There’s so much more than scrambled
There are dozens of ways to cook an egg, some of which are more complicated than others. And though it's great to know how to perfectly poach an egg every time, you don't need a lot of skill to make an impressive breakfast. There are plenty of easy egg recipes for you to learn, ones that don't require a whole arsenal of tools or a ton of technical knowledge. Besides, when you're hungry in the morning, do you really want to deal with separating yolks or gathering a bunch of ingredients? Probably not. Instead, you want a breakfast that's filling and easy to prepare with as little stress—and as few dirty dishes—as possible.
That's where these ten easy egg recipes come in handy. Most of them don't require much prep time and can be cooked in a single skillet. You can also customize them based on what you have lying around your fridge, so no need to stress about a grocery list.
So whether you're making breakfast for yourself or preparing brunch for your whole family, there's an easy egg recipe for you. And all ten of these easy-to-make egg dishes are so delicious that you might genuinely wondering whether you ever need to get fancy with your egg technique ever again.
To make these breakfast egg muffins from Dinner at the Zoo, simply mix up the ingredients in a single bowl, pour the mixture into a muffin tin, then bake. Really, the only place you could really go wrong with this recipe is if you forget to take the muffin tin out of the oven.
These easy egg wraps from the Lean Green Bean can be filled with whatever you like, or just happen to have lying around the kitchen, from cheese and ham to turkey and spinach.
You've probably heard of egg-in-a-hole—an egg fried in the center of a piece of bread. But why make a hole in a piece of bread when you can use a carb that already has a hole in the center, like a doughnut? All you need to make this is an egg, a doughnut, a skillet, and eight minutes.
Avocado, Bacon, and Egg
Once you've mastered making an egg-in-a-hole, try making an egg-in-a-nest from Lil' Luna. Crack an egg into one half of a spooned out avocado, and bake until it's cooked and the cheese you've sprinkled on top is melted. You'll have a high-protein breakfast in under 20 minutes.
A Spanish tortilla is essentially a baked omelet, and though it looks impressive, it's actually fairly easy to throw together because it's all made in one cast iron pan. Layer slices of potato, then pour the eggs into the pan, and put the whole thing in the oven until it's fully cooked. This recipe from Just a Little Bit of Bacon also calls for chorizo to add some kick, but no matter what you add in your tortilla, the trick is baking at a low temperature so the eggs don't brown.
The same basic principle applies to an egg casserole as a Spanish tortilla. Fill a casserole dish with all the breakfast ingredients you'd like, from hash browns to sausages, pour in eggs, and top the whole thing with cheese. Bake and serve, and enjoy leftovers for days to come.
Migas is a Tex-Mex breakfast made with scrambled eggs and tortillas, and though it looks like a multistep creation, everything is prepared in a single skillet. This recipe for migas from From Cats to Cooking calls for corn tortillas for the best flavor.
Spinach and Tomato Frittata
Frittatas are an easy way to use up any vegetables or breakfast meat in your fridge, so even though this recipe from Averie Cooks calls for spinach and tomatoes, you could use bacon and mushrooms or any other combination of ingredients. The process of baking the egg mixture in a skillet remains the same, and it's a super easy skill to master.
Making a big skillet of shakshuka is an easy way to please a brunch crowd, and though it looks fancy, it only takes 30 minutes to make. Cook the sauce for a bit, then crack in the eggs and bake until the whites are firm—with an essentially nonexistent chance of breaking the yolk in the process.
You really can't get simpler than a raw egg, cracked into steaming hot rice and stirred with soy sauce, like this recipe for the Japanese dish tomago gohan. It might sound gross, but it's so easy to make that you really have no excuse not to at least try it.