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Best egg recipes

Published: October 11, 2021 at 12:42 pm
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How do you like your eggs? Boiled, fried, scrambled, in an omelette? Try everything from quails’ eggs with pink peppercorn salt to eggs baked in croissant cups and huevos rancheros

Looking for egg recipes? Want the best egg recipes for dinner? Try our ideas below then check out our easy breakfast ideas with eggs and more superfood recipes.

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Best egg recipes

Scrambled eggs

Follow this easy recipe for perfect scrambled eggs and you’ll be left with soft, creamy eggs.

A plate of scrambled eggs on a slice of sourdough with a knife and fork and cup of coffee on a piece of blue fabric

Eggs benedict

Classic eggs benedict will always go down a storm at weekend brunch. Plus, follow our tips and tricks to making your best hollandaise sauce yet.

A white-washed background topped with blue plates, with two English muffins, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on top. There is a cup of coffee and glass of orange juice on the table

Spanish scrambled eggs

Softly scrambled eggs, rich with cream and blue cheese, sit on top of deep-fried flatbread in this impressive recipe from Nacho Manzano of Casa Marcial, Spain.

A brown plate topped with fried tortillas and orange scrambled eggs

Egg hoppers

Egg hoppers with cooking pans in the background

The brekkie bun

Check out our next level breakfast buns from food writer John Gregory-Smith with streaky bacon, crispy fried eggs and salty baked kale. Make this easy brunch recipe for a super indulgent weekend treat.

Breakfast Bap Recipe

Crumpet eggs royale

Someone spooning hollandaise over eggs benedict

Supercharged egg mayo

We've taken the egg sandwich to the next level with our supercharged egg mayo sarnie. Egg sandwiches can be a bit one dimensional but this turns up the volume in every way with pickly, salty, crunchy hits in every bite.

Egg Mayo Sandwich Recipe

Gochujang egg mayo sandwich

A white bread egg sandwich with Gojuchang paste

Thai scotch eggs

Homemade scotch eggs on a plate

Chorizo brunch eggs

Looking for a new brunch dish? Check out this comforting chorizo stew, topped with soft boiled eggs and zesty avocado salsa.

Chorizo Baked Eggs Recipe

Curried leek and potato hash with fried eggs

Curried leek and potato hash

Japanese egg sando

This Japanese-inspired take on egg sandwiches sees a filling made with a Japanese mayonnaise, topped off with some quick pickled cucumbers. Perfect for an afternoon tea with a difference.

Japanese Egg Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and egg muffins

Make the most of brunch with a batch of our moreish bacon and egg muffins, ready in 45 minutes. These are best eaten warm from the oven, spread with butter, ketchup or brown sauce

Bacon and Egg Muffins Recipe

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

Buttery freekeh, spinach and peas are filled into bowls and topped with jammy eggs and a drizzle of sriracha.

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

Chopped egg salad on salt and vinegar crisps

Chopped Egg Salad Canapé Recipe on Crisps

Devilled coronation eggs

Need an easy egg recipe? Check out this simple dish for coronation chicken devilled eggs. This recipe combines a retro canapé with a simple classic British sandwich for the perfect party food.

Devilled Eggs Recipe with Coronation Chicken

Whipped feta and beetroot on toast with poached eggs and dukkah

Add a bit of spice to your eggs with dukkah, a Middle Eastern condiment. Our vegetarian recipe makes an exotic brunch idea or an easy midweek meal ready in under 30 minutes.

Feta Toast Recipe with Beetroot and Eggs

Turkish eggs

Need an easy egg recipe for breakfast? Try these quick and easy Turkish eggs with crunchy sourdough for your next brunch. An easy poached egg recipe to try for the weekend.

Turkish Eggs Recipe

Coddled duck eggs with smoked haddock and spinach

Looking for a breakfast egg recipe? Try our easy recipe for rich coddled duck eggs baked with soft smoked haddock and topped with fresh chives - perfect for a weekend brunch.

Coddled Egg Recipe with Duck Eggs and Smoked Haddock

Bacon & egg picnic pie 

Bacon & egg picnic pie is full of flavour and a great one to pack up and take on a picnic or for an al fresco lunch. It looks really impressive but is actually very easy. Make this summery classic with step-by-step help from olive’s test kitchen.


Baked mushroom, potato and cheese hash with eggs

Midweek baked potatoes made even better. Mashed potatoes mixed with gruyere cheese and mustardy mushrooms baked in the oven and finished off with an egg on top, all ready in under an hour.


Huevos rancheros

Eat your eggs Mexican style today! That means piling on smoky beef chilli and a fiery homemade salsa made from tomatoes, green chillies, coriander and lime.


Eggs and ham baked in croissant cups

Use croissant dough to make these cute breakfast cups filled with ham and eggs - perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.


Poached egg on green beans with ravigote sauce

Our best veggie starter: wonderfully acidic ravigote sauce with a kick of Dijon mustard over a poached egg and green beans, on the table in just 15 minutes. To keep your egg whites firm with perfect edges use really fresh eggs and a little vinegar in the boiling water.


Classic tortilla

A well-made tortilla is the best addition to a tapas menu. This easy recipe with just four ingredients is typically Spanish. Serve with a selection of other dishes for a Spanish feast.


Scotch eggs

Make the perfect picnic snack from scratch using our easiest ever scotch egg recipe. This method gives you a perfectly cooked yolk, juicy sausage meat filling and a crunchy breadcrumb coating.


Squash and pancetta squeak with poached eggs 

Bubble and squeak is a classic way to use up your leftovers. We have a delicious squash and pancetta squeak that gives plenty of colour and flavour to your dish. Top with poached eggs for a delicious brunch or all-day breakfast idea.


Ham, egg and asparagus tart

This recipe for a ham, egg and asparagus tart is a great option for a midweek meal for the family, or to make for a picnic in the summer. English asparagus is in season from 24 April until mid-June.


Mini buck rarebits

A Welsh rarebit topped with an egg is called a buck rarebit. This version is beautifully bite-sized, perfect for sharing

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One-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo

This recipe for one-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo is really easy and just takes 15 minutes to make - perfect for a speedy meal for one

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