Fabulous Fresh Egg Recipes
Spicy Brunch Lasagna
This hearty brunch casserole features Italian sausage, purchased Alfredo sauce, hash browns, mozzarella cheese, oven-ready lasagna noodles and cottage cheese.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
A Twist on Deviled Eggs
Shrimp, Italian seasonings and Asian seasonings offer some new ways to make this traditional recipe.
Wake Up Ham-and-Egg Baskets
Try serving this no-fuss breakfast dish with warm-from-the-oven rolls or muffins.
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.
Crisp-tender asparagus and zucchini bring color to this healthy, crowd-pleasing casserole. Each serving has just 84 calories and 2 grams of fat.
Eggs Benedict gets a makeover with this turkey-spinach version from Flo restaurant in Chicago. A smooth lemon-basil hollandaise tops the dish.
Mushroom and Egg Casserole
Crumbled prosciutto or bacon seasons this cheesy casserole. You can use either shiitake or button mushrooms in the dish.
Herbed Egg-Potato Bake
You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.
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.
Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata
Melty mozzarella covers tomatoes, zucchini, pepperoni, and fresh herbs in this quick-fix brunch dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbed Egg Salad Roll Ups
Egg salad from the deli makes these party appetizers simple to prepare.
This salad features poached eggs, Feliciana Nevat cheese (a mild cow's milk and goat's milk cheese) and a toasted walnut vinaigrette.
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.
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.
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.