13 Creative Ways to Make Eggs for Dinner
How to make eggs for dinner
Yes, eggs are a classic breakfast food—but there's no reason to limit your egg consumption to that go-to omelet at the local diner. Since eggs are so versatile (you can prepare them scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, and more), there are countless delicious ways incorporate them into your dinner plans. Not to mention, eggs boast plenty of impressive health benefits: They're packed with protein (6 grams in one large egg) to help you stay full for longer, and are a great source of other important nutrients like iron, vitamin D, and zinc.
Here, 13 delicious and healthy recipes that will have you rethinking the way you normally whip up eggs (and planning a dinner party to surprise and wow your guests). Whether it's a veggie-packed frittata, flavorful Egg Foo Yong, or spicy deviled eggs you can pass around as an appetizer while you wait for the main course, there's something eggs-ellent for everyone on this list.
Spanish Deviled Eggs
Try this recipe: Spanish Deviled Eggs
The secret to turning this classic appetizer into an extra-special treat? Add roasted piquillo peppers, which will give your deviled eggs a slight spicy kick, as well as a pretty red color. Our healthier version uses avocado oil-based mayonnaise for plenty of good-for-you monounsaturated fats and vitamins D and E. Whip up these tasty deviled eggs before the main course or as a fun snack.
Ingredients: Eggs, avocado oil mayonnaise, salt, paprika, black pepper, roasted piquillo peppers, chives
Kale, Mushroom, and Manchego Frittata
Try this recipe: Kale, Mushroom, and Manchego Frittata
While frittatas are often considered a breakfast food, this kale, mushroom, and Manchego version is packed with veggies, creating a savory flavor that's perfect for dinner. Mushrooms offer a great source of fiber, zinc, folate, and vitamin D, while leafy green kale provides calcium, protein, and iron.
Ingredients: Cremini mushrooms, garlic, kale, eggs, Manchego cheese, black pepper, salt
Broccoli Egg Foo Yong
Try this recipe: Broccoli Egg Foo Yong
Skip the takeout and opt for this protein-packed, egg-based dish instead. It takes just 20 minutes to whip up (the same amount of time you'll wait for delivery) and is filled with good-for-you nutrients like calcium, fiber, and iron. Thanks to ingredients like soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil, this Egg Foo Yong recipe has the Asian-inspired flavors you crave without the extra MSG or over-the-top levels of sodium.
Ingredients: Eggs, grapeseed oil, broccoli slaw, scallions, ginger, garlic, black pepper, tamari or soy sauce, sesame oil
Brown Rice Pasta Carbonara With Pancetta
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Next time it's pasta night, incorporate eggs into your favorite comfort food meal. In this Carbonara recipe, eggs and Parmesan cheese take center stage for the creamy sauce. Add brown rice-based pasta into the mix, and you have a delicacy that rings in at a fraction of the calories a restaurant pasta dish would deliver—without skimping on flavor.
Ingredients: Brown rice pasta, pancetta, garlic, Parmesan cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, parsley
Tomato-Curry Poached Eggs Shakshuka
Try this recipe: Tomato-Curry Poached Eggs
This one-skillet shakshuka dish is the perfect mixture of flavorful and hearty. The combination of warm spices like ginger, cumin, and curry powder along with filling eggs make this dish a healthy yet satisfying dinner. The best part? You'll only have to spend a few minute cleaning up, since everything is cooked in one pan.
Ingredients: Eggs, yellow onion, mild harissa, garlic, curry powder, honey, ground cumin, ginger, crushed tomatoes, scallions
Try this recipe: Honey Flan
Sure, flan isn't really a dinner recipe, but it is a surprising way to use eggs and a delicious dish to cap off your dinner. We love that this recipe is minimalist, too: it requires just five ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. With just 15 minutes of prep (plus additional time for chilling), you'll have a sweet (but not too sweet) dessert ready to serve.
Ingredients: Honey, whole milk, eggs, vanilla extract, salt
Eggs Benedict With Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sauce
Yes, it is possible to make a good-for-you eggs Benny—and it still tastes delicious.
Ranch-Style Eggs With Chorizo
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If you love spice, this ranch-style eggs dish is for you. Chorizo adds a delicious kick, while tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice deliver amazing Tex-Mex flavors.
Ingredients: Red onion, garlic, red wine, plum tomatoes, chili powder, honey, chorizo, lime juice, tortillas, cilantro, cheddar cheese
Steak Hash With Poached Eggs
Try this recipe: Steak Hash With Poached Eggs
This dish is the perfect way to use up any leftover veggies you have in the fridge. By throwing onions, peppers, and zucchini together, you have a nutrient-packed egg recipe with savory flavor. And while it may taste totally decadent, lean beef keeps this meal under 400 calories.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, red onion, grape tomatoes, grilled eggplant, roasted red bell pepper, roasted fingerling potatoes, Chili-Espresso Rubbed Steak, salt, black pepper, sherry vinegar, eggs, parsley
Egg and Rice Salad To Go
Try this recipe: Egg and Rice Salad To Go
This 10-minute salad combines fresh flavors from green beans, plums, and brown rice (a hearty, fiber-packed grain that's low in calories and high in resistant starch). And thanks to a hard-boiled egg and walnuts, this recipe also contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein to keep you full.
Ingredients: Brown rice, green beans, eggs, walnuts, lime juice, sesame oil
Crostini With Spinach, Poached Egg, and Creamy Mustard Sauce
Try this recipe: Crostini With Spinach, Poached Egg, and Creamy Mustard Sauce
The classic Eggs Benedict gets a makeover in this dish. Low heat is the key to making perfect poached eggs, while low-fat sour cream and mustard transforms the typically-rich Hollandaise sauce into a flavorful, lower-fat version. Tip: Use whole grain bread to really kick up the fiber.
Ingredients: Egg, spinach, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, chives, whole grain bread
Poached Eggs With Asparagus
Try this recipe: Poached Eggs With Asparagus
The easiest way to enjoy eggs for dinner? Add in a veggie like asparagus that's usually served for dinner. This simple recipe requires just six ingredients, so you won't need to spend tons of time prepping. And at only 256 calories, it's a healthy way to pack in protein at the end of a busy day.
Ingredients: White vinegar, eggs, lemon juice, asparagus, parsley, Parmesan cheese