We all love to have a repertoire of simple recipes that work when we're short on time and these 16 Simple Egg Recipes will do just that. Because you can use the time you save doing so many other things!
This post is sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada
Time is the one currency we have that we can't earn more of. You can't work an extra hour at the office to get more time in your time bank. You can't take back empty cans of time to the recycling depot to earn some extra minutes. Time is a finite resource and the only control we have over it is how we spend it!
Which is why simple, time saving recipes that are healthy and delicious are such a gift. No rushing around, no wondering if you have the ingredients in the pantry - instead you can whip up a dish in minutes for the whole family. And saving 20 minutes during dinner prep is 20 extra minutes you have to spend with your kids, reading a book or having a soak in the tub.
It's also 20 minutes you can spend taking a casserole to a lonely neighbour, shoveling the walk of a friend who just had surgery or volunteering for a cause in your community that's near and dear to you.
That's why we like to call these #RecipesThatGive. Because they do just that - give you back time to spend on things that are important to you - especially over the holiday season - so that you can give back to those around you who might need a little extra helping hand.
Eggs are as simple as it gets - the number of quick and easy recipes you can make with the simple egg are impossible to count. And Canadian Egg Farmers donate over 1.4 million eggs to Canadian food banks every year so that everyone can have access to a fresh, simple and nutritious food. (Did you know over 1 million Canadians visit a food bank once a month in this country.).
We brought 15 food bloggers from across Canada together to share their favourite simple egg recipe that gives them back some time to spend on other things and whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, you'll find an easy to make, oh so tasty egg recipe here that will work for you!
1. Simple Spicy Moroccan Eggs
These quick and simple Spicy Moroccan Eggs from Broke Foodies are a dish that can be made any time; for breakfast, brunch or dinner for a nutritious and filling meal to share. All you need is eggs, tomatoes, onions, broth, spices and bread!
2. Overnight Gingerbread French Toast
by Style Sweet
Fresh-from-the-oven French toast is what brunch is all about! Bake this Overnight Gingerbread French Toast from Style Sweet to serve a crowd! Molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, and spice give the crusty bread a festive gingerbread flavor!
3. Thai Meatball Egg Drop Soup
27th and Olive has this Thai Meatball Egg Drop Soup on the menu whenever she needs a really simple and fast recipe to feed the whole family. It's full of flavour and and is a real time saver!
3. Butter Egg Curry
You'll love this quick 30-minute Butter Egg Curry from Relish the Bite. It's creamy and packed full of flavor. And bets of all, it’s all cooked all in one pan and goes great with a side of hot rice or naan!
5. Casserole d'Oeufs, Champignons et Épinards
Eggs, mushrooms and spinach are a delicious trio and you'll love this easy Casserole d'Oeufs, Champignons et Épinards from Le Cuisinomane. It makes a fast breakfast or a quick dinner! (recipe is in French but Google Chrome will automatically translate if you need some help!)
6. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs from Noshing with the Nolands is all about simple ingredients. It only takes minutes to make but has tons of flavor. Besides salt and pepper and olive oil, this recipe has only 5 simple ingredients. Eggs, spinach, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. Easy peasy!
7. Chocolate Meringue Cookies
These Chocolate Meringues from Earth, Food & Fire are a simple chocolate meringue cookie dipped in dark chocolate. They make a great addition to a brunch or dinner sweet tray when you have friends over.
8.Choux de Bruxelles grillés à la César
Choux de Bruxelles grillés à la César from Cinq Fourchettes is a clever take on the traditional Caesar Salad with grilled Brussels sprouts and hard boiled eggs. So full of flavour! (recipe is in French but Google Chrome will translate!)
9. One Pan Croque Madame Bake
by Yummy Beet
Turn an iconic French bistro sandwich into a one-pan, crowd-friendly egg bake this season. With a Croque Madame Bake from Yummy Beet the flavours from the classic recipe remain, but the method is simplified for a one-pan dish that’s begging for toast points or baguette to dunk into the cheesy béchamel, smoky ham, and creamy eggs. Serve it any time of day!
10. Eggs in Purgatory
Eggs in Purgatory by Pina Bresciani is another easy, one-pan meal of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not to mention, it only takes 20 minutes to make!
11. Instant Pot Egg Strata with Ham & Brie
An Instant Pot Egg Strata from Crumb Top Baking is an easy make ahead casserole with eggs, whole grain bread, spinach, ham and brie. You need just 8 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. It’s a great way to use up holiday leftovers and works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
12. Simple Overnight Baked Oatmeal Cookie Casserole
This Overnight Baked Oatmeal Cookie Casserole is an easy make ahead breakfast that can feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch - and it makes the whole house smell like homemade cookies!
13. Prep Ahead Mason Jar Omelettes
Make Ahead Mason Jar Omelettes from Meal Plan Addict are prep ahead, fully customizable, single serve breakfasts, loaded with veggies and ready in under 5 minutes! With four different ways to customize them they're and easy and egg-cellent time saving way to start the day!
14. Holiday Dinner Strata
Dinner Strata is a timesaver meal from Peppers & Pennies that is perfect for busy weeknights. Made from delicious Canadian eggs, Winnipeg style rye bread, ham, broccoli and cheese this meal comes together easily!
15. Anytime Frittata with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil
This Frittata with Feta Cheese, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil from Life in Pleasantville takes no time to prepare and is delicious. It’s so easy that once you make it a couple of times you won’t even have to look at the recipe!
16. Bacon and Egg Biscuit Casserole
Bacon and Egg Biscuit Casserole from Simply Stacie is another easy, make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe made with eggs, bacon and biscuits. It’s super easy to whip up and can be made the night before and kept in the fridge so you can easily feed a crowd the next morning!
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