Fabulous Fresh Egg Recipes | Midwest Living

Fabulous Fresh Egg Recipes

Serve up tempting egg recipes for breakfast, brunch or dinner, including frittatas, quiches, casseroles, burritos and more.

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Make this appealing breakfast or brunch dish in just 20 minutes. Packaged hash browns form the nest, and the filling is a simple scramble of eggs and chives topped with cheese.

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Spicy Brunch Lasagna

This hearty brunch casserole features Italian sausage, purchased Alfredo sauce, hash browns, mozzarella cheese, oven-ready lasagna noodles and cottage cheese.

Spicy Brunch Lasagna

Tomato-Zucchini Strata

Swiss cheese, plump tomatoes, tender zucchini and herbs flavor this rich breakfast bake. Bonus: You can make it a day ahead and bake it in the morning.

Tomato-Zucchini Strata

Pork ‘n’ Pippins Quiche

At Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast and Bread in Red Wing, Minnesota, Robin and Elaine Kleffman serve this sweet-and-savory quiche with a dollop of sour cream and seasoned, broiled tomato halves on the side.

Pork ‘n’ Pippins Quiche

Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs

Green chiles and shredded cheese lend Southwest flavor to this hearty breakfast casserole that you can prepare the night before and bake in the morning.

Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs

Breakfast Burritos

Combine hash browns, sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese and chopped veggies for a hearty breakfast tortilla. Top the colorful mixture with cool sour cream and spicy salsa in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI vendor Farm Boys.

Breakfast Burritos

Potato-Thyme Frittata

This flavorful frittata can be a simple brunch or weeknight supper dish; if you don't have fresh thyme, just substitute dried. The recipe comes from Urban Roots Farm in Springfield, Missouri.

Potato-Thyme Frittata

Any-Flavor Mini Quiche

Talk about easy! You can prep these delicious little quiches the night before, or make them in the morning while the oven preheats. They're perfect for brunch parties, and you can use whatever meat, cheese and veggies you have on hand.

Any-Flavor Mini Quiche

A Hole-in-One Breakfast

Our egg cooked in toast is a classic American breakfast recipe that's also been known as egg in a basket and knothole egg.

Hole-in-One Breakfast

Bacon, Ham and Egg Hash

Family-pleasing favorites—bacon, ham, cheese, potatoes and eggs—combine in this simple, hearty brunch or breakfast dish. Pork producers Monica and Randy Duffe of Wilton, Iowa, contributed the recipe.

Bacon, Ham and Egg Hash

 

Egg 'n' Bacon Breakfast Casserole

South Dakota chef Doug Hanson shared this make-ahead recipe from his grandmother. "It's easy to make on Christmas Eve and pop in the oven Christmas morning while watching the kids play with toys," he says. "You can't go wrong with eggs, cheese and bacon."

Egg 'n' Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Killer Tomato Benedict

This popular version of the classic egg dish is named for the luscious summer tomatoes called "killers" at Classic Cup Cafe in Kansas City, Missouri.

Killer Tomato Breakfast

A Twist on Deviled Eggs

Shrimp, Italian seasonings and Asian seasonings offer some new ways to make this traditional recipe.

Inspired Deviled Eggs

Wake Up Ham-and-Egg Baskets

Try serving this no-fuss breakfast dish with warm-from-the-oven rolls or muffins.

Wake Up Ham-and-Egg Baskets

Sara's Mom's Spinach Quiche

When we asked our staffers for their favorite easy dishes that taste like they took all day, Sara Reimer thought of her mom's Spinach Quiche recipe. "I mix frozen spinach and a few other ingredients, then put it in a puff pastry crust," says Sara, Midwest Living® assistant home & garden editor. Serve with a tossed salad for a quick, light dinner.

Sara's Mom's Spinach Quiche

Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

Crisp-tender asparagus and zucchini bring color to this healthy, crowd-pleasing casserole. Each serving has just 84 calories and 2 grams of fat.

Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

Eggs Flo

Eggs Benedict gets a makeover with this turkey-spinach version from Flo restaurant in Chicago. A smooth lemon-basil hollandaise tops the dish.

Eggs Flo

Mushroom and Egg Casserole

Crumbled prosciutto or bacon seasons this cheesy casserole. You can use either shiitake or button mushrooms in the dish.

Mushroom and Egg Casserole

Herbed Egg-Potato Bake

You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.

Herbed Egg-Potato Bake

Farmhouse Cheese Torte

This recipe has a lot of steps, but it's worth the effort. Bread a poached egg with a crisp coating, then place it on top of a baked ricotta-fontina torte and drizzle the whole thing with a cheesy mushroom sauce.

Farmhouse Cheese Torte

Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata

Melty mozzarella covers tomatoes, zucchini, pepperoni, and fresh herbs in this quick-fix brunch dish.

Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata

Pasta Frittata

Diners at Ina's in Chicago get a giant, Parmesan-sprinkled wedge of this baked frittata served with sauteed tomatoes. We like it with a marinaralike sauce, too.

Spinach Frittata, with only five ingredients, is a quick-and-easy meal that's ready in just 20 minutes.

Pasta Frittata

Spinach Frittata

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Make this appealing breakfast or brunch dish in just 20 minutes. Packaged hash browns form the nest, and the filling is a simple scramble of eggs and chives topped with cheese.

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Mini Egg Pastries with Bearnaise Sauce

At Cold Spring Inn in Hubertus, Wisconsin, Kari and Jerry Munley serve these elegant brunch pastries with cinnamon rolls and fruit. The herby bearnaise sauce is a bit fussy to make compared to purchased hollandaise sauce, but you'll notice a real difference in flavor.

Mini Egg Pastries with Bearnaise Sauce

Heirloom Tomato and Onion Quiche

The recipe was developed for heirloom tomatoes such as Cherokee Purple or Brandywine, but if those aren't available, use whatever kind of tomatoes you like. Drain sliced tomatoes on a paper towel before adding them to the quiche, and they won't release as much water.

Heirloom Tomato and Onion Quiche

Eggs Goldenrod

This dish is terrific for brunch or a light supper. Hard-cooked eggs are simmered in a delicate white sauce that's ladled over warm biscuits.

Eggs Goldenrod

Mushroom, Asparagus and Tofu Quiches

Tofu and soy cheese boost the protein of this golden vegetable and egg dish. Use fresh assorted mushrooms, including morels.

Mushroom, Asparagus and Tofu Quiches

Herbed Egg Salad Roll Ups

Egg salad from the deli makes these party appetizers simple to prepare.

Herbed Egg Salad Roll Ups

Asparagus Salad

This salad features poached eggs, Feliciana Nevat cheese (a mild cow's milk and goat's milk cheese) and a toasted walnut vinaigrette.

Asparagus Salad

Lobster Egg Salad Brioche Sandwich

Egg salad gets a boost with chopped fresh or frozen lobster at the Grand Street Cafe in Kansas City, Missouri. Sandwiches it in sweet brioche bread with a hint of horseradish for tang.

Lobster Egg Salad Brioche Sandwich

Quick and easy egg dishes

Fast zap: Line a custard cup with a slice of ham or luncheon meat, break in an egg, prick the yolk, and microwave the whole thing. It's a warm breakfast in minutes.
Quick meal: Wrap a cooked egg, sauteed veggies and shredded cheese in a tortilla.
Faux Devil: Halve hard-cooked eggs and top with a dollop of sour cream, mayo or dressing.

Egg tips

Storing eggs: Store raw eggs in their original carton in a refrigerator set at 40 degrees or below for as long as four weeks. A hard-cooked egg keeps in the fridge for up to a week.
Warm them up: When hard-cooking eggs, don't shock them by dropping them into boiling water. You could crack the egg that way. Start them out in cold water, then bring them to a boil.
Egg benefit: An average-size egg contains 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of protein, which means it can help you feel full longer.

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