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Quick and easy egg recipes

01 July 2021 ( 27 May 2021 )

Eggs are an easy way to make a quick and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. What's more, they're packed with nutrients and will keep you full between meals.

Smoked salmon and pea frittata
Smoked salmon and pea frittata

Eggs are probably the world's favourite convenience food. They're quick, easy, versatile and delicious. Eggs can be used in basic recipes such as scrambled egg and boiled egg, but a good cook can do wonders by turning them into soufflés, Hollandaise sauce and even egg curries and soups. Here we've brought together some of the quickest and easiest egg recipes we have.

All of these recipes are cooked in 20 minutes or less (sometimes a lot less!) so they make excellent quick lunches and midweek dinners when time is tight or you just want to be slogging away in the kitchen.

Toasted sourdough with grilled asparagus, Serrano ham and poached eggs

Toasted sourdough with asparagus and poached eggs

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Good quality bread can really lift a lunch or dinner, so it's worth vising your local bakery to see what they have to offer. This toasted sourdough with poached eggs and asparagus uses good quality fresh ingredients that are so quick and easy to prepare you can have your meal on the table in 20 minutes.

Recipe: toasted sourdough with grilled asparagus, Serrano ham and poached eggs

Crustless quiche

Crustless quiche

Cooking time: 15 minutes

If you're watching your weight you may be avoiding pastry, so this crustless quiche from Celebrity Masterchef Champion Liz McClarnon could be just the thing. It's extremely easy to make, simply beat the ingredients together and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Leaving out the pastry not only makes it healthier but it also makes it much, much quicker.

Recipe: crustless quiche

Indian omelette

Spicy vegetable omelette

Cooking time: 15 minutes

The humble omelette is surely the king of quick egg meals and there is no shortage of delicious fillings. Try this filling of Indian-spiced vegetables for something a bit different.

Recipe: Indian omelette

Fast Florentine eggs

Fast Florentine eggs

Cooking time: 2 minutes

This quick meal for one can be on the table within a few minutes as it's easily cooked in the microwave. It's hard to think of a quicker recipe!

Recipe: Fast Florentine eggs

Smoked salmon and pea frittata

Smoked salmon and pea frittata

Cooking time: 10 minutes

This easy frittata recipe makes a fantastic dinner when served with salad and, if you're particularly hungry, a good chunk of bread or boiled potatoes.

Recipe: smoked salmon and pea frittata

Crustless quiche

Crunchy pea and kale omelette cubes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

These omelette cubes make an excellent quick packed lunch or picnic that's jam-packed with protein and low in saturated fat.

Recipe: pea and kale omelette cubes

Florentine pizza

Easy puff pastry Florentine pizza

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Let's face it, real pizza dough, cooked from scratch, can be a slog. And while it's often worth that slog sometimes you just want something quick to throw into the oven. This recipe from 'the £1 chef' Miguel Barclay uses a roll of shop bought puff pastry topped with passata, spinach, mozzarella and an egg to make a classic Florentine pizza that's part tart, part pizza.

Recipe: easy puff pastry florentine pizza

Potato, courgette, bean and goats' cheese frittata

Potato, courgette and goats' cheese frittata

Cooking time: 15 minutes

This frittata is a great way to use up leftover potatoes from the evening before. In fact, any scraps of meat or vegetables you have in fridge can often work well in a frittata, which saves you time and also avoids wasting food.

Recipe: potato, courgette, bean and goats' cheese frittata

For even more eggy recipes, including more complex dishes such as huevos rancheros, menemen and eggs Benedict, visit our egg recipe section

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