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25 Savory Breakfasts Ideas to Power Up Your Mornings

Buckwheat Crepes with Egg, Ham, Cheese, and Asparagus and a Side Salad on a Plate
Simply Recipes / Sally Vargas

Breakfast can be surprisingly overwhelming. As tempting as it is to skip the meal entirely, I find that I have so much more energy when I take the extra couple minutes to eat. But what should I choose? My favorite breakfasts are savory dishes packed with filling ingredients, such as eggs and cheese. Whenever possible, I try to add vegetables to make it even more satisfying and flavorful. 

The recipes below are all on the savory side. You’ll find make-ahead options, that just require warming up, as well as recipes that are so quick and easy, you can make them before having your morning coffee.

Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites on a Wooden Board Surrounded by a a Small Bowl of Cheese and Another Small Bowl with Bacon Bits
Simply Recipes / Ross Yoder

Skip the line at Starbucks and make these bacon Gruyère egg bites instead (plus, you get to eat more than two)! Start with room-temperature eggs for the best results.

Buckwheat Crepes with Egg, Ham, Cheese, and Asparagus

Buckwheat Crepes with Egg, Ham, Cheese, and Asparagus and a Side Salad on a Plate
Simply Recipes / Sally Vargas

Start your day with a classic Breton-style crepe. Savory ham and cheese contrast with the robust buckwheat crepe. Make the batter the night before and you’ll be eating crepes in no time.

Sheet Pan Fried Eggs

Wooden Spatula Lifting a Sheet Pan Fried Egg From a Baking Pan, and Next to the Sheet Pan, a Stack of Plate With Utensils and a Kitchen Towel
Simply Recipes / Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Standing over the stove making everyone fried eggs isn’t feasible on busy weekdays. Instead, make 10 eggs on a sheet pan. Heating the sheet pan in a hot oven for 15 minutes is the key to sheet pan egg success.

Spinach Tofu Scramble

Vegan spinach and tofu scramble in skillet.
Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel

Start the day with a quick, protein-packed tofu scramble. Look for firm or extra firm tofu for this vegan breakfast.

Easy Whipped Ricotta Toast

Two Pieces of Whipped Ricotta Toast Topped with Honey
Simply Recipes / Lori Rice

Elevate your toast with light and airy whipped whole milk ricotta and a lemon thyme flavored honey. The whipped ricotta and the flavored honey can be refrigerated for up to a week, which means all you need to do in the morning is put a crusty piece of bread in the toaster.

Farro, Mushroom, and Egg Grain Bowls

Farro, Mushroom, and Egg Grain Bowl
Simply Recipes / Karishma Pradhan

Grain bowls aren’t just for lunch. This farro version has everything you need for a savory breakfast. Store the farro, mushrooms, flavored yogurt, and fried eggs in separate containers. In the morning, assemble the farro, mushrooms, and eggs and rewarm. Spoon yogurt on top and enjoy.

Chicken Congee (Jook)

Two Bowls of Chicken Congee Topped with Sliced Ginger and Sliced Green Onion, and Next to the Bowls, Two Soup Spoons on Table Napkins, All on a Mustard Colored Kitchen Towel
Simply Recipes / Frank Tiu

Congee is a classic Chinese comfort food often eaten for breakfast. Recipe developer Frank Tiu writes “Congee is one of the easiest and most delicious meals that you can make at home with a few simple, affordable ingredients. Whether you are looking to make it meaty or vegan, congee will highlight all the natural flavors of your ingredients and make them sing. Plus, you can customize each bowl by adding your choice of toppings.”

Make-Ahead Frittata Squares with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta

Frittata Squares with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta

These frittata squares are packed with fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. Make it ahead of time and then microwave individual squares all week long.

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Salmon

Baked eggs in an avocado on a plate with a lemon. Sliced grapefruit and coffee are behind it.
Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel

This stunning breakfast can be dressed up for brunch with friends or simplified for a quick, savory breakfast at home. Make sure to buy large Haas avocados and to scoop out a wide area for the eggs to fit into.

Freezer Breakfast Burritos With Sausage, Eggs and Salsa Verde

Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Nick Evans

Grab a hearty breakfast burrito before you head out the door for a protein-packed start to your day. This recipe makes eight freezer burritos that only need to be warmed in the microwave before enjoying.

