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9 Egg-cellent Meal Ideas

Sep 11 2014 - 5:35am

Don't stereotype eggs as a breakfast food — they're too good not to be enjoyed all day and are a go-to for lunch and dinner. You can serve up a menu that includes recipes like salad lyonnaise or an egg-topped vegetable pizza. With these nine easy-to-prepare dishes, there's no excuse not to get crackin'.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

Photos: Nicole Perry and Sara Yoo

Salad Lyonnaise

This salad lyonnaise [1] proves that there's a lighter side to a meal with bacon and eggs. It still includes those essential ingredients, but it adds frisée and shallot to give a sharper yet equally as satisfying end result.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Although eggs are often served for breakfast, this baked eggs and spiced tomato sauce dish [2] screams dinner. This Mediterranean-inspired plate uses tomato sauce and rich spices like cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Baked to perfection, topped with pecorino shavings, and served with grilled sourdough, these faraway flavors are a great way to end your day.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Cheddar, Bacon, and Leek Frittata

Perfect for warmer weather, a cheddar, bacon, and leek frittata [3] is a quick and easy meal for anytime of the day. This crustless egg pie is good to eat warm or at room temperature, so if it's nice out, pack it up for a picnic!

Photo: Nicole Perry

Spicy Garlic Kale With Poached Eggs

A perfect way to enjoy breakfast for dinner, this spicy garlic kale with poached eggs [4] is a no-fuss dish that packs plenty of punch. It calls for simple ingredients and takes little time or effort to make yet is still incredibly satisfying. What else could you ask of a weekday meal?

Photo: Nicole Perry

Mediterranean Quiche

Cook up this Mediterranean quiche [5], and enjoy it morning, noon, or night. This veggie dish packs tons of flavor in to a crispy pie crust, filling it to the brim with savory goat cheese, gruyere, and an assortment of sautéed vegetables spiced to perfection.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Kimchi Fried Rice

The Korean staple kimchi [6] is used in this spicy dish of fermented cabbage topped with a protein — in this case, an egg. The recipe is easy and unique, leading to a dish that is pungent and loaded with vibrant flavor.

Photo: Sara Yoo

Breakfast Burrito

Don't let the name fool you — breakfast burritos [7] are not just a protein-heavy cure for your morning-after blues. This simple recipe, which calls for items you are bound to already have in your fridge, is a fast and filling meal no matter when you cook it up.

Photo: Camilla Salem

Asparagus Ribbon Pizza

Make this asparagus ribbon pizza [8] for dinner, and enjoy the leftovers for breakfast. The asparagus and pea shoots mix with creamy egg yolks, ricotta, goat cheese, and sweet-tart balsamic reduction in a way that's hard to beat.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Matzo Brei With Lox, Eggs, and Onions

This matzo and egg [9] dish is so good, we suggest you enjoy it year-round, not just for Passover. It's ideal with sweet (try drizzling it with a bit of honey) and savory (top it with a dollop of sour cream). The best part? It takes 10 minutes to make.

Photo: Susannah Chen

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