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20 Wallet-Friendly Ways Eggs Get You Halfway to Dinner

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There's lots of talk about ingredients saving dinners. Sardines. Beans. Hot sauce, lemon, Parmesan. That's great and all, but let's get real here: eggs are the real saviors of Ye Olde Stress-ed, Tired Weeknight. They're warm, they're runny, they're anything we want them to be—and they're finished cooking in mere minutes. Here are our favorite ways to eat eggs for dinner—what are yours?

Breakfast Tacos for Dinner by Leanne Brown

 

Saued Kale, Roasted Sweet Potato and Poached Egg Holiday Toast by cristinasciarra 

Kale toast from Food52

 

Thai-Style Omelet With Pork and Greens by Lynne Curry

 

Wylie Dufresne's Soft-Scrambled Egg Grilled Cheese by Genius Recipes

 

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?

Chickpea frittata from Food52

 

Avocado y Huevos Caliente by Angela @ the well-worn apron

Avocado y huevos from Food52 

 

Strata with Sausage and Greens by Merrill Stubbs 

Strata from Food52

 

Spanish Tortilla by Amanda Hesser

Tortilla from Food52

 

Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce by ieatthepeach 

Eggs in tomato sauce from Food52

 

Not Exactly Grandma's Migas by lastnightsdinner

Migas from Food52

 

Shirred Eggs by Grant Melton

 

Toast with Squash, Prosciutto, and an Egg by fiveandspice

Squash toast from FOod52

 

Spaghetti Carbonara by brette warshaw

Carbonara from Food52

 

Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich by pipsplate

Poached egg sandwich from Food52 

 

Slow-Cooked Tuscan Kale with Pancetta, Breadcrumbs, and a Poached Egg by Alexandra Stafford

Kale from Food52

 

Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice) by Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

 

Andhra Egg Curry by Dhanya Samuel

 

Tomato-y, Yogurt-y Shakshuka by Nicholas

Shakshuka from Food52

 

Celery Salad with Soft Boiled Egg and Shaved Bottarga by Nickanderer

Celery salad from Food52

 

Farro Frittata by EmilyC

 

We originally shared this story in February 2014. But eggs are always great for dinner, so we added a few more dishes for you!

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Tags: Dinner, Weeknight Cooking, Quick and Easy, On the Cheap