MyPlate Breakfast Recipes

MyPlate Green
These hearty breakfast recipes each contain at least three food groups and fewer than 500 calories, so you can stick to the USDA's MyPlate recommendations for a 2,000-calorie diet. With ideas for kid-friendly recipes, company-worthy breakfast casseroles, and quick and easy breakfast recipes, there's no excuse to miss the most important meal of the day.

MyPlate Breakfast Makeovers

Fill your breakfast plate (or bowl) with a meal that will keep you going for hours. These breakfast recipes will help you stick to the MyPlate guidelines for a 2,000-calorie, healthy diet.

Cheesy Potato Bake with Eggs

This recipe serves 8-12, making it the perfect breakfast casserole for guests. A base of potatoes and cheese topped with veggies and bacon will be a hit with friends and family.

Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

This make-ahead breakfast strata features luscious layers of garlic focaccia, squash, and four cheeses. If you have cholesterol concerns, use an egg substitute or a combination of whole eggs and egg substitute.

Hash Browns Taco

A "shell" of perfectly golden hash browns encases scrumptious ground beef flavored with salsa, corn, eggs, and cheese -- a satisfying breakfast for fewer than 400 calories.

Frittata with Tomatoes

Loaded with artichokes, prosciutto, and basil, this frittata offers a touch of elegance. A sprinkling of Parmesan and a short time under the broiler add a beautiful finish to the simple dish.

Oatmeal with Sunny-Side-Up Eggs, Avocado, Cheddar, and Chives

This loaded bowl of oatmeal fuels you with a full serving grains, protein, and dairy. With only five ingredients, this oatmeal recipe can be whipped up in a jiffy.

Poaching eggs gets a bad rap as a difficult thing to do, but really it'€™s a simple way to cook eggs without added fat. Watch as we demonstrate our secrets for perfect poached eggs to make delicious eggs Benedict, top a salad, or put in a sandwich.

How to Poach an Egg

Poaching eggs requires no added fat and makes a healthy breakfast choice. Watch our simple technique to poach an egg.

Recipe placeholder

Chicken Breakfast Burritos

These protein-packed breakfast burritos can be prepared the day before, making them a great choice for a simple make-ahead breakfast or for toting to a tailgate. Serve with a small glass of 100% fruit juice to add another food group and vitamin boost.

Baked Oatmeal

Oats and fruit make for a filling, high-fiber breakfast. Serving the oatmeal with yogurt or milk ensures a full serving of dairy. Garnish with additional fresh fruit for a pretty presentation and boost of nutrition.

Bread Pudding Quiche with Berries and Bacon

Cinnamon-swirl bread puts a twist on the crust for this incredible quiche. Filled with eggs, cheese, ham, and green onions and topped with bacon and fresh berries, this quiche recipe is unlike any you've tried before. It's guaranteed to wow a brunch crowd.

Two-Potato Frittata

Unlike most frittatas, this one does not require a skillet. Instead, a mix of veggies is roasted to sweet perfection in a 13x9-inch pan, and the egg mixture is added to the pan for the last few minutes of baking for simple preparation.

Chicken and Pasta Frittata

This family-friendly meal is loaded with ingredients everyone loves: pasta, chicken, and cheese. Combined with eggs in a frittata, these typical dinner ingredients make a satisfying breakfast.

Breakfast Pizza

Using a purchased pizza crust makes this breakfast pizza recipe a snap to prepare. Customize it and use up leftovers by swapping in or adding veggies from your produce drawer.

Huevos Rancheros

Corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas and a homemade salsa instead of purchased keeps sodium in check for this classic Mexican breakfast.

Raspberry Blintz Casserole

This sweet casserole is perfect for a weekend brunch. Serve with fresh raspberries or orange sections to ensure a full serving of fruit.

Pasta Frittata

Serve this twist on the frittata with a serving of fruit, and you’ll knock out every food group! Based on pasta, veggies, and cheese, this dish is reminiscent of classic spaghetti and marinara but with a distinct breakfast flair.

Heirloom Tomato and Onion Quiche

Layered with tomatoes, cheese, and eggs, this breakfast quiche makes an all-in-one meal.

Mexican Breakfast Tortillas

You and the kids will love these quesadilla wedges for breakfast. With 20 grams of protein, this Mexican-style breakfast will keep you full for hours.

Share the gallery



Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.