Egg recipes are an easy way to save money on family meals. Eggs are an inexpensive protein and can be cooked in so many ways. These egg dinner recipes are some of my family’s favorites!
We use eggs for meals throughout the day, but they’re especially handy as an easy family meal. If it’s a busy day and we don’t have anything planned, any of us can whip up a breakfast for dinner using eggs.
There are so many different ways to make eggs, so keep that in mind when you’re doing “breakfast for dinner.” It doesn’t have to get repetitive!
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Are eggs a frugal protein?
Eggs are a great alternative to meat when preparing family meals. Typically, you will spend much less on eggs per person than you would for beef, chicken or pork. That makes them a great option when making breakfast for dinner.
Eggs are also an easy way to get your family eating vegetarian a few times per week, whether you do that to save money or for health reasons. Eggs are high in protein as well as vitamins and minerals.
Ways to prepare eggs
Our favorite way to use eggs through the day is hard boiled. With this easy-peel method, we have them on hand in the refrigerator for the kids to use for breakfast, lunch or snacks. My family also loves deviled eggs. That’s our go-to for potlucks and parties, and they’re always enjoyed!
When making eggs for dinner, we prefer scrambled with cheese, omelets or dinner egg casseroles. I like adding vegetables and savory flavors to make “breakfast” food feel more like dinner. Of course, you can always include a savory side dish like breakfast potatoes with zucchini.
Every once in a while, we’ll be eating on the go–like on the way to a music lesson or sports practice. That’s when these hearty breakfast sandwiches serve as a quick dinner.
Egg dinner recipes
One of the easiest ways to use eggs for dinner recipes is in quiches and casseroles. Honestly, I have begun doubling up my quiche recipes and simply baking them in a casserole dish just to have enough servings for my big family.
If you’re cooking for 4 or less people, a glass pie plate is enough for a crustless quiche.
What goes with eggs for dinner
We like to have savory flavors like vegetables and herbs with our egg recipes for dinner. So I typically make roasted potatoes or serve rolls on the side. If you prefer, go with more of a “breakfast for dinner” flavor and serve fruit.
This easy recipe for fruit salad is a delicious way to enjoy fresh fruit. Serve it with or without the yogurt dip.
Best supplies for making eggs
These are my favorite supplies for making eggs for dinner. Having the right tools makes cooking family meals so much easier!
- ceramic omelet pan
- jumbo cooker saute pan (used as a large skillet for the whole family)
- silicone or rubber spatula
- glass pie dish (for quiche)
- baking dish (for casseroles or doubling up quiches)