Let's be clear — breakfast food is the best kind of food, and it's a crying shame if you only enjoy it at breakfast time. We can't think of a single food traditionally served in the morning hours that we wouldn't enjoy eating for dinner. Yes, even down to the simple bowl of cereal or humble piece of toast.
These 15 breakfast recipes are some of our favorites, so we're liberating them from their morning status, and promoting them to prime-dinnertime players.
Cook your pizza dough like pita or flatbread for this amazing breakfast dish. Think of it like a new take on avocado toast, but with an egg on top. After all, everything is better with an egg on top.
There's no need to choose between the chicken and the egg with this meal. The Mexican-inspired omelet is perfect for dinner with a side of rice and beans.
If eggs Florentine aren't fancy enough for you already, up your game with this recipe. Each serving of egg, spinach, and hollandaise is nestled into a nest of perfectly crispy hash browns.
These nachos are baked in the oven in a cast iron skillet or in a half sheet pan, making them perfect for serving to a crowd. Try it for your next game-day party (hello, March Madness!). We promise it won't disappoint.
Yes, these were designed to be the perfect on-the-go breakfasts, but they work just as well for on-the-go dinners. They are ideal when you're running between the kids' after-school activities.
You could make these chilaquiles with shredded chicken or ground beef on top, but we're bigger fans of the breakfast version. After all, you know our mantra: Everything is better with an egg on top.
You can make a big casserole of this mushroom and egg bake, but we prefer it in individual ramekins. That makes it easier to control portion sizes, and freeze leftovers to enjoy later.
We fancied this breakfast casserole up and swapped out the ham for pancetta, but you still get the idea. It's a gourmet take on a childhood classic, and we'll eat it for any meal of the day.
If you haven't mastered the traditional omelet technique, try the oven omelet instead. It's an easier recipe to master, and it feeds a crowd easily. Maybe it's time to have a dinner party where you serve breakfast for dinner.
A breakfast burrito is great, but the breakfast quesadilla is a thing of beauty. The higher ratio of crispy tortilla to fluffy scrambled eggs (and plenty of cheese) is what makes it a winner in our book.
The chunks of sweet potato in this savory bread pudding give the traditional dish a new flavor and texture. You can bet we'll be adding more root veggies to our stratas after savoring this one.
The grain-bowl dinner is nothing new, but this southwestern take is a fresh adaptation. Avocado, black beans, tomatoes, and corn kernels make it one of the healthiest breakfast-for-dinner recipe we can think of.
The sky is the limit with this breakfast pizza recipe. Adding the eggs on top makes it suitable for your brunch table, your dinner table, or any meal in between.
Think of a tartine like a fancy, open-faced toasted sandwich. This one happens to have a scramble of eggs and arugula (or whatever green you have on hand). Make sure to use good bread for this recipe — it makes all the difference.
Have you ever made egg boats? If not, you should try them immediately. Think of it like a strata, but baked in a bread bowl. We love serving slices of them for a fancy brunch with friends, and it will go over just as well at dinner time.
(Image credits: Faith Durand; Anjali Prasertong; Nealey Dozier; Megan Gordon; Maria Siriano; Casey Barber; Kimberley Hasselbrink; Erin Alderson)