20 Quick, Healthy Egg Recipes That Deliver a Protein Boost When You’re Short on Time, Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I happen to believe it’s also the tastiest. Few things get me out of bed quicker in the morning than knowing there’s a delicious meal waiting for me in the kitchen. Having a few quick and healthy egg recipes in my back pocket can make all the difference. Otherwise, I find my hangry self staring at the contents of my pantry, bleary-eyed and uninspired.
Not only are eggs one of the healthiest morning meals around, but they may also be the most versatile. No matter what flavors you’re craving, there’s an egg dish that can be whipped up quickly to satisfy it. So prepare your creative juices, and bookmark this list of quick, healthy egg recipes. Trust me: you’ll want to try them all. And chances are, you’ll be able to recreate a handful of these at a moment’s notice with whatever you’ve got in your fridge or pantry!
The best part about these quick healthy egg recipes? They work just as well for dinner. We all have our go-to egg dishes, but I have a feeling that when you scroll through these, you might find a few new favorites to bring some variety to your egg routine.
Scroll on for 20 quick, healthy egg recipes
Why we love it: Tacos for breakfast—need we say more? They’re the perfect morning (or afternoon or evening) bite. And they couldn’t be easier to throw together and construct, making any ordinary breakfast a joy to eat. Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes plus your favorite hot sauce and you’re good to go.
Hero ingredient: Avocado adds a touch of creaminess to any egg dish, and makes a breakfast taco feel celebratory.
Get the recipe for Breakfast Tacos.
Why we love it: Upgrade your morning routine with this flavorful take on fried eggs. Za’atar is an herby, nutty Middle Eastern spice that pairs perfectly with creamy lemon yogurt. Top it off with some herbs and fiery chili oil for a real flavor sensation. Fresh naan pulls this crowd-pleasing, healthy dish together faster than you could imagine.
Hero ingredient: Don’t skimp on tender, fresh herbs. It’s worth it.
Get the recipe for Za’atar Eggs With Lemony Yogurt and Herbs.
Easy Chilaquiles With Eggs from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: Chilaquiles aren’t just for brunch. All you need is some tortilla chips, salsa, a dash of avocado if you have it, and some eggs. The simple homemade tomato and chile enchilada sauce are worth the effort—it’ll be the tastiest breakfast you’ve had in a long time and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to make.
Hero ingredient: Don’t forget a squeeze of lime for a little extra zest.
Get the recipe for Chilaquiles With Eggs.
Baked Egg With Ricotta, Thyme & Chervil
Why we love it: Pull out your ramekins if you’re feeling fancy… otherwise, any small baking dish will do. Fresh herbs, ricotta, and lemon zest make for a refreshingly simple, yet satisfying meal. If you’ve got some crusty bread or toast to go with it, even better.
Hero ingredient: Chervil (pronounced sher-vil) is a member of the parsley family and has a delightfully mild flavor. It’s worth trying if you’ve never used it before.
Get the recipe for Baked Egg With Ricotta, Thyme & Chervil.
Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: All you need to make this healthy and hearty breakfast is a microwave, toaster, and whatever ingredients you have on hand. It couldn’t be more convenient. Load your breakfast sandwich up with creamy cheese and veggies depending on what you’re craving and you’ve got a full meal.
Hero ingredient: Laughing Cow herb and garlic cheese gives this breakfast sandwich a slightly elevated taste.
Get the recipe for Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich.
Power Greens Breakfast Egg Bites
Why we love it: Why spend money at Starbucks when you can make these healthy little egg bites in the comfort of your home? They’re packed with super greens like kale, chard, and spinach and are full of powerful nutrients (thank you, egg and goat cheese). They’re incredibly simple to make and can be prepped before the week starts, making them the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast.
Hero ingredient: Goat cheese adds the perfect touch of tang.
Get the recipe for Power Greens Breakfast Egg Bites.
Spicy Mexican Baked Eggs
Why we love it: For how shockingly delicious this recipe is, it’s also surprisingly clean and healthy. It’s paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, and Whole 30-compliant, so those with dietary restrictions can partake. This Mexican spin on shakshuka is a flavorful delight and incredibly easy to make.
Hero ingredient: Sneak in your greens with some beautiful, wilted kale.
Get the recipe for Spicy Mexican Baked Eggs.
Why we love it: This mouthwatering dish is an absolute treat. It’s equal parts indulgent and healthy thanks to the simplicity of the eggs and the inclusion of asparagus. Okay, I may be stretching the healthy bit, but it’s definitely hearty. Toasted cheesy sticks with an eggy drip? Come onnnnn!
Hero ingredient: The addition of asparagus in the French toast cheese sticks makes it fancy and healthy. I don’t make the rules.
Get the recipe for Drippy Eggs With Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers.
Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: Don’t you just adore an edible vessel? Grab your fave sweet yellow, orange, or red bell peppers and add a sweet potato hash topped with cheese, all lovingly tucked into a bed of marinara with an egg on top.
Hero ingredient: Sweet potato hash is easy to make and insanely tasty.
Get the recipe for Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers.
Why we love it: Satisfy your Indian food cravings with these masala scrambled eggs. It only requires a few staple spices like garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder and can be made even spicier with some chopped jalapeños or ginger. Use all the herbs you can find for an extra burst of freshness. Yum!
