. Did we mention it also has Dijon mustard and capers?
7. Pasta Carbonara
Another one of our favorite egg recipes from the Happy Egg Co® is this super easy (and beautiful) pasta carbonara. Expect all the creaminess when you stir in the egg yolk on top.
8. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado
OK, how cute are these little guys?! They look like tiny nests of bright, bold flavor. Plus, being ketogenic means they’re high in (good) fats and protein, so you’ll be left feeling satisfied.
9. Green Shakshuka
This dish, popular in Israel, is typically served for breakfast but it’s just as delicious for lunch or dinner. While it’s typically made with tomato sauce, this recipe highlights a spicy green sauce made with spinach and jalapeño.
10. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
All the ingredients go directly into a slow cooker and you’re left with a flavorful and beautiful dish that takes barely any effort.
11. Eggplant Parm Casserole
We wouldn’t be doing this list justice without including an egg casserole recipe, and this eggplant parm version is exactly what you’ll want to serve at your next family gathering. Don’t forget a side of toasty garlic bread for dipping.