One of the most important things to me in choosing recipes to fill my meal plan is versatility. And really, when it comes down to it, eggs — in all their many forms — steal the show.
Whether you bake them in a casserole or stuff them in a tortilla or sandwich, eggs rise to the challenge of making satisfying meals suitable for any time of day. Here are five recipes that show you how it's done.
Add these tiny sandwiches to your meal plan so you can have a ready-to-eat meal for anytime of day. They're packed in your trusty 9x13-inch pan; layered with fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and a double dose of cheddar; and then baked until the cheese is perfectly melty and the buns are beautifully toasted. Eat them for breakfast, pack them for lunch, or serve them up for an easy family-friendly dinner.
What surprised me most about these breakfast sliders is that I loved the reheated leftovers — both from the fridge and heated straight from the freezer — just as much as, if not more than, the freshly made batch.
They might be called "breakfast tacos," but I feel strongly that you'd be missing out if you reserved these tacos for the morning only. While they are one of my favorite ways to start the day, they're also the breakfast-for-dinner solution that makes taco night a breeze — especially when you get a head start: Make the bacon and veggie filling during your weekend meal prep and then all that's left to do is scramble some eggs!
Layered with tortillas, plenty of beans and cheese, a tomato-chile sauce, and topped with a sea of baked eggs, this hearty vegetarian casserole is just as satisfying for breakfast as it is for dinner.
Not only are rice bowls topped with a fried egg a total win anytime of day, but this recipe also comes with a bunch of make-ahead moments. When you prep the rice, lentils, and onion in advance, all that's left to do is fry up an egg. If fried eggs don't work with your schedule, go ahead and swap it out for a make-ahead and more portable option, like a soft- or hard-boiled egg.
This casserole has the requisite layers of garlicky potatoes and onions, and silky, rich eggs, but what I appreciate most about it is its versatility. Like its namesake inspiration, this casserole is just as delicious at room temp or pulled straight from the fridge as it is hot out of the oven.