27 Breakfast-for-Dinner Ideas That Don't Feel Like You've Given Up
Who hasn't resorted to whipping up scrambled eggs for dinner at the end of the month? And who won't admit to a cereal-for-dinner phase, at least once? Whether due to budgeting, a busy schedule, or cooking burnout, we won't judge. We encourage it. BUT, we also encourage you to branch out from breakfast basics. From easy egg-based dishes (you can never go wrong with a Quick Quiche, and this Bacon and Cheese Frittata is as indulgent as it gets) to breakfast-ified versions of your favorite suppers (Breakfast Fried Rice, anyone?), these top-rated recipes will restore breakfast to its rightful place as the Most Important Meal of the Day — even if you're eating it for dinner.
Breakfast Fried Rice
Bacon and Egg Muffins
"I heeded the advice of the submitter. I added spinach, bell peppers, and a habanero pepper to the mix. Having added ingredients, I had to add extra eggs and added extra bacon, well, because it's bacon," reviewer Buckwheat Queen says.
Chorizo Breakfast Bowls
Sweet potatoes, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime add color and flavor to hearty ground chorizo and black beans. Top it all with a crispy fried egg.
You don't need to keep the fridge fully stocked to whip up this easy quiche.
Eggs Benedict Breakfast Pizza
Scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, and hollandaise sauce are baked on a crescent roll pizza crust for a quick and satisfying dinner. Home cook zonasun says, "This dish is delish! Only thing I would do different is to pre-bake the crust a bit before loading all the goodies on top. The edges were cooked but center was still a bit underdone."
Breakfast Casserole I
You won't want to limit this casserole to breakfast. Trust us.
Zucchini Egg White Frittata
"If you're watching your cholesterol or just trying to eat healthier, this recipe is a super star!" — lutzflcat
Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
Use one can of Southern-style flaky refrigerated biscuits, and half the work has been taken care of. The sausage gravy should take no more than 20 minutes of hands-on time. Hello, comfort food.
Savory Sausage Sun-Dried Tomato and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
"Cheesy, crispy, crunchy, and warm. This savory bread pudding is an unexpected and delightful way to use pumpkin. The addition of sausage makes it a main course or a hearty side dish." — RusticJoyfulFood
Green Eggs And Hash Omelet
Sneak spinach into dinner with this top-rated omelet, filled with corned beef hash and topped with mozzarella.
"A hearty breakfast dish that includes hash browns, cheese, ham and diced green chilies rolled into flour tortillas," says MAMASPICE. Several reviewers added scrambled eggs and/or cooked sausage to the mix and loved them that way, too.
Chicken in a Waffle
What fun would this recipe roundup be if it didn't include waffles? Coating chicken nuggets in homemade waffle batter definitely brings the fun.
Diced sweet potato pairs perfectly with chicken sausage and chorizo in this hash. Though the recipe also calls for zucchini and fresh spinach, you can add whatever veggies you have on hand.
Verde Chilaquiles with Eggs
Chicken, eggs, radishes, avocado, and salsa verde top corn tortillas in this version of chilaquiles. Make it yours with chorizo, red salsa, beans, or whatever else sounds good.
Air Fryer Spanish Tortilla
Though this Spanish omelet isn't traditionally eaten for breakfast in Spain, its ingredients have all the markings of an American breakfast: fried potatoes, cheese, and (of course) eggs. So, we suggest you try it for dinner.
Carnitas Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Hollandaise
Next time you cook carnitas, you'll want leftovers just to use in this recipe. Hollandaise sauce mix adds to its convenience.
Avocado Toast with Crumbled Crispy Pancetta
"The combination of flavors will wow you," says bd.weld. "If you don't have pancetta or prosciutto just use bacon or thin sliced black forest ham."
Herb, Sausage, and Cheese Dutch Baby
Ever thought you'd serve a pancake with a salad? With this savory Dutch baby, it works.
Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Scrambled eggs, canned black beans, avocado, and salsa come together in just 15 minutes for this high-fiber breakfast-for-dinner idea. "Great textures, combination of items and taste," says pavisa. "My daughter especially liked it, as she is into all food that is Mexican or Southwestern."
Avocado Breakfast Bowl
"Excellent recipe that's quick and healthy," says France C. "To keep things healthier, I used hard-boiled eggs instead of fried since I already had them on hand. I also happened to have leftover red quinoa already cooked, so this was perfect! The feta adds a nice touch."
Savory Croissant Quiche
If a croissant crust sounds fussy, think again! As long as you're not making the croissants from scratch, this recipe couldn't be easier.
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict
If you can't stomach seafood for breakfast, there's no time like dinner to enjoy Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict.
Cauliflower Kale Frittata
Eating more cruciferous vegetables is simple with this quiche, which gets a flavor boost from thyme, garlic, and Parmesan.
Chorizo Breakfast Tacos with Potato Hash and Eggs
Few breakfasts can curb hunger like corn tortillas piled with potato hash, scrambled eggs, chorizo, Cheddar, and salsa. This dish belongs at dinner.
Bacon Cheese Frittata
"Five stars for taste, ease of preparation, and aesthetic appeal. So versatile!" — naples34102
Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
"Similar to what you'd find at a famous coffee shop, these sous vide eggs bites are double the size and have a velvety, creamy texture," says recipe creator France C. Serve them for dinner with the sides of your choice.