Pork and Hot Pepper Hash
This hash recipe is hearty enough to make the leap from a.m. to p.m. Ground pork, a full pound of potatoes, and sunny-side up eggs keep you satisfied, while poblano and jalapeño peppers will gratify your cravings for big, bold flavors. Better still, the stove-top breakfast casserole comes together quickly, taking just 20 minute of hands-on prep time.
Crab and Asparagus Frittata
This recipe shows you not only how to make a frittata, but also how to make just 6 ounces of crab meat serve six diners. With asparagus, roasted red peppers, and tarragon in addition to the crab meat, this is our most elegant breakfast-for-dinner option.
Mashed Potato-Egg Casserole
One part mashed potatoes plus one part breakfast casserole equals a super-delish breakfast for dinner. And talk about an easy way to make baked eggs! You simply slide them on top of the mashed potatoes during the last 20 minutes of baking. The arugula salad on top makes this a one-dish meal. Clearly, this recipe sits high on our list of easy dinner ideas.
Jambalaya Egg Bake
Some breakfast-for-dinner recipes are light suppers—and that’s just fine when you’re not ravenously hungry. But when you want something more filling, turn to this hearty breakfast casserole. It has a whopping four sources of protein (sausage, shrimp, chicken, and eggs), plus rice and tomatoes. We’re guessing you won’t need a midnight snack!
Pressure Cooker Southern Tot Casserole
Fans of the pressure cooker will find that using their favorite appliance is a fun and fast way to cook a breakfast casserole! This one comes boldly flavored with sausage, pimiento, ground mustard, and plenty of cheese. And because tots are tops—they’re popping up everywhere on bar-grill menus these days—we couldn’t resist featuring the clever spuds in this crowd-pleasing breakfast for dinner.
Paleo Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Poached eggs are a breakfast favorite, but serving them in a thick, rich tomato sauce swings them into the realm of easy dinner ideas, too. No canned tomatoes here—2 pounds of fresh tomatoes go into this skillet recipe. And with just 176 calories per serving, it’s a healthy breakfast recipe to boot! Better yet, you can have it on the table in 30 minutes.
Greens, Eggs, and Ham Frittata
It's not quite green eggs and ham, but we're satisfied with mixed greens alongside regular eggs and ham. And if you’re wondering how to make a frittata hearty enough for dinner, this is the recipe for you—the 2 cups of cheese help do the trick! PS: Check out the tip above the recipe photo—put a slice of the frittata between two slices of toast for a great breakfast sandwich on the go!
Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls
We love breakfast ideas that star bacon and eggs, so it doesn't take much convincing for us to serve the combo in a breakfast bowl for dinner. Brown rice is your secret weapon for making the recipe hearty enough to count as your p.m. meal. And if it’s easy dinner ideas you’re after, you’ve definitely scored one here—this one takes only 20 minutes of hands-on prep time.
Mexican Tomatillo-Poblano Eggs
If you’re seeking easy dinner ideas for a weekend night, put your slow cooker to work. Get everything but the eggs cooking a few hours ahead, then go about your busy day. Come home, slip the eggs into the slow cooker to finish, and enjoy a satisfying bowl of breakfast for dinner.
With bacon, avocado, greens, chopped bagels, and bagel seasoning, this is a breakfast-bowl take on a breakfast sandwich. We love topping the salad with the poached egg option—the egg whites add texture and the yolks add extra lusciousness as they meld into the salad, wilting the greens ever so slightly.
Bacon and Egg Spaghetti
Bacon and eggs meet spaghetti in this breakfast-for-dinner pasta dish. You can cook the eggs to any doneness you'd like, but if you leave the yolks a little runny, they become an excellent "sauce" for the pasta. No surprise that the prep time is only 30 minutes—you can always count on pasta when you’re on the hunt for easy dinner ideas.
Egg and Fried Rice Ole
When looking for easy dinner ideas, fried rice does the trick! While fried rice usually contains scrambled eggs, this bowl of rice, corn, and peppers gets with today’s culinary motto: You can’t go wrong with a fried egg on top! Also consider this recipe when you’re looking for healthy breakfast ideas for a late weekend breakfast.
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Who doesn’t love waffles, scrambled eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches? Put them together, and you’ll have one amazing breakfast sandwich. Keep the ingredients on hand to make this a go-to choice in your ongoing rotation of easy dinner ideas.
Egg Baguette Bakes
Merci, France, for inventing the baguette—it’s the perfect vehicle for this terrific cross between a breakfast sandwich and a baked breakfast casserole. Simply fill baguette halves with egg, sausage, sweet peppers, and cheese, and bake. Voilà! An easy breakfast-for-dinner entrée that serves 10.
Fried Egg BLT Breakfast Sandwiches
What do you get when you combine a bacon-and-egg breakfast sandwich and avocado toast? All-out amazingness, through and through! This creation tastes like something you’d score at your neighborhood’s best bakery-café. But take our word for it—you can make it better (and cheaper) for a terrific breakfast-for-dinner at home.
Eggs and Canadian Bacon in Pita Pockets
Because it’s leaner than regular bacon, Canadian bacon is a great choice to use in healthy breakfast recipes. Here, whole wheat pita bread also helps boost the healthy angle: Each breakfast sandwich offers 7 grams of fiber per serving.
Omelets always top the list of easy dinner ideas, but preparing more than two at a time can make you feel like a short-order cook. Instead, use a large pan to make one large four-serving omelet. As a bonus, the healthy breakfast-for-dinner idea calls on reduced-fat cheese and a good helping of spinach, allowing you to eat tastefully and healthfully!
Egg and Veggie Casserole
Onions, sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, broccoli. There's not much this egg and veggie casserole is missing! A sprinkle of Manchego cheese on top completes this healthy breakfast-for-dinner recipe.
Spicy Brunch Lasagna
The beauty of this breakfast casserole is its make-ahead angle. So if you’re looking for easy dinner ideas you can serve to a crowd after a busy day, put this recipe on the short list! The ribbons of lasagna, layered with scrambled eggs, Italian sausage, creamy Alfredo sauce, hash browns, and lots of cheese, will please a lot of people—16, to be exact!
Vegan Stuffed French Toast
“Guess what! I’m a vegan!” If a certain someone just surprised you with that bit of news, show them you know a thing or two with this healthy breakfast recipe that calls on clever substitutions to make French toast fit right into a vegan diet. Once you try the tasty nut-and-jam-stuffed toast, it might just fit right into your own rotation of easy dinner ideas, whether you’re a vegan or not.
Poached Egg Breakfast Bowl
Poached eggs often make their way into our healthy breakfast recipes because they require no fat to prepare. Add some beans and kale, and this breakfast bowl is not only healthful, but hearty, too. Keep it on your list of easy dinner ideas that you can enjoy after you’ve scored some glorious garden-fresh tomatoes and greens at the farmers market.
Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Casserole
A lot of breakfast casserole recipes are make-ahead affairs—that’s part of their appeal! But when you need something sooner rather than later, turn to this creamy take on baked eggs. It takes just 20 minutes prep time, then 15 minutes in the oven. To round out this breakfast for dinner, serve alongside toasted Mexican bollilo rolls spread with smashed ripe avocados.