Our 38 Most Popular Egg Recipes for Morning, Noon & Night

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

February  2, 2021
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 38 of the very best, our community's absolute favorites.

Our 38 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.

32. Spaghetti Carbonara Frittata

This recipe takes eggy carbonara a step further and transforms it into a deliciously decadent frittata with spaghetti and pancetta. It’s done in under an hour, only requires a few ingredients, and best of all, it somehow tastes even better the next day.

33. Skillet Strata with Bacon, Cheddar, and Greens

Somewhere between a frittata and a savory bread pudding, this strata takes all your favorite components of a breakfast sandwich (bacon, cheese, bread) and bakes them together in one skillet. Easy, comforting, and hearty; ideal for brunch or dinner.

34. Soft-Scrambled Tamago

Eric Kim’s “tamagoyaki–inspired” eggs marry the technique of French soft scrambles and the flavors of Japanese tamago nigiri. Together, they make for a supremely comforting egg dish, especially when served over fresh, steaming rice and with salty, toasted seaweed, as Kim suggests.

35. Crispy Eggs Fried in Bread Crumbs

A brilliant technique for fried eggs where you pair eggs with heavily-seasoned, preferably homemade breadcrumbs. Serve over a gorgeous frisee salad and some thick-cut bacon for an ideal brunch.

36. Potato Chip Tortilla Española

A simple swap of potato chips for regular potatoes makes this infamous recipe so brilliant. Rather than slow-frying potatoes and onions for Tortilla Española, chef Ferran Adrià calls for already-crispy potato chips; they meld seamlessly into the omelet for a fast, flavorful shortcut.

37. Carla Lalli Music’s Omelet with Whipped Ricotta

As Carla Lalli Music writes, “I'd serve this breakfast for dinner any night." And having made it, I can safely say I’d happily eat this breakfast for dinner any night.

38. Fried Egg Salad

This Genius Recipe had me sold from just the title. Swapping fried eggs for boiled in egg salad cuts down time and amps up texture. I like to mix in some chopped finely chopped pickles or kimchi for an extra kick.

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

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Kelly May 8, 2021
I would add a Chinese steamed egg custard dish to the list, delectable, delicious, easy and adaptable.
MWetzel February 21, 2021
My HENS are again producing so the more options for my egg supply the better 💕
Michael R. February 21, 2021
Not a SINGLE mention of a recipe from my book devoted to this, the most economical, practical, utilitarian and delicious ingredient on the planet? Not even my broken yolk fried egg sandwich, filmed in your kitchen no less!
Anonymous February 21, 2021
I’m sure it was an oversight! So glad you brought this to our attention! I looked up your Broken Yolk Fried Egg Sandwich on Food 52, and your cookbook as well. Thank you so much!
Anonymous February 21, 2021
The link might not have worked. Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient
Michael R. February 21, 2021
You’re a sweetheart nancy. And I love love love that broken yolk sandwich. Ty!
Anonymous February 21, 2021
One of my favorite SUPER easy way to fix eggs, an “everyday” or week day preparation from Food 52 is Canal House's Pimentón Fried Eggs. So easy, basically eggs + oil + smoked paprika, and crunchy edged fried eggs! Cant wait to try more of these!!!
Jennifer O. February 21, 2021
My fave egg recipe is the NY Times Gourmet Pancake (basically a Dutch baby) with sugar and fresh lemon juice.
[email protected] February 21, 2021
Don't have a favorite to offer but a favor to ask. Having searched the Internet and printed literature and having kitchen tested the most promising finds, I'm at a loss for a way forward for the ranchero sauce that is so common in Mexican restaurants throughout the country (most recently, La Mexicana in Houston): a rich savory chocolate colored (but not flavored) confection that verges on the consistency of gravy. Most people order theirs with fried eggs but I prefer mine scrambled.
janet V. February 23, 2021
I also searched high and low for a ranchero sauce recipe. I finally found one by Melissa Sperka. Https:// If you have trouble finding it I can email you a copy. Try this sauce with leftover pot roast to make Shredded Beef Enchiladas, delicious!
[email protected] February 24, 2021
Thanks much, I'll give it a go. I came across another possibility the other day that you might like--I haven't tried it yet but the color seems about right, the ingredients list is short and simple, and one commenter's suggestion to substitute some chipotle-in-adobo for the liquid smoke seems like a good idea (
Roguet February 21, 2021
I love both creamed spinach with an egg poached on top and Turkish leeks and spinach baked with a chunk of feta and poached egg on top. Both with good crusty bread.
Prathima February 2, 2021
But what is the recipe corresponding to the main (header) picture?
shannon February 3, 2021
I came here wanting to ask the same thing. That's the one I'm interested in making.
Max February 3, 2021
It's #8 and it's delicious :)
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.
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!