15 Quick, Healthy Egg Recipes That Deliver a Protein Boost When You’re Short on Time

15 Quick, Healthy Egg Recipes That Deliver a Protein Boost When You’re Short on Time

Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I happen to believe it's also the tastiest. Few things get me out of bed quicker in the morning than knowing there's a delicious meal waiting for me in the kitchen. Having a few quick and healthy egg recipes in my back pocket can make all the difference. Otherwise, I find my hangry self staring at the contents of my pantry, bleary-eyed and uninspired.

Not only are eggs one of the healthiest morning meals around, they may just be the most versatile, too. No matter what flavors you're craving, there's an egg dish that can be whipped up quickly to satisfy it. So get ready to get creative, and bookmark this list of quick healthy egg recipes because you'll want to try them all. And chances are, you'll be able to recreate a handful of these at a moment's notice with whatever you've got in your fridge or pantry.

The best part about these quick healthy egg recipes? They work just as well for dinner. We all have our go-to egg dishes, but I have a feeling that when you scroll through these, you might find a few new favorites to bring some variety to your egg routine.

Scroll on for 15 quick and healthy egg recipes:

breakfast tacos

Breakfast Tacos

Why we love it: Tacos for breakfast—need we say more? They're the perfect morning (or afternoon or evening) bite. It couldn't be easier to throw together and construct, making any ordinary breakfast a joy to eat. Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes and your favorite hot sauce and you're good to go.

Hero ingredient: Avocado adds a touch of creaminess to any egg dishes, and makes a breakfast taco feel almost positively celebratory.

Get the recipe here.

zaatar eggs with lemony yogurt and herbs

Za’atar Eggs With Lemony Yogurt and Herbs from Half Baked Harvest

Why we love it: Upgrade your morning routine with this flavorful take on fried eggs. Za'atar is an herby, nutty Middle Eastern spice, that pairs perfectly with creamy lemon yogurt. Top it off with some herbs and fiery chili oil for a real flavor sensation. Fresh naan pulls this crowd-pleasing, healthy, dish together quicker than you could imagine.

Hero ingredient: Don't skimp on tender, fresh herbs. It's worth it.

Get the recipe here.

easy chilaquiles with eggs from foodie crush

Easy Chilaquiles With Eggs Recipe from Foodie Crush

Why we love it: Chilaquiles aren't just for brunch. All you need is some tortilla chips, salsa, a dash of avocado if you have it, and some eggs. The simple homemade tomato and chile enchilada sauce are worth the effort—it will be the tastiest breakfast you've had in a long time and you'll be shocked at how easy it is to make.

Hero ingredient: Don't forget a squeeze of lime for a little extra zest.

Get the recipe here.

baked eggs with ricotta and thyme

Baked Egg With Ricotta, Thyme & Chervil

Why we love it: Pull out your ramekins if you're feeling fancy, otherwise, any small baking dish will do! Fresh herbs, ricotta, and lemon zest make for a refreshingly simple, but satisfying meal. If you've got some crusty bread or toast to go with it, even better.

Hero ingredient: Chervil (pronounced sher-vil) is a member of the parsley family that has a delightfully mild flavor. It's worth trying if you've never used it before.

Get the recipe here.

microwave egg breakfast sandwich

Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich from Foodie Crush

Why we love it: All you need to make this healthy and hearty breakfast is a microwave, toaster, and whatever ingredients you have on hand. It couldn't be more convenient. Load your breakfast sandwich up with creamy cheese and veggies depending on what you're craving and you've got a full meal.

Hero ingredient: Laughing Cow herb and garlic cheese give this breakfast Sammy a slightly elevated taste.

Get the recipe here.

egg breakfast bites

Power Greens Breakfast Egg Bites

Why we love it: Why spend money at Starbucks when you can make these healthy little egg bites in the comfort of your home? They're packed with super greens like kale, chard, and spinach full of powerful nutrients alongside the proteins and healthy fats courtesy of egg and goat cheese. They're incredibly simple to make, can be prepped before the week starts making it the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast.

Hero ingredient: Goat cheese adds the perfect touch of tang.

