10 Budget Breakfast Ideas to Make with a Carton of Eggs

10 Budget Breakfast Ideas to Make with a Carton of Eggs

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Kelli Foster
Sep 8, 2018
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Pick up a carton of eggs during your next grocery shopping trip, and you just might be surprised at how many breakfast options are right at your fingertips. It's the solution to pulling off a satisfying, inexpensive breakfast — from grab-and-go egg sandwiches to egg casseroles — that comes together without killing your weekly food budget. Here are 10 favorites to get you started.

1. The Wrapped Breakfast Quesadilla

This Crunch Wrap-inspired quesadilla makes your basic egg and cheese sandwich feel a lot more exciting (and tidy!).

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2. How To Hard-Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time

You can't ever go wrong with a pot of hard-boiled eggs — especially if you sprinkle them with plenty of everything bagel seasoning.

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3. Breakfast Burrito Egg Casserole

Serve cheesy egg and black bean casserole straight from the baking dish or cut it into small pieces and stuff it into a flour tortilla. Don't forget the salsa and avocado.

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4. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla

Make a big batch of this handheld breakfast because it freezes like a dream. Your future self will thank you.

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5. Scrambled Eggs with Green Peppers & Mushrooms

Not only are scrambles a great way to start your day with more veggies, but they also help you stretch a few eggs a little further.

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6. Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sour cream is the secret to giving this egg casserole an ultra-creamy base with a touch of tang.

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7. How To Make a Frittata with Whatever You Have on Hand

Make this for breakfast with whatever veggies, leftover meat, or cheese you have in the fridge, then eat the leftovers later in the week for lunch or dinner. They're just as tasty cold.

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8. Easy Spanish Tortilla Casserole

It might be made using a different technique, but this casserole is loaded with the flavors of its namesake inspiration — everything from the garlicky, olive oil-slicked potatoes and onions to the tender egg filling.

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9. Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas

Grab a pita, some hummus, and whatever veggies you have in the crisper to give hard-boiled eggs new life at breakfast time.

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10. Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps

This is just like that breakfast wrap you love so much at Starbucks, but cheaper and doesn't involve waiting in line.

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