Whether your backyard chickens are over-achieving, or you’re trying to add more protein to your diet, these 101+ egg recipes will inspire you to use eggs in your diet.
Eggs are a staple in our diet here at the homestead. Not only do we have backyard chickens that provide fresh, grass-fed eggs daily, they also fertilize our yard and act as bug control.
Nutritional Benefits of Egg Recipes
Eggs have been an important part of the human diet since the beginning of time. There was a phase where eggs were frowned upon for having a lot of cholesterol in the yolk, but luckily that phase was short-lived.
Not only are eggs a great source for high quality protein, they contain 11 vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In fact, they contain some nutrients that are hard to find in other foods.
If you want to learn more about how important omega-3 fatty acids are for our mental well-being and for fighting depression, check out this TED talk that I love:
Not only do eggs have that ever-important omega-3s, ONE egg contains:
- 40% of your daily vitamin D (another important nutrient for fighting depression!)
- Roughly 6.3 grams of protein
- 25% of your daily folate requirements
- 12% of your Vitamin B2
- 20% of your daily selenium
- Vitamins A, E, B5, B12, iron, iodine and phosphorus (SOURCE)
Iodine is also super important in our modern diet. Vegetables grown on the East Coast (where I live) naturally have iodine in them, because our soil used to be at the bottom of the ocean and contain the remains of millions of years of dead seaweed.
However, the majority of crops grown in the United States are grown in the mid-west, whose soil lacks iodine. I believe there’s a correlation between the majority of our food being grown in the bread basket and the increase in thyroid disorders.
The protein found in eggs contain all nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot produce itself, and so MUST be consumed. When your body needs to create a new tissue, it must have the exact formula of amino acids. (SOURCE)
Eating eggs ensures that your body can always create new tissues by having the required amino acids available!
Eggs are amazing!
But not all eggs are created the same. Eggs you buy in the store are laid by chickens, cramped in cages too small to stand up in. Their beaks are shaved off to prevent them for destroying themselves or their pen-mates as a result of their stress. (See this publication by PennState – scroll about halfway down the page to see how commercial egg layers live).
The food is 100% grain – an unhealthy source of omega-6’s. Even “free range” will often never go outside, eat grass or bugs, or see the sunshine.
Having your own backyard chickens is super economical, you’ll get much healthier eggs, and the entertainment of watching tiny dinosaurs stalk grasshoppers across your lawn.
For more information on raising your own backyard chickens, check out:
- Heritage chicken breeds for the homestead
- How to save money on your poultry feed bill
- Everything you need to raise baby chicks
Whether you have chickens or not, these egg recipes will give you 101 creative ways to add more eggs in your diet!
Egg Recipes to Use Up Extra Eggs
When your backyard chickens are over-achieving, make sure you take advantage with 100+ different egg recipes!
Chicken Pudding: A Historic Recipe, Reimagined
This recipe from the 1800's is as simple and down-to-earth as a recipe can get. Herbs, shredded chicken and eggs. That's it!
How To Make Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
These freezer breakfast sandwiches are the perfect meal to prep ahead. They're also perfect for using up eggs as you can make these in bulk and freeze so nothing goes to waste.
Weight Watchers Veggie Egg Cups - The Staten Island family
These egg cups are the perfect way to use your eggs and meal prep - grab and go or freeze and go!
Instant Pot Shakshuka
Shakshuka (Shakshouka or Chakchouka) is a dish with deep roots in Arabian and Mediterranean cuisine. It is quite simply eggs poached in a fragrant sauce of tomatoes peppers and spiced according to regional preferences
Zucchini Pea and Ricotta Slice
This vegetarian Zucchini Pea and Ricotta Slice is a delicious reinvention of the traditional Zucchini Slice. Packed with eggs, veggies and bursting with flavour this makes a fantastic non sandwich lunchbox recipe or a quick and simple weeknight meal.
Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole With Tater Tots
This tater tot breakfast casserole is so delicious and easy to make. The perfect breakfast and brunch recipe!
Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg in a Basket
Make eggs in a hole for the whole family at once with the help of a sheet pan. This recipe adds bacon as well, so it's sure to make you the hero of your breakfast table!
Baked Breakfast Chimichangas
These fun baked chimichangas have a crisp golden exterior and are stuffed with eggs, cheese, potato and ham. They are ready in about 30 minutes and will have them all satisfied!
Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs!
Burrata toast is the new avocado toast! Toast topped with creamy burrata, heirloom tomatoes and perfectly poached eggs will be your new favorite breakfast.
SPRING FRITTATA WITH SEEDED AVOCADO!
