Easy Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Turn typical morning-time recipes into a meal tonight. Eggs, waffles, pancakes and more breakfast recipes each take their turn on the dinner table.

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Breakfast Burritos

The Pioneer Woman puts together a dinner that's easy to make and fun for the whole family to assemble. Serve a spread of tortillas with eggs, breakfast sausage, breakfast potatoes and your favorite burrito garnishes.

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Jamie's Huevos Rancheros

Make a Mexican-inspired meal that's on the lighter side. Serve corn tortillas smothered in homemade salsa, chorizo, beans, avocado, eggs and cheese.

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Bacon, Egg and Maple Grilled Cheese

This sweet and smoky sandwich satisfies both breakfast and sandwich cravings. To speed the process, heat and use two skillets at the same time.

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Breakfast Pizza

Individual pizzas get a breakfast spin with toppings like bacon, cheese and a fried egg.

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Cornflake-Crusted French Toast with Bananas

Dredge Texas toast in cornflakes before cooking until golden brown. The crunch of the cornflakes on the outside will complement the doughy bread on the inside.

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Buttermilk Waffles with Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Skip waffle mix and make the Neelys' homemade version. Keep the dry-ingredient mix on hand for your next breakfast-for-dinner meal.

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Breakfast Burrito

A breakfast burrito is a delicious, portable egg-filled meal. All of the elements are snugly wrapped in a tortilla, keeping everything warmer longer when you're taking it to go.

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Bistro Breakfast Burger

Use a gentle hand when forming the patty; you want it to be tender and juicy, not dense. After stacking the burger patty on the bun with the cheese, return it to the oven for one to two minutes to get a gooey melt, then resume building your burger.

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Omelet

With Alton Brown's easy omelet, you will have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes.

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Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Ina Garten packs her frittata full of zucchini, bell peppers, onions and cheese.

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Baked Eggs and Beans on Toast

For a protein-packed meal, top slices of crusty bread with navy beans, a tomato salad and a fried egg.

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Spiced Maple Sausage Patties

Swap meatballs for dinner with sausage patties made from scratch. Pure maple syrup provides a sweet contrast to the cayenne pepper and paprika in the mixture.

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Broccoli Omelet with Tomato Salad

Instead of serving them individually, bake broccoli and eggs on top of a layer of shredded hash browns for a hearty dinner all in one bite.

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Crispy Chicken and Scallion Waffle Sandwich

Make buttermilk-battered fried chicken, then turn it into a breakfast-for-dinner sandwich by placing it between two waffles and smearing it with spicy maple butter.

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Hollandaise Sauce

Use Tyler Florence's easy recipe for hollandaise sauce and you'll be pouring it over all of your favorite egg dishes.

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Croque Monsieur

For this classic French sandwich, Ina slathers toasted bread with mustard, adds a slice of ham and sprinkles with Gruyère. She tops her sandwich with homemade cheese sauce, then bakes until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned.

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Herbed Egg White Omelet with Tomatoes

Keep dinner quick and light with this egg white omelet that's ready in just 14 minutes.

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Potato Basil Frittata

Serve a slice of Ina's frittata that's filled with two types of cheese, diced potatoes and chopped fresh basil.

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Eggs Benedict

The Pioneer Woman uses a blender to make her easy hollandaise sauce before drizzling it over poached eggs, Canadian bacon and an English muffin.

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyère Strata

"This strata is a cross between a savory bread pudding and a panzanella," says Bobby Flay. Serve with sauteed cherry tomatoes for an easy, colorful side dish that literally bursts with flavor. 

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French Toast with Bacon, Onion and Tomato Jam

Filled with cheese and bacon-tomato jam and topped with a perfectly fried egg, Anne Burrell's French-toast sandwich definitely skews on the savory side. She calls it an "anytime dish."

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Rosemary Steaks with Cheesy Eggs

After Sunny Anderson infuses the meat with rosemary and liquid smoke, her decadent steak and eggs come together in a flash. Don’t skip the garlic-rosemary butter.

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Eggs Benedictwich

Leave it to Jeff Mauro to turn a breakfast favorite into a delicious sandwich. His reasoning: "I cut out the most-annoying part of eating eggs Benedict — the fork and knife!"

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Breakfast Sausage Corn Dogs

This twist on the classic ballpark treat features hearty breakfast sausage in place of the usual beef franks. Customize the dogs by adding different herbs and spices to the cornmeal batter. You can even make a sweet version enhanced with apple pie spice, rich vanilla extract and a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

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Cheddar-Black Pepper Waffles with Sausage and Apples Maple Agrodolce

Bobby's savory waffles are extra-special thanks to thoughtful flavor layering. The meaty, fruity topping combines sweet and sour notes (aka "agrodolce") for an all-around satisfying meal.

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Chocolate Chip-Pistachio Pancakes with Salted Honey Caramel Syrup

With these indulgent flapjacks, Bobby upgrades a childhood treat. Chocolate chips team up with pistachios, pomegranate seeds and salted honey for pancakes that are more complex than your average stack.

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