Easy Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not eat it twice? From omelets and frittatas to breakfast burritos, sandwiches and wraps, these recipes are sure to be welcome at any dinner table.

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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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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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Sheet Pan Huevos Rancheros

Topping crispy seasoned chips with beans, jalapenos and crumbled Cotija would surely give you a dinner to please all palates. But when you take it one step further and bake eggs into the mix, you've got the ultimate breakfast nacho offering.

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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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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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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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Omelet

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

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Breakfast Burritos

Ree serves up a dinner that's easy to make and fun for the whole family to assemble. Just put out a spread of tortillas, eggs, breakfast sausage, breakfast potatoes and your favorite burrito garnishes.

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Egg and Cheese Bread Omelet

Cooking all the components of an egg sandwich — including the bread and cheese — in the same skillet means you end up with a dish that's like a cross between scrumptious French toast and a gooey grilled cheese in one. Inspired by a viral video of a vendor in India making a similar dish, we created this version that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (with a salad alongside).

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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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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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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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Buttermilk Waffles with Homemade Strawberry Sauce

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

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Sausage and Red Pepper Frittata

This easy frittata recipe is the perfect option for when you are craving the classic Italian combo of sausage and peppers. Cooking the peppers and onions before adding the egg ensures every bite out of the oven is sweet and tender.

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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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Walnut Sausage Patties

Molly uses plenty of spices, like thyme, rosemary and sage, to infuse her vegetarian side dish with the classic flavors of sausage.

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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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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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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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Baked Bagel Egg-in-the-Hole

Eggs benedict, meet egg-in-the-hole. For an extra-fun twist on her brunch-inspired dish, Ree uses everything bagels in place of bread.

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Western Omelette

French omelets are smooth and sunny yellow with the filling rolled neatly inside. This is a western American-style omelet; the goodies are mixed up with the egg and everything gets nice and browned in the pan.

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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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Parmesan French Toast with Pancetta and Eggs

Put a savory spin on French toast with this delicious recipe. Just don't be surprised if you start craving it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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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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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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Tex-Mex Frittata

Salsa and pepper jack lend a spicy kick to Ree’s easy frittata.

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French-Mex Toasties

If you’re of the “eat dessert first” mindset, you’ll love Trisha’s decadent French toast. She uses mini muffins in place of bread, then serves the dish with whipped cream, dulce de leche and a Mexican chocolate sauce.

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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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Shakshuka

Marinara sauce serves as the tomato base for baked eggs and salty feta.

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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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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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Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

There are two tricks to ensure that your pancakes are bursting with bright citrus flavor: plenty of lemon zest in the pancake batter and freshly squeezed lemon juice in the syrup.

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Pancake and Sausage on a Stick

Who doesn’t love food on a stick? Molly dips breakfast sausages in pancake batter, then fries ‘em up until they look just like your favorite carnival treat. Don’t forget maple syrup for dipping!

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Spiced Maple Sausage Patties

Swap meatballs with homemade sausage patties on breakfast-for-dinner nights. Pure maple syrup provides a sweet contrast to the cayenne pepper and paprika in the mixture.

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Chocolate Potato Pancakes

For the perfect chocolate potato pancake, use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. The nibs won’t melt as the batter cooks, keeping the delicate texture in place.

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Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Ina packs her frittata full of zucchini, bell peppers, onions and cheese for a complete, all-in-one meal.

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