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30+ Great Dinner Egg Recipes for Quick Weeknight Meals

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A great source of protein and perfect any time of the day, this versatile ingredient makes for delicious meals and these egg dinner recipes prove just that!

Great Dinner Egg Recipes for Quick Weeknight Meals | Hurry The Food Up

Don’t you just hate those darn seasonal ingredients? They come into your life to give you a good time and before you know it, they’re gone when the weather changes.

Well, as much as I take advantage of them whenever those seasonal ingredients are bountiful, I enjoy the ones that rarely go out much better and that includes my favorite pantry staple, the egg.

I love me some hard-boiled eggs on toast, in a breakfast burrito, french toast, or all kinds of pancakes and omelets for a healthy breakfast, but they can be used to create a nutritious meal that would revive a “beat up” dinner table.

They’re readily available and most recipes involving them are easy to pull together, making dinner egg meals a good choice to consider when you want something easy, high in protein and tasty before bed on busy weeknights!

I’ve prepared my favourite egg dinner recipes for you, and organised them by speed as well.

30+ amazing and easy egg recipes for dinner to whisk up

Whether they include eggs as the main ingredient or add a little oomph to the meals, these recipes give you a good way (and reason) to incorporate them into your dinner.

But besides the evenings, I’m positively sure other egg recipes would appeal to you at the sunnier times of the day.

Here’s a collection of great egg recipes for lunch and brunch, easy egg-based recipes to snack on, breakfast egg recipes to start your day on and not wanting the specifics, high protein egg recipes for every meal.

Speaking of high protein, if you’d like even more recipes in that line, then you should defs check out this high-protein vegetarian meal plan for more healthy meal recipes that are rich in protein too.

Without any further ado, here are the best dinner egg recipes you can try out today!

And, as a bonus, I decided to “lay” these recipes down according to how long they take to put together so you can find your way around much easier. Have a look to see!

< 20 mins

1. Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

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4.64 from 109 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 327kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high-protein and delicious combination

If I had to pick one go-to super-quick dinner, it would be these eggs and cheese! So simple, so tasty, what’s not to love?!

2. Healthy Huevo Rancheros

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4.91 from 11 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 360kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a delicious meal filled with black beans, a healthy breakfast for dinner recipe

Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican breakfast that make a great healthy option for vegetarians.

3. Breakfast Egg Burrito

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 402kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: consider using a sundried tomato to add a bit of oomph to this

Did someone say burrito? Try out this egg burrito recipe to wrap a perfect high-protein dish with healthy fillings.

4. Breakfast Beans and Eggs

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4.88 from 8 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 406kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: you can use cooked or canned white beans for this

Try this beans and eggs recipe for a hearty meal that will satisfy you for hours, and quench the urge to snack!

5. Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 361kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: this recipe uses ketchup but you can test it out with your favourite sauce

Level up your scrambled eggs with cream cheese, an easy way to pile on extra protein in a classic dish. A killer breakfast! Always one of our favourite high protein egg recipes.

6. Vegetarian Fried Rice

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4.74 from 50 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 537kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: this recipe gives two servings of the dish!

Everybody should know how to make veggie fried rice. Hands down one of the most delicious and easiest ways to use up leftovers. Ready in max. 15 minutes!

7. Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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4.75 from 120 votes
Protein: 26g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: feta and ricotta would work well in place of that cottage cheese

26g of natural protein. Just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats. 12 minutes from start to finish. You won’t be disappointed with this hearty breakfast for dinner!

8. Great British Eggy Bread

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4.28 from 11 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:10 minutes

Bonus: wholegrain bread is best but you can have it with anyone you fancy

This Quick Eggy Bread Recipe is simple but satisfying, and so very tasty. Ready in just a few minutes – why wait longer for a delicious and healthy protein packed meal?

9. Noodle Omelette

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4.91 from 10 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 636kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: I like using my fave spice mix to season this

Noodle omelettes made with ramen and eggs – cheap, nourishing, and inexpensive. Cut the complicated cooking steps and get food to plate, fast!

20-35 mins

10. Healthy Egg Salad

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 25g
Calories: 419kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: filled with soft boiled eggs, this is a great meal any time of day

Looking to up your salad game? Try this healthy egg salad recipe with quinoa and beets – the perfect weight loss lunch!

11. Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Salad

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4.84 from 6 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 461kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: add halved eggs with runny yolks over the noodles

Looking for healthy, straight forward lunch options? Try our ramen noodle salad – it’s veggie, high protein & gluten free.

