Ever heard the term “brinner”? Basically, it’s having breakfast for dinner. Otherwise known as the best of both worlds. When you’re running out of traditional meal ideas for the week, try thinking outside the box with some breakfast-inspired egg recipes that make delicious and nutritious dinners! These recipes are simple, fun and sure to be a hit with the whole family – after all, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.


  1. Eggs Korma

    Egg Korma 2Journey Kitchen

    For a spicy kick, try these hard boiled eggs in deliciously hot curry.

  2. Baked Feta with Olives, Tomato and Eggs

    Feta with EggsMy Jerusalem Kitchen

    A Mediterranean twist on your eggs with savory feta and olives baked into a casserole to die for.

  3. Mushroom Egg Sandwich

    Egg and Mushroom SandwichGarnish with Lemon

    Upgrade your boring egg sandwich so it’s dinner-ready. Toast some fresh Italian bread and layer it with mushrooms and a fried egg to finish.

  4. Shakshuka


    Never heard of it? Shakshuka is a North African dish where eggs mingle with some spicy tomato sauce. Perfect for an adventurous dinner!

  5. Bacon, Egg and Leek Risotto

    Bacon Egg Leek RisotoSmitten Kitchen

    There is nothing more warm and comforting than a nice, hot risotto. For the winter months still to come, stay toasty with this bacon, egg and leek risotto dish.

  6. Spinach and Egg Drop Soup

    Egg Drop SoupGirl Cooks World

    Another choice for chilly winter nights, this egg drop soup creates beautiful ribbons of beaten egg that look almost too pretty to eat. (But you’ll eat it anyways).

  7. Baked Eggs in Avocado

    Egg AvocadoWhite on Rice Couple

    Avocado on eggs is a delicious way to stay full throughout your day. For a wholesome dinner twist, try baking your cracked egg INSIDE half an avocado. Crazy, we know. But you have to take risks with brinner.

  8. Eggs and Asparagus Over Grits

    Egg, Grits, AsparagusHappyolks

    Pairing poached eggs and asparagus is a match made in heaven, and serving them over some Southern-style grits really makes for some unbelievable deliciousness.

  9. Egg Pizza

    Egg PizzaDesserts for Breakfast

    Pizza is already a perfect dinner. Baking some eggs on top is a just another surprising way to somehow make pizza even better.

  10. Eggs Benedict Burger

    Egg BurgerThe Brewer and the Baker

    If you haven’t tried eggs on your burger yet, you need to pull it together and get on this dinner immediately.

  11. Italian Baked Eggs

    GemmasItalianBakedEggsGemma Stafford

    This baked Italian spin on your morning eggs also works great as a dinner! Full of tomatoes and melting Parmigiano Reggiano, this dish should not be confined to just one designated meal.

  12. Asparagus Salad


    Egg is the perfect topping for a salad. It adds a punch of protein and compliments the sharper flavors of asparagus and shallots in this dish.

  13. Pan-Seared Steak and Eggs

    Pan-SearedSmokySteakAndEggsColorful Eats

    Does anything scream “dinner” more than a nice seared steak? Now bring the breakfast by cooking a deliciously seasoned egg on top of your prime cut.

  14. Spaghetti Squash, Spinach and Egg


    For a healthy dinner, substitute pasta for spaghetti squash then add spinach and an egg for mind-blowing flavor. Who said healthy can’t taste good?

  15. Twice Baked Potato with Egg

    Potato EggHome Cooking Adventure

    This meal is essentially your hash browns and your eggs all in one glorious union. Bake your egg inside your potato (and don’t skimp on the cheese!) for a seriously impressive and one-of-a-kind dinner.


What egg-inspired dinners have you made that were a hit? Share your brinner brilliance with us in the comments section below.