Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole
Surprise! Not every breakfast casserole for dinner makes eggs the center of attention. Here, a French-inspired diner sandwich is the inspiration for the layers of salty ham, melty Swiss, tangy mustard, and buttered bread. Just before it hits the table, dust with powdered sugar for the ultimate sweet-and-savory cravings cure.
Frico Fried Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
This 20-minute sandwich is one of our new favorite breakfast-for-dinner recipes. Start by making an egg sandwiched between crispy cheese rounds (aka fricos), then sandwich that between bread. A handful of peppery arugula is the perfect complement to the richness of the yolk and the Parmesan.
Steak, Egg, and Goat Cheese Pizza
The “put an egg on it” trend is here to stay, and we’re happy about it. This better-than-delivery breakfast-for-dinner idea is proof of how delicious the concept can be! It’s easy, too: Refrigerated whole grain pizza dough and deli roast beef or leftover steak slices means it comes together in just 25 minutes before you pop it into the oven.
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.
Cheesy Egg Breakfast Sliders
Slide into home after a long day with this easy breakfast for dinner that you can prep the night before. Assemble the ham and cheese mini sandwiches on Hawaiian sweet rolls and cover with an egg custard mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Just 10 minutes before dinnertime, drizzle with butter and bake until golden (8 minutes or less!).
Give your breakfast food for dinner menu some South-of-the-Border inspiration. This five-ingredient recipe is ideal for when your dinner crew is on the smaller side—maybe two to four people. Come suppertime, set out bowls of pico de gallo, homemade guacamole, cheese, and fresh herbs, and tell everyone to BYOQ (build your own quesadilla).
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 handle your cravings for big, bold flavors. Better still, the stove-top breakfast-for-dinner idea comes together quickly, taking just 20 minute of hands-on prep time.
Mashed Potato-Egg Casserole
One part mashed potatoes plus one part breakfast casserole equals a family favorite breakfast-for-dinner recipe. And talk about an easy way to make baked eggs! Simply slide them onto 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.
Poached Egg Breakfast Bowls
Poached eggs often make their way into our healthy breakfast recipes because they require no fat to prepare. Add some beans and kale, and not only is this breakfast bowl healthy, but it's also hearty enough for evenings, too. Keep it on your list of easy breakfast-for-dinner ideas you can enjoy after you’ve scored some glorious garden-fresh tomatoes and greens at the farmers market.
Crab and Asparagus Frittata
This recipe shows you how to make a frittata—and how to make just 6 ounces of crabmeat serve six. With asparagus, roasted red peppers, and tarragon, in addition to the crabmeat, this might just be our most elegant breakfast-for-dinner idea. Include a basket of sliced bread on the side (plus olive oil for dipping) and get cracking.
Pressure Cooker Southern Casserole
Fans of the pressure cooker or Instant Pot will find that using their favorite appliance is a fun and fast way to cook a breakfast casserole for dinner! 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 spuds in this crowd-pleasing entree.
Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Poached eggs are a morning favorite, but serving them in a thick, rich tomato sauce swings them into the realm of easy dinner ideas. No canned tomatoes here (not that there’s anything wrong with them, especially when you can tomatoes yourself!). We call for 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes in this skillet recipe. And with 310 calories and 13 grams of satisfying protein per serving, it’s a healthy breakfast recipe to boot! Bonus: You can have this breakfast-for-dinner recipe on the table in about 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 recipe hearty enough for dinner, this is the recipe for you. The 2 cups of cheese help do the trick! PS: You could also put a slice of the frittata between two slices of toast for a savvy way to enjoy breakfast food for dinner while on the go.
Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls
We love breakfast ideas that showcase 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 an evening meal. If it’s an easy entrée you’re after, you’ve definitely scored one here—this breakfast for dinner takes only 20 minutes of hands-on prep time.
Jambalaya Egg Bake
Some breakfast-for-dinner recipes are light suppers—and that’s just fine when you’re not ravenously hungry at night. But when you want something more filling, turn to this hearty breakfast casserole for dinner. 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!
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 everything bagel seasoning, this is a bowl-based twist 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 and wilt the greens ever so slightly in this breakfast-for-dinner idea.
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Who doesn’t love waffles (frozen or homemade), scrambled eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches? Put them together, and you have one amazing breakfast-for-dinner sandwich. Keep the ingredients on hand to make this a go-to choice in your ongoing rotation of easy evening (or morning!) meal ideas.
Egg and Fried Rice Olé
When looking for easy dinner ideas, fried rice does the trick! While it usually contains scrambled eggs, this breakfast-for-dinner bowl of rice, corn, and peppers gets even better with a fried egg on top. Consider this recipe when you’re looking for healthy breakfast ideas for a weekend brunch.
Egg Baguette Bakes
Thank you, 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 option to enjoy breakfast sausage for dinner.
Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
What do you get when you combine a bacon-and-egg breakfast sandwich and avocado toast? All-out amazingness, through and through! This breakfast-for-dinner recipe tastes like something you’d score at your favorite neighborhood bakery café. But take our word for it—you can make it just as good (and cheaper) at home.
Omelet recipes always top the list of easy meal 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 at the same time.
Egg and Veggie Casserole
Onions, sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, broccoli—there's not much this egg and veggie breakfast casserole for dinner is missing. A sprinkle of Manchego cheese on top completes the easily prepped-ahead dish.
Vegan Stuffed French Toast
Try this healthy breakfast-for-dinner meal 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 vegan or not.
Spicy Brunch Lasagna
The beauty of this breakfast casserole for dinner 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 cheese will please a lot of people—16, to be exact!