Frittatas are a quick, easy, breakfast that is high in protein and healthy fats! This one has asparagus and artichoke hearts and is topped with a seeded avocado.
Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Meal prep is a great way to use up eggs. And egg sandwiches are a perfect meal to have throughout the week!
�ilbir Turkish Eggs in Spiced Yoghurt
Eat your eggs like a Turkish royal with this delicious breakfast recipe - Cilbir is a Turkish breakfast favourite.
Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte / Eggs in Pots
This Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte recipe is the quick-but-fancy breakfast recipe you’ve been waiting for – baked eggs with cream, melted cheese, sausages, and built-in toast.
This is an easy weeknight dinner done in about 30 minutes using eggs, pancetta and parmigianio reggianio and pecorino.
Potato Frittata Recipe with Leeks
This easy to make Potato Frittata is great for breakfast, brunch or even a light supper with a side salad of your choice.
Italian Egg Drop Soup [Stracciatella Recipe]
Nothing could be easier or tastier than this Italian Egg Drop Soup
Herbed Egg Salad
This herbed egg salad is full of flavor with the bright and bold fresh herbs, capers, red onion, and celery. No bland eggs here!
Mexican Sheet Pan Eggs (with Tortilla Toast): Weight Watchers friendly
These Sheet Pan Eggs are like eating healthy nachos for breakfast! Baked sheet pan eggs (sunny side up eggs in the oven) are paired with Mexican nacho flavors like salsa, black olive, green onion, jalapeno and low-fat cheese for a quick and easy to make weekday morning breakfast. This breakfast can also be made ahead, as it keeps for a few days in the fridge. For those that like it less spicy, just skip the jalapenos. This recipe is also vegetarian and gluten-free, uses a dozen eggs and perfect for feeding a crowd!
Egg Tacos with Smoked Salmon
These easy scrambled egg tacos are perfect for lunch or dinner. Once you taste the combination of eggs and smoked salmon, this just might become your new favourite egg recipe.
Carrot Cake Overnight French Toast Casserole
This easy Carrot Cake Overnight French Toast Casserole is made with 8 healthy eggs, pineapple, walnuts and pureed carrots (in the form of baby food so it's quick and easy to make) but still tastes like you're eating carrot cake for breakfast!
Easy Classic Pickled Eggs Recipe Done My Way
Make this popular bar styled food at home with this easy no canning method. All you need is a nice big jar, hard-boiled eggs, and a brine to pickle the eggs.
BAKED CHEESE AND VEGETABLE FRITTATA
Prosciutto Egg Cups (Air Fryer or Oven)
Three ingredients and less than 20 minutes is all you need to make these fabulous Prosciutto Egg Cups. These egg cups are a great breakfast option for Whole30, Paleo, and Low Carb/ Keto eating plans! Best of all, you can choose between cooking your egg cups in the air fryer OR the oven!
Quick Mexican Eggs
Want a new and creative way to use up those eggs? Awesome for breakfast or dinner, these Mexican eggs are quick to make and super flavorful!
Egg Curry – InstantPot – Glutenfree
This Indian Egg Curry recipe is perfect weeknight meal. It is easy, it is simple, uses all pantry staples and Paleo Friendly. Using InstantPot, you can create sensational one pot meal.
Zucchini Lunchbox Muffins - Kid Approved
These zucchini picnic muffins are just so delicious, 4 eggs in a batch they are high in protein the perfect food for on the go!
3 Tricks to Making the Fluffiest Scrambled Eggs
What better way to use surplus eggs than scrambled- here are all the tips you need to know for perfect fluffy eggs every time!
Grab ‘N Go Quinoa Egg Muffins
Grab N Go Quinoa Egg Muffins are the perfect solution for breakfast on a busy morning. Our homemade egg muffins are filled with protein-packed quinoa and eggs and bursting with red bell peppers and arugula, Add in cheddar cheese and fresh basil and Quinoa Muffins are an easy, delicious breakfast.
Bem Casado: Delicious Brazilian Wedding Cookies
This Brazilian treat is our typical wedding cookie, but because it is so delicious we bake it all year long! Besides eggs, you will only need 5 ingredients. Get the recipe!
Ham and Cheese Frittata Roll
Ham and Cheese Frittata Roll - a delicious meal that is very quick to prepare! A typical Italian dish.
Cherry Clafoutis - a classic French baked egg-and-milk custard with cherries. So soft and silky.
Kaiserschmarrn – traditional sweet pancake from South Tyrol, the Alpine region of Italy that borders with Austria, traditionally served with jam.