Omelette in a Mug

Person holding a mug with an omelette inside.
Elise Bauer and Guy Michelier

Microwave eggs are my go-to on busy mornings. Prep the red bell pepper and green onion the night before so that all you have to do is mix it together in the morning.

Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Bites

Top view of easy hash brown egg bites on a white plate.
Kalisa Marie Martin

A “crust” of crispy potato shreds makes these make-ahead brekkies heartier than regular egg bites. They’re baked in regular muffin tins, not minis, for an egg bite that’s mega-size.

Bloody Mary Smoothie

Bloody Mary Smoothie
Elise Bauer

If you’d rather drink your breakfast, then this spin on a Bloody Mary cocktail is just the thing to get your morning started. This frothy smoothie is full of bold flavors and makes enough for two people.

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Finished pressure cooker egg bites on a plate with the instant pot in the background
Simply Recipes

These come together in a blender in a snap. Personalize them with mix-ins like bacon, herbs, or a light scattering of veggies.

Barley Lunch Jars

Three jars of grab and go barley meals
Nick Evans

Yes, it says lunch jars, but have you thought of trying grain salads for breakfast? Make a vinaigrette in a jar. Cook plump barley, then divvy up between more jars and top with sliced veggies for make ahead breakfasts that’ll get your whole grains and green in first thing.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Plate of Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with a Fork, Surrounded by a Bowl with More Salad, Glasses, a Small Bowl with Salt, a Cutting Board with a Lime Half, and a Kitchen Towel
Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

You can refrigerate this colorful and nutrient-packed salad for up to 5 days. Contributor Sheela Prakash actually prefers it the next day. Black beans add protein. Omit the feta to make it dairy-free.

Quesadilla Pie

A slice of quesadilla pie on a plate
Elise Bauer

This is like making multiple quesadillas all at once. That means sharing or leftovers, plus no standing over a pan griddling (it’s baked in a pie pan, of course).

Huevos a la Mexicana

Huevos a la Mexicana
Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

This breakfast fixture is essentially eggs scrambled with the same things that go into salsa. It’s quick and wholesome. For a boost with the nutritional profile, swap the flour tortillas on the side with corn tortillas.

Plantain Frittata

Plantain Frittata with a Serving Cut Out in Cast Iron Skillet Surrounded by Rosemary and Kitchen Towel
Nancy Odogwu / Simply Recipes

Looking for a new spin on frittatas? This African-inspired plantain frittata is filling and packed with spinach, tomatoes, and peppers.

Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs in Bowl with an Egg Cut in Half
Alison Bickel / Simply Recipes

You’ll find soy sauce eggs in a number of Asian cusines. Enjoy as-is or use them as a building block for a furikake-topped bowl of brown rice. Or make them into clever deviled eggs. These need to marinate, so make a batch on the weekend and they’ll be ready when you are.

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Overhead shot of the finished breakfast casserole in a 9x13 baking dish
Elise Bauer

This as-you-like-it breakfast casserole has been a favorite on the site for years. It’s a great template for cleaning out the fridge or using up stale bread. Leftovers are practically gold!

Homemade Cup Noodles

From Scratch Ramen Noodle Cups fill the cups with hot water
Sally Vargas

Assemble these savory noodle-bowls-in-jars and have them ready to go in the fridge. You’ll be rewarded in a power-up breakfast that’s much lower in sodium than any instant noodle soup from a packet.

Cottage Cheese Plate

Plate With Cooked Red Cherry Tomatoes, Prosciutto, Bread, and a Bowl of Cottage Cheese Topped With Olive Olive, Basil Leaves, and Cracked Pepper
Simply Recipes / Laura Manzano

Don’t limit cottage cheese toppings to fruit. If you have assorted jars of marinated or pickled things, serve them alongside a bowl of cottage cheese topped with good olive oil and cracked black pepper.

Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwich
Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

If you’ve never had egg salad for breakfast, you haven’t lived. It’s especially satisfying in the summer.

Spiced Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burger
Elise Bauer

These give you lean protein and veggies off the bat. Grated zucchini adds moisture. Think of them as supersized, lightened-up sausage patties. Make a batch and eat on it all week long.

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