5 Delicious Egg Recipes to Make for Dinner

Because it’s Friday, and also World Egg Day today, I pulled five delicious egg recipes that can double as dinner those nights you’re too tired to cook a big meal and have no desire to get dolled up to go out. Because let’s be honest, that happens more often than we like to admit on Fridays.

Why eggs? While typically thought of as a breakfast food, eggs actually make a delicious, fast and nutritious dinner solution, too.

1. Eggs cook fast and taste great with everything. Their mild flavor make them a great vehicle for just about anything you want to pair them with. Spicy salsa, salty prosciutto, sweet caramelized onions, earthy greens–you choose your favorite! And compared with other sources of protein, which can take upwards of 20-30 minutes to cook (or longer if you’re braising), eggs are quick and easy, usually done in under 10 minutes.

2. They’re a top source of protein. This is because eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids our bodies need to build muscle. When eaten after a workout, protein helps promote muscle growth and tissue repair, which means stronger muscles and more noticeable muscle tone—great news for us runners, CrossFitters, and any other athlete!

3. They’re inexpensive yet nutrient-dense. Along with dried beans, eggs are one of the most affordable proteins out there–not to mention the healthy vitamins and minerals they provide, like Vitamins D and B12.

Without further ado, here are 5 delicious egg recipes that can double as dinner the next time you’re feeling too tired to deal with cooking or the idea of dining out:

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Ranchero Egg Tostada

This recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook (via Bon Appetit) has me wanting eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’ve made this using canned beans which makes it that much faster.

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Power Greens Skillet

One of my all-time favorites creations, this delicious skillet pairs power greens with power protein. For a super fast dinner, you can caramelize onions ahead of time. If you’re an of-the-moment kinda cook, you can always relax and have a glass of wine while your onions do their thing, too.

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Baked Eggs with Ricotta Thyme Chervil

Baked eggs paired with fresh herbs, ricotta and lemon zest make for a simple, but satisfying meal. Just don’t forget the crusty bread for soaking up all that goodness at the bottom of the dish!

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Easy Chilaquiles

I was recently introduced to Chilaquiles over brunch a couple of months ago and my life has since been changed. This easy Mexican dish is essentially leftover tortillas simmered in a quick tomato sauce and is served with a fried egg (or three). Adding meat is completely optional–I actually prefer to keep things simple and sprinkle some canned black beans on mine!  

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Poached Egg & Crispy Prosciutto Avocado Toast

I saved the fastest for last! Another favorite egg recipe from this little blog, this one’s become a morning, noon and nighttime staple in our house. It’s a quick meal perfect for those nights you’re not super hungry but want something delicious that’ll keep you from waking up ravenous in the middle of the night! 

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A special thanks to The American Egg Board and The Good Egg Project for sponsoring this delicious post. Have a happy World Egg Day!

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