Tortitas de Berro: Easy Recipe for Guatemalan Watercress Omelettes
Enjoy these Guatemalan watercress fritters, featuring a bounty of fresh eggs, as a snack or for breakfast or brunch.
Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato
Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham and Sweetcorn with a jacket potato - simple and delicious! Just serve with a salad!
Hemp Avocado Deviled Eggs
As chicken owners ourselves, we know the struggle of trying to use all an abundance of fresh eggs. This is our favorite recipe for both at home and entertaining. A unique twist on the classic party favorite, these Hemp & Avocado Deviled Eggs are high protein and mayo-free.
Chocolate Chip Brioche
When are looking for a different way to use up your eggs, try making brioche! This chocolate chip brioche recipe uses 4 eggs and is the perfect special breakfast.
Easy Victoria Sponge
This classic Victoria Sponge makes a large cake that’s perfect for serving a crowd. Using 5 eggs it is light and moist, sandwiched together with delicious jam and cream. A great way to use up your surplus eggs for a real treat.
Bacon Cheese Omelette
This is a great way to get rid of your eggs for breakfast or lunch. Also if you have any ham or cheese that needs using up.
Creamy Egg Salad
Need to use up some eggs? This recipe never fails to please - super for lunchtime sandwiches.
French Toast Casserole
French Toast Casserole is a favorite breakfast of baked French Toast with blackberries. This breakfast casserole uses 8 eggs and is perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch.
A super easy breakfast for all the coffee lovers out there. And this delicious solution for the pancake and coffee cravings.
Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake
A Dutch baby is a quick recipe which is tasty to eat while also being as dramatic and puffed as a souffle! You’ll love to share this blueberry with your family.
Quick Keto Ramen With Poached Eggs (Trim Healthy Mama Ramen)
Did you know you can enjoy a healthy, real food ramen in about the same time as it takes to cook one of those packaged bricks of noodles? With real bone broth, pastured poached eggs, and konjac noodles, this Quick Keto Ramen is an easy, low-carb, and totally grain-free meal with nourishing fats and anti-inflammatory spices.
Everything Seasoning Deviled Eggs (keto, paleo, Whole30)
Gone are the 80s and 90s deviled egg recipes with relish and Miracle Whip! These keto, paleo, and Whole30 Everything Seasoning Deviled Eggs make a perfect appetizer or side dish for any get-together! Even deviled egg-haters love them!
Egg Custard Pie
This egg custard pie recipe from Platter Talk is one that all chicken farmers should include with their eggs!
No Mayo Deviled Eggs
These no mayo deviled eggs make a delicious and healthy appetizer or snack! You will love this lighter take on the classic deviled egg recipe.
Air Fryer Egg Cups
How to air fry egg cups in silicone moulds with your favourite egg cup fillings. This is my ultimate guide to everything you would possibly want to know about making eggs cups in an air fryer.
Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
How to make the most delicious, crispy, perfectly cooked Scotch Eggs in the air fryer. Including cooking the eggs in the air fryer, to peeling the eggs and adding your sausage meat crust
Keto Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs - An Easy Egg Fast Recipe!
Cream cheese scrambled eggs are a rich and delicious breakfast idea! You’ll love how simple and fast this recipe is, too!
Easy butternut squash hash recipe - it's so good for brunch!
Start your day with this butternut squash hash recipe! A delicious combination of over easy eggs, rich butternut squash, tart apples, savory ham and tangy goat cheese, it's the ultimate comfort food!
Copycat Old Lady Gang Air Fryer Deep Fried Deviled Eggs
On a recent visit to Old Lady Gang in Atlanta – owned by one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta – I had their Deep Fried Deviled Eggs and loved them. One bite and I knew I was making them myself when I got home!
Sheet Pan Eggs
Quick and easy sheet pan eggs with vegetables to feed a crowd! Great for meal prep, breakfast, brunch, or light lunch.
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach
These Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach pack a lot of flavor in just a few minutes of time. It will give you back the needed time to get all the other tasks completed.
Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs and Sausage
This scrumptious recipe will feed a crowd and takes no time at all to pull together. The eggs can be cooked to your liking just by leaving the hash in the oven for a shorter or longer time.
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Hearty hashbrown breakfast casserole made with frozen hash browns, breakfast sausage, eggs and cheese.
Egg Leafy Green Salad (Low Carb, Keto, No Mayo)
Looking for a salad that is free from mayo? Then this Egg Leafy Green Salad is what you need if your life. It can’t get any easier than throwing together a generous amount of arugula, cucumber, tomato and carrots with an optional dressing within 20 minutes.
