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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