10 Ways To Eat “Brinner” (Breakfast For Dinner)

updated Jul 3, 2023
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Although we manage to find time for a few nibbles in the morning, we’re just not that into scarfing down a big meal at the beginning of our day. Instead, we’d much rather enjoy a big breakfast as the day is winding down and truly take our time and savor such traditional and comforting flavors. Now who’s ready for some white gravy? Nom nom nom!

Aside from being “fun” to eat breakfast for dinner, it’s usually a rather economical choice as well. Most of the options below come in under the $10 price point — in fact, make that $5. That’s the bonus to making fresh food at home is being able to cut back the price while turning up the flavors.

10 Ways To Eat Brinner

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Breakfast Pizza

Personally, we can eat pizza any time, night or day, but we love to change things up and make it fresh each time. We keep frozen, risen crusts on hand and they’re the perfect vessel to hold typical breakfast foods. Make it with a pesto, a marinara, or even a white gravy, no matter how you slice it, it’s good eats.

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Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

This brunch casserole has toasted golden bread baked with cascades of juicy blueberries and deep, rich swirls of cream cheese.

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Bacon, Potato & Egg Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is a simple, hearty dish of eggs and bacon, mixed with potatoes and vegetables, that can be prepared up to a day in advance.
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Easy Breakfast Casserole
An easy-assembly, crowd-feeding breakfast casserole loaded with the works: cheddar cheese, diced ham, bell pepper, shredded potatoes, and eggs.
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Eggs Benedict Casserole
A trouble-free egg custard ties together this casserole-style eggs benedict packed with toasted English muffins, Canadian bacon, and creamy hollandaise sauce.
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Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Although the rich and heavy waffles above might leave you sedated for awhile, these light and airy ricotta pancakes will leave you with a spring in your step and wondering why you don’t make them more often.

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Cream Biscuits with Add Ons

These biscuits are made in a snap and although they’re great just as they stand, they’re even more delicious when mixed with leftover meats, cheeses, an egg or even some velvety white gravy… be still our hearts.

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Baked Eggs en Cocotte

These baked eggs require so little prep it’s almost shocking. The results are ramekins full of little pillows of egg whites and milky soft yolks. You can add in almost any leftover still in your fridge to spice them up a little, but they’re great just the way they are.

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Asparagus, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Frittata
An easy spring-inspired egg frittata that's filled with asparagus, leeks, prosciutto, and goat cheese.
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Double Chocolate Butterscotch Breakfast Muffins

Even though it’s dinner, these chocolate muffins are rich enough that they’re perfect for the theme and curb any sweet tooth at the table. Consider them a breakfast dessert.

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