Mushroom Spinach Omelette (Paleo + Gluten Free)
Learn how to make the perfect omelette with sliced mushrooms, spinach and garam masala. Quick and easy to make, this omelette is ready in 15 minutes and made with a handful of simple ingredients. It’s perfect for a filling breakfast on a busy morning or great to serve as a weekend brunch.
Spanish Tortilla with Sweet Potatoes and Hatch Chilis
A Spanish Tortilla is Spain's version of an egg and potato frittata. This one is delicious for breakfast or a light dinner.
How to Freeze Eggs
You can freeze egg whites, egg yolks, or even whole eggs! Freezing helps save those stray egg whites or yolks left over from meringues, custards, curds, or even making cupcakes. It’s also a great way to make sure that you are prepared if you’re snowed in, sick, quarantined, or otherwise unable to leave your house.
Egg And Cress Sandwich - A Classic Sandwich Lunch Recipe In The UK
Egg and Cress Sandwich is a classic British sandwich that is found in most supermarkets. Learn how to make the best version at home!
Spinach and Mushroom Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins
Use up your eggs for an easy and delicious breakfast every day with these easy spinach and mushroom egg muffins. They're healthy and a breeze to make!
Egg Casserole (Egg Bake)
This Egg Casserole (Egg Bake) is an easy breakfast casserole that’s made with only 9 ingredients (eggs, veggies, bacon, cheese and spices)! It’s a healthy, low-carb way to start the day!
Gluten-Free Hash Brown Quiche
This Gluten-Free Hash Brown Quiche is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It’s make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!
Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs
This is the best and easiest way to cook hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot for breakfast. You will get consistent results every single time and you won’t need to monitor the pot. Plus, they are very easy to peel!
Deviled Eggs With Bacon And Chives (Loaded Deviled Eggs)
Looking for an easy-to-make appetizer that great for any gatherings including Easter party? Deviled eggs with bacon is what you need. It’s irresistible, low-carb, super easy to make and eggscelent crowd-pleaser!
Hot Kagianas with Bell Peppers, Feta and Poached Eggs
Kagianas is a Greek recipe made with cooked tomatoes in olive oil until they reduce to a thick sauce in which eggs are scrambled.
How To Make Best Egg Frittata
Egg Frittata is an easy to make versatile breakfast, lunch or brunch recipe. This frittata is make ahead and freezer friendly and is perfect for meal preps! It’s packed with flavors and has potato crust making it the best frittata ever!
Keto Deviled Eggs: A Perfect Snack
Deviled eggs are an amazing appetizer that everyone will love! You can serve them casually on Saturday afternoon for your family or bring it to your friend's house! Either way, these healthy filling snacks will be the favorites of the night.
Truffled Egg Soldiers and the happy egg Farm Visit
These truffled egg soldiers with a touch of shallots and mushrooms cooked in butter, topped with melty cheese is the ultimate luxury weekend breakfast that you deserve!
Lime Curd Recipe
If you like Lemon Curd, you are going to LOVE this homemade Lime Curd. Sweet, rich and tangy, lime curd is easy to make and the perfect decadent treat! A great way to use up all those eggs!
The very BEST Avocado Toast with Bacon and Egg
Avocado toast gets an upgrade with the addition of bacon, egg, and hot sauce for an extra kick of flavor. Avocado Toast with Bacon and Egg is the perfect sandwich for any time of day!
Family Favorite Egg Sandwich Breakfast Casserole
A basic egg sandwich gets an egg-stra special upgrade when it’s turned into this family favorite Egg Sandwich Breakfast Casserole. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. Winner, winner, egg sandwich breakfast casserole for dinner!
Old Fashioned Kidney Bean Salad
This kidney beansalad is so quick and easy to whip up! It makes a great side dish and an easy way to sneak those eggs into a meal.
The Smoothest and Best Ever Dark Chocolate Custard Ice Cream
The creamy and smooth chocolate custard ice cream is so rich and tasty because you’ll need 6 eggs to make it! Make meringues with the few egg whites you’ll have afterwards, too!!
Bacon and Potato Frittata
Make this tasty bacon and potato frittata once and you’ll make it over and over again (use as many eggs as you like.) It’s crazy good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Carolina Reaper Spicy Pickled Eggs Recipe
Pickled eggs are one of the ultimate Bar Foods. They are compact, tasty, and filling. This Carolina Reaper Spicy Pickled Eggs recipe is one that is going to knock your socks off with flavor.
Deviled Egg Potato Salad
My Deviled Egg Potato Salad is a delicious riff on everybody's favorite summer side
Ottolenghi’s Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes
Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem cookbook are an easy and elegant breakfast or brunch dish!
