From scrambled to baked, eggs make an easy meal, and this collection of essential egg recipes is sure to have something to tempt your tastebuds.

Collage of four recipes: Bacon, Egg and Leek Strata, Avocado Egg Toast, Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests, Bacon and Cheese Frittata

Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or a late-night dinner, eggs are a nutritious, versatile choice for a great meal.

Ingredients that make eggs taste better:

Eggs have a mild, yet distinctive flavor that pairs well with a huge variety of other ingredients, but there are a few time-tested favorites that stand head and shoulders above the rest.


Bacon is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind as a complement for eggs and for good reason. Its salty, smoky flavor creates the perfect contrast to the mellow quality of eggs. Our Bacon and Cheese Frittata takes that classic combination and elevates it further with the addition of smoked Gouda cheese, onion and tomato.


Cheese is another obvious flavor pairing and the ways you can incorporate it into egg recipes are virtually endless.

Pairing eggs and cheese can be as simple as sprinkling a little of your favorite shredded cheese on an omelet, but recipes like our Spinach and Cheese Quiche and Bacon, Leek and Cheese Strata have more complex flavor profiles and are great when you’re looking for something with a little more pizzazz.


Avocado is also a great ingredient to pair with eggs. It has a buttery flavor and creamy texture that borders on decadent when teamed up with a poached or sunny side up egg with a runny yolk.

Avocado Egg Toast makes a quick, healthy, breakfast, or if you’re looking for something with a little more kick, try Chilaquiles with Fresh Salsa and Avocado. You won’t be disappointed.

Other ingredients you can try to kick up the flavor of your eggs are fresh herbs (chives and dill are top contenders), hot sauce (check out these Spicy Asparagus Deviled Eggs), chopped tomatoes, sautéed onions, and diced ham or smoked salmon.

For more flavorful egg recipes, check out the collection below. They’re easy to make, full of flavor and suitable for a delicious meal at any time of day.

Essential Egg Recipes