20 Egg-Based Recipes

Not only are eggs a cheap protein, they’re very nutrient dense! Swap boring scrambled eggs for one of these recipes.


For a cheap meal combine ramen with soft boiled eggs and your favorite vegetables. Use less than half of the flavoring packet to reduce the amount of sodium in this meal. Here’s an easy recipe from Killing Thyme.

Easy Homemade Ramen Bowls
Killing Thyme

Eggs with Grits, Polenta, or Oatmeal

Add eggs to grits, polenta or oatmeal for a savory dinner or breakfast. Try this polenta with caramelized mushroom recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Polenta with Caramelized Mushrooms, Marinara + Fried Eggs and Goat Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com

Deviled Eggs

Use different flavorings like chives, avocados, everything bagel seasoning, yogurt or siracha to make not so boring deviled eggs . These sailboats from Woman’s Day are a fun snack kids will love.

4th of july appetizers   deviled eggs sailboats

Egg Sandwich

Egg sandwiches can be eaten for breakfast or lunch! Consider adding light cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, greens, or roasted vegetables. The possibilities are endless! This sandwich from Woman’s Day is packed with veggies.

ultimate egg sandwich

Egg, Potato, or Tuna Salad

Eggs can add creaminess to salads, without having to add lots of extra mayo. Use eggs in an egg salad, potato salad, or tuna salad .

Healthy Egg Salad - Mayo-free, chunky and delicious egg salad with fresh dill, crunchy celery, and Greek yogurt. Get the recipe from @wellplated
Well Plated Egg Salad

Cobb Salad

While eggs can be used in many different salads, this mediterranean Cobb salad by Foodie Crush looks amazing!


Forget pepperoni. Try fried egg on top of a pizza. Think a carbonara style pizza! This pizza from SkinnyMS would taste great at breakfast or dinner!


Hard boiled eggs are an easy snack you can make ahead of time. Boil them and pop them in the fridge for four days. Peel and sprinkle with salt and pepper for an easy, high- protein snack.

Photo by Anthony Shkraba on Pexels.com

Fried Rice

Throw whatever vegetables you have on hand into this fried rice by Joy Food Sunshine.

front view of a bowl of homemade fried rice


So easy to make yet so tasty. Try this chilaquiles recipe by Yes, More Please.



These mini frittatas by Recipe Rebel can be made ahead of time for an on-the-go breakfast.

mini frittata muffins overhead close up on light blue plate


While I’m quite bland and only make broccoli, cheese quiche, there are so many ways to customize a quiche! Try mushrooms, onions, sausage, bacon, or tomatoes.

Breakfast Burrito

Make these breakfast burritos from Ambitious Kitchen and freeze them for a meal when you’re low on time.

healthy breakfast burrito with avocado, sweet potato and black beans


Whether it’s Japanese, Korean, Iranian, Spanish, or American Diner style, omelettes are a delicious and inexpensive meal. The Tamagoyaki recipe pictured below is from Taste Life.

Japanese Omelette (Tamagoyaki)


This North African dish is made with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and peppers. Check out this recipe from Sandra Valvassori.

Shakshuka in skillet with challah


Try this pictured Zucchini Egg Skillet from Taste of Home or a Summer Egg Skillet from Pete and Gerry’s.

Zucchini Egg Skillet


Top this quesadilla from The Perfect Pantry with pico de gallo.

Start your day with these avocado, egg and spinach breakfast quesadillas! [ThePerfectPantry.com]


This Egg Drop Soup by Mommy Musings and Winter Kale and Egg Soup from Pete and Gerry’s are great uses of eggs when the weather starts to cool down.

egg drop soup recipe


Check out this pictured Baked Eggs with Roasted Vegetables by Salu Salo Recipes and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Jammy Eggs by Pete and Gerry’s.


This Broccoli Carrot Donburi with a Fried Egg by HelloFresh looks amazing!

Broccoli-Carrot Donburi with a Fried Egg

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