12. Fluffy Quinoa Egg Muffins

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4.95 from 17 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 308kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

Bonus: try prepping your own sundried tomatoes or try roasted tomatoes if you can’t find any in the store

These quinoa egg muffins are incredibly high in protein – and super-quick, too! Perfect any time of the day.

13. Easy Homemade Ramen in a Jar

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4.67 from 6 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 414kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: add more veggies to make this more hearty

Looking for a healthy packed lunch to bring to the office? Try our easy homemade ramen in a jar – hot noodle soup in minutes!

14. Easy Vegetable Frittata

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 30g
Calories: 376kcal
Ready in:28 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a satisfying egg filled meal ready in less than 30 minutes!

This simple vegetable frittata is full of veggie goodness and packed with protein. Give it a go, we dare you!

15. Lentil Patties

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4.96 from 23 votes
Protein: 28g
Calories: 405kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Jansen & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: no wholegrain flour? All purpose would work just as well.

These awesome high-protein vegetarian lentil patties can be used as lentil burgers or fritters, and even made vegan, too!

16. Creamy Polenta With Mushrooms

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 416kcal
Ready in:22 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: try this recipe out with your favourite milk

Enjoy a taste of the Med with our creamy mushroom and sundried tomato polenta with runny egg yolks – total perfection!

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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:22 minutes
Servings:2 servings
Calories:416kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Optional

  • 1.5 oz pickles/gherkins

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium heat add the polenta, low fat cream cheese, milk, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, thyme sprigs and a dash of salt. Mix to incorporate the cream cheese into the liquid and cook until it begins to boil.
    ½ cup polenta, ⅓ cup low fat cream cheese, ⅔ cups milk of choice, 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 thyme sprigs
  • Turn heat to medium-low and cook until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring once in a while to avoid sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook until the polenta is tender, creamy but consistent (not liquidy).
  • Meanwhile, cook the egg in boiling water for 6 minutes and 30 seconds for a very jammy egg or 7 minutes for a slightly firmer egg.
    2 eggs
  • Meanwhile, slice mushrooms and reserve. Chop as finely as you can the sun dried tomatoes (almost like a paste) and the basil leaves.
    2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, 9 oz mushrooms, 1 handful basil, fresh
  • Place tomatoes and basil in a small bowl with water and a dash of salt and mix. Reserve until needed.
    2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, 2 tbsp water
  • Heat a large pan over high heat. Add olive oil and sliced mushrooms and cook until reduced and golden brown. Then add the vinegar, some salt and black pepper per taste.
    1 tsp olive oil, 9 oz mushrooms, 1-2 tsp sherry or red wine vinegar, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add black pepper per taste to the polenta. Pick out the thyme sprigs.
    Salt and pepper to taste, 1 thyme sprigs
  • Serve polenta topped with mushrooms and jammy egg. Finish with the basil and tomato topping.
    ½ cup polenta, 2 eggs, 1 handful basil, fresh, 9 oz mushrooms, 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil
    A cream bowl of polenta with mushrooms sundried-tomatoes and basil with eggs on top sits on a marbled surface between a wooden chopping board and a cream cloth| Hurry The Food Up

Optional extra

  • If you'd like a little 'crunch' to the dish add a small portion of pickles/gherkins (mini or normal size!)
    1.5 oz pickles/gherkins

NOTES

Make-ahead? Yes, prep the night before. It can be reheated.
Freezable? Yes, absolutely.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
30+ Great Dinner Egg Recipes for Quick Weeknight Meals
Amount per Serving
Calories
416
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
185
mg
62
%
Sodium
 
755
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
1196
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
49
g
16
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
1228
IU
25
%
Vitamin C
 
16
mg
19
%
Calcium
 
219
mg
22
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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17. Cheesy Microwave Sweet Potato Mash

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 458kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: I like to use parmesan when I’m out of cheddar for this recipe

A super easy sweet potato mash meal that will fill you up, add protein to your diet, and taste cheesy!

18. Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup

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4.75 from 4 votes
Protein: 26g
Calories: 468kcal
Ready in:22 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: use ramen, rice or even soba noodles instead of the egg noodles

Want a tasty veggie meal that’s packed with protein? Look no further than our homemade vegetarian egg drop noodle soup!

19. Vegetarian Banh Mi

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 28g
Calories: 686kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: wholegrain or crusty bread would work great for this

Need a tasty sandwich that’s healthy too? Try our vegetarian banh mi, a light and healthy take on the Vietnamese classic!

