Eggs for dinner
Eggs are necessary in so many recipes that they are sometimes forgotten around dinnertime as a main ingredient. They are so easy to cook with and complement so many different flavours that even the pickiest eaters will find a favourite. Help eggs make a comeback with some of these delicious dishes.
Eggs Benedict strata
When you're making eggs Benedict for a whole lot of people, it's hard to keep everything hot enough without it drying out. So this yummy strata is the answer, which has all the flavour and ingredients of eggs Benedict without the fussy individual portions. If you'd prefer not to use ham, substitute leftover cooked turkey or smoked deli-sliced turkey.
Deviled eggs are a classic dish that works well for party hors d'oeuvres or even appetizers. Pair them up with the proper sides (a salad and your favourite grilled veggie?) and they can make a great addition to any meatless meal.
Crustless quiche Lorraine
Omitting the pastry means this quiche has all the flavour of the original, but with far fewer calories, meaning you can stuff it with some of your favourite ingredients - like ham and cheese - without guilt.
Photo: Jodi Pudge
Baked Cheese Omelette
Make this on the fly as a delicious and simple meal. Breakfast for dinner is always a hit.
Best fried egg sandwich
Bring breakfast to dinner tonight by making these delicious fried egg sandwiches: They have everything in them that a kid could want. If you're worried about making this a little healthier, try substituting the bacon for turkey bacon.
Photo: Jodi Pudge
Green egg salad
No, you haven't entered a Dr. Seuss book, although he would approve of this delicious dish - especially if it's paired with ham. Add some avocado to an egg salad and voila: A fun, delicious dish.
Photo by Sifu Renka via Flickr
photo: Sifu Renka/Flickr
Baked eggs and veggie squares
This dish couldn't get any easier. Use whatever veggies your family likes in this main-dish casserole. And if you're all out of fresh, you can use leftover cooked ones, or frozen... whatever you feel the need to get rid of.
Ham, mushroom and cheese tart
Cut this pie into generous wedges as a main dish for lunch or dinner. If you're short on time or new to working with pastry, use a frozen store-bought crust.
Photo by jypsygen via Flickr
What's better than quiche? Why, mini quiches of course! This way you could even individualize them, and have the family each make their own.
Frittata with ricotta, roasted red pepper, baby spinach and herbs
A frittata is kind of like an egg pizza, but also a little like quiche. The great thing about it is that you only need to use the skillet, so clean up is pretty minimal.
Photo: John Cullen
Tuna stuffed eggs
Better than a tuna sandwich, these stuffed eggs are great to find in a lunch box or on a plate, complementing dinner. Nutritious eggs, a yummy filling - and they're fun to make and eat. What more could a kid want?
Spinach Lorraine strata
We swapped the usual bacon for spinach and ham to make this yummy breakfast dish healthier, and totally dinner-worthy.
Why not bring your favourite breakfast items together, make a sandwich with them and serve them for dinner?
Mini Spanish tortillas
This dish brings a Spanish-inspired meal to your table with a bit of a North American twist. These individual Spanish tortillas pack a lot of protein (in the eggs) and can be slightly modified to suit each of your picky eaters. If you can't get real chorizo, try substituting it for pork sausage marinated with garlic, cumin and cilantro.
Photo: Jodi Pudge
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