Want to add a little more fun to your weekly menu? Just wait til you see these breakfast for dinner ideas! From a sophisticated croque madame to a hearty breakfast pizza and a light spinach and mushroom omelet to indulgent chicken and waffles, this list has something for everyone. After all, these foods are too delicious to only be enjoyed in the mornings!
Why do we only eat eggs, bacon, waffles, or bagels first thing in the morning? If you agree these delicious foods deserve to be enjoyed any time of the day, then you’re going to love these breakfast for dinner ideas!
Want to feed the whole family with plenty of leftovers? A Bisquick breakfast casserole, French toast casserole, or tater tot casserole is just the thing. Want some Mexican-inspired flavors? Breakfast burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or nachos await you. This list even has breakfast gumbo and pizza on it!
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And thanks to this collection of delicious breakfast for dinner recipes, you don’t have to wake up early just to enjoy it!
1. Bisquick Breakfast Casserole
Eggs, breakfast sausage, hash browns, a few veggies, and plenty of cheese — how can you go wrong with those ingredients? The Bisquick baking mix is the secret behind this easy recipe that’s great for feeding a crowd.
2. Steak Egg And Cheese Bagel Sandwich
If you were a fan of the McDonald’s steak, egg, and cheese bagel back when it was still on the menu, then you’re going to go crazy for this copycat recipe! Treat yourself to fluffy eggs, steak, grilled onions, and plenty of melty cheese.
3. Eggs Benedict Casserole
No egg poaching necessary! English muffins soak in an egg mixture with Canadian bacon for at least 1 hour to absorb all those amazing flavors. After that, simply bake and top with an easy Hollandaise sauce.
4. Sausage Pinwheels
Talk about a crowd pleaser! Ground sausage and cream cheese with a little garlic powder and green onion create the mouthwatering filling that’s spread over crescent roll dough. Roll up, bake to golden perfection, and dig in!
5. Egg And Sausage Bowls
Watching your carbs? Sausage, eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and cheese make a delicious keto-friendly base. Feel free to top your bowl with chopped avocado, diced tomatoes, hot sauce, or even sour cream!
6. Farmer’s Casserole
Named so because all of the ingredients could be found “on the farm,” this hearty casserole is sure to satisfy! Layers of diced ham, veggies, shredded hash brown, eggs, and plenty of cheese will have everyone reaching for seconds.
7. Cheese Spinach Quiche
Frozen pie crust stuffed with a simple filling made from bacon, baby spinach, eggs, onion, cheese, and seasoning delivers big on flavor. If you thought quiches were hard to make, this recipe will change your mind!
8. French Toast Casserole
Chunks of bread soaked in a classic French toast batter and topped with a brown sugar crumble is downright decadent! Perfect for topping with powdered sugar, maple syrup, or some fresh berries.
9. Croque Madame
This hearty toasted sandwich is the epitome of comfort food! Creamy Mornay sauce, which is a bechamel sauce with cheese like gruyere added in, poured over a slice of ham and topped with a sunny side up egg is utterly delectable.
10. Breakfast Burritos
Fluffy scrambled eggs, hearty bacon, and crispy potatoes wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla is breakfast for dinner perfection. You can also swap out bacon for ham or sausage, add your favorite veggies, or customize however else you like!
11. Breakfast Pizza
Start with a simple homemade pizza dough or a premade crust from the store, then top with all the savory breakfast classics! Enjoy scrambled eggs, bacon, and plenty of cheese with every slice.
12. Sweet Potato Waffles Sandwich
Five simple ingredients are all you need for these epic paleo and Whole30-friendly sandwiches. The batter is made from grated sweet potatoes, a whisked egg, and some oil, then you can let your waffle iron handle then rest. Top with sauteed kale and an egg!
13. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
With a full pound of sausage and a half pound of bacon, you can guarantee this packed casserole will leave everyone full and satisfied! Meanwhile, tater tots add the perfect crispy texture.
14. Breakfast Quesadillas
Quesadillas are always a win, and this recipe makes it easy to customize each one with your fillings of choice! You can enjoy your quesadilla fully loaded while whipping up a few kid-friendly versions in just a few minutes.
15. Chicken And Waffles
Sink your teeth into some soul food with this classic dish. Crispy fried chicken over a fluffy waffle finished off with a generous drizzle of maple syrup is the kind of meal that deserves to be enjoyed at all hours of the day.