20. Tomato Shakshuka

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 357kcal
Ready in:25 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: a great tomato sauce filled dish for a weeknight dinner

This easy vegetarian shakshuka recipe breaks everything down into simple steps for a great Shakshuka result every time!

21. Spring Vegetable Fried Rice

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 411kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a great meal that incorporates lots of healthy veggies into a plate

Need to use some leftover rice and veggies? Rustle up some egg fried rice with this healthy vegetable-fried rice recipe!

22. Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato

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4.83 from 17 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 422kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: you can use balsamic cream instead of vinegar here

A delicious breakfast to help combat hangovers by replenishing the most important nutrients and amino acids. Easy to make and very tasty.

23. Spinach Feta Pancakes

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4.92 from 37 votes
Protein: 29g
Calories: 459kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Sofia & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: use any kind of milk you please

These feta and spinach pancakes are quick and easy – and cover a whole range of important nutrition and health topics!

24. Farmer’s Breakfast

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4.72 from 46 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 424kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: consider adding a bit more cheese if you’re feeling naughty

Hearty and filling Farmer’s Brunch, full of protein and energy to keep you going. Perfect any time of the day and ready in 30 mins. Embrace your rustic side!

25. Easy Sweetcorn Fritters

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4.76 from 33 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 325kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: sour cream is my fave replacement for green yoghurt in this recipe

Sweetcorn fritters can be made for any weeknight tea with the family. Served as a main or side dish, they’re so yummy!

26. Potato Farls

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4.94 from 15 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 438kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Ciaran & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: leave out the butter to make this meal vegan

Potato Farls (also known as potato bread) – an authentic Irish recipe that’s great for breakfast, works for a quick dinner and goes perfect with any Ulster fry.

35-50 mins

27. Easy Cottage Cheese Fritters with Salsa

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4.67 from 3 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 428kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: use olive oil instead of vegetable oil for the fritters

Looking for a healthy fritter recipe? Try these cottage cheese fritters, served with salsa. 21g protein per serving!

28. Korean Vegetarian Bibimbap (High-Protein Recipe!)

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 25g
Calories: 462kcal
Ready in:45 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: throw in an extra egg or some extra tofu to make it more filling

A colorful bowl of delicious veg and golden eggs, what’s not to love about this vegetarian Bibimbap?

29. Vegetarian Toad in the Hole

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4.75 from 16 votes
Protein: 32.1g
Calories: 502kcal
Ready in:50 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: add a bit of mustard into the batter to give it a delicious twist

Vegetarian toad in the hole paves the way for a meat-free future – why eat meat when you can have this instead?

30. Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie

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4.72 from 53 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 449kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: you can use butter to grease the pan instead of the olive oil

This low-carb pie that’s keto-friendly is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!

> 50 mins

31. Perfect Vegetarian Nut Roast (fool-proof recipe)

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4.75 from 88 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 443kcal
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: you can test this recipe out with mature cheddar as well

It’s perfect for a Sunday Roast or even a Christmas dinner!

FAQs

What can I eat with eggs for dinner?

A lot of things can go with eggs for dinner, it all depends on whether you’re going for something light or filling. Some of them are:

1. Pasta
2. Roasted veggies
3. Spinach and mushrooms in a bake
4. Noodle soup
5. Fried rice with veggies

What are the most common egg dishes?

Eggs are a super versatile ingredient found in a whole host of dishes, but some of the most common ones are:

1. Scrambled Eggs
2. Omelets
3. Frittatas
4. Pancakes
5. Quiches
5. Egg salads
6. Deviled Eggs
7. Eggs Benedict

What is good to mix with eggs?

Not to take anything away from this beast of a pantry staple, but eggs can be pretty much bland and boring when they’re had on their own. That’s why there are loads of other condiments we can use to spice them up. Have a look at some of them below:

1. Melting cheese like goat or cheddar
2. Milk or yogurt
3. Juicy tomatoes and veggies like scallions and peppers
4. Tabasco, Worcestershire or any other of your favourite prepped sauces
5. Chopped fresh herbs
6. Salt and pepper

Is 2 eggs good for dinner?

Although eggs are the go-to breakfast condiments, they make for pretty spanking dinners as seen in the recipes above.

There are so many health benefits having eggs provides us with and having 2 eggs is pretty good for dinner.

In fact, here’s an article detailing some great advantages to having two eggs a day and while you might be temped to incorporate those in your breakfasts, go ahead and try either of the recipes above to have them in your dinner instead!

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