5 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes to Make Weeknight Meals Fun and Easy

Don’t think breakfast for dinner means waffles every night. This weekly meal plan includes a sharable Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby Pancake, Spinach and Feta Wraps, Corned Beef Hash, Spicy Breakfast Tacos, and an egg bake. Breakfast makes dinnertime both easy and delicious.

This month welcome Sara Bir. Sara is the author of two cookbooks, Tasting Ohio and the IACP award-winning The Fruit Forager’s Companion. She also moderates and replies to your comments here on Simply Recipes. Follow her @sausagetarian.

Do you want to know a secret? I love breakfast. Another secret? I eat yogurt with fruit and flax seeds nearly every morning.

That leaves an awful lot of neglected breakfast options, so I just make them for dinner instead. I mean, who says eggs are only for mornings? Breakfast favorites at the dinner table make you feel like you’re getting away with something. Delivering quick, appealing, healthy meals, perhaps?

I suppose there’s not a point in pondering when there’s so much to gain. Inverting the order we follow all the time is invigorating. And hello, everyone loves breakfast for dinner. It’s fun, carefree, and the best possible way to scramble things up.

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Not only are breakfast casseroles the best imaginable upgrade for stale bread, but they’re also incredibly accommodating with the cheeses and veggies you have on hand. This recipe offers ingredient suggestions allowing you to use up all of those refrigerator odds and ends. Assemble up to a whole day ahead!

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Breakfast Taco Recipe with Chorizo and Eggs

Taco Tuesday! Crumbly and flavor-packed Mexican chorizo makes these a home run. Brown the chorizo, scramble the eggs, then pile it in tortillas and add your favorite toppings.

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Feta Spinach Wrap

Of course you can make these vegetarian wraps ahead of time for grab-and-go lunches or breakfast, but why not just make them for dinner? It’s as easy as scrambling eggs, wilting spinach, and tucking it all in a tortilla wrap. Serve with Black Bean Salad.

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Corned Beef Hash

You don’t need leftover corned beef to make this. Ask the deli counter staff to slice some 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick for you. You’ll need about 1/2 pound or so to chop up. As for the cooked potatoes, bake more than you’ll need for this and you’ll have leftover baked potatoes for lunches. Serve steamed broccoli on the side.

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Puffy Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe with Whole Wheat Flour

People tend to think of a Dutch baby as a sweet treat, but when reformatted for dinner into a giant freeform popover, it’s a fantastic canvas for add-ins like smoked salmon. If you’re egged out, how about trying a kale salad as a topper? If you’re not a smoked salmon fan, try crispy bacon, or skip the meat altogether.

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Sara Bir

Sara Bir a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and the author of two cookbooks: The Fruit Forager’s Companion and Tasting Ohio. Past gigs include leading chocolate factory tours, slinging street cart sausages, and writing pop music criticism. Sara skates with her local roller derby team as Carrion the Librarian.

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