15 Egg Recipes That Put Our Boring Sunny-Side Up Dishes To Shame

Your breakfast classics just got a serious upgrade.

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The Modern Proper

We want to make an argument for the often under-appreciation of eggs. Full of protein, versatile in method, and always delicious, we will no longer overlook them as overplayed. While we're still working on perfecting the boil, the food bloggers of the internet have gifted us with impressive egg dishes you'll be serving up for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner.

Whether you're looking to boost your breakfast game, or need some new weekday lunches brimming with health benefits, these options will allow you to reminisce about your favorite childhood dishes and make room for some seriously fresh food innovations, like hash brown pie crust.

Read on for new go-to menu items your whole family will love.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

egge Benedict casserole

Carlsbad Cravings

The Recipe: Eggs Benedict Casserole

The Hero Ingredient: What pairs better with eggs than savory ham? This classic combo sets the stage for all the nostalgic flavors of your favorite brunch order, eggs Benedict, complete with English muffin bits.

Why We Love It: This is the perfect weekend breakfast to throw together for your crew or if you have extra house guests. It’s sure to please.

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas

Carlsbad Cravings

The Recipe: Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas

The Hero Ingredient: We're big fans of the tater tots in this dish. They add a little extra crispy crunch and an unexpected twist to the traditional Mexican meal.

Why We Love It: This one is technically a breakfast recipe, but it will make amazing leftovers for lunch, dinner, and breakfast again.

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Breakfast Tostadas With Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Breakfast Tostadas With Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Foodie Crush

The Recipe: Breakfast Tostadas With Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

The Hero Ingredient: When it comes to big flavor, this morning dish's spices are the true hero ingredients. Cumin, ground ancho chile, and coriander create a diverse palate of spice and excitement amongst the potatoes and a fried egg.

Why We Love It: There are so many layers of deliciousness to this otherwise simple dish. While it’s easy to throw together, the impressiveness lies more in the variety of flavors.

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Ultimate King Salmon Scrambled Eggs With Edamame Bean and Avo Slaw

Ultimate King Salmon Scrambled Eggs With Edamame Bean and Avo Slaw

Stuck in the Kitchen

The Recipe: Ultimate King Salmon Scrambled Eggs With Edamame Bean and Avo Slaw

The Hero Ingredient: The use of edamame in this egg dish is what takes it from a bagel and lox to a modern take on a traditional Japanese-style breakfast.

Why We Love It: Whether you throw this on a bagel or in a bowl, treat yourself to this special dish, even if it's breakfast for one. It's so easy to whip up that it's quickly become our go-to.

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Drippy Eggs With Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers

drippy eggs with asparagus french toast grilled cheese soldiers

Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: Drippy Eggs With Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers

The Hero Ingredient: Asparagus French toast grilled cheese might be a mouthful, but you'll learn, it's also a tummy-full. It's salty and savory and dripping in warm melted cheese.

Why We Love It: Soft boiled eggs, also known as drippy eggs, are the breakfast of our childhood, so naturally, we're over the moon to see this delicious remix.

To achieve that perfect golden-brown, cook the "soldiers" for 3–5 minutes per side.

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Spring Niçoise Salad

SPRING NICOISE SALAD.

How Sweet Eats

The Recipe: Spring Niçoise Salad

The Hero Ingredient: We love this vegetarian take on a classic Niçoise salad. It's hard to pick just one star ingredient because it's easy to customize this delicious dish. For us, the green beans, asparagus, and olives are all favorites, but you can easily adjust this with your favorite veggies.

Why We Love It: Because this salad is so easy to improvise, it never gets old, you could eat it seven days of the week.

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Chelsea's Messy Apron

The Recipe: Deviled Eggs

The Hero Ingredient: The key to a perfected deviled egg is the herbs chosen. This one calls for chives, flat Italian parsley, and dill—a classic recipe for success.