Get the recipe here.

spicy mexican baked eggs

Spicy Mexican Baked Eggs

Why we love it: For how shockingly delicious this recipe is, it's also surprisingly clean and healthy. It's paleo, vegetarian,  gluten-free, and whole 30 compliant, so those with dietary restrictions can partake. This Mexican spin on shakshuka is a flavorful delight and incredibly easy to make.

Hero ingredient: Sneak some greens in with some beautiful, wilted kale.

Get the recipe here.

drippy eggs with asparagus toasts

Drippy Eggs With Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers from Half Baked Harvest

Why we love it: This mouthwatering dish is an absolute treat—equal parts indulgent and healthy thanks to the simplicity of the eggs and inclusion of asparagus. I may be stretching the healthy bit with the inclusion of french toast soldiers, but how could I resist? Toasted cheesy sticks with an eggy drip? Come onnnnn!

Hero ingredient: The addition of asparagus in the french toast cheese sticks makes it fancy and healthy. I don't make the rules.

Get the recipe here.

baked eggs in stuffed peppers from foodie crush

Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers from Foodie Crush

Why we love it: Don't you just adore an edible vessel? Grab your fave sweet yellow, orange, or red bell peppers and add a sweet potato hash topped with cheese, all lovingly tucked in a bed of marinara with an egg on top.

Hero ingredient: Sweet potato hash is easy to make and insanely tasty.

Get the recipe here.

masala eggs

Masala Eggs

Why we love it: Satisfy your Indian food cravings with these masala scrambled eggs. It requires a few staple spices like garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder and can be made even spicier with some chopped jalapeños or ginger. Use all the herbs you can find for an extra burst of freshness. Yum!

Hero ingredient: Chili powder. Don't be afraid to bring the heat.

Get the recipe here.

baked eggs with heirloom tomatoes and feta

Baked Eggs With Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta

Why we love it: You won't believe how quickly this seemingly high-end dish comes together. Stock up on tomatoes, pull out your ramekin, and treat yourself to a brunch-worthy breakfast any old day of the week.

Hero ingredient: Find the best cherry tomatoes you can get your hands on and go to town.

Get the recipe here.

frittata with red peppers and goat cheese

Frittata With Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

Why we love it: I'm a bit of a frittata fanatic, and the inclusion of goat cheese fully sends me over the edge. But all you really need to whip up a frittata are eggs and literally any veggies. Throw whatever is left in your veg drawer and it's bound to be a hit. Obviously, you get bonus points for also adding a good cheese and some fresh herbs, but it won't make or break the dish.

Hero ingredient: Whatever veggies you've got ready to rock and roll.

Get the recipe here.

eggs in purgatory with chile from half baked harvest

Eggs in Purgatory With Chile Butter and Feta from Half Baked Harvest

Why we love it: Turkish-inspired eggs with chile butter and feta cheese? What more do we need? These perfectly soft-cooked eggs simmer in a spicy tomato sauce with tons of garlic, herbs, feta, and lemon. Best of all? This quick and healthy egg recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Hero ingredient: If you can get your hands on some olive oil toasted bread for dipping, you won't be disappointed.

Get the recipe here.

sausage breakfast burrito from foodie crush

Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Burrito from Foodie Crush

Why we love it: Breakfast burritos may sound indulgent, but it's really just an egg scramble wrapped up in its own little blanket. This recipe from Foodie Crush is a healthy, quick, and easy alternative to the giant, bacon-laden brunch breakfast burritos of our youth. It's got a bit of an Italian thing going and is a tasty way to get some good nutrients in your body first thing in the morning.

Hero ingredient: Mushrooms elevate the burrito and are rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

Get the recipe here.

soft scrambled eggs with pesto from spoon fork bacon

Pesto Topped Soft Scrambled Eggs With Bacon from Spoon Fork Bacon

Why we love it: It's a nice little variation on just plain scrambled eggs. It makes a huge difference to make an effort to cook a tender soft scramble, and there's nothing like some bacon to round it all out. The pesto is basically the cherry on top. It's a lovely way to uplift the humble scrambled egg.

Hero ingredient: Pesto, of course!

Get the recipe here.