Mediterranean Breakfast Recipes You'll Want to Eat All Day
Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
For a great take on a Mediterranean omelet, try this simpler recipe. It’s filled with favorite Italian ingredients, including zucchini, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. You’ll also appreciate the ease—a frittata is an open-face omelet, meaning no tricky flipping needed!
Spanish Potato Omelet
If you’re looking for easy Mediterranean breakfast recipes, stop right here! You can actually make this Mediterranean omelet in your slow cooker. Get the ingredients cooking in the morning, run some errands, and come home to this satisfying potato and onion omelet that’s perfect for brunch. How’s that for a busy weekend morning plan?
Sheet-Pan Greens and Feta Frittata
When you have better things to do than fry eggs and flip omelets one by one, consider this Mediterranean breakfast bake. The six-serving dish is chock-full of favorite ingredients from a trio of countries in that region: Swiss chard (beloved by the French), feta (the classic Greek cheese), and Italian herbs. PS: Think this sheet-pan breakfast is easy? See how sheet pans are changing the dinner game, too.
Frittata with Tomatoes
Thank you, Italy, for giving us prosciutto and Parmesan cheese, and for clueing us into the wonders of fresh basil. Those ingredients anchor this easy Mediterranean breakfast skillet, which also includes red onions, artichoke hearts, and bright cherry tomatoes.
Test Kitchen Tip: If you find yourself with extra basil left over from the recipe, here’s how to store it.
Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
When you’re on the hunt for healthy Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes, it can help to hold the yolks. Here, cook fresh spinach and cherry tomatoes in olive oil and garlic before serving them up alongside fluffy scrambled egg whites for a low-fat, low-calorie recipe.
Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups
Breakfast casseroles are great, but sometimes they take forever to bake. Because it uses a muffin tin, this Mediterranean breakfast bake needs less than 20 minutes in the oven. Though the pesto is optional, we highly recommend it to add Italian appeal. Either purchased or homemade pesto will do.
Frico Fried Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Ever hear of a frico? These crackerlike chips are made simply from cheese that’s fried until it’s ultra-crispy. Although this Italian specialty is usually served as a light appetizer, they make a great addition to a breakfast sandwich. Here they combine with dried tomatoes, arugula, provolone cheese, and an egg for one of our most creative Mediterranean breakfast ideas yet.
Blackberry-Ginger Overnight Bulgur
This Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe contains creamy Greek yogurt and bulgur, a whole grain cereal that will help keep you satisfied all morning. And talk about easy—the recipe takes just 10 minutes of prep the night before. The next morning, simply stir and serve.
Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata
This yummy Mediterranean breakfast omelet has prosciutto for extra protein and asparagus spears for a burst of fresh veggies. Just before serving, top with shredded cheese. The recipe calls for cheddar, but if you want to stick to the Mediterranean theme, go with mozzarella or provolone. PS: Here’s how to select and prepare asparagus for cooking.
Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwiches
Greek Vegetable and Feta Cheese Pie
Raspberry-Java Overnight Bulgur
Sure, oatmeal is great when you’re looking for a healthy start to your day. But if you want something more true to the Mediterranean, go for bulgur, a whole grain that’s popular in the region. With this recipe, you don’t even have to cook it! Simply stir the bulgur with the yogurt and milk and refrigerate overnight to soften. The next morning, you can enjoy a Mediterranean breakfast where the only prep work is grabbing a spoon.
Mediterranean Breakfast Pizza
Rise and shine! This Mediterranean breakfast pizza is definitely worth getting out of bed for. Italian sausage, pizza sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, and arugula bring robust Italian flavors to the hearty pie. Use purchased sauce, or make your own quick pizza sauce from scratch.
Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata
Oatmeal with Goat Cheese, Dates, Walnuts, and Honey
Goat cheese, walnuts, dates, and honey transform plain old oatmeal into a terrific Mediterranean diet breakfast. Whether you use quick-cooking rolled oats, steel cut oats, or regular rolled oats is up to you! Here’s a primer on how to cook whichever oatmeal variety you choose.
Prosciutto-Egg Breakfast Salad
Salad for breakfast? Indeed! With its prosciutto, basil, Italian parsley, and delightfully jiggly poached eggs, this Mediterranean breakfast bowl is a smashing idea for anyone who’s trying to cut down on carbs. It’s also great for anyone who loves ham and eggs for breakfast; we just gave it a Mediterranean twist.