Breakfast-for-dinner is one of my favorite quick-meals and has been a staple in my house since I was a kid. My step-mom would poach eggs over buttered english muffins and serve it with a side of veggies and fruit, and we were none the happier. It felt “cool” as a kid to mix up meals and as an adult, with the I-am-an-adult-I-can-eat-what-I-want, I still find it fun. 

A friend of mine recently told me he’d never eaten breakfast for dinner, and I was shocked. What 20-year-old hasn’t had cereal for dinner once or twice? Or late-night waffles?! So, I set out to compile a list of breakfast-for-dinner ideas that weren’t just french toast  (though delicious) or other super-sweet breakfast ideas, and how you could make breakfast a complete dinner. 

What I like best about breakfast-for-dinner, aside from nostalgia? The easy factor. Often I can make it with things I already have in my fridge or pantry, and it usually takes under 20 minutes from start to finish. These recipes are all customizable, so if you have allergies, sensitivities, or dietary preferences, you can take the recipe and run with to make it perfect for you!

10 Breakfast-For-Dinner Ideas That Everyone Will Like

1. Waffles

You can make them sweet OR savory! Think of them as a replacement for crepes, if you will. Those are served in both sweet and savory ways — and there are endless opportunities for creativity here! Pair them with fruit and maybe chocolate milk. 

2. Egg Sandwiches

This is such an easy dinner to make! Throw bread in the toaster, cook eggs your favorite way, and then add your favorite condiments. 

Get crazy with your eggs and go over-easy or maybe scramble them Gordon Ramsay-style — seriously, it’s a game-changer.

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3. Omelets 

It feels very french to have an omelet for dinner, and this is yet another simple dinner. Throw together whatever you have in your fridge to complete your omelet, and pair it with a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing.

4. Pancakes

To treat your inner-kid, make pancakes and again add whatever you have on hand… blueberries, fruit from the freezer, pecans for a decadent bite. Add butter, or syrup and go to town!

5. Breakfast Casserole

My mom used to make this every Christmas and it is so satisfying — warm, bready, cheesy, salty… and so delicious.

Here’s one of our favorite recipes (that also happens to be Whole30-friendly too): G20 Eats: Sausage, Egg, and Veggie Breakfast Casserole.

6. Quiche

In college my roommate made a quiche without looking at a recipe and it was the first moment I realized how great cooking could be.

Now, I make quiche all the time, sometimes with crust, sometimes without, but always packed with veggies and flavor. You can make it from a base recipe using pretty much whatever else you have on hand. It’s a great catch-all dish and a good way to use up vegetables that are on their way out.

7. Breakfast Tacos

Scramble some eggs, add your favorite breakfast meat and maybe some cheese, top with salsa. Voila, easy and delicious! Breakfast tacos take Taco Tuesday to the next level… and we’re loving it.

8. Breakfast Burritos

Probably one of my favorite meals at any time of the day! Cook eggs how you like them (though, might I suggest an egg sunny-side up) and add cheese and veggies and some roast potatoes, maybe a little salsa… it’s heaven in every bite.

9. Avocado Toast

I love avocado toast! You can use any kind of bread you like, mash avocado, add a little salt, pepper and maybe lemon juice or cumin. You can add an egg on top, maybe hard-boiled or poached, and red pepper flakes or a splash of tabasco. 

10. Breakfast Hash Skillet

I’ve never had anything from a skillet that I didn’t like! And the best part of this recipe is the hash browns. I already can’t wait to make this for dinner.


So there you have it, 10 breakfast-for-dinner ideas to spice up your menu or give you a quick-and-easy-but-still-healthy meal. What’s your go-to recipe?