When you’re craving breakfast for dinner but you’re short on time, this frittata recipe takes 20 minutes from start to finish! Loaded with veggies and protein, you can choose to add bacon or leave it out for a vegetarian-friendly meal.
17. Monte Cristo Sandwich
This indulgent dish is so quick and easy to make, you won’t believe how much it rivals the famous version from Disneyland! If you enjoy sweet and savory flavors, this hearty sandwich is sure to hit the spot.
18. Breakfast Sliders
What better way to enjoy breakfast for dinner than by cramming all your favorite breakfast foods between two soft and fluffy Hawaiian dinner rolls? Brush the tops with a mix of butter and maple syrup to really maximize your flavors!
19. Breakfast Hash
The secret to this easy dish is using pre-shredded hash browns. Cook them up with fluffy scrambled eggs, savory chunks of ham, cheddar cheese, and plenty of veggies for a deliciously comforting plate.
20. Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Turn America’s favorite sandwich into breakfast for dinner! Two fried eggs are layered between two kinds of melty cheese and then grilled to golden, crispy perfection. Feel free to add a little avocado or salsa!
21. Spinach And Mushroom Omelet
For a lighter twist, enjoy this cheesy mushroom and spinach omelet. You’ll also learn the easiest way to make an omelet without breaking it. If you can make a quesadilla, you’ll have no problem whipping up this dish! Try serving with a side of mini cinnamon rolls for a little sweet treat.
22. Breakfast Burger
A sunny-side up egg for protein, avocado for healthy fats, and veggies for flavor and nutrients turn this breakfast burger into a delicious meal that’s surprisingly healthy! Toast the burger buns for the perfect finish.
23. Huevos Rancheros
If you’ve never enjoyed fried corn tortillas with sunny-side up eggs, ranchera salsa, black beans, avocado, cheese, and salsa on top, this is your sign to give it a try! The combination of savory and spicy flavors is out of this world.
24. Souffle Pancakes
You’ve (probably) never made fluffy pancakes quite like this before! They’re cooked in a skillet like traditional pancakes, but you’ll whip up an easy meringue for the batter to give them that amazing height.
25. Breakfast Enchiladas
Southern enchiladas filled with sausage, scrambled eggs, tater tots, and cheese topped with creamy sausage gravy? Yes please! This dish takes a little time to prepare, but it’s great for feeding a crowd.
26. Grits Breakfast Bowl
Creamy, cheesy grits are the type of comfort food that deserves to be enjoyed any time of day. Top them with crumbled pan-fried sausage and fluffy scrambled eggs with some fresh chives for a super cozy bowl.
27. Breakfast Lasagna
Swap out the marinara for cheese sauce and the ground meat for bacon, layer between sheets of lasagna noodles, top with eggs, and get ready for the most delicious and hearty breakfast-for-dinner ever!
28. Breakfast Nachos
Yep, these are every bit as delicious as they sound. Layer scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, black beans, and enchilada sauce over crispy tortilla chips, toss it all in the oven until it’s nice and melty, then enjoy!
29. Breakfast Tacos
Quick, portable, and oh-so-delectable, egg and sausage tacos are guaranteed to have everyone running to the dinner table. All of the ingredients are refrigerator and pantry staples, and the tacos can be ready in 30 minutes!
30. Biscuits And Gravy Bubble Up
What happens when you toss a quick homemade sausage gravy with some refrigerated biscuits and cheddar cheese? Absolute deliciousness, of course! A little cheese and some Worcestershire sauce make it even better.
31. Breakfast Gumbo
Treat yourself to a base of cheesy grits topped with scrambled eggs, pork and Andouille sausage, bacon, green onion, and just the right amount of hot sauce for an absolutely irresistible combination!
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Breakfast For Dinner Ideas
- 4 slices white bread
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- ground black pepper
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Using a biscuit cutter, cut a hole out of the center of each piece of bread. Place round piece of bread off to the side.
- Place butter in the pan. Place 2 pieces of bread in the skillet. Crack an egg in the hole of each piece of bread. Let the cook for 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip the bread with the egg over and cook another 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully remove and serve. Continue cooking the last 2 pieces of bread and eggs.
- Top with salt and pepper to taste.
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