35+ Savory Breakfast Ideas

updated Mar 22, 2021
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There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. In these confusing times, it feels even more important to start the day with something substantial, a hot cup of coffee to start, and a filling breakfast before we commute to the sofa (ahem, home office).

While we are 100% #teampancakes, there’s something about starting the day with a hearty, savory breakfast and avoiding the mid-morning sugar crash — especially if you have littles homeschooling while you try to get work done. And, while we are also 100% #teambaconandeggs, it’s good to have some variety. When you’re ready to move beyond basic bacon and eggs, we’ve got you covered.

Here are more than 35 of our best savory breakfast recipes, for egg lovers and those who prefer to skip eggs altogether.

Easy Savory Breakfast Ideas

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Sausage and Greens Breakfast Casserole
A casserole for breakfast is definitely something look forward to when it has sausage, spinach, potatoes, and plenty of cheese.
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Breakfast Burrito Egg Casserole
It's everything you love about a classic breakfast burrito layered into an egg casserole.
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Slow Cooker Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Thanks to the slow cooker, you can wake up to a hearty sausage and spinach egg casserole that will serve a crowd.
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Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Sour cream makes this hashbrown breakfast casserole better than the rest, adding a richness that prevents the eggs from becoming too dry during baking.
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Easy Frittata
As long as you have a few vegetables and some eggs on hand, you can have a frittata on the table in about 20 minutes.
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Egg Muffins
These make-ahead egg muffins are packed with cottage cheese and veggies for a portable, high-protein breakfast.
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Kale, Bacon & Egg Whole-Wheat Breakfast Sandwich
Any greens you have hanging out in the fridge will work here. And while the recipe doesn't include cheese, it's always welcome on here.
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Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
Layered with scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, and Dijon, these croissant breakfast sandwiches can be made in advance and frozen for an easy weekday breakfast.
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Summer Breakfast Salad
When salad for breakfast involves eggs, bacon, and avocado mixed with fresh greens and plump berries, it's hard to resist.
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Summer Bean Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing
This protein-rich breakfast salad layered with vibrant summer beans, a soft-boiled egg, and creamy green goddess dressing has everything you need to stay energized until lunchtime.
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3-Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Bowl
Just six minutes stands between you and this veggie-packed breakfast.
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Savory Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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Vegan Avocado Fritters
Spiked with cilantro and lime, these fritters just might remind you of fried guacamole.
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Scramble Tofu
Scrambled tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs, is just as versatile, and is infinitely customizable.
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Spinach & Sweet Potato Chickpea Crustless Quiche
Think vegan quiche isn’t possible? Thanks to the power of chickpeas, it is — and it’s delicious.
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Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas
For a vegan breakfast sandwich that will power you through the morning, look to this pita pocket stuffed with a blend of spiced chickpeas and sautéed veggies.
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Southwestern Tofu Scramble
Have some black beans or cilantro in the kitchen? Toss those in, as well.
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Vegetarian "Sausage" Patties
Partner these hearty patties with a side of sautéed greens, sliced avocado, or a simple fruit salad.
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Popeye Pesto Tofu Scramble
This egg-free tofu scramble puts the tofu front and center with a nice flavorful pesto and a handful of spinach to complete the meal.
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Savory Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

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Savory Sourdough French Toast with Mushrooms
Meet the savory side of French toast. It's topped with a simple salad made with arugula, radishes, and seared mushrooms.
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Miso Breakfast Oatmeal
While brown sugar and cinnamon are all well and good, sometimes your oatmeal begs for something a little different.
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Vegetarian Breakfast Posole
Soup always tastes better the next day, so why not turn it into breakfast.
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Savory Scones with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Be prepared for these to get gobbled up in no time.
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Savory Tex-Mex Dutch Baby Pancake
This Dutch baby is cheesy, spicy, and great topped with black beans, avocado, and chunky salsa.
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Veggie Supreme Egg Bake
This breakfast casserole is a delicious way to add more veggies to your day. Spinach, peppers, potatoes, and mushrooms all make an appearance!
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Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole
Filled with leafy spinach and chunks of crumbled feta, and laced with fresh dill, this egg casserole just might remind you of spanakopita.
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Soy Chorizo and Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos
Soy chorizo is the star ingredient that packs these breakfast with a big punch of warm, spiced flavor.
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Savory Jalapeño, Lime, and Avocado Pancakes
These savory avocado pancakes — packed with red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño — are essentially guacamole in pancake form.
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Savory Vegetable Pancakes
The sky’s the limit when it comes to all the vegetables and herbs you can pack into a pancake.
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Savory Breakfast Ideas Without Eggs

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Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds
This savory yogurt, inspired by cool and creamy raita, makes for a breakfast that's satisfying without being heavy.
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Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken Congee
Two minutes of upfront prep is all you need, the slow cooker does the rest.
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Diner-Style Breakfast Potatoes
Breakfast is always better when seasoned potatoes are involved. This version cooks up soft with the occasional crisp edge, studded with onions and bell pepper, and have just a hint of spice.
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This easy chilaquiles recipe, which consists of fried corn tortilla chips simmered in a brothy sauce, is quick, affordable, and make-ahead friendly.
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3-Ingredient Kimchi Hash Browns
This unexpected combination is so good, don't be surprised if you come close to eating the entire pan in one sitting.
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Easy Stuffed Bagel Pockets
Pizza dough works its magic as the base for these easy bagel pockets stuffed with cream cheese and topped with everything spice.
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Savory Grits Breakfast Parfaits
Loaded with sausage, cheese, and spinach, this grits parfait is just as gorgeous as its sweet counterparts.
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Beans and Greens
You can never go wrong with beans, greens, and a sweet potato. Best of all, everything can be prepped in advance.
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Are you team savory or team sweet? What are your favorite savory breakfast recipes?