25 Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes That Are Fun to Eat Morning and Night

chilaquiles egg bake recipe
Photo: Armando Rafael

Eating breakfast at night has a slightly rebellious feel, which is why it's so much fun. It's also a delicious way to get dinner on the table fast. But our breakfast-for-dinner recipes offer much more than the chance to scramble some eggs and call them supper. Yes, eggs feature prominently in this collection of quick dinner ideas, but they're scrambled, fried, turned into vegetable-packed frittatas, rolled omelets, and more. Beyond egg dishes, we're also sharing breakfast and brunch-inspired favorites like chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, shrimp and grits, and savory pancakes.

Are you hungry yet? When you need an easy meal that's never boring, turn to these breakfast-for-dinner recipes for a simple and satisfying way to feed your family.

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Shrimp and Sausage with Cheesy Grits

Shrimp and Sausage with Cheesy Grits
Jenny Huang

A breakfast-for-dinner winner, this is an evening-play on shrimp and grits. It features seared Andouille sausage and shrimp on top of a comforting bowl of cheesy grits; a saucy fried egg is the finishing touch.

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Bacon, Potato, and Swiss Chard Scramble

bacon potato and swiss chard scramble served on grey plate
Lennart Weibull

Here's a sophisticated take on "brinner." Swiss chard and crispy potatoes up the ante on this hearty scramble. It takes 40 minutes to make and is sure to be a recipe the family requests again and again.

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Breakfast-for-Dinner Burritos

Breakfast-for-Dinner Burritos
Paola + Murray

When you need a hearty, handheld dinner, turn to these egg, bacon, Cheddar, and hominy-packed burritos.

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Blistered Green-Bean and Corn Frittata

blistered green-bean and corn frittata plate and fork
Sidney Bensimon

There's nothing better than a one-pan dinner, and this recipe hits the mark. First, sauté the vegetables in a nonstick skillet, then add the eggs, cook, and finish in the broiler until the frittata has browned and set. Slice and serve.

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Quick Fried Chicken and Waffles

fried chicken waffles

Using thin chicken cutlets means you can get this classic on the table in under an hour. Don't forget the maple syrup and hot sauce.

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Mushroom, Parmesan, and Watercress Omelet

omelet with mushrooms avocado and watercress
Chris Simpson

If you want to serve a vegetarian dinner that still feels hearty, make this rustic omelet. Sliced cremini mushrooms take the place of traditional breakfast meat like bacon or sausage—and we don't miss them one bit.

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Cheddar-and-Scallion Savory Pancakes

savory cheddar scallion pancakes bacon
Armando Rafael

Who says pancakes have to be sweet? You'll love the combination of scallions and sharp white Cheddar in this savory version. Top with Greek yogurt instead of syrup and serve alongside bacon.

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Swiss-Chard Frittata with Rye Berries

swiss-chard frittata with rye berries
Louise Hagger

Looking for a way to revamp your breakfast-meets-dinner routine? This fortifying frittata is absolutely delicious. Rye berries are the whole grain form of rye wheat and they add so much texture and nuttiness to this healthy dinner.

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Savory French-Toast BLT


French toast, meet BLT—they're a perfect match! Cook the bacon in the oven and the French toast on the stovetop so that everything will be ready at the same time.

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Crab-and-Avocado Eggs Benedict

Stephen Kent Johnson

Brown butter makes the Hollandaise sauce for this already luxe eggs Benedict extra indulgent.

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Shiitake and Egg Tart


Puff pastry and mushrooms sautéed with tarragon take baked eggs to a new level of sophistication and flair.

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Frittata-Hash Sandwich

frittata hash sandwich
Armando Rafael

Potatoes and Italian sausage make a simple frittata hefty enough for a sandwich filling. Slather toasted brioche slices with mayo and add crisp lettuce leaves and juicy tomatoes for a balanced meal.

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Frittata with Zucchini and Provolone

Bryan Gardner

Essentially an Italian omelet, this egg dish, packed with zucchini, scallions, provolone cheese, and fresh basil, can be served hot or at room temperature.

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Wyebrook Farm Buttermilk Pancakes

Mikkel Vang

Sweet, fluffy blueberry pancakes make an excellent dinner as long as you have the right side dish. Our suggestion? Plump, pan-fried sausages.

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Croque Madame Sandwiches

Con Poulos

There's nothing fancy in these grilled sandwiches of egg, ham, and Gruyere, but the end result—crunchy from the toast and gooey from the egg and cheese—has that je ne sais quoi that makes it perfect for company.

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Baked Eggs and Grits

Johnny Miller

Transform humble eggs into an elegant, crowd-pleasing dinner by baking them atop cheesy grits mixed with peppery arugula. Serve with more cheddar and plenty of freshly ground pepper.

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Chilaquiles Egg Bake

chilaquiles egg bake
Armando Rafael

This one-pan breakfast-for-dinner recipe is a cinch to make. Crispy tortilla chips are baked with salsa and eggs and topped with crumbly, salty queso fresco. It's a 35-minute wonder.

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Ham-and-Swiss Quiche


Quiche is a sophisticated choice day or night. This ham-and-Swiss version with a gluten-free crust makes a perfect breakfast-meets-dinner when paired with a side salad.

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Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole


Update the classic egg-and-toast dish with fresh sweet bell peppers and serve with lightly dressed greens for a healthy, satisfying supper.

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Pizza with a Sunny-Side-Up Egg and Herb Garden Pesto

Marcus Nilsson

Three different types of cheese—mozzarella, Fontina, and Parmesan—and a runny egg yolk lend richness to this scrumptious breakfast pizza. Use store-bought dough and pesto if you're in a pinch and need to get dinner on the table pronto.

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Family-Style Rolled Omelet with Spinach and Cheddar

rolled spinach cheddar omelet

Rolled omelets like this one are dramatic to serve but surprisingly simple to make, provided you have parchment paper and an oven. Slice and serve with bread, salad, or a drizzle of your favorite sauce.

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Smoked Trout on Toast with Tomato Salad


Smoked trout is an all-day dish across most of Scandinavia. We've served it here on toast, with a simple salad of tomatoes tossed in oil and basil, which allows each and every flavor to shine.

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Fried Eggs with Greens and Mushrooms

fried eggs skillet
Johnny Miller

You can get this one-pan dish on the table in just 15 minutes. Sauté mushrooms along with hardy greens such as collard, mustard, or kale, fry the eggs, and top with Parmesan cheese and homemade sage-chile butter.

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Mushroom-and-Scallion Frittata


With its rich, earthy flavors, this frittata of crisp scallions and umami-packed shiitake mushrooms is right at home on any dinner table.

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Spinach and Cheddar Strata


The best way to use up day-old bread? Team it with eggs, milk, sharp white cheddar, and sautéed spinach to make a sensational savory bread pudding.

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