Best Easy Chile Relleno Casserole (+ Gluten Free Option)
Easy Chile Relleno Casserole is a delicious vegetarian dish made with whole roasted Hatch green chiles, stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, topped with an egg, milk batter, then baked into fluffy perfection. What I love most, make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it freezes beautifully!
Country Ham Biscuit Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast casseroles are a favorite meal at our house, for breakfast or dinner. They're also a great way to use up some of our fresh eggs that we collect daily from our hens. This Country Ham Biscuit Casserole is easy and so delicious!
How To Make Homemade Pasta: A Picture Tutorial
Homemade past is such a treat and, once you master the basics, it’s surprisingly easy and fun to make. Plus, each batch uses 7 eggs. This step-by-step picture tutorial will walk you through all the details of how to make a perfect batch of delicious homemade pasta.
Extra Creamy French Omelette with Boursin Cheese
The classic French Omelette is silky smooth with a just-set exterior and soft scrambled egg interior. They are positively delightful. But, I like them even more when filled with Boursin cheese. The cheese melts into the eggs creating an extra creamy center that’s rich, elegant, and absolutely delicious. It's the perfect, quick, satisfying meal on those nights when you have plenty of eggs and not much else.
Sausage and Peppers Breakfast Casserole
This Sausage and Peppers Breakfast Casserole is so delicious and calls for eight extra-large eggs! It’s always a hit.
Baked Arugula Frittata
This Arugula Frittata is so delicious and is a great way to use up at least 10 eggs! You’ll love how easy this is too.
Oven Baked Eggs – Perfect for Meal Prep
Quick and easy meal-prep for the family - baked eggs last up to 5 days in the fridge!
Breakfast Braid with Ham, Egg and Cheese
Another good one - uses 8 eggs and is perfect for Sunday brunch!
Ricotta Frittata with spinach & mushrooms
You ate eight eggs?! This savory Ricotta Frittata with spinach & mushrooms is more than just a fun phrase: It’s a simple, low carb, gluten free, AND vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes in your trusty cast iron skillet.
Air Fried Scotch Eggs
Keto Air Fried Scotch Eggs give you all the great flavor of traditional scotch eggs without all of extra grease and fat.
LOW CARB Zucchini Slice Recipe
We made this Zucchini Slice and it is so GOOD. It is an easy to make recipe that is low carb that you can make ahead with eggs.
Keto Egg Drop Soup
We made this Zucchini Slice and it is so GOOD. It is an easy to make recipe that is low carb that you can make ahead with eggs.
Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet
If you have chickens, you need to eat eggs for meals other than breakfast. And this delicious skillet is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Baked Huevos Rancheros (Rancher’s Eggs)
Huevos Rancheros brings Mexico to the breakfast table. This simple, hearty, baked recipe is bursting with flavor to showcase eggs at their finest.
Easy Shakshuka for One (Menemen)
A mix of a classic Shakshuka and the Turkish dish Menemen - instead of frying the egg on top of the tomato sauce it's mixed in, but not before a nice mozzarella cheese has been allowed to melt into it. A big breakfast for one, or more moderate for two - either way, grab a piece of bread and get dipping!
Fried Breakfast Potatoes with Feta & Poached Egg [Gluten free, Vegetarian]
This savory breakfast bowl is filled with the best fried potatoes topped with a generous amount of slightly melted feta cheese and a perfectly poached egg. Cut into the egg and the silky yolk covers all that cheesy, salty, yumminess for a perfect bowl of breakfast.
The Best Shakshuka Recipe • Happy Kitchen
Foolproof Shakshuka Recipe: Eggs poached in spicy tomato-based veggie stew, baked to perfection, garnished with fresh herbs and served with crusty bread. Flavorsome, nourishing and healthy one-pot breakfast or dinner meal you will make over and over again!
The Best Rustic Ricotta Spinach Quiche • Happy Kitchen
The Best Rustic Ricotta Spinach Quiche: Easy 1-hour recipe of the best ever spinach quiche with whole wheat crust and creamy spinach ricotta filling.
Breakfast Street Tacos
Breakfast never tasted so good! Simple and easy, these Breakfast Street Tacos are comprised of small corn tortillas filled with all your morning favorites. Bacon and eggs combine with Mexican ingredients like refried beans, guacamole and cheese to make a quick, filling, low carb, gluten-free breakfast.
Easy Egg Salad Recipe
Easy Egg Salad is a creamy, flavorful homemade egg salad recipe that includes just 5 ingredients. It’s perfect for sandwiches or lettuce wraps!
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Cups
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Cups are a two ingredient, low carb recipe that’s perfect for meal prep breakfast or make ahead brunch!