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Our 31 Most Popular Egg Recipes for Morning, Noon & Night

The incredible, edible...well, you know.

April  7, 2020
Photo by Bobbi Lin

My perfect morning starts with a cup of coffee, toast, and two soft-boiled eggs. There’s something so wonderful about the contrast of creamy, silky yolks and crispy sourdough (the coffee’s just there to wake me up). And when I finally start dinner after a long day, a last-minute fried egg atop sautéed greens and pasta makes for a speedy, satisfying meal.

Yes, eggs can do it all. Whether you’re a fan of crispy quiches, bite-size devils, or fluffy clouds, eggs are there for you, ready and waiting to fill you up from sunrise to sunset.

To celebrate the incredible, edible egg, I've combed through Food52's near-decade-old recipe box for the most cooked, most favorited egg recipes ever. All of these eggscellent (sorry) recipes have hundreds of fans and thousands of likes. There are plenty more where they came from—but these are 31 of the very best, our community's absolute favorites.


Our 31 Best Egg Recipes Ever

1. Momofuku Soy Sauce Eggs

Our most popular egg recipe of all time (and one of our 10 most popular ever), these soy sauce eggs are sure to win you over—that is, if they haven't already.

2. Andrew Feinberg's Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata

Cooking a frittata low and slow yields a texture that's far superior (think: custardy, creamy, and lightly browned on top) to the faster-cooking ones you might find out there.

3. Egg in a Bagel Hole

Kind of like eggs in the basket, only with bagels.

4. Rhonda's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs & Pangrattato for One

Breakfast meets dinner in the pantry-friendly pasta you'll want to make over and over again.

5. Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce

This riff on shakshuka brings jalapeño and Sriracha to the party for a bit of extra heat.

6. Baked Eggs with Mushrooms & Gruyere

Our favorite thing to dunk, swirl, and dip in this creamy-cheesy wonder is a hunk of crusty bread, though we've been known to dive right in with our forks every now and then.

7. Deviled Eggs, Purgatory Edition

The secret to these super-popular deviled eggs, with a kick? Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of spices.

8. Julia Turshen's Olive Oil-Fried Eggs with Yogurt & Lemon

Greek yogurt again, for the win!

9. Lady & Pups's Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Ultra-creamy scrambled eggs in not just under a minute, but under 30 seconds? Yeah, we'll call that magic.

10. Thai-Style Omelet With Pork and Greens

One reviewer wrote, "I tried this recipe last night and it worked like a dream." Now it's your turn to give it a go!

11. Avocado Toast Benedict

This vegetarian-friendly recipe combines two breakfast classics we already know and love to make something that is, we dare say, even better.

12. Chickpea, Spinach & Chorizo Frittata

The addition of smoky chorizo, hearty chickpeas, and spinach would make this frittata an excellent option for dinner, as well as breakfast or brunch.

13. Spanish Tortilla

You can eat this classic Spanish tortilla warm from the oven, but it also tastes just as good the next day for lunch or a snack.

14. Aselila (Georgian Egg Salad with Walnuts & Sage)

Butter—not mayo—is the base for this Georgian egg salad that also calls on walnuts, sage, garlic, lime, and adzhika (a Georgian hot pepper relish).

15. Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs

This recipe has tons of glowing reviews, with many calling it "a favorite" and others who say it's simply "perfect."

16. Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado

A back-pocket meal you can pull together in 10 minutes and five ingredients, any time of day or night.

17. Bacon & Egg Ramen

This is community member Aliwaks' pantry special: "It uses things that I always have on hand and is a great end-of-a-crappy-day meal. It's simple and satisfying and adaptable." We're sold.

18. Nancy Silverton’s Egg Salad With Bagna Cauda Toast

If you already like egg salad, you'll love this; if you think you're not a fan, this is the one to change your mind.

19. Scrambled Egg Muffins

Everything you could possibly want for breakfast (think: scrambled eggs, ham, maple syrup, and more) all in one muffin.

20. Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese & Egg Bread)

A ridiculously delicious recipe that combines three of our all-time favorite things: cheese, eggs, and bread.

21. Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Speaking of our favorite things, grilled cheese and a fried egg makes an A+ combination.

22. The Egg Shop B.E.C. (Bacon, Egg & Cheese)

This is The Egg Shop's signature version of a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, and it is simply the best.

23. Red Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

If you've never had chilaquiles before, make this recipe the one you try first.

24. Caramelized Onion, Coconut & Egg Curry

The only thing you need to make this much-loved egg curry complete: Meera Sodha's basmati rice.

25. Maple-Poached Eggs

Keep a stack of buttered toast handy for these savory-meets-sweet poached eggs.

26. Scotch Eggs

These dreamy Scotch eggs "use the genius idea of potsticker filling as a wrapper, and it uses not just any potsticker filling, but a super special filling that's used in my family's beloved potsticker recipe," writes Molly Yeh.

27. Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar

A splash of wine vinegar takes classic fried eggs over the top (in all the right ways).

28. Asparagus With Soft-Boiled Eggs & Anchovy Bread Crumbs

This bright-green asparagus dish would make a lovely complement to roast chicken, pork chops, or fish, but the soft-boiled eggs and bread crumbs also make it filling enough for dinner on its own.

29. Ham, Gruyère & Caramelized Onion Galette with a Fried Egg

A few words that pop up in the comments section of this recipe: excellent; delicious; beautiful; and many other compliments.

30. 10-Minute Egg Drop Soup

The only fresh ingredient you need for this super-easy and satisfying soup is scallions, for garnish—if you don't have them, consider topping it with sesame oil or chili pepper.

31. Japanese 7-Eleven Egg Salad Sandwich

"Just as with any other egg salad, this is no time to shy away from mayo," says food and travel writer Nikkitha Bakshani.


What's your favorite egg recipe ever? Let us know in the comments below.

This article was updated by the editors in April 2020 to include more eggscellent recipe ideas!

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Deena May 1, 2020
I got some really great ideas from this. Like all things, I adjust to my taste. My favorite egg recipe is scrambled eggs with truffle oil. Add a dash of heavy cream and fresh pepper to 2 or 3 eggs when scrambling. Add tbsp of butter and tsp of bacon fat to hot pan. Cook to your preferred doneness. I salt after cooking and add a dash of white truffle oil. Yum.
 
2tattered December 23, 2018
Mark Bittman’s crispy fried eggs on brown butter sauced pasta with toasted pine nuts. We have chickens. Fresh eggs straight from the nest absolutely rule in Eggdom.
 
Laura K. December 28, 2018
You are so right about the eggs. For people who don’t know, there is much more volume and the taste is phenomenal. If you can’t raise chickens, there are plenty of people locally who do and they would be happy to supply you...just ask!
 
Deena May 1, 2020
Not in NYX...It is illegal to own barnyard animals. Lol.
 
Liza D. December 23, 2018
This Morning Noon and Night egg recipes/article is my all time favourite food 52 compilation thus far! I will try each and everyone on them. They all sound amazing. Thank you!
 
Eric K. November 28, 2018
I go through a dozen eggs a week. Thanks for this, Katie!
 
Sally K. November 28, 2018
The Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs are awesome!
 
Sieneke V. November 28, 2018
My favorit egg-dish is oeufs-meurette.
 
Sharon February 3, 2019
Oh yes!