15 Spicy Breakfast Recipes That Bring the Heat

Sriracha Scrambled Eggs
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Kick the most important meal of the day up a notch with these hot and spicy breakfast recipe ideas. Whether you're in the mood for a filling casserole (try this Gluten-Free Spicy Breakfast Casserole — you won't be disappointed), a fiery frittata (this one is inspired by everyone's favorite appetizer, jalapeno poppers), or a classic eggs (Sriracha brings the heat in this fluffy scrambled egg recipe), you'll find a new morning favorite in this collection of spicy breakfast recipes.

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Jalapeno Popper Frittata

Jalapeno Popper Frittata half eaten
TSIMS001

This jalapeno-packed frittata is deliciously cheesy. Sun-dried tomato pesto gives this creamy dish a fresh-tasting burst of flavor.

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Jalapeno and Canadian Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Jalapeno and Canadian Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas
Jones Dairy Farm

Who doesn't love a good breakfast quesadilla? This quick and easy meal comes together in just about half an hour.

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Spicy Breakfast Meatballs

Spicy Breakfast Meatballs
Linda T

"These meatballs with spicy Italian turkey sausage, spicy Italian ground turkey, Cheddar cheese, egg, onion, and seasoning are great for snacking or in your spaghetti," says recipe creator Robert.

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Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito

Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito
Photo by Allrecipes.

Take your breakfast burrito to the next level with skirt steak strips and carne asada seasoning.

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Spicy Maple Breakfast Sausage

Spicy Maple Breakfast Sausage
France C

"A little spicy and a little sweet, these sausage patties are simple to make and easily customizable with your favorite seasonings," says recipe creator France C. "The sausage has a mild heat level; double the red pepper flakes for a medium to hot heat level."

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Gluten-Free Spicy Breakfast Casserole

Gluten-Free Spicy Breakfast Casserole
Ellenheart

This gluten-free alternative to a regular egg, hash brown, sausage, and cheese breakfast casserole packs a flavorful punch.

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Spicy Cranberry Sausage Balls

Spicy Cranberry Sausage Balls
Bibi

"These zippy sausage balls use bulk Italian pork or turkey sausage and dried cranberries to use on a party buffet spread, or for watching the game," says recipe creator Bibi. "I just love finger foods that are just a bite or two, and these fill the bill."

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Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes
pomplemousse

Skip the hash browns tomorrow morning — serve these easy roasted potatoes instead. Up the ante with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

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Sriracha Scrambled Eggs

Sriracha Scrambled Eggs
Buckwheat Queen

"This is an excellent, spicy, quick-and-easy breakfast," says recipe creator LaShondaRN. "Serve with toast and hash brown potatoes for a complete meal. Add cheese if you wish."

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Spicy Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs

Spicy Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs
Photo by bd.weld.

Can't choose between eggs and potatoes for breakfast? This fun scramble is the best of both worlds.

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Sriracha Biscuits

Sriracha Biscuits
Christina

Why make regular biscuits when you can make sriracha biscuits? Serve with spicy sausage for a flavorful breakfast.

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Corned Beef Hash Egg Crescent Ring

Corned Beef Hash Egg Crescent Ring
Holiday Baker

This breakfast ring — loaded with jalapenos, eggs, corned beef, and hash — is perfect for your next brunch.

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Spicy Egg Salad English Muffins

Spicy Egg Salad English Muffins
Occasional Cooker

"This is a delicious, quick, and easy breakfast main dish with a spicy kick to get you going in the mornings," according to recipe creator Occasional Cooker."

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Chef John's Shrimp and Grits

Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits
Auntie Tippy

Chef John's Cajun shrimp and grits is perfect the way it is, but you can add extra heat with an ample dose of hot sauce.

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Gourmet Wasabi Grits

Gourmet Wasabi Grits
Soup Loving Nicole

It only takes four ingredients to make these unexpected wasabi grits. Season them to taste, but they have a natural kick.

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