15 Savory Breakfasts That Aren't Eggs

smoked sausage and potatoes with tomato slices and a slice of cantalope on a plate
Photo: lutzflcat

Whether you have food sensitivities to eggs or have just eaten your fill of them, you're hardly limited to this one protein for breakfast. You'll find hearty, filling alternatives in sausage, smoked salmon, scrambled tofu, and even leftover roast beef. Meanwhile, hash browns, grits, eggless biscuits, and savory oatmeal will keep breakfast from ever getting boring.

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Moroccan Breakfast Skillet

cast iron skillet with ground turkey, sweet potatoes, chard
France C

Swiss chard and sweet potatoes taste extra flavorful cooked in this one-pan recipe. Turmeric, cinnamon, and garlic help.

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Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast

Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast

With fresh cilantro and Meyer lemon juice, smashed avocado on crispy toast will be a fresh break from egg sandwiches.

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Leftover Roast Beef Hash

Leftover Roast Beef Hash on a dish with a green rim

You'll want to cook roast beef for dinner just to make this Leftover Roast Beef Hash the next morning. Mushrooms, bell peppers, and potatoes help stretch out the meat.

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Simple Savory Oatmeal

savory oatmeal with bacon and seasoning
France C

This recipe converts skeptics. "It took a few bites to get used to this as I have never had savory oatmeal," reviewer charm says. "It was delicious once my taste buds adapted, though. What an excellent idea."

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Queenie's Killer Tomato Bagel Sandwich

bagel halves with cream cheese, tomatoes, basil
Caroline C

Eggs are challenging to eat on the go, but savory tomato-basil bagels are not. Home cook MISSJENAFFLECK recommends adding thinly sliced red onions and lemon pepper: "The lemon pepper is essential. Sounds weird, but seriously, you have to try it!"

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Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls. Allrecipes Magazine

If you happen to miss eggs, scrambled tofu will hit the spot. Serve it over hash browns, black beans, and salsa.

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E-Z Drop Biscuits

drop biscuits on a cooling rack

Adding eggs to biscuits doesn't do much, so you can rest assured that an egg-free recipe like our E-Z Drop Biscuits gets its flavor and crumb from other ingredients.

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Classic Hash Browns

hash browns on a place
Buckwheat Queen

Shredding potatoes instead of cubing them increases the surface area that browns, which results in much crispier hash browns.

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Breakfast Sausage

breakfast sausage with potato hash and fruit
Alberta Rose

Round out biscuits or hash browns with hearty home-style Breakfast Sausage. These pork patties have loads of perfect five-star reviews.

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Chickpea Omelette

Chickpea Omelette with zucchini, red peppers,
Buckwheat Queen

"Chickpea flour and lightly sautéd vegetables recreate an eggless frittata or open-faced omelette," Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen says. "A delicious — not too dense, not too fluffy — must-have on your brunch table. Using black salt gives the dish a slight egg flavor."

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Breakfast Sausage White Cheese Pizza

Pizza steel with sliced breakfast pizza and pizza wheel

Pizza with pork sausage coins and ground Italian sausage win the savory breakfast game. If you're avoiding eggs as an allergen, double check that your pre-made crust doesn't contain them.

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Smoked Salmon Pizette

Smoked Salmon Pizette on a bagel
Mrs. Lagdameo

This pizette recipe actually calls for pita bread, but home cooks made it more breakfast-y with a toasted bagel. Prepare the mixture of cream cheese and sour cream the night before so it can firm up, which saves you time in the morning, too.

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Breakfast Grits

grits in a white bowl
Gerianne Marra

Grits come together in about 30 minutes, and all you need to achieve decadent flavor are butter and shredded Cheddar.

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Smoked Sausage-Potato Hash

smoked sausage and potatoes with tomato slices and a slice of cantalope on a plate

Keep your family full with this simple breakfast. "I omitted the onion and bell pepper in this recipe, only because the frozen hash browns I had in the freezer already had them in it. But I did kick it up a little bit with garlic powder," Allstar Melissa Goff says. "It was easy to make. I served it wrapped in small flour tortillas for my kids and added shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa for the ones that wanted theirs deluxe."

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bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich on toast

Bacon, egg, and cheese may fill the average breakfast sandwich, but everyone knows bacon is the best part. Enjoy it in a BLT instead.

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