Why We Love It: Deviled eggs are a great snack that can be enjoyed at any hour of the day. If it’s looking like lunch on the go, grab a few of these to take with you.

Before adding the egg filling to the cooked egg whites, do a taste test. If it's too salty, boil more eggs and remake the mixture “without salt.” Then combine the two to dilute the saltiness.

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Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Chelsea's Messy Apron

The Recipe: Quiche Lorraine

The Hero Ingredient: The highlights of quiche Lorraine are the level of cheesiness, salty bacon, and of course the perfect crumbly pie crust. This recipe has it all.

Why We Love It: The French turn to quiche Lorraine for any and all meals; personally, we love it as a warm lunch that’s super easy to freeze and heat per meal.

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The Ultimate Potato Salad

potato salad

Stuck in the Kitchen

The Recipe: The Ultimate Potato Salad

The Hero Ingredient: This potato salad calls for eggs (a classic) and asparagus (a contemporary twist). Together, the earthy taste of the greens plays nicely with the creamy eggs.

Why We Love It: Potato salad is one of our summer go-to's, and we love an update to the (often not-so-healthy) traditional recipe. This is one you'll want to keep on repeat this summer.

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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Egg

Spoon Fork Bacon

The Recipe: Scotch Eggs

The Hero Ingredient: This Scotch egg calls for a quail egg instead of the expected chicken. Wrapped in sausage, this is a decadent savory snack.

Why We Love It: This bite-sized meal probably got its start as an hors d'oeuvre at an 80s dinner party, but we'd chow down on two of these as a satisfying side to our lunch.

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Twice Baked Mexican Sweet Potatoes With Eggs

Twice baked mexican sweet potatoes

Food Faith Fitness

The Recipe: Twice Baked Mexican Sweet Potatoes With Eggs

The Hero Ingredient: Taco seasoning and fresh cilantro take this from regular baked potato to an unforgettable dinner option. The gooey baked egg is the metaphorical cherry on top.

Why We Love It: I love that nothing about this recipe is expected, even down to the use of sweet potato. Your family will be thanking you for this one.

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Zucchini Noodles With Pesto Fried Eggs

Zucchini Noodles With Pesto Fried Eggs

Food Faith Fitness

The Recipe: Zucchini Noodles With Pesto Fried Eggs

The Hero Ingredient: This paleo dinner focuses on the ever-delicious everything pesto. Sounds fancy, but it’s only a handful of ingredients thrown into your food processor. The lemon, pine nuts, and basil immediately transport you to Italy.

Why We Love It: This recipe is incredibly simple—trust us, it will shock you. Keep it close for mid-week dinners when your brain is checked out but your stomach is hungry.

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Grilled Potato Salad With Almond Basil Chimichurri and 7-Minute Eggs

grilled potato salad with almond-basil chimichurri and 7-minute eggs

Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad With Almond Basil Chimichurri and 7-Minute Eggs

The Hero Ingredient: The creamy almond butter is an unexpected but welcome ingredient. Balanced out by the onions, chives, basil, and cilantro, you’re set up for serious culinary success.

Why We Love It: Next time your family requests breakfast for dinner, hit them with this.

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Asparagus Quiche With Hash Brown Crust

hash browns

How Sweet Eats

The Recipe: Asparagus Quiche With Hash Brown Crust

The Hero Ingredient: Three words: hash brown crust. It’s the ideal crispy, salty vessel to host the eggs, asparagus, and cheese.

Why We Love It: We love how creative this meal is. Everyone will love the playful crust, while the interior of the quiche is grown up. All it’s missing is a little dash of hot sauce.

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Shirred Eggs With Leeks

shirred eggs

The Modern Proper

The Recipe: Shirred Eggs With Leeks

The Hero Ingredient: These eggs are all dressed up with some delicious veggies. Peppers, leeks, and chives make for an excellent lightweight summer dinner.

Why We Love It: This baked egg dish is a special one as the individual plating makes it more intimate.

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