15 Spicy Breakfast Recipes That Bring the Heat
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.
Jalapeno Popper Frittata
This jalapeno-packed frittata is deliciously cheesy. Sun-dried tomato pesto gives this creamy dish a fresh-tasting burst of flavor.
Jalapeno and Canadian Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas
Who doesn't love a good breakfast quesadilla? This quick and easy meal comes together in just about half an hour.
Spicy Breakfast Meatballs
"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.
Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito
Take your breakfast burrito to the next level with skirt steak strips and carne asada seasoning.
Spicy Maple Breakfast Sausage
"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."
Gluten-Free Spicy Breakfast Casserole
This gluten-free alternative to a regular egg, hash brown, sausage, and cheese breakfast casserole packs a flavorful punch.
Spicy Cranberry Sausage Balls
"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."
Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes
Skip the hash browns tomorrow morning — serve these easy roasted potatoes instead. Up the ante with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
Sriracha Scrambled Eggs
"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."
Spicy Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs
Can't choose between eggs and potatoes for breakfast? This fun scramble is the best of both worlds.
Corned Beef Hash Egg Crescent Ring
This breakfast ring — loaded with jalapenos, eggs, corned beef, and hash — is perfect for your next brunch.
Spicy Egg Salad English Muffins
"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."
Chef John's Shrimp and Grits
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.
Gourmet Wasabi Grits
It only takes four ingredients to make these unexpected wasabi grits. Season them to taste, but they have a natural kick.