Eggs are an incredibly easy way for Canadians to eat a balanced meal at dinnertime. Not only do eggs contain a plethora of nutrients and healthy unsaturated fat (AKA the good kind!), but two large eggs also contain 13 grams of protein, which will keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the evening.
Beyond that, eggs are delicious and cook up in a flash — which means these recipes will have dinner on the table quickly. It’s no wonder they’re a crowd favourite, no matter what meal you’re serving them for. So, if you’re looking for a balanced evening recipe that’ll make everyone happy and asking for seconds, look no further than these ten eggs for dinner meal ideas.
Jammy Eggs and White Bean Salad
This balanced, nutritious meal is made of pantry essentials that you likely already have on hand. Soft-boiled, jammy eggs and canned tuna pair in this delightfully protein-packed dish that comes together in just minutes. This recipe includes a quick-pickled onion, but store-bought will also work well in a pinch.
Hot Dog Fried Rice
Ensure your kiddos (and you) are eating their greens and proteins with this quick-to-come-together fried rice recipe that stars eggs, green beans and hot dogs. We love stir fry recipes for a super quick weeknight dinner that can easily sub in any veggies you need to use up.
If you’ve never tried a Spanish omelette (also known as a Spanish tortilla or tortilla de patata), you need to add this egg-centric recipe to your weeknight meal list. Thinly sliced pan-fried potatoes and onions bulk up the dish which is then flavoured with hot sauce, garlic, red pepper and parsley. Serve it up with a summertime veggie side (like this grilled halloumi salad) for a filling dinner.
Masala French Toast
Known as “egg bread” this savoury take on French toast is served up on challah bread to maintain that slightly sweet flavour, but eggs, turmeric and chili peppers make it a savoury twist on your traditional French toast. Ideal for brunch, but even better for a quick weeknight dinner when paired with a fresh summer salad of grilled watermelon and baby arugula.
Creamy Spinach and Leek Shakshuka
By wilting spinach and leeks down in a vegetable stew, this North African recipe packs plenty of herbaceous flavours — in addition to eight eggs. Salty goat cheese, fresh Italian parsley and a drizzle of hot honey finish this high-protein dish that serves a hungry dinner crowd. And of course, get ready to dunk your crusty bread into those delectable yolks.
Spicy Bibimbap Tostadas
Beef bulgogi tostadas are topped with homemade cabbage slaw and a perfectly fried egg in this impressive dinner recipe that’s just right for your next taco night. It’s a balance of spicy, sweet and savoury that’s high-protein (thanks to the beef and eggs!) and veggie-packed.
Family-Style Egg Casserole
This baked egg dinner packs plenty of slow-roasted flavour into just one dish. Veggies are first roasted in a marinara sauce before chorizo sausage, cherry tomatoes and six eggs are added to the dish. A final sprinkle of cheese and herbs and this hot dish is ready to be devoured at the dinner table.
Crispy Rice Paper Vietnamese Pizza
Rice paper acts as the vessel for an eggy-topped dish that’s a quick and easy dinner recipe inspired by a popular Vietnamese street food snack. Feel free to take liberties with the toppings and customize them with your favourite veggies and sauces. Go truly international by pairing your pizza with fattoush (bread salad), a Middle Eastern salad with Lebanese origins full of fresh veggies, crispy pita and a citrusy crunch.
Korean Street Toast
A vegetarian sando with a Korean twist, this cabbage, carrot and white onion filling uses egg as a flavourful binder to keep the cabbage patties together and shows another great versatile use of eggs. A light sprinkling of sugar makes the bread slightly sweet, and then it’s all topped with ketchup, Japanese mayo and mustard to taste. This is one kid-friendly egg recipe that little ones and big ones alike will rave over.
While you may have seen (and tasted) okonomiyaki at a night market or Japanese restaurant, it may surprise you that this dish is easier to whip up than you might expect! This savoury Japanese pancake is made with a medley of eggs, veggies and proteins to suit your taste buds, then fried up to golden perfection. Whip up a seafood version with scallops and chopped shrimp, or omit them for a vegetarian version. Top it with okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo and green seafood flakes.