Hero ingredient: Chili powder. Don’t be afraid to bring the heat.
Get the recipe for Masala Eggs.
Baked Eggs With Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta
Why we love it: You won’t believe how quickly this seemingly high-end dish comes together. Stock up on tomatoes, pull out your ramekin, and treat yourself to a brunch-worthy breakfast any day of the week.
Hero ingredient: Find the best cherry tomatoes you can get your hands on and go to town.
Get the recipe for Baked Eggs With Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta.
Frittata With Red Peppers and Goat Cheese
Why we love it: I’m a bit of a frittata fanatic, and the inclusion of goat cheese fully sends me over the edge. But all you really need to whip up a frittata are eggs and literally any veggies. Throw whatever is left in your veg drawer and it’s bound to be a hit. Obviously, you get bonus points for also adding a good cheese and some fresh herbs, but it won’t make or break the dish.
Hero ingredient: Whatever veggies you’ve got ready to rock and roll.
Get the recipe for Frittata With Red Peppers and Goat Cheese.
Why we love it: Turkish-inspired eggs with chile butter and feta cheese? What more do we need? These perfectly soft-cooked eggs simmer in a spicy tomato sauce with tons of garlic, herbs, feta, and lemon. Best of all? This quick and healthy egg recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Hero ingredient: If you can get your hands on some olive oil toasted bread for dipping, you won’t be disappointed.
Get the recipe for Eggs in Purgatory With Chile Butter and Feta.
Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Burrito from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: Breakfast burritos may sound indulgent, but it’s really just an egg scramble wrapped up in its own little blanket. This recipe is a healthy, quick, and easy alternative to the giant, bacon-laden breakfast burritos of our youth. It’s got a bit of an Italian thing going on and is a tasty way to get some good nutrients in your body first thing in the morning.
Hero ingredient: Mushrooms elevate the burrito and are rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
Get the recipe for Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Burrito.
Pesto Topped Soft Scrambled Eggs With Bacon from Spoon Fork Bacon
Why we love it: It’s a nice little variation on just plain scrambled eggs. It makes a huge difference to put in the effort it takes to cook a tender scramble, and there’s nothing like a little bacon to round it all out. Plus, the pesto is basically the cherry on top. It’s a lovely way to uplift the humble scrambled egg.
Hero ingredient: Pesto, of course!
Sunday Night Avocado Toast With a Jammy Egg
Why we love it: It’s Sunday night, you’re ready to seize the week, and you have that breakfast-for-dinner craving that can’t be cured by anything but… breakfast. Enter: Sunday night avocado toast. It’s the ultimate comfort toast, topped with creamy avocado, just-burst tomatoes, and, of course, that golden jammy egg. My, oh my.
Hero ingredient: Just look at that yolk. It would be wrong to choose anything else.
Get the recipe for Sunday Night Avocado Toast With a Jammy Egg.
Chickpea Socca with Cherry Tomato, Soft-Boiled Egg, & Mesculin Greens
Why we love it: Similar to a frittata, socca is a flatbread/savory pancake hybrid made from chickpea flour, water, and olive oil. It’s French by nature, but easy to customize with any flavors you prefer. Personally, I think it would be great with some refried black beans, chicken tinga, and shredded cabbage for a sope-like dish. That being said, it’s simply amazing with cherry tomatoes, greens, and a soft-boiled egg.
Hero ingredient: Cherry tomatoes bring a taste of freshness to each delicious bite.
Get the recipe for Chickpea Socca with Cherry Tomato, Soft-Boiled Egg, & Mesculin Greens.
BLT Brunch Frittata
Why we love it: Another frittata winner, this BLT frittata brings the flavors of your fave sandwich to breakfast (or brunch, or lunch!). Slice up some thick heirloom tomatoes to showcase their gorgeous color alongside that tempting bacon.
Hero ingredient: Smack those basil leaves to wake up all of their aromas and you’ve got a delicious meal for any time of the day.
Get the recipe for BLT Brunch Frittata.
Baby Greens With Beet Leaves, Soft-Boiled Egg and Hot Guava Dressing
Why we love it: This recipe’s got it going on. There are all kinds of healthy, rejuvenating vibes coming from those Mizuna greens and beet leaves, which is always a plus. Combine that with a soft-boiled egg and hot guava dressing, and you’ve got your new favorite salad recipe.
Hero ingredient: Hot guava dressing doubles as a yummy sandwich spread, barbecue dip, or crudités addition, so be sure to make extra to have on hand!
Get the recipe for Baby Greens With Beet Leaves, Soft-Boiled Egg and Hot Guava Dressing.
Tex-Mex Migas from The Defined Dish
Why we love it: To me, migas have always been the kitchen sink of Mexican food. Combine just-fried corn tortilla strips with the (sorta) holy trinity of onion, poblano, and garlic, and you’ve got a welcoming base for yummy eggs and any toppings your heart desires. Alex calls for salsa verde, lime juice, and Monterey Jack cheese, but feel free to go rogue.
Hero ingredient: Do not, I repeat, do not serve these without avocado. Please. It would be a sin.
Get the recipe forTex-Mex Migas.
What are your favorite quick and healthy egg recipes? Let us know in the comments!
This post was originally published on July 11, 2021, and has since been updated.