There are so many things you can do with eggs that sometimes it’s hard to decide. We’ve made it easy for you by putting all of our favorite egg recipes here.
Eggs: is there a more versatile food? To say nothing of their amazing and unparalleled utility when used in baked goods, eggs are surely one of the most convenient foods that exists. It makes sense, when you think about it: eggs have all the ingredients you need to make an entire chicken, so it makes sense that it would be an exceptionally nutritious food. They also last a very long time when properly stored, adding to the convenience. What’s even better? They come in their own biodegradable packaging!
It’s easy to find tons of recipes for a food as versatile as eggs, so we spent a long time picking out our very favorite egg recipes. What follows is a list of our absolute favorite things to do with eggs. Try them out, and you’ll see that eggs are so much more than a breakfast food.
Customized deviled egg
Deviled eggs: the hosting hors d'oeuvre of choice. Easy to prepare, visually interesting, able to be eaten with just hands, and delicious to boot! How could they possibly be improved? How about by mixing it up a bit? These are deviled eggs with a twist—we’ve introduced several flavor variations to keep your guests guessing. Enjoy this customized deviled eggs recipe enhanced with avocado, capers, and more.
Eggs Benedict pan
Eggs Benedict might be one of most classic egg recipes of all time. It’s the ultimate brunch order—heavy, decadent, and of course, delicious. Eggs and English muffins keep the dish firmly in the breakfast category, but the addition of hollandaise sauce makes the whole package so much more luxurious. It’s perfect for a breakfast at a fancy restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, but we’re here to show you that you can also make delicious Eggs Benedict right at home. With our spinach eggs benedict recipe, homemade hollandaise comes together in a flash. Bonus: substitute the ham for salmon and you can call it an Eggs Florentine. This brunch staple is sure to impress.
Egg and bacon pie recipe
Halfway between an Egg McMuffin and a quiche, this egg and bacon pie is a creative and fun twist on a classic breakfast. In this baked breakfast, flaky puff pastry rises in the oven and envelopes freshly beaten eggs and hot, salty bacon. This recipe comes together in a flash, but that doesn’t mean it’s not impressive: this one is a stunner. It can be prepared ahead of time and reheated, meaning it’s very convenient for brunches and potlucks. This egg and bacon pie recipe also ripe for customization: the recipe lends itself readily to ad hoc adjustments on the fly. Our suggestions: add cheese, spinach, hot peppers, or all three for an even more satisfying meal.
Thousand year egg recipe
Though the name doesn’t really sound that appealing, these special preserved eggs have been a Chinese favorite for hundreds of years (if not thousands…). It’s quite the production. Raw eggs are soaked in a tea-infused brine for several days, then dried and allowed to age for a few weeks. When it’s finally time to serve, the eggs are sliced and served with pickled ginger and a cooked vegetable mix. The thousand year eggs come out inky green and translucent—this recipe is a real visual stunner! Your guests will love the layered complexity of this authentic thousand year egg recipe.
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon recipe
A simple and classy favorite, in this recipe, silky scrambled eggs are piled high on freshly toasted bagel slices and draped with luxurious smoked salmon. The clear flavor of the eggs provides an excellent canvas for the complex pungency of the smoked salmon. A bit of arugula and freshly cracked pepper brings a musky spiciness to the game. Simple, delicious, and quick: this scrambled eggs with smoked salmon recipe is a breakfast all-star!
Fried eggs with tomatoes and shallots recipe
This fried eggs recipe is a variation on the Israeli classic Shakshuka. In this breakfast recipe, fried eggs are elevated by being cooked in a spicy tomato sauce and richly garnished with fresh herbs. The addition of tomato sauce increases the nutritional value and is a great way to transform a quick snack into a filling and nourishing meal. Serve with warm, crusty bread to soak up all that delicious tomato-shallot goodness. This fried eggs with tomatoes and shallots recipe can be multiplied easily, meaning that it lends itself to hosting for large groups remarkably well.
Herby eggs on toast recipe
Sometimes you just want to eat a quick breakfast and get out the door. If this sounds like you, check out this quick breakfast recipe. It starts with melted cheddar on toast, but this simple breakfast staple is boosted with the addition of a single soft-poached egg right on top. A sprinkle of fresh herbs makes the flavors pop. Best of all, this eggs on toast recipe